Travis Barker and Yelawolf both love tattoos, skateboarding and punk rock, so it makes sense the duo would be good friends. The pair have teamed for a collaborative project, and on November 13th they’ll drop the Psycho White EP. On “Push Em,” Barker keeps the percussion skittish and frantic while Yelawolf’s spitfire flow runs roughshod on the beat before the tempo changes with disorienting immediacy. Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong and Transplants vocalist Skinhead Rob also show up on the track, because more friends means more fun.
“The song has the energy/angst of a punk rock song with Yelawolf rapping over a double-time beat and a chorus that could instigate a fight anywhere,” Barker tells Rolling Stone. “With the video, [director] Jason Goldwatch and I just tried to match the high energy of the song with a visual that sets the same pace. It was shot over a couple shows during Yelawolf’s current Slumerican tour and a day drive with Yela and I in my ’64 Rivi.”