As a former amateur bassist turned “semi-pro” rapper, I’ve got a fairly diverse palate of music. It’s not unusual for me to switch from Slayer to Graham Central Station, Johnny Mathis, or Wu-Tang. It’s all music and it depends on the mood, so to say it simply, “hybrid-Hip Hop” is something that, when done right, has lots of appeal.
All of that was to say this: Yelawolf’s new freestyle over odd-southern-funk-metal trio Primus’ “My Name is Mud” is brilliant. From the Charlemagne diss to the trademark Catfish Billy Southern Pride, Yelawolf comes with it, and the mucky bassline that made the original one of my favorite songs from Primus, just sounds so sweet with some rap bars over it. Check it out for yourself!