Michael Wayne Atha is an American songwriter, singer and rapper. He is widely popular with the stage name; Yelawolf. He is also a businessman and does some fashion designing too. Yelawolf started his career in the year 2005 when he released his first solo. After it, he went on to release a few more mix tapes and an EP. He got his first major-label opportunity under Trunk Muzik which had around six songs. He got the major success from his second studio album which he recorded under the label of Eminem; Shady Records and was titled Radioactive.
His second album was also under the same label and was released in January 2011. It was a huge success and got 27th position on the Billboard top 200. He also released a sequel of his album; Trunk Muzik with the name; Trunk Muzik Returns. He released few more albums, and the last album he released was Ghetto Cowboy, on 31st October 2019.
Yelawolf was born on 30th December in Alabama. Yelawolf says that he selected his stage name by being inspired by his father. Her mother’s name is Sheila Mitchell, and she gave birth to him when he was mere 16 years old. Yelawolf never had a permanent residence as he kept on shifting from one place to another.
The maximum of his childhood was spent in Tennessee, and he completed his education in Nashville, from the Carter Lawrence Middle School. Talking about his stage name, he says Yela refers to Cherokee for sun, and ‘Wolf’ stands for aggressiveness and the survivalist side of the rapper. So, it shows his two different sides.
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Yelawolf embarked his career with the reality TV series; The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott in 2005. He failed to win the show as he was eliminated in between, but after the show, he released his first album ‘Creekwater’ in the year 2005. After two years, he was signed up by the Columbia records. He also released two mixtapes and one of them; ‘Stereo’ is considered to one of his best works by all his fans.
In the year 2009, he joined hands with Ghet-O-Vision producer and his mixtape released in 2010, increased his online fans to a great extent. In 2011, he signed his life’s biggest deal with Eminem and in the same year he was also published on the cover of XXL; March Edition. Yelawolf was one of the XXL’s 11 Top Freshmen of the year 2011.
Yelawolf has a girlfriend named Fefe Dobson whom he married later in July 2013. They have three children. They got married at The Rhinestone Wedding Chapel in Nashville, Tennessee. The rapper also posted few pictures from his marriage anniversary on his social media handles. Her wife is also a songwriter and singer.
It is believed that Yelawolf Net Worth is around $4.5 million. He is currently signed to Eminem’s Shady Records, which is also his primary source of income. He earned most of his wealth by using his talent and signing rapping contracts.