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See Yelawolf and Paul Wall Expose Two Sides of the ‘Hustle’

Yelawolf Paul Wall Hustle Video Trunk Music Returns

Yelawolf is slowly making his way back in from the crossover rap wilderness, as noted upon the arrival of “Box Chevy Part 4,” an early offering from his out-now Trunk Muzik Returns mixtape. The Paul Wall-featuring “Hustle” is another highlight from that set, which finds the slept-on featured guest bragging about his titular pursuit with much aplomb. For instance, the line: “Riding dirty, ain’t no hobo / It’s just me, strapped up like a GoPro.” Meanwhile, in the Complex clip above, highly customized cars and highly customized cornrows abound.

Then in comes Yela, setting himself up with a melodic fast-rap hook that plays off of Wall’s slow slur. Wolf then flips the script by rhyming about a time when he “fell for another man’s hustle.” He tells a tale of greed and opportunism that could apply equally to industry dealings or illegal activities. 

Alabama’s favorite son recently popped up on “Go Hard,” a fresh track from Three 6 Mafia spinoff group Da Mafia 6ix. On Halloweeen, October 31, he and that project’s mastermind, DJ Paul plan to release Black Fall, a mixtape whose beats are assembled from the hard rock of Yela’s youth.