Three years following a New Years Day release and mushroom cloud of buzz and more to fall his way, YelaWolf digs deep into his Slumerican roots to bring us the sequel to his magnum opus Trunk Muzik, devoid of any notions of label chicanery or forced hands behind the scenes. Fans have been sticking for the old Yela for a while now, the one whose sound somewhere got lost in the Shady Records machine when Radioactive dropped.

Last night, he used a party to settle the notion of him completely playing down the same path. He dressed down, sported his goatee and leveled through Club De Ville with enough reckoning force that everything felt almost right for a change. Just like how it was three years ago at SXSW when Wolf stood shirtless in front of that Cutlass, ripe with promise and a creative palate to let the world know where he was coming from. That same vibe stretches out over Returns 10 tracks with features from Raekwon, Killer Mike, Paul Wall and A$AP Rocky (shockingly no Rittz), not to mention a uniformity in sound thanks to Will Power aka SupaHotBeats.

Time for Catfish Billy to assume his most cherished persona once more.