Yelawolf
Trunk Muzik 0-60


3.0
good

Review

by DotEight USER (7 Reviews)
April 25th, 2012 | 11 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: You know we sippin' on that old brown bottle, bass in the trunk make the whole town wobble...

Southern rap has always been a fickle "subgenre" (if you will). While many emcees today are indeed from southern states, not many portray a country lifestyle in their lyrics. Yelawolf is the exception that normality - he isn't afraid to tell the world that he is southern and proud. Born Michael Atha in Gadseden, Alabama, Yelawolf has released two mixtapes independently, and one full-length under Shady Records to date.

Trunk Muzik 0-60 is an interesting mixtape in every aspect, let's make that clear from the start. His lyrics range from his alter-drug-dealing-ego Billy Crystal, to his love for Chevrolet's (Box Chevy). You'll find that Yelawolf is a more than competent rapper - he has a solid flow and can put out some hilarious bars.

Hold up, damn rich! Peanut butter guts in the Lamborghini, woah.
You must have white bread, let's make a sandwich.


I have be the hardest, I got diamond nuts.
I piss excellence, Ricky Bobby lines 'em up.


The problem is trying to figure out if he's being a serious rapper or just an entertainer with too much southern pride.

The majority of the beats were created by Drama (Fantasy Factory), and he does a decent job of harmonizing with Yelawolf's natural flow. Some beats are completely off-the-wall (Marijuana, I Wish), while others are your normal, smooth club-bangers (Trunk Muzik, I Just Wanna Party). Some of the beats on this mixtape are what really take away from the enjoyment of it.

Production-wise, the mixtape is pretty smooth. The beats and the vocals are mixed well, and are also adjusted so they compliment each other. Yelawolf has stated that Trunk Muzik 0-60 was recorded in the back shed of his parents house, so with that understanding, production is very solid.

Overall, Trunk Muzik 0-60 is a hit-and-miss mixtape. Every person will take tracks from this, and they will love a few and hate a few. The point is that Yelawolf has the ability to make a good album, he just needs to refine his style before he can do so.



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DotEight
April 25th 2012


5593 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Don't even care if this review sucks, wrote it in 10 minutes. It's got some good songs, and some are pretty bad.

Kris.
April 25th 2012


12345 Comments


Don't even care if this review sucks, wrote it in 10 minutes.


what a great mindset what the fuck is this site coming to

DotEight
April 25th 2012


5593 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

If someone wants to do an in-depth review on it, go for it. It's a fucking mixtape...

Kris.
April 25th 2012


12345 Comments


if you dont put any effort in it why would you think anyone else would want to read it

MO
April 25th 2012


18865 Comments


tell him strangelove

Kris.
April 25th 2012


12345 Comments


ja, mein fuhrer I MEAN MR PRESIDENT

Archelaos
April 25th 2012


241 Comments


Southern rap has always been a fickle "subgenre" (if you will).

I won't.

Archelaos
April 25th 2012


241 Comments


Honestly, you have some good points here... but it's a pretty disjointed review on the whole, and you can't really say that mixtapes don't warrant longer reviews, if that's what you're suggesting.

BallsToTheWall
April 26th 2012


44634 Comments


This guy is whack.

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 26th 2012


31362 Comments


he has a solid flow and can put out some hilarious bars.

Hold up, damn rich! Peanut butter guts in the Lamborghini, woah.
You must have white bread, let's make a sandwich.

I have be the hardest, I got diamond nuts.
I piss excellence, Ricky Bobby lines 'em up.


Those were your examples of him being hilarious?

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Recspecs
June 11th 2012


9829 Comments


what a great mindset what the fuck is this site coming to [2]

Yelawolf sucks, this review sucks, user sucks fuck.

DON'T MAKE ME GO POP THE TRUNK

ON YOU



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