News: Joell Ortiz On Slaughterhouse Heading To Shady, "That Would Be A Blessing" [Video]

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2009 10:15AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Slaughterhouse's Joell Ortiz recently opened up about what it would mean for his rap group to sign with Shady Records and explained why Eminem may be one of the few label heads who could appreciate the four-member team.

While opting out of saying if a deal was on the table, Ortiz did, however, explain the significance of Slaughterhouse being signed to Shady.

"Man, that would be a blessing," Joell said about bringing his team to Shady Records. "It would be a blessing [to have] a deal with someone of that caliber, someone who gets it. Eminem is a hip-hopper, hardcore. He would be one of the few guys that would 'get' [and understand] Slaughterhouse. It would be [fitting.]" ("Mr. Peter Parker")

Royce Da 5'9 recently discussed the future of his rap group and the importance of dropping their sophomore album on a major label.

"It's like, everything is so hypothetical right now," he said in an interview. "See like right now we're talking as if things are a definite. Like nothing is a definite, man. Nothing is guaranteed to any of us...I try not to think [like], 'Aww man if we go to Shady, man, Interscope...' It's about we been getting blessed [with] the buzz that we got, [and] what we been able to accumulate and accomplish in a short amount of time. That's all we really thinking about...We already agreed that we're gonna do another album. That's our decision. It's our decision on how much music we wanna do. Now, in terms of where it's gon' be at, we can't make that decision 'cause we can't sign ourselves. The only thing we can do is put ourselves in the position to build up some type of interest. And then from there, it's taking advantage of who is interested. We're gonna record as much as we can...And the interest in Shady, and any other label, is great for us. It's great. We appreciate it, and we just -- everything is hypothetical, man. But I would love to see that happen, not even Shady [necessarily] but a major label situation for Slaughterhouse." (Hip Hop DX)

Keeping details to a minimum, Royce previously said conversations on a possible label move had 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 also said Slaughterhouse appearing next to Eminem in the "Forever" music video last month 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)

Check out Joell Ortiz speaking on Eminem below:

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