As Told To Dominic Green (@dom_izzo)
Photography by Zach Wolfe
FOLLOW YOUR OWN FAITH.
Yelawolf says: A church never made sense to me because I always thought if Jesus was to ever come back, he would be a gangster. When he was around, he was hardcore. He hung around vagabonds, hookers, and thieves, so to me he's just another homie who happened to be ultra-touched. I don't shun anybody else who does their thing, because church really does work for people. I'm not here to try and change the way people think, I just know what works for me. To me, Jesus rides a Harley.
FIND YOUR MOTIVATION.
Yelawolf says: There are definitely different reasons why a man works. A person without family can still be extremely successful, but why? My reason to acquire or need to acquire success is totally different from that. I'm out there to prove I'm worth being there. It's not like I'm headlining; I'm out there to destroy. It's like going into battle. If I didn't have my family, I would be a fuckin' nutcase. I would be Amy Winehouse, straight Jim Morrison. But family keeps me grounded for sure.
LEAVE IT ALL ON STAGE.
Yelawolf says: I've had my lip busted so many times from jumping into the crowd with the mic and having it bust me right in the lip. I've had blood leaking all out of my mouth. But I have to go all out. I've never snapped on anybody, because I'm inciting that energy. It can be uncontrollable, because if dudes want to fight, they're going to fight. If something happens, I jump into the crowd myself. But I like people jumping on the stage. Stage dive if you feelin' it. It's rock, go for it.
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