Weeding out rappers that don't live up to my expectations is an easy process
that takes 40 seconds to determine – about the length of 16 bars. When there's
a name I've initially dismissed that continues to be at the top of blog
downloads and features, I'll return with invested interest.
It never fails though. Once you properly kick some fly shit over a classic
beat, you've proven to at least have respect for the architects. Case in point,
I thought Freddie Gibbs was dope for a street rapper from the Midwest, but he
truly reeled me in with his verses over “'93 'Til Infinity.”
Yelawolf's voice is nasally in an annoying manner that makes Eminem imitating
Rastafarian accents sound appealing, but put that voice over some DJ Muggs
production and Yelawolf suddenly sounds like a B-Real protege. I wanted to quote some standout moments, but truly he blacks out on the words here. I'd just be transcribing the verse front to back.
This Yelawolf cover is the first leak off of a Cypress Hill mixtape called The Uprising, released by Rosenberg Radio. The tape
features Cypress covers from Yela, Jim Jones, Asher Roth, Noreaga &
Imam Thug, Homeboy Sandman, The Lox, and more.