Trap Muzik 3'sfinal unveiling is a bittersweet pill to swallow for Yela fans who valued Eminem's potential mentorship plan - but alas, the long-awaited project was submitted, and Yelawolf must now pass over to the next phase: a spirit world without Shady Records backing. "Chevy Box 6" is a great illustration of where, how, and with whom, Yelawolf stands to profit now that he's back at square one.
Through no coincidence whatsoever, Rittz was onboard for the very first "Box Chevy" iteration, published well before Yela broke through to hip-hop audiences on the original Trap Muzik project in 2010. Signed to Tech N9ne's Strange Music label, Rittz has proven himself valuable to Yela many times over, a commitment that swings both ways on the pendulum, as history would have it.
When it comes to DJ Paul's presence on the record doesn't come by chance, for the Three Six Mafia legend has been a point of inspiration for Yela, at every intersecting point of his career. DJ Paul's contributions to "Chevy Box 6" are essential, given his co-producer billing (with DJ Klever), his rethreaded performance on the hook (enmeshed with a Pimp C sample), the submission of a 16-bar verse, all rendered using the holy union of a Korg and the latest model in the MPC series.
Did you poke at that Robert Van Winkle?
Hanging down over his mink coat
I come alone from a known mobile home
I could roll you a cone with no wrinkles
Chevrolet hit with the sprinkles, got an El Camino after Cinco
Smurf Box Chevy like bingo, I got this bitch.