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Yelawolf’s Skateboarding, Homeless Past Explored in Doc

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Before Yelawolf became one of our absolute favorite new voices of 2010, he was actually banking on a future in skateboarding. While the Alabama MC has often voiced his love and support of skating, a new documentary entitled ‘The ‘Bama Who Cried Wolf’ provides the best view yet into his passion for hitting the board. Directed by YoursTruly, the clip explores Yelawolf’s quest to become a skater, subsequent homelessness and how that eventually lead to his mixtape success earlier this year.

The rapper originally left Alabama for Berkeley, Calif. ‘The ‘Bama Who Cried Wolf’ centers around a filmed visit to Yelawolf’s old stomping grounds there, at Peoples Park. This was his home as he tried to grind his way into the professional skateboard ranks. Throughout the tour, Yela recaps his struggles over the years and eventually ends up at Different Fur Studios to track a sparse version of fan-favorite ‘Pop the Trunk.’

Yelawolf recently released ‘Trunk Muzik 0-60′ via Interscope and is hard at work on a mixtape with fellow mixtape-of-the-year candidate Big K.R.I.T. in addition to ‘Radioactive’ — his legitimate major label debut with all original material. Check out ‘The ‘Bama Who Cried Wolf’ in full below.

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