As the hip-hop world eagerly awaits Yelawolf’s upcoming CD Love Story, his rabid fan base has to content itself with a pair of singles from the album, as well as the anticipation of the Alabama rap icon’s late fall tour that is set to stop Dec. 7 at Mercury Ballroom.
Love Story was produced in part by rap legends Eminem and Slaughterhouse, and their participation underscores Yelawolf’s unmatched skill at collaboration with other artists – He has appeared on more than 60 songs, recording sides with the likes of Kid Rock, Lil Jon, Ludacris, Big Boi, and Ed Sheeran. In 2012, one year after dropping his smash disc Radioactive, Yelawolf put out a strong-selling EP with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker titled Psycho White.
Born Michael Wayne Atha in Gadsden, Yelawolf—who will turn 35 in December—spent several years trying to jumpstart his career before finally hitting pay dirt in 2010 with Trunk Muzik 0-60, which reached No. 16 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Albums chart. Yelawolf subsequently signed with Eminem’s label Shady Records before starting up his own imprint Slumerican. Apart from his albums and EP’s, Yelawolf has released seven mix tapes.
Tickets are $20. Showtime is 8 p.m. – Doors open at 7 p.m. Service charges not included on ticket prices. Tickets subject to price increases day of show.
Tickets may be purchased at www.mercuryballroom.com or at The Louisville Palace Box Office, 625 South Fourth Street. For more information, call