Yelawolf Talks Signing to Shady Records, Debut Album

posted August 16, 2011 06:40:00 PM CDT | 19 comments

Yelawolf Talks Signing to Shady Records, Debut Album

Catfish Billy sits down with HipHopWired to discuss joining forces with Shady Records for his debut album release.

HipHopWired recently caught up with Shady Records sensation Yelawolf following his performance at the Vans Warped Tour. The Alabama rappper gave fans a bit of information about the September 27 release of his commerical debut RadioActive. He also explained how he came to link up with Shady Records/Interscope to release the project.

“September 27 is my freshman release from…Ghet-O-Vision/Interscope/Shady Records [RadioActive],” he said. “We’ve come together as crews, we’ve come together as families and as companies and as people with a like-minded focus to put out this album. I’ve waited a long time to hook up with a company that I felt like understood my vision and understood our vision, the Ghet-O-Vision. We felt like we really found a home with Shady Records.”

Catfish Billy also discussed the level of motivation it took to build up enough of a buzz to sign to a major label. He explained when he first began pursuing music as a career, he set a goal for himself and has yet to give up on trying to realize it.

“It just takes a relentless focus and the determination of a fighter [to get to where I am],” he explained. “In this game, what I wanted for myself wasn’t an easy task. You can set a goal for yourself and achieve based on your own capabilities. What I set for myself, I set a bar higher than I can even achieve. I really wanted to do something that I felt was damn near impossible. I wanted to work toward that with the skills and the work ethic, building a team…gathering people around me that believed in the vision. I’m where I’m at because of those people and my persistence.”

The full interview can be seen below.

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