Exclusive: Crooked I Responds To Benzino's Slaughterhouse Truce
Monday, Mar 28, 2011 10:50AM
A week after rapper Benzino announced the end of his beef with Slaughterhouse, SOHH reached out to group member Crooked I to get his reaction to the extended olive branch.
Although Crooked was unaware of Zino's positive comments, the Slaughterhouse rhyme slayer said he was happy the ex-Source owner has moved forward.
"It's news to me," Crooked told SOHH when informed about Benzino's peace talk. "I never even heard about it. If he did, he did, you know what I mean? I'm this type of person, man, I'm glad he [dropped his grievances] if he really did. I'll search and see it. I'm glad he went online and said some positive things because he also went online and said some negative things [about the group]. So it's always good to do that, but I'm just the kind of dude who likes to get on the phone with people or sit down with them face-to-face and figure out if sh*t is good or if it's on some media bullsh*t. You know what I'm saying?" (SOHH)
Around mid-March, Zino opened up about ending his beef with Slaughterhouse.
"Shout-out to Slaughterhouse," 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 after 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")
Crooked I previously came forward and spoke on Zino's online actions.
"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)
Check out Benzino speaking on Slaughterhouse below: