Eminem & Yelawolf Speak On Race In Hip Hop, History With Drugs

The rappers speak on being scrutinized for being white rappers and their past experiences using substances.

Eminem and Yelawolf are holding down one of two covers for VIBE magazine’s year-end issue, with T.I. appearing on the other. During their joint interview, the Shady 2.0 team spoke on being white rappers in Hip Hop, explaining why they poke fun at their race and whether or not they’ve talked about being scrutinized for being white.

“We make jokes about it, but I don’t think we talk about it in depth,” said Em. “As I was listening to his music, I am not even thinking about any of that shit. It’s just the music. That’s one of the things that’s great about it. I’m not even thinking about it when I hear the music.”

“We do poke fun of it because it’s funny,” added Yela. “Like, he calls me White Dog.”

Catfish Billy also touched on his history with using and selling drugs, stating that he no longer smokes marijuana but that started using substances at a young age.

“I started smoking weed at 11. By 12, I was smoking dust. Thirteen, acid, Freon, special k, mushrooms; 16 years old, I was selling X pills at school,” he said. “Not even because I was a good dope boy, but because I was a scumbag. It was called chocolate chip, and it had heroin in it. I used to take that shit and go to class. I went so heavy into drugs that I had a bad trip one time that lasted for months.”

Read excerpts from the cover story at Vibe.com.

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48 Comments

  • Illest T.I. Fan

    There should be no race in hip hop, rapping about grind over hard beats you should call them hip hop, easy stuff.

  • YADIG

    IF IT AIN'T WEEZY AND BABY TOUNGE KISSIN THEN WHO THE FUCK CARES

  • Anonymous

    straight up g my ass, doing drugs isnt cool. yela shows off a bit to much

  • Anonymous

    Yela sound like a straight up dude. I don't know about y'all but I'm going to donate to the cause. Em's gonna teach him the industry and show him the world while some of you will hate and live vicariously through Yelawolf typing on a keyboard eating Cheerios wearing skid marked drawers.

  • Jay.R

    Hahahaha what a straight up G!

  • Alley Angel Artist Aphropik

    I personally feel at this point it's just stupid to put Em in an article about the same race question we've been posing against him since day 1. I'm sick of it and it's borderline disrespectful at this point. Em isn't even to be measured with other emcees...he's not even an emcee at this point he's just Em. He's his own thing. I'M the dopest emcee I know and Eminem is MY favorite lyricist. When he does it, we know it's organic, we can feel it, we don't question it at this point if we ever did. His real fans never questioned him and yea I'm riding b/c that was a dumb waste of my time so I thought I'd waste some of yours... Sincerely, Stan;)

  • Alley Angel Artist Aphropik

    Months? Wow son...

  • Anonymous

    I got passed a bowl at 14 or 15 when i first walked in a room hit it pure dust lol crazy. Hartfords is black for some reason i had it several times after but now im in orlando and i never tried it but its all white

  • Anonymous

    lol Yelawolf was smoking dust at 12? crazy ass motherfucker

  • rah chippa

    them white boys always doing drugs

  • Anonymous

    yella is full of shyt. H and x dont mix at all, and nobody in their right mind would put them together. I dont mind his music, but he just lied to the world about his history with drugs. Fabricated!

    • ese liddo drowzy

      your fucken stupid x CAN be made with heroin its actually THE best stupid mother fucker

    • HAHA

      If it is pure MDMA then it is called MOLLY DUMBSHIT. Most Ex is either coke, meth, or heroin based. You can also have acid based, PCP based rolls. You are a dipshit for actually trying to argue about this. DO SOME FUCKING RESEARCH YOU GOT A COMPUTER DUMBASS!!!

    • keepinITreal

      X is supposed to be mdma or any derivitive like mda etc.. it is only cut with different substances by fags looking to up thier profit. any cut in any drug drives up profit. b/c your using less of the desired drug, in this case exctasy.. heroin is definatly still cut into batches of e pills.. its silly though, becuase MDMA is a stimulant, and H is a depressant. both together, and you've got a type of speedball essentially. he's silly to say that he had a trip for 1 month, I call bullshit on that one..

