Although he's been around for a minute, Yelawolf seems to be finding his footing only now. The original version of "I Wish" was a pretty good example of that. Over vintage organ stabs that sounded like they came from Roc-a-fella in its prime, Raekwon gives 'Wolf a cosign, which he wisely keeps on this version featuring Prince Cy-Hi and Pill. It's a satisfying remix in the classic sense, with a new line from Yelawolf to go with the other dudes, but unfortunately Yelawolf omitted his best lyric yet: Confederate flags, I see ya/ On a truck with the windows down/ Why's he playing Beanie Sigel?/ Because his daddy was a dope man/ Lynyrd Skynyrd didn't talk about moving keys of coke man.... Even without that fire, the remix stands up nicely to the original, and the rest of his recent catalog.
January 26, 2010