In the pantheon of hip-hop, few artists stand out like the Ghetto Cowboy, Alabama’s YelaWolf. Stylistically, Catfish Billy has worn his varied influences on his sleeve, drawing from country music, hip-hop, rock, and metal. Fans likely remember the emergence of “Pop The Trunk,” an intimidating slice of life that catapulted Yela into the game. Since then, he’s released five studio albums, including the brand new Ghetto Cowboy, his first since departing from Eminem’s imprint Shady Records. Wolf also celebrates a breakout year for his distinctive whiskey brand, Creek Water, which has impressively won a half dozen awards: “I just doing what I love to do, doing what I think is dope and original. I never want to stop challenging the genre or the listener or become complacent or settled cause that’s boring as f*ck to me and the fans… I leave it all out there. Take it or leave it,“ said YelaWolf.