Yelawolf Shares His Thoughts On Occupy Wall Street, Working Class vs. "The 1 Percent"

Yelawolf gets socio-economical in a new interview with V6M TV as he speaks on Occupy Wall Street and the working class.

Alabama rapper Yelawolf is the latest rapper to give his thoughts on the growing Occupy Wall Street movement. But rather than speak specifically on the movement the rapper expressed his thoughts on the working class and how important it is that they be protected.

“The nine to five worker makes the world go round and if you don’t protect them and really put them first you’re fucking up the foundation. And if the foundation’s fucked up the whole building’s gonna fall down,” Yelawolf explained to V6M. “And that’s where I’m at with that…We are the people that hold the country together. People that cook the food, clean the streets, lay the concrete, fight the wars, build the houses, dig the ditches, lay the bricks, build the tires, build the cars. Who else is gonna do that?”

Yelawolf revealed that prior to pursuing a career in music he too worked a nine to five like the majority of his family.

“All I’ve ever known is to go out and work. Before I was doing music I was doing nine to five work. I’ve always lived check to check,” said Yelawolf. “My family, my grandmother and my grandfather have always lived check to check. My grandmother retired from the food world, in the bakery. My pop-pop retired from Goodyear. My mom was a bartender her whole life. My pop drives a truck, hauls scrap metal. And any hierarchy that negatively affects the working man is fucked up. That shits got to stop.”

While Yelawolf expressed his support for the working class he didn’t knock the CEO’s and others in corporate America, but instead insisted that there has to be some kind of middle ground where everyone is respectful of one another.

“You can’t discredit some kid who went to Harvard, busted his ass to get a degree, became the CEO of a company. But neither one of them can forget one another. They both make the world go round. They have to just know how to coexist,” he explained.

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  • Andrew McUne

    Catfish speaks the truth, man. There's idiots and hard workers on both sides of the movement. Don't be ignorant. Study the Occupy movement from both perspectives and it'll clear a lot of things up.

  • Anonymous

    i agree the rich get richer the poor get free wic and free money and spend it on xbox andjordans while the middle class works there ass off to survive

    • Doubl Negative

      You're supposedly middle-class, yet your grammar is atrocious, I thought one of the luxuries and benefits of being middle-class is the access to a decent education, which you clearly lack. Just for the record, "there" should've been spelled "their".

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  • anonymous

    "The nine to five worker makes the world go round and if you dont protect them and really put them first youre fucking up the foundation"-Yelawolf as simple as it sounds..this shit right here is the truth. middle class is how this country was built. they need protection. it's a wall-street gov't. take em' all out

  • Andrew Mitch Buchannon Blades

    Yela needs to lose those silly-ass glasses. Starting to look like a fagg*t

  • Anonymous

    DX you stupid fu***s.. its CHEQUE not check..

    • Doubl Negative

      Damn, I forgot to write about this article. I've yet to hear Yela's music, but his latest comments along with his earlier ones regardin' whites' usage of the word nigga, make him some one I respect. Hip-hop's DNA is proletarian, but the blue-collar raconteurs who built and shaped hip-hop's foundation are eroded by the disgusting, avarious emcees like Jigga, 50, Wayne etc. Much props to this, I',m lookin' forward to read other things he has to pontificate, even if I never bump his music. Workin'-class solidarity is just as important as racial solidarity, so let's reclaim our music by takin' it back from all these new Preppy assholes. Look what happened when they commandeered jazz.

    • Doubl Negative

      Chill, homie! It's all semantics, there is no right or wrong. A lot of spellings in the English language are transcript-ed from Shakespeare's plays before dictionaries were established. His brogue differed from other UK dialects, but a lot of words we use today were got their first text outin' there. Obviously in the States people have colocial accents and Webster simplified thing by spellin' words phonetically. Hence "oestrogen" and "aeon" have the "O" and "A" jettisoned respectively. There are numerous other discrepancies between US English/English-English; centre, colour, favourite and of course cheque.

  • IAmControverse

    Yela's got a good head on his shoulders, and a good heart. Much respect. GODBtESS

  • Anonymous

    yella makes hella sense here catfish nigga!! check out this dude throwing a cat out of a 3rd story window during a video shoot cuz the model wudnt let him smash

  • cjrocker

    Shit, this is what I like to hear. Much respect.

  • Anonymous

    yelawolf just earned a whole lotta respect from me, although i already loved him (no homo). him, eminem and tech n9ne all have pretty similar, liberal views and its great to hear it from yela. its all about working together, getting along, and respecting one another.

    • Andy

      You don't need to be liberal to have those views. If anything, him defending a more middle ground sounds like an unformed view of libertarianism.

    • Eminem

      Lol you think Eminem,Tech N9ne and Yelawolf are liberal.You obviously have never met a liberal.

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    • Anonymous

      co fuckin sign.. last chance before its all done and over with.. dont be scared jus cuz hes a republican folks.. LOOK AT THE POLICIES OF EACH CANIDATE AND THEN DECIDE!!!!!!!!!! ****our president is black/our present lookin blue/and ill be goddamned if our future aint too!!!!****

  • pike

    See one thing with white people, they're not dumb!!!

    • Anonymous

      Black people aren't dumb. Miss me with that condescending garbage and grow up. Stop watching TV while you're at it.

    • Anonymous

      he was talking about more black dumbass rappers than white rappers period... READING COMPREHENSION you fuckin tard.. that means you actually UNDERSTAND THE MEANING of what you just read, not just reading the words... fucking idiots, i swear to that fake ass god in the sky that jews/catholics/muslims pray to..

    • Chudo

      how do you follow a statement like, "but theres definitely more black dumb asses," with "but im not racist." You ignorant asshole!!

    • Anonymous

      not all black rappers are dumb, theres probably more smart black rappers than white rappers all together, but theres definitely more black dumb asses. im lookin at you gucci. p.s. im white and not racist, just stating the facts i know from reading rappers comments.

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