Top Five White Trash Rap Anthems

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Yelawolf
As Eminem's protege, the Alabama-raised Yelawolf is the latest rapper to tap into a niche you could politely call white trash rap. His debut album on Shady Records, Radioactive, openly embraces his less-than-classy roots, with brags about his body being totally tatted up, rocking "dirty ass jeans," and stockpiling run-down cars in his front yard. (Em joins in the fun by dropping a guest verse on "Throw It Up" that pays tribute to those fine high-class emporiums K-Mart and Payless.) So to get you revved up for Yela's show at The Observatory this Friday, here's the ultimate white trash rap playlist.
5. Bubba Sparxxx, "Ugly"
"Let's be honest -- none of us will ever date a model." So admitted portly Georgia-based rapper Bubba Sparxxx on his Timbaland-produced break-through song. Embracing his less than stellar looks and uncouth taste, the video features mud-wrestling with pigs, a topless man balancing rats on his shoulders, and a middle-aged woman shaving her mustache off. "Take a picture of me," demands Bubba at one point. In the interests of good old-fashioned taste, we'll pass, thanks.
4. Yelawolf, "The Hardest Love Song In The World"
Yelawolf wears his down south, trailer park pedigree proudly. His tender-but-trashy ode to his fantasy girl sees him seducing her by talking about the likes of Axl Rose, Jason from Friday The 13th, and Ozzy Osbourne ripping the head off a bat. Adding to the classiness, Yela then promises a first date that involves shooting random dogs and cats while riding around in a beat-up car. Don't expect him to pick up the check.
3. The Beastie Boys, "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)"
The video to the Beasties' parenthesis-lumbered anthem might seem like tame stuff these days, what with Ad Rock, Mike D and M.C.A. terrorizing a house party largely by spitting beer at people and throwing custard pies around. But back the '80s the trio struck an iconic stand for white trash pride -- a stance aided by the liberal wearing of stone-washed denim and black leather jackets.

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