Interscope Records has long faced criticism from numerous artists, and now Yelawolf can be added to the to the list. In a recent interview on Shade 45’s “All Out Show,” the Shady Records artist had some choice words for the house that Jimmy Iovine built.
“Radioactive, the last project I put out, was deliberately given to Interscope, and it was on a fuckin’ silver platter, given to them to work. Radio records,” explained Yela. “Purposefully, it was my attempt. These motherfuckers have given me one single in eleven months. I don’t really understand where the importance is [laying]. And that’s just me being real.”
Catfish Billy continued, chalking the experience up as a lesson learned. “Every artist gets frustrated at some point, I imagine, but I’ve never been one to hold my tongue. That’s just where I’m at. So I’m putting music out the way the fuck I want to put it out now. Making music exactly the way I want to do it.”
Yelawolf was forthcoming about the fact that he made an attempt to be more accessible on Radioactive. “I fully compromised. But I let everyone know prior to doing Radioactive what I was doing. I was being honest with my fans. I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m letting people in, we’re gonna do something more melodic.’ I mean, the album’s called Radioactive – to be active on the Radio. It was a purposeful shot for me, because I felt like I had a fuckin’ window to use. ‘Oh, I can gain, I can pull more people in with this shit.’ I don’t know what the fuck they’re doing up there.”
Despite his issues with Interscope, Yelawolf revealed that he is pleased with his situation at Shady Records. “Shady’s great, I love Shady Records. I just think there’s some shit going on upstairs. I don’t know what the fuck’s going on. Back to ‘Trunk Music.'”
Listen to the interview at xclusiveszone.