    • o

      yes X is cut with H. Its cut with everything LOL, there is no "norm".

    • Anonymous

      pfffffft X is'nt cut H u off ur head boi X is cut with heaps of diff drugs to see ats the best........ shut up big boistalk......

    • Chief

      You sir, are retarded. If you didn't know, ecstasy is cut with countless different things, heroin being one of the most common. It is also a horrible high (from experience). But I suppose I'm bullshitting as well..

  • YADIG

    TO QUOTE MY NIGGA CHRIS ROCK IN "JAY AND SILEN BOB STRIKE BACK": *SNIFFS CRACKA CRACKA CRACK CRACK

  • loseurself

    Ima Slim fan but don't think he's startin to fuckin preach a bit much bout drugs & alcohol. Dont get me wrong I dont do drugs (anymore had my problems in the past with Valium got myself outta it) I still drink sometimes go hard. Shady is comin across like a Jehovah!

  • Lupe Espinoza

    YELA!! That "Radioactive" album gunna be fuckin dope! Hopefully even better than Trunk Muzik 0-60

  • Anonymous

    radioactive is really good im buying me a hardcopy

  • Nick Crookshank

    Yela's got like three kids and in his 30s. He doesn't need to do drugs anymore. Who gives a shit though, the album is raw as hell. "This ain't about color/If I'm on the bottle and you're on the bottle/we the same color/BROKE AS FUCK."

  • Jake Drennan

    im gonna start losing respect for him if he keeps putting weed into that drug category acting like it was a problem..the only problem he had was being a dumb easily influenced kid. just sounds so ignorant. this article literally makes it look like weed led to all that other shit. which i guarantee dude drank alcohol or smoked grits first...hell he had caffeine first.

    • Lmao

      lol Dumb potheads.

    • Nick Crookshank

      ^This. So I just started buying ounces and smoking blunts daily. I can still get stoned, just takes more bud.

    • fuckher

      For some people weed aint a drug, but once you cross that line n start using hard drugs weed is what got you there in the first place (most of the time) They call it a gateway drug cuzz stupid ass kids start off there and before they know it they are trying something else because they like to get fucked up. Next thing ya know everytime you smoke weed it aint enough.

  • Anonymous

    I WANNA HEAR WHAT MAC MILLER HAS TO SAY ABOUT THIS...

  • Emel

    em is a faggot that will OD like elvis yelawoof is about to flop jimmy iovine is going to drop/shelf him like d12

    • Anonymous

      Dude yela wont get shelved the only reason why D12 got shelved is coz none of their members (except eminem) were signed to shady or interscope. Dats why

    • James Michael Cannon

      You're out of your head dick head, eminem is the fucking illest he'd never get shelfed, you'd know that if you had the common sense

  • punchlynez

    em is definitely one of the rawest out. for all you aspiring artists out there check out this site to improve your hip hop career. As well as this affordable studio equipment.

  • Ali Lafayette Rhea

    No question the kid is nice and no doubt he gets busy- I'm not talking about him but Ali Lafayette Rhea. One Love

    • YADIG

      *fix No question the faggot fuck guys and catches AIDS- I'm not talking about him but Ali the Faggot Lafagyette Rhea. I'm Homo

  • YELAWOLF

    I CANT STAND BEING WHITE SO I DO DRUGS TO HELP THE PAIN AND WHEN IM ALL NUMB EMINEM STICKS HIS DICK IN MY ASS AND CALLS ME HIS BLACK BITCH

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    they did some heavy shit but yall only call lil wayne out when it comes to drugs im just speaking the truth i fucks with yelawolf explain

    • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

      i like that song and album to be honest with you just answer my question? what weed nigga been stop sippin so what drug?

    • Anonymous

      well, for one the 'not a human being' album was the most drugged out awful shit ever released for actual money.

  • Anonymous

    shit is fail..they do an interview with a magazine and hhdx makes a two paragraph article out of it, with 3 quotes...FAILLLLL

  • Anonymous

    yela wolf is a straight light weight

  • jason

    ok this article really didnt say shit. much more needs to be said to help others understand broke dont care what color you are lol

  • Anonymous

    Yela's album is actually pretty dope, was surprised

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