Wiz Khalifa Defends Yelawolf's Talent, "When He's A Superstar, He Can Laugh About [This]"

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Wiz Khalifa Defends Yelawolf's Talent, "When He's A Superstar, He Can Laugh About [This]"
 

 

Rapper Wiz Khalifa has shared his thoughts on fellow burgeoning rapper Yelawolf and, more specifically, why he has had a harder road to travel as a white emcee.

Asserting his decision to put Yela on his recent "Waken & Baken" tour despite backlash, Wiz said the Southern emcee would eventually become a rap star.

"Yela is just a talented dude. I wanted to have him on the tour because he's so homegrown and grassroots. We got the same goals. I believe in him. I know some of the cities were rough but his heart is so huge that he made it work. Later on down the road when he's a superstar, he can laugh about it. It's just building character." (VIBE)

Earlier this year, Yela said he felt it may take decades before white rappers would be considered equal to black rappers.

"Years and years of great white artists. It's going to take more classics from white artists that make international impacts," Yela said about clearing out discrimination. "I mean Rock n' Roll is black music, but there were plenty talented white Rock n' Roll that just kind of made that line disappear. It's going to take decades. It won't happen in my lifetime. The odds are just slim for a white artist in Hip-Hop. This is a black culture... it's just something you have to respect and appreciate. Have to be thankful that you're able to do it. Do what you do and love what you do. You have to be passionate about what you do and let it live." (All Hip Hop)

Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Premier recently advocated his respect toward Yela.

"Yelawolf has a style all of his own," Premier said in an interview. "He's kind of spooky and weird and stuff from left field but he's doing what he's doing and coming with his own style. And when I asked him who inspired him, he said Ice Cube...I'm glad that Ice Cube was his influence. He didn't name somebody I didn't respect. He named Ice Cube. Ice Cube is one of the illest lyricists. He's definitely in my top 10. Ice Cube is a problem. He's a lyricist extraordinaire." (Hip Hop Game)

Last month, Yela talked to SOHH and explained what his music delivers to fans.

"I'm just honest when it comes to what you hear from me. I grew up around rock stars. My mom was 15 when I was born. It's something that's a part of my life. Rebellion, growing up as a skateboarder. When I would do shows in ATL, people would wear helmets. I love the energy of rebel music." (Buy My Record)


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48 comments for "Wiz Khalifa Defends Yelawolf's Talent, "When He's A Superstar, He Can Laugh About [This]""

 7 years ago '08        #2
AyeDre 13 heat pts13
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EVeryone Ive exposed Yelawolf to has loved his s**t. I honestly haven't seen hate on him before but apparently he is. damn
 7 years ago '06        #3
Affectz 132 heat pts132
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wiz and yella are dope!
 12-09-2010, 02:49 PM         #4
hurricanegamePZ 
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its not cuz ur white doot

u just suck and u talk about nothing


wtf is "weird spooky s**t" n*gga i dont read goosebumps why the f**k would i wanna listen to that type of music
 12-09-2010, 02:53 PM         #5
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Earlier this year, Yela said he felt it may take decades before white rappers would be considered equal to black rappers.
:hmm:
 7 years ago '04        #6
justinjones 307 heat pts307
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if you seen the clips of their shows earlier in the year right before kush n oj came out he was getting booed the minute he got on stage when he was opening for wiz
 7 years ago '10        #7
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 hurricanegamePZ said:
its not cuz ur white doot

u just suck and u talk about nothing


wtf is "weird spooky s**t" n*gga i dont read goosebumps why the f**k would i wanna listen to that type of music
This dude pretty much says it all lol.
 7 years ago '05        #8
meepos 21 heat pts21
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yelawolf sucks.
 7 years ago '04        #9
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Panopticon 42 heat pts42
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photoyellers a super no va
 12-09-2010, 03:25 PM         #11
Keister Stash 
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yelawolf sucks and whiz sucks


close thread
 7 years ago '07        #12
1LynguisticMind 177 heat pts177
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to bad a white rapper already runs the genre with no remorse

i get what wiz is saying i honestly feel there are as much racist black people as there are white people in the south at ignorant retards
 7 years ago '04        #13
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that " i just wanna party" is fire
 12-09-2010, 03:31 PM         #14
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 hurricanegamePZ said:
its not cuz ur white doot

u just suck and u talk about nothing


wtf is "weird spooky s**t" n*gga i dont read goosebumps why the f**k would i wanna listen to that type of music
in other words, Primo thinks dude is a.ss. :dancingcool:
 12-09-2010, 03:50 PM         #15
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If it isnt Kanye or Drake n*ggas be hatin on BX. I fux with Yela,dude keeps it real.
 7 years ago '09        #16
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wow aint nothin like hate on boxden.

wiz and yela both nice, f**k outta here.
 12-09-2010, 03:54 PM         #17
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 legendisdope said:
daddys lambo, pop the trunk, i just wanna party are some dope cuts..

havent checkd out his other songs yet tho.. i always thought this dude was a gimmick on some kevin federline s**t, but he spits pretty decent and his beats bang.. i havent listened to any of those weird spooky tracks yet

what other songs r good from this dude?
trunk muzik, box chevy (p. 3), gucci's "lemonade" remix, "mixin up the medicine" remix, billy crystal, in this club

all these f**gots on here hatin but yelas fire
 12-09-2010, 03:56 PM         #18
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Yelawolf is wack, end of discussion if there ever was any. Wiz is dope though.
 7 years ago '04        #19
DJ Maximum|M 48 heat pts48
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 Affectz said:
yella are dope!
FIXED
 7 years ago '04        #20
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He's alright, but I'm not that excited about seeing him before Wiz.
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