To me, a lonely Black girl, Fefe was like a lifeline to this far-off world where I could be unabashedly myself and still make it out okay.
That I could break down the walls of my shyness to follow my dreams, and didn’t have to answer to boxes and labels that didn’t fit me.
When he was a Yelacub growing up in small-town Gadsden, Alabama, he also got Slumerican tattooed on the back of his leg as a joke.
The revelation that sparked within me was a simple, yet necessary one: That I was valid and not alone.Celebrity couples come and go, sometimes so fast we forget that they were even together.Rappers are no exception to the rule, so we’ve decided to freshen your memory with some really random rap couples that you probably forgot about.While totally unfun normals think getting your face inked is a big deal and a bad idea, Yelawolf is not one of them.“Tattoos are never really big decisions for me. It’s part of who I am.”Among his many facial accoutrements is one across his hairline that reads Slumerican, which conveniently advertises his label, his current tour, and more.“It’s culture brand,” the Shady Records signee tells the .If I see something that’s funky, I’m like ‘that’s funky, I like that.’ And I just go for it,” the 34-year-old rapper born Michael Atha explains via Skype before a show in La Jolla, California. “It’s a culture that I kind of grew up with—the musical broadness where I’m listening to Hank Williams or Mobb Deep or Metallica. The Slumerican lifestyle.”It’s one he’s been living for a while now.