The Yelawolf show at The Metro this past Tuesday night was an epic night of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. It was an interesting mix of crowds as Yela gave his fellow Slumericans a lot of content as he brought a diverse crowd of listeners together at his sold out show in Chicago.
Interesting enough, a Hip-Hop show began with some Rock N Roll as Nashville, TN group Hillbilly Motel entertained the crowd at Metro with a variation of different genres. Their set was an interesting experience to ‘Hip-Hop heads’ that expected to begin the show with a local opener. That didn’t happen but Hillbilly Hotel definitely did entertain as they not only educated the crowd to the various influences that helped create their band, but as well as to the many individuals that impacted their musical upbringing. Surprisingly enough, Hillbilly Hotel often cited Chicago as a source of music folklore as many of this city’s music legends not only influenced their careers but as well as many legendary bands. Most importantly, Hillbilly Hotel advocated for their audience to think for themselves as well as fight for what they believe in as they rocked on through their hour set.
Highlights from Hillbilly Hotel:
The crowd was at his feet for Alabama spitter Yelawolf as he engaged his sold out crowd in Chicago from beginning to end. His nearly two hour set delivered an onslaught of new and old material as he serenaded his crowd to some of his latest records of his recently released Love Story album and brought the crowd to frenzy as he went down memory lane performing tracks off his legendary Trunk Muzik mixtape and records he released as a now member of Shady Records.
Yelawolf gave his crowd everything he had and then more as he went out of his way to ensure he gave his fans the best concert experience he could, and did. Some of the most important notes Yela spoke upon was the importance of his fans sticking with him amidst the several evolutions of music he has undergone. He also spoke about the current state of music, stating that it didn’t matter to him if his fans bought or illegally downloaded his music as long as his music was being spread for the better cause. Ultimately, as someone that has followed him since Trunk Muzik and the XXL Freshmen cover it was very interesting in seeing how he has evolved with his sounds as well as seeing the impact behind him finding his niche and his sound which we have grown accustomed to as the kid from a no name city in Alabama made his name known on a Tuesday night in Chicago.