News: Slaughterhouse Projected To Debut W/ 25K In First Week

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2009 4:44PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Slaughtehouse's self-titled debut is reportedly en route to sell roughly 25,000 albums in its first week on store shelves.

Based on one-day estimates, the group, which consists of Joe Budden, Crooked I, Joell Ortiz and Royce Da 5'9, will reportedly face stiff debut competition from country singer George Strait.

Strait will sell a total close to 150k. Cobra Starship are the next highest debut at 40-45k, fueled by the Top 5 single, "Good Girls Go Bad." Valory country singer/songwriter Justin Moore's self-titled album could do in the 34-37k range, thanks to a hit single on the format, "Small Town USA." E1 (formerly Koch) rap all-star group Slaughterhouse, consisting of Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce Da 5'9", should do between 23-25k. (Hits Daily Double)

Budden has been promoting the album's release via his Twitter page.

"#Slaughterhouse album in stores NOW !!!," he wrote on the album's release date. "lol, love me or hate me....but i make this internet sh*t a lil' more entertaining ! #SLAUGHTERHOUSE!!!!!!!!! Me-I got an album in stores 2day, mom-y don't u focus on music & stop starting trouble, rap more & stop hurting people's feelings." (Joe Budden's Twitter)

The project's tracklisting and guest appearances list landed online last month.

Slaughterhouse debut album tracklisting: "Sound Off," "Lyrical Murderers" featuring K. Young, "Microphone," "Not Tonight," "The One" featuring The New Royales, "In The Mind Of Madness (skit)", "Cuckoo," "The Phone Call (skit)," "Onslaught 2" featuring Fatman Scoop, "The Phone Call 2 (skit)," "Salute" featuring Pharoahe Monch, "Pray (It's A Shame)," "Cut You Loose," "Rain Drops" featuring Novel and "Killaz" featuring Melanie Rutherford and C. Brown. (2DopeBoyz)

Crooked I previously spoke with SOHH about the album's due date and why music outweighs profits for the collective rap squad.

"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 passion. I do it for the art form. 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)

Check out Slaughterhouse's SOHH interview below:

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