News: Talks Of Slaughterhouse Joining Eminem's Shady Records Re-Ignited, "I Never Said It Wasn't Going To Happen"
Tuesday, Sep 29, 2009 10:00AM
While initially downplaying any possibility of joining Eminem's Shady Records, Royce Da 5'9 has now said a deal to bring Slaughterhouse to the Interscope imprint may be in the works.
Keeping details to a minimum, Royce said conversations on a possible label move have begun.
"It's very much what it looks like," Royce said in an interview. "That's always a possibility. It's conversations being had, very good conversations. I just did an interview recently and they asked me to a address the rumors. I said, 'Rumors are what they are, people see things and they jump to a conclusion.' I never said it wasn't going to happen -- I left it right there in the middle. I think it would be a great thing if it could happen...I've been talking to Em and [his manager] Paul [Rosenberg] for a long time...With this particular situation, things are falling into place. Everything is in place where it's supposed to be. I'm very prepared [for] when the opportunity presented itself. It's a time where there's things they need over here and certain things we need in order to move over there. I think it's a good marriage. Like I said, I just hope it can happen." (MTV)
Royce recently said Slaughterhouse appearing next to Eminem in the "Forever" music video was merely a coincidence.
"There's gonna be rumors when somebody see something like that but it just is what it is," he explained. "We just all family. As everybody knows, Em is a good friend of mine. We've been good friends for years. I just had my Slaugterhouse brothers in town and Paul asked me to come down and be in the video and they just happened to be in town with me so I just brought 'em with me." (VIBE)
Radio personality Miss Info previously said there were talks of Slaughterhouse becoming an official Shady Records group.
So here are the 'rumors' that I'm hearing...That Slaughterhouse appearance in "Forever," was indeed a non-verbal announcement of the contract negotiations going on behind the scenes. For the past month, both sides have been working towards bringing the group to the Shady label. And that the gathering of Em and the guys at the shoot, is the first of more collaborations to come. (Miss Info)
Em has close ties with fellow Detroit, Michigan-based emcee, Royce Da 5'9.
Royce is also known as the rapper who got a major boost from legendary producer DJ Premier, who produced his 2000 hit "Boom." Mostly, though, people associate him with Eminem. The pair have rolled together since their early days in Detroit and have worked together on several occasions. (All Music)
Check out Eminem and Slaughterhouse in the "Forever" music video below: