“In This World”

Produced by: WillPower

Co-produced by: Eminem

Yelawolf: “‘In This World’ was the first record I recorded when I went to Detroit with Marshall. It was the first time we got in there and vibed. It was supposed to be the first record that came out. It would have been basically ‘Hard White.’ This was early on in the making of Radioactive, before we did ‘Hard White.’

“Basically, when we came to Marshall we had 12 solid records. He was like, ‘Okay, shit. This is an album. Lets wrap this up. Lets do this.’ So we just made some time to go to Detroit to vibe and get a record.

 

Marshall was like, ‘Write something that’s going to bring people into your world. Really shut these motherfuckers up.’ He was like, ‘Bring them into your zone. Let them know what time it is.’ Basically he gave me the, ‘Go get’em champ. You got this. Kick that shit.’ - Yelawolf

 

“We took Pooh Bear up there and WillPower laid down the beat. Then Pooh Bear did the hook. Pooh Bear’s got this real gift to become someone, to know what they’re going through and be able to make that make sense. Of course, I was inspired since it was my first time recording in Detroit. And Marshall was there, so I wanted to snap lyrically.

“Marshall was like, ‘Write something that’s going to bring people into your world. Really shut these motherfuckers up.’ He was like, ‘Bring them into your zone. Let them know what time it is.’ Basically he gave me the, ‘Go get’em champ. You got this. Kick that shit.’

“So I just snapped and went on some trailer park emcee fucking Okie Taylor meets the Golden Child. By the way, I’m copyrighting that Okie Taylor meets the Golden Child line. Don’t even try to steal that. That was a good one.

“I remember my voice was totally gone. I had to drink tons of ginger, lemon, and honey because I could barely talk. I was whispering all day, so that I could save my voice for that. You can kind of hear it in the vocals. I had to wait to do that hook. After I recorded that, my voice was out entirely and I couldn’t utter a sound.

 

The first day you’re in Detroit? No voice? Can you imagine? It’s like, ‘Sorry, I just flew all the way to Detroit for my first session with Marshall but uhh...I can’t rap.’ [Laughs.]

 

“It was really scary being up in there working. It’s the last thing you want to happen. The first day you’re in Detroit? No voice? Can you imagine? It’s like, ‘Sorry, I just flew all the way to Detroit for my first session with Marshall but uhh...I can’t rap.’ [Laughs.] So it became a real blessing that my voice came back just in time and then I lost it right after we finished the record.”

WillPower: “All the hip-hop heads are going to fuck with that record because me and Eminem went in on that together and really made something incredible. Riggs Morales gave me this sample, Eminem went and put the touches on it. That record is going to be one of the sleepers man where it just creeps up on you.”