“Get Away” f/ Shawty Fatt & Mystikal

Produced by: Phonix Beats

Yelawolf: “That record is reminiscent of Trunk Muzik in a way. I recorded ‘Get Away’ when I was doing records for Trunk Muzik: 0 - 60.. My manager Courtney ‘Big Bear’ Sills flew Shawty Fatt out when we were working on Radioactive in Vegas.

“One morning, after being out there for like a week, I hear Shawty Fatt playing that record. I had forgotten completely about it. I thought it was amazing. Sometimes you don’t know what you’ve recorded, and then pull records back out like, ‘Man, that shit was dope!’ We pulled that record back out.

 

My uncle has always been a main character in my life. He’s just that hardcore country motherfucker—just the realest. He always drank really heavy. When he gets in his zone, he’s the funniest motherfucker ever. He can keep a whole party entertained with his banter. - Yelawolf

 

“I really wanted to get Shawty Fatt on my project. I love his style. If there were two sides of hip-hop that could be represented out of Gadsden [Alabama], he’s definitely that other side of Alabama. I love his perspective, his story, and his voice. That was the perfect record to get him on the project.

“The idea of getting Mystikal on there came from vibing out in the studio. Mystikal’s a legend. We thought he would fit perfect on the project and that song. We were lucky to get him and he killed it.

“[On the verse when I say ‘Who can tell a story like my uncle when he’s drinking?’ I’m talking about], my Uncle Critter. My uncle has always been a main character in my life. He’s just that hardcore country motherfucker—just the realest.

“He always drank really heavy. When he gets in his zone, he’s the funniest motherfucker ever. He can keep a whole party entertained with his banter. I was referring to his ability to freestyle jokes and be super quick with it somehow. The drunken monk. [Laughs.]”

Mystikal: “I got a call that Yelawolf wanted me to be featured on there. I was more than excited to jump on it because my manager at the time had turned me onto Yela on YouTube. When I got down there [to the studio in Atlanta] and actually heard the song it was like a freestyle fight. Them motherfuckers were rapping on there! I was like, ‘Damn. That’s what I’m talking about.’

 

When I got out the time machine for doing my little time, I was like, ‘Shit. I see a lot of things have changed.’ I’ve been laying back because I was waiting on this deal to manifest. Anything else would have been me talking about, ‘Can you listen to my demo?’ I can’t do that. - Mystikal

 

“Yelawolf wasn’t there in the studio but his verse was on there. That’s what was inspiring my verse. The fucking rapid fire he was busting had me like, ‘Shit.’

“When I got out the time machine for doing my little time, I was like, ‘Shit. I see a lot of things have changed.’ I’ve been laying back because I was waiting on this deal to manifest. Anything else would have been me talking about, ‘Can you listen to my demo?’ I can’t do that.

“I’ve got too much to offer the game to do it like that. That would have been disrespectful to my fans and everybody on the whole, including my-damn-self. So this is what I was waiting for, right here.”

Phonix Beats: “My buddy Brock [Korsan] over at Diamond Supply has a great relationship with Yelawolf’s people. He got the track, got it over there, and then I got the phone call that they liked it. The rest was history.

“Most people know me for doing a lot of hardcore or hip-hop stuff. This is definitely hip-hop, but it’s more melodic and on the R&B side. It’s a lot slower than the records that will be featured on his album.”