News: Benzino Retires Slaughterhouse Beef, "[They're] Really Like D12 On Steroids" [Video]
Saturday, Mar 19, 2011 10:14AM
Rap veteran Benzino has updated fans on his past issues with Slaughterhouse in light of the four-member lyrical rap group signing a new deal with Eminem's Shady Records.
While having dropped anti-Slaughterhouse disses last year, Zino said their beef has gone away.
"Shout-out to Slaughterhosue," Zino said in an interview with Mikey T The Movie Star. "Congratulations on that Eminem/Shady deal. I probably was real responsible for that. [laughs] Nah, but for real. Big up to my man Slam -- Slam had talked to [a mutual] friend of ours from Detroit and I guess we straightened out [our beef]. It's all good. We actually just put them in the last [Hip-Hop Weekly] magazine, talking about they signed to Shady Records -- Slaughterhouse is like D12 on steroids. I say that, with no disrespect, just lyrical. They're cats that's lyrical in that whole frame of lyricism...At the end of the day, a n*gga beefing with motherf*ckers, unless it's some real sh*t, I think beefing might not be the way to go moving on to 2012 because -- it really has to be about music. If something jumps off, it jumps off. We don't back down from nobody -- but at the end of the day, if you want to get your business right and keep your business going, beef ain't gonna help." (Mikey T The Movie Star DVD)
In 2010, Zino dropped his "Slaughterhouse Killaz" diss track going at Joe Budden.
"First of all, I've never been a stranger to the drama," Zino raps, "I don't mean to disrespect but I got an appetite for pork/Listen, yep, clicking in the ammunition big clips while you were blind, Tahiry and Somaya were sucking big d*ck/My whole city clap --Joe [Budden] I know what really happened in the dressing room with Mickey Factz..." ("Slaughterhouse Killaz")
Group member Crooked I previously came forward and spoke on Zino.
"With Benzino, he kind of was baiting us for a minute, trying to get us to respond to some of the things he was saying and some of the things he said in his raps. Speaking for me, maybe I should have just continued to ignore the dude. It seemed fake. It seemed like he was just trying to get something that we have at Slaughterhouse. We have a cool Internet presence. Some of these older rappers, they don't understand that they can have an Internet presence, too, if they put out quality stuff, leak it and build relationships with different sites. You could build up your own." (Hip Hop DX)
Taking a more positive approach, Joell Ortiz also looked away from getting involved in the beef last year.
"Ah, no comment," Joell initially said about Zino's actions as of late. "Everybody is entitled to their opinion. So you know, that's homeboy's opinion. That's all I can say. Leave it right there. I can't speak on it 'if' someone mentions my name. Everything just [gets] handled according but as of right now, everybody is entitled to their opinion and that's his opinion of the group...I don't have a problem with anyone. That's one thing I take pride in, I don't [get] involved in beef, I don't have any beef. My beef is with poverty, you feel me?" ("On-Air Idiot Show")
Check out Benzino's interview below: