News: The Alchemist Hearts Slaughterhouse, "Those Guys Are Sick"
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2009 12:50PM
Producer The Alchemist recently revealed his admiration for Slaughterhouse and what the hip-hop squad brings to the rap game.
In addition to co-signing Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce Da 5'9, Al explained his respect for fellow West Coast emcee Crooked I.
"Those guys are sick," he said in an interview. "That's like four ballplayers all on the same team in the schoolyard who are all really just tryina sh*t on each other -- everyone's bangin' every time they get the ball. It's a pretty dope synergy of four motherf*ckers who are all nice. Crooked I, to me, has been getting better and better. He was always good, but he wasn't fully on my radar till the last couple years and it was like, 'Holy sh*t.' Oh No and myself have a project called Gangrene, and I was like, 'Oh, man, if Crooked I gets on this fourth verse he's really gonna bring it home.' It's on the album called Acts of Violence. Big up to Royce, too. Big up to the whole Detroit." (XXL Mag)
Slaughterhouse recently spoke with SOHH about their delayed debut release.
"You still gon' get the music," Royce promised. "It's not like you not gon' hear no Slaughterhouse music until then. We'll still have the single setting up." (SOHH)
Crooked I also confirmed with SOHH their release date and why music outweighs money to them.
"It's in concrete, August 11th," he said. "This is what we need at this time period in hip-hop. This project is what we need. It ain't all about the money. If we doing sh*t for money then I'd probably have a number one ringtone right now. I do it for the love. I do it for the pasion. I do it for the artform. That's something that the fans should appreciate even more, the fact that we are willing to sacrifice the money to come and do a group in this economy and it's four of us. It's not for the money man." (SOHH)
Despite their album's anticipation, the group has received negative feedback from former D-Block member J-Hood as of recently.
"N*ggas thought I wasn't gon' say nothing, like I wasn't gonna address it," Hood said in an interview. "F*ggot a** H*e Buddens, Joyce Da 5'9 and motherf*cking, what's that n*gga's name? Slanted I, Crooked I, whatever the f*ck your name is my n*gga. Y'all n*ggas are a** my n*gga. Y'all n*ggas are rolling with a n*gga that got a n*gga locked up, got the homie Ransom locked up after he went to your homie's house and smacked the sh*t outta him, he ain't smack the sh*t outta him, his man smacked the sh*t outta him. Next couple days after that the n*gga was locked up. I don't want no beef with y'all n*ggas, you getting n*ggas locked up. Plus y'all n*ggas is 30 plus my n*gga. Old head a** n*ggas. 'Pump Pump Pump It Up,' f*ck outta here...You and your mans talking that Slaughterhouse bullsh*t, get outta here with that." (Major Moves DVD)