On 2010s Trunk Muzik mixtape and its ensuing 0-60 commercial re-release, Yelawolf endeared himself to listeners across the nation by speed-rapping dense, Winters Bone-esque narratives about his rural Alabama roots. Billy Crystal, for instance, documents a meth freakout, and the Raekwon-featuring I Wish breaks down how a kid could fly a confederate flag while Beanie Sigel blasts out of his pickup. And though no ones going to confuse Yelawolf for a city boy, New York fans have increasingly warmed to his down-South style since he played his first show here, opening for Wiz Khalifa in the venue hes now headlining.
Tue., Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m., 2011
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