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|Genre:||R&B, Southern Rap|
1. Radioactive Introduction
2. Get Away - (featuring Shawty Fatt/Mystikal)
3. Let's Roll [Explicit Version]
4. Hard White (Up in the Club)
5. Growin' Up in the Gutter
6. Throw It Up - (featuring Gangsta Boo)
7. Good Girl
8. Made in the U.S.A.
10. The Hardest Love Song in the World
11. Write Your Name
12. Everything I Love the Most
14. Slumerican Shitizen
15. The Last Song
|Playing Time:||57 min.|
|Contributing Artists:||Kid Rock, Eminem, Mystikal, Lil Jon, Killer Mike, Gangsta Boo, Poo Bear, Fefe Dobson, Priscilla Renea, Mona Moua, Rittz, Shawty Fatt|
Recording information: Conway Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Effigy Studios; Future Music Recording Studios, Las Vegas, NV; Kitchen 213 Studio, Los Angeles, CA; Parkland Playhouse; Patchwerk Studios, Atlanta, GA; Studio E, Chalice Recording, Los Angeles, CA; Tree Sound Studios, Norcross, GA.Photographer: Lionel Deluy.He's snide, he's scrappy, he's on the Shady imprint, and he's white, but by exploiting the differences between the two, Yelawolf's debut album, Radioactive, does an excellent job of separating the artist from his label boss, Eminem. Expect an Alabama-bred version of Detroit's finest and you'll be without the sharp wit and over the top sickness that Marshall can provide, although Yela's still pointed and generally in the vicinity of unforgiving, offering up signature punch lines ("I already got two cars in the yard that don't run/So why would I want to break it down for you?") that reinforce his "Slumerican Shitizen" stance. He's the right combination of proud and pissed too, as the radio-friendly "Made in the U.S.A." gets serious about the "manufactured" American dream, while "Write Your Name" brings that rainy-day feeling with some hometown sentimentality and hope floating over a serene J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League production. While these deeper moments anchor the album, you really want the rapper to go hard at this point as key track "Growin Up in the Gutter" offers a whole new kind of grind, hulking ever so slowly toward the speakers with a WillPower beat that imagines bass master DJ Magic Mike flirting with industrial music. With Kid Rock on the chorus, the freedom-minded "Let's Roll" is the drop-top car ride across America that it should be, and if you crave true Southern gutter music, just skip right to Gangsta Boo's verse on the piano vs. profanity highlight "Throw It Up," which also features Eminem playing it for laughs, and there are plenty. There's an argument to made that Yelawolf's entry into the world of official releases is a bit too cluttered with distractions -- stars, prime beats, and big-time hooks -- to be considered a proper showcase, but when given room, he shines through. Besides, he had already built a loyal following through underground mixtapes, so please excuse this popular host if he disappears for a moment, because Radioactive is a busy, well-funded, Southern-fried, and all the way live Shadyville party. ~ David Jeffries
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- axl1970Apr 7, 2012by
Great cd,bought it for the song with kid rock singing on it...overall great cd.would recommend this if you like Kid Rock.
- single_dad_73Dec 7, 2011by
I had hoped for a much better from Yelawolf, C- at best.
After listening to both versions of Trunk Muzic where almost every track was good with a few excellent ones I was disappointed in Radioactive. There are really only 2 or three tracks I liked (Let's Roll, Hard White and Slumerican Shitizen)and I had high expectations for this talented artist that fell way short after listening to the whole CD for a few days. My advice, get the tracks that you like off of iTunes and get both Trunk Muzic Mix CD's if you really want to see how talented Yelawolf really is.