Grammy Award winning rapper Eminem and his newest signee to his Shady 2.0Â Record Label Yelawolf coverÂ the December/JanuaryÂ 2012Â issue of Vibe magazine. The rappers share the same magazine cover with T.I. who will also appear onÂ a seperateÂ cover, bothÂ issues will hit stands on December 6th. Check inside for an excerptÂ of the two rappers discussing their past using hard drugs and race in Hip Hop.
Check out an interview excerpt below.
You mentioned getting yourself right. Are you completely clean these days as far as alcohol and drugs?Â ÂEM: Except for the heroin I shot up this morning. Except for that, Iâ€™m clean. [Laughs]Â
While youâ€™re clean, Yelawolf here smokes weed andâ€”Â ÂYelawolf: No, I donâ€™t.Â
I hear that in your music a lot.Â ÂÂYW: I started smoking weed at 11. By 12, I was smoking dust. Thirteen, acid, Freon, special k, mushrooms; 16 years old, I was selling X pills at school. Not even because I was a good dope boy, but because I was a scumbag. It was called chocolate chip, and it had heroin in it. I used to take that shit and go to class. I went so heavy into drugs that I had a bad trip one time that lasted for months.ÂÂÂEminem, what advice do you offer, if any, on being scrutinized for being a white rapper. Do you guys ever talk about race in that way?Â ÂÂEminem: We make jokes about it, but I donâ€™t think weÂ talk about it in depth. As I was listening to his music, I am not even thinking about any of that shit. Itâ€™s just the music. Thatâ€™s one of the things thatâ€™s great about it. Iâ€™m not even thinking about it when I hear the music.Yelawolf: We do poke fun of it because itâ€™s funny. Like, he calls me White Dog.Â
Oh, you called him that on the BET Awards Cypher. I didnâ€™t realize it was an ongoing joke?Â
EM: Yeah, or Beige Sheep. [Laughs]
YW: Cracker Nuts. Whatever, I think itâ€™s kinda unspoken.
EM: We deal with it enough as it is. So now, letâ€™s make music.
YW: Letâ€™s make great records. At the end of the day, thatâ€™s all there is to do
Yelawolf will also be releasing his firstÂ highly anticipated studio album titled Radioactive soon so go pick up your copy when it hits the stores. What did you think of the Vibe cover?