Rain didn’t stop a massive crowd from filling Empire Control Room on Thursday night as Slumerican’s Yelawolf took the stage for his 51/50 Tour. The Alabama rapper came out with a full band and DJ creating an aggressive energy that kept the crowd interactive and lively for the whole night.
The combination of hip-hop and rock ‘n’ roll, at times felt similar to a Rage Against The Machine concert in the 90’s, constantly switching from rap bangers to rock hybrid anthems. Although his stardom has slightly faded in recent years, his talent remains thriving as a great showman who knows how to work a crowd.
The southern trailer park meets rockabilly persona shows that Yelawolf is indeed who he claims to be. The bad boy attitude came in full force as he ordered the entire VIP sections to clear out and go back into the crowd angering many loyal fans.
Although he may come off as a fading artist who peaked years ago, one thing is clear; Yelawolf is an amazing MC whose dedication to his rhymes and craft shines through. If you get the opportunity to see him live, don’t miss out because he puts on an incredible show.
His third album Trial By Fire is scheduled to come out mid October.
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Article by: Matthew Carlin