“Write Your Name” f/ Mona Moua
Produced by: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
Yelawolf: “‘Write Your Name’ is about the unsung hero. Just giving a voice from the outside perspective. Looking at someone else and giving them a story. Old man sitting on a porch, what his story might have been.
"You see a girl pushing a baby in a stroller, and she’s not older than 17, what her story might be. I’m giving them props for being who they are, for surviving. The record is about, if I had a chance, I’d write your name across the sky.
“Mona Moua doesn’t have a career. She doesn’t even want to be an artist. She’s a teacher. So that’s what that record’s about, the unsung heroes.”
There’s a crazy story behind [Mona Moua’s feature]. Mona wrote a song about her trying to get into a club where Yelawolf was performing, but she couldn’t actually get in. She posted it on the Internet and KP found it. She actually sung really well, so he came up with the idea like, ‘Why don’t we get her on this song?’ - Kevin “Corlione” Crowe
Kevin “Corlione” Crowe of J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League: “Yelawolf’s really the homie. We work over at Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta and he records a lot over there.That track was the first song we ever did with Yelawolf. We came in on the end of the project.”
“[That beat] started like every beat we make. We’re three individual producers, so each one of us may come up with an idea. We did a hook to the track, and Yelawolf’s manager came in and loved it. He took the track back to Yelawolf. Yelawolf came up with the idea for the track, and after that we all came together and finished the music.”
Kenny “Barto” Bartolomei of J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League: “They ended up flying [Mona Moua] to Atlanta to revise the hook and complete the record. The record went through a few stages. First being, we did the record with Yelawolf, then they had the singer come in and just make it crazy.”
Kevin “Corlione” Crowe of J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League: “There’s actually a crazy story behind [Mona Moua’s feature]. Mona wrote a song about her trying to get into a club where Yelawolf was performing, but she couldn’t actually get in. She posted it on the Internet and KP found it.
“She actually sung really well, so he came up with the idea like, ‘Why don’t we get her on this song?’ He flew her out to Atlanta to record the hook with us at Patchwerk Studios. She’s on the song. I think she’s gonna be in the video, so she’s got a good start [at a possible record deal].
“Yelawolf is an outstanding artist. He can just deliver. His album is gonna be a classic. He’s one of the best up-and-coming rappers coming from the bottom up right now. He’s really gonna prove to a lot of people that he deserves to be in hip-hop and the music industry.”