Yelawolf on Shady Records Family: ‘We Got the Hardest Crew’

After recently signing to Eminem’s Shady Records, Yelawolf is feeling confident about the crew’s abilities. The Alabama rapper, who’s spearheading the label’s second generation alongside rap group Slaughterhouse, spoke on the collective’s recent collaboration “2.0 Boys” and how the Shady squad is packed with lyrical titans.

“Artistically, those dudes are monsters,” he told Music Choice. “MC-wise, I’m a longtime fan of hip-hop, and especially this ‘2.0’ track, just the delivery on everybody’s part, I just felt like who [can beat us]?”

He proclaimed that when it comes to other rap crews, there’s little competition. “There might be some underground crews that might be coming close, but these dudes don’t work,” he boasted. “I’m a songwriter. I make conceptual projects, and I’ve never been in the battle world. All of those guys have. All of them. I come from a different part of the world, but regardless of that, artistically and creatively, we got the hardest crew, and that’s the end of that.”

The “Pop the Trunk” MC noted that few of the label’s hip-hop peers have the bite to back their bark. “Unless Dungeon Family comes back… You got Cee Lo and [André] 3000, Big Boi… That’s a monster crew. Wu-Tang is a monster crew. Hieroglyphics is a monster crew,” he stated. “But we are a monster crew. And any other new crew? Nah.”