Yelawolf, born Michael Wayne Atha, is an anomaly. Tracing his cultural heritage from a combination of White and Cherokee decent, Atha bounced from state to Southern state during a rootless childhood, finally finding a sense of home in the worlds of skateboarding and Hip-Hop culture.
Atha adopted a stage name that referenced his Native American decent, and with it, started recording mix-tapes, amassing fans, and bringing together a top-notch management team. Yelawolf caught his first big break when he was signed to Columbia Records in 2007, but left shortly thereafter due to label restructuring.
Now, with his newest mixtape, Trunk Muzik 0-60, released November 2010, in stores, a debut full-length album set to drop in March, and news that he recently inked a deal with Eminem’s Shady Records, Yelawolf is poised to leave his unique mark on the Hip-Hop world.