Yelawolf completes his flurry of album releases with “Mud Mouth.”
HONORABLE MENTION. MUD MOUTH
What Yelawolf was able to do over a 2021 version of the Roseanne beat is hella impressive! “Mud Mouth” should not be ignored.
5. ROCKS AT YOUR WINDOW
Holy s**t, why didn’t y’all tell me that Yelawolf had such an angelic voice?
If Yelawolf sang “Rocks At Your Window” on The Voice, I guarantee you that every single judge would turn their chair. Not only does he reach notes that I didn’t think that he could reach, but he also acquiesces to the song’s mushy vibes magnificently. For Yelawolf fans that wanted to throw up after listening to three minutes of the song, no need to worry, he drops a nice little verse towards the end that will satisfy your rap cravings.
Who the f**k is cutting onions in the other room?
4. HILLBILLY EINSTEIN
“Hillbilly Einstein” isn’t just a song with a fantastic title, it’s also a song that blends two worlds that are vastly different.
In “Hillbilly Einstein,” you get a therapeutic instrumental, a soothing/hypnotizing hook, and raps that are delivered very dynamically. As for lyrically, Yelawolf opens up about his dreams, experiences that changed his life, and his knack for hustling. If you are fan of Yelawolf, I think this song will remind you how much of an underdog he is. If you are new to Yelawolf, this song will show you why so many people think that he is underrated.
3. OH NO
Yelawolf drives both smoothly and recklessly in “Oh No.”
If you are a fan of Yelawolf when he uses both his inside and outside voice, I think that you will like “Oh No” a lot. The song is powered by two instrumentals: One that sounds like glorified elevator music and one that oozes cold hard rock vibes. Over the first instrumental, Yelawolf raps rather calmly about being a down-to-earth trailer park boy that is doing major things. Over the second instrumental, he raps rather explosively about tearing s**t up. The combination makes for quite the rollercoaster ride.
“Bounce” is one of those bangers that OGs with iced-out forklifts will f**k with.
I can see “Bounce” being played in clubs, lit-ass farmhouses, and those streets that Fast and Furious folks race cars on. Even though the beat that powers the song is rather simple, the bass that it contains will get your ass up out of your seat. As for Yelawolf, he uses a style of rapping on the song that is quirky, choppy, slick, tongue-twisty, and action-packed.
Yelawolf pays homage to some pretty resilient women in “Aquanet.”
I love me some “Aquanet!” While the track does have some elements to it that are slicker than Gordon Hayward’s hair, it also features some pretty tough-ass deliveries and lyrics that will empower dope-dealing women. Overall, the song gives me everything from Outkast to Hustle and Flow to strip-club vibes.
Do you think that dope girls will find “Aquanet” to be a romantic song? Matter of fact, I have a better question for you: Do you think that dope girls find anything to be romantic?
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. LIGHT AS A FEATHER (3/5)
2. OH NO (4/5)
3. BOUNCE (4/5)
4. CONOCO (3/5)
5. DOPE (3/5)
6. ROCKS AT YOUR WINDOW (4/5)
7. HILLBILLY EINSTEIN (4/5)
8. MONEY (4/5)
9. LOSERS WIN AGAIN (N/A)
10. DOG HOUSE (3/5)
12. HOMEWARD BOUND (3/5)
13. AQUANET (4/5)
14. HOT (4/5)
15. MUD MOUTH (4/5)
I am not the biggest Yelawolf fan on this planet, but I do know how talented of a musician that he is. Matter of fact, I truly believe that there is NOT another rapper in the game that makes the type of music that he makes. While I looked at him as primarily a dynamic spitter back then, in his last couple of releases, he’s shown us that he can put together everything from country songs to ultimate club bangers. With that being said, Mud Mouth is a body of work that I think Is very versatile.
So what kind of tracks do you get in Mud Mouth? Soulful music, hard-hitting rap music, country-rap music, commercial music, strip club bangers, and more. While it’s hard to ignore Yelawolf’s Alabama accent, the music that he makes on the album really has no specific coast attached to it.
While Mud Mouth features entertaining styles of music, don’t sleep on Yelawolf’s lyrical content on the album. I love how he brags his ass off just as much as he lets folks know that he got it out the mud on tracks. I also love how he comes across as a heartbreaker just as much as he comes across as someone who struggles to understand love. All in all, I truly believe that there is value in listening to Yelawolf talk.
Mud Mouth isn’t my favorite Yelawolf album, but it is one that shows his growth as a musician.
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.