Yelawolf On Ed Sheeran: “We just vibed man, that kid is something else!”

Recently, a lot more people over here in the UK realised the talents of Shady Records’ signee, Yelawolf. I only knew a little about him, but I’ve made sure I’ve checked out a lot of his own stuff, and yeah, he’s got a lot of talent! The realisation came from the collaboration EP, ‘The Slumdon Bridge EP’ – with Ed Sheeran.

In an interview with All Star Hip-Hop, Yelawolf was asked about his work with Ed Sheeran, and he certainly sung Ed’s praises!

“What happened with Ed Sheran was I got hit up and they said ‘Hey this kid Ed wants to do an EP.’ I was like, ‘Whats up with his music?’ I listened to his music and I was like, ‘Damn this kid’s music rips, but I don’t know.’ I didn’t really know how the music was going to come out and I just didn’t really know, but I was just like ‘F**k it, lets just get in the studio and see what happens,’”

“I literally pulled into LA and did the whole thing in one night. We just vibed man, that kid is something else, he plays guitar and sings like fool, you know, and he raps. He’s only 21 or 22 and its amazing that some people just get it so young. He’s just going to flourish as an artist, there’s no telling where he’s going to be in 10 years and he’s doing classic s**t right now,”


Ed Sheeran – ‘Drunk’ + ‘Empire State Of Mind’ | Radio 1 Live Lounge

Today was Ed’s turn to visit Radio 1’s Live Lounge, in the build up to The Brit Awards next Tuesday. This was Ed’s first Live Lounge accompanied with a full band – and I think it really added to the whole performance, as these two live tracks were sublime – especially the ‘mystery cover’, which turned out to be Jay Z and Alicia Keys’ massive collaboration, ‘Empire State Of Mind’. Which, on face value, would seem like a really difficult track to properly cover, but as always Ed managed…

Listen to the 2 performances:

Oh, if you haven’t downloaded Ed’s recent collaboration EP with Yelawolf (released yesterday) then head here to DOWNLOAD FOR FREE

Ed Sheeran & Yelawolf – The Slumdon Bridge EP

In case you’ve been in exile for a few weeks, Ed Sheeran announced he had collaborated with Shady Records’ Yelawolf.

Being Ed Sheeran, he hardly made it easy – with only 10 hours to creae the 4 songs which feature on the EP.

My personal favourite is the opening track, ‘London Bridge’ – just the stripped back guitar from Ed, and Yelawolf’s very underrated storytelling style flow.

But each track offers something different, and it certainly doesn’t sound like it took 10 hours to do!

Listen to each track below, then download it for free FROM HERE.

Ed Sheeran & Yelawolf – The Slumdon Bridge EP (PREVIEW)

Ed posted the the 1 minute preview of his collaboration EP with rapper, Yelawolf – signed to Shady Records, if you didn’t know.

‘You Don’t Know (For Fucks Sake)’ was posted a week ago, and has been one of those songs which sounds good on first listen, but then keeps digging at you to listen to it again. It’s now engraved in my musical mind. I’m ever growing in love with it.

But this track on the preview. WOW. 1 minutes worth of it, and it captivated me. Sounds like Ed didn’t just throw out the best of the 4 tracks last week then.

Recorded in 10 hours, over in the US, ‘The Slumdon Bridge EP’, will be out “soon as possible”. I mean, now would do Ed?

FOr now, enjoy this preview, and then you can download and listen to the previously released, ‘You Don’t Know…’ HERE

Ed Sheeran – Be My Husband (Nina Simone Cover)

Recorded recently for NP Sessions, here’s Ed Sheeran performing a typically great cover of Nina Simone’s ‘Be My Husband’. Versatility of Ed’s choice of covers is always there to see. Eminem, Oasis were a couple others, and I haven’t heard a bad one yet!

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Ed Sheeran & Yelawolf – You Don’t Know (For Fuck’s Sake) | The Slumdon Bridge EP

As Ed released this track, I was on a bus – listening the original No. 5 Collaborations Project. Bit annoying as couldn’t be one of the first to show people it, anyway here you go:

Ed Sheeran ft. Yelawolf – You Don’t Know (For Fuck Sake)

I hadn’t heard much from Yelawolf, to be honest, I only knew of him through his work with Shady Records (yeah, Eminem’s label!). But I really need to get to know more about him, because this is brilliant.

I mean, I can’t see how the Collaborations Project will beat the previous one. The No. 5 Project came when only a few people new a lot about Ed, and it features up and coming UK artists. So whatever came from Ed this time can’t beat the authenticity of the first.

But, let’s face it, this is great. Yelawolf seems to flow well with Ed’s top vocals – showing Ed must have put thought into this project – even if they did only have a few days to record it!

It’s another step for Ed, and I can’t wait to hear the full instalment of the EP – The Slumdon Bridge!