“Radio”

Produced by: Jim Jonsin

Yelawolf:  “We ended up recording in Miami months ago and had that record. I’m sitting on five or six Jim Jonsin records and I felt that was the one. It feels good to finally get one with my big bro. We wanted to get a proper placement on an album for a long time and I’ll always work with him and do records. So it’s more to come, but I’m psyched that we got one on this project. It’s one of my favorite songs on the album.

“It’s my take on radio as it is today. I can’t even listen to hip-hop or urban radio. That is annoying. Top 40 is a little cooler, I think because it’s multiple genres. Other than that, I listen to the classic rock stations or college stations, satellite radio, Shade45, shit like that, DJ’s who are still DJ’s.

 

I can’t even listen to hip-hop or urban radio. That is annoying. Top 40 is a little cooler, I think because it’s multiple genres. Other than that, I listen to the classic rock stations or college stations, satellite radio, Shade45, shit like that, DJ’s who are still DJ’s. - Yelawolf

 

“I’ve never had a radio record, but I know how important it is to tap into that world. There’s so many people driving around, it’s car culture. Everybody’s got a car, and people listen to radio. So to be a part of that is important. It’s just like, ‘How do I do it? How do I crack into that world?’ That was part of the goal on this album, to break on the radio.”

Jim Jonsin: “We did [‘Radio’] so long ago at Circle House Studios in Miami. We came up with this idea for something southern rockish with a hip-hop twist. I helped Wolf with a few melodies there, but he came up with the concept. It took about an hour to finish for the demo idea. Then we worked on the production of it after.

”This song sounds like it’s own thing. It doesn’t sound anything like the other stuff [I’ve produced in the past]. It’s a little similar to the song ‘Space Bound’ with Eminem. It’s got that guitar vibe with similar drums.”