Michael Wayne Atha, better known by his stage name Yelawolf (often stylized as YelaWolf), is an American rapper. He is currently signed to Shady Records, Ghet-O-Vision, Interscope Records, and has since founded his own independent record label, Slumerican. From 2005 to 2010, Yelawolf released an independent debut studio album titled Creek Water in 2005, an extended play, and four mixtapes . The last of the four, titled Trunk Muzik , amassed a strong following for the rapper, eventually landing him a deal with Interscope Records , which re-released the mixtape as Trunk Muzik 0-60 later that year . In March of 2011, Yelawolf signed with Eminem's record label, Shady Records , and released his critically acclaimed album, Radioactive on November 21st, 2011. The album debuted at #27 on Billboard 200. Yelawolf is currently working on a sequel to his breakthrough mixtape Trunk Muzik, titled Trunk Muzik Returns, and his sophomore album under Shady Records, titled Love Story, set to be released in 2013.