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Yelawolf Biography, Wiki 2017
Michael Wayne Atha was born on 30th December, 1979 in Gadsden, Alabama, USA of White American and Cherokee descent. This rapper is widely known under his stage name Yelawolf, and is also the founder of the record label titled Slumerican. Currently, he is working under the labels Interscope Records and Shady Records. Yelawolf has been active in the entertainment industry since 2003.
Yelawolf Net Worth $3.5 Million
Music is the main source of his income, which has allowed Yelawolf to be called a millionaire. It has been estimated that the overall amount of his net worth is $3.5 million.
The boy grew up in various places as his mother moved often during his childhood, having been very young (just 15 years old) when she became a mother. Unfortunately, she was hooked on cocaine and alcohol, and in these circumstances Yelawolf’s childhood was rather difficult. Luckily, the boy found his sense of living in music, precisely in hip hop.
It was a long and tough road to go through until the artist reached his goals. The story of his success begins with the reality competition series “The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott” (2005) which Yelawolf took part in. However, although he was eliminated from the show, soon afterwards his first mixtape “Pissn’ in a Barrel of Beez” (2005) was released followed by his first studio album “Creek Water” (2005). Afterwards, two mixtapes followed, “Ball of Flames: The Ballad of Slick Rick E. Bobby” (2007) and “Stereo” (2008). Unfortunately, none of the above mentioned albums attracted the attention of hip hop lovers.
In 2009, the rapper started working with a new producer named WillPower. Their first mixtape wasn’t successful, though, but afterwards promotional works with Eminem were done and finally the studio album “Radioactive” (2011) appeared in 6th position of R&B and the 4th position of Rap charts in USA – this album has sold 400,000 copies. Following this success two collaborative albums “Psycho White” (2012) and “Shady XV” (2014) were released. Both became hits on the R&B and Rap charts as well as increasing the net worth of Yelawolf. These albums released after 2011 made him famous as well as significantly increased the net worth of the artist. Currently, the rapper is working on the studio album “Love Story”, and collaborative album “Country Cousins” which are going to be released soon. Hopefully, they will increase his net worth, too.
In one of the stages of Yelawolf’s life the now millionaire was homeless and lived in one of the parks in Berkeley, California. It was the moment when he was even ready to return to his mother’s home and had a ticket to Alabama. However, after travelling to Alabama, then Seattle, afterwards Washington he managed to get out of the poverty cycle.
Talking about his personal life, Yelawolf is in a long term relationship with his girlfriend, singer and songwriter Fefe Dobson. In 2013, the couple became engaged.