(Gangsta Boo and Yelawolf talk “Throw It Up” on ’RapFix Live’)
By Nadeska Alexis
Back in September Yelawolf revealed that his debut album Radioactive would feature an explosive collaboration with Eminem and former Three Six Mafia rapper, Gangsta Boo called “Throw It Up.” “That kinda collabo, between me Marshall and Gangsta Boo only happens in my world,” Yela told MTV News. “I think I’m the only person that could ever pull it off.” During a recent visit to RapFix Live, Gangsta Boo revealed that she penned both her verse and the song’s chorus before Eminem added his own lyrics. Listen to “Throw It Up” after the jump.
“Everything is the perfect juxtaposition, everything is perfectly mismatched and makes sense somehow,” Yelawolf said of the track. “The melody of the music is soft and pretty but the drums, the bass line and the drive of the record nails hard–like southern gritty bounce.
Yela says that he and Gangsta Boo worked with producer Will Powers to record their verses before sending the track over to Eminem. “Marshall didn’t jump on it by the way, it wasn’t an easy pitch,” the Alabama rapper says. “But once he heard it the way he needed to hear it to inspire him to write, he murdered it of course. Just having us three on a record, I think we made history with that record.”