News: Joe Budden Kills The 'Monster' Rumor, "I Have No Idea Where They Got That Bullsh*t From" [Video]

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 5:45PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden has stepped forward to deny speculation that his group's upcoming Shady Records debut will be titled Monster.

Calling the title rumor bogus, Budden admitted a sophomore name has not yet been created.

"Today's May 1st, in a couple weeks, not even a couple weeks, about a week and a half, we're all going to Detroit and we're gonna lock in for a few weeks and we're going to record," Budden said in a video. "[Is the album called Monster?] MTV is dead a** wrong, I have no idea where they got that bullsh*t from. What type of name is that anyway? Monster? So I don't know where MTV got that information from but it's not accurate. We don't have a name, we don't have a title. It's so premature. We're just rocking out." (In Flex We Trust)

Reports of the album's title being Monster circulated online last Friday (April 29).

The group, which consists of Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I and, of course, Royce Da 5'9, first formed in 2008 after appearing on a Budden track together. In 2009, the rap quartet dropped their self-titled debut album independently on E1 (formerly Koch) then signed to Eminem's Shady Records in December 2010. Since the high-profile signing, fans of the group have been awaiting their second LP, Monster. Royce assures that Slaughterhouse is hard at work, although news broke this week that he and Eminem will be dropping a joint EP in June. (MTV)

In March, Royce Da 5'9 spoke on Eminem's possible involvement on the LP.

"I think he'll be the executive producer [of our Shady Records debut]. He's very good at taking a record to a whole different level after we do what we do with it. He's good at choosing beats, maybe a verse here, a hook there -- anywhere he can help, he's willing to do it. And he doesn't want us to do a lot of e-mailing (of tracks). We've had a lot of problems with hacks and leaks. So he wants us to be in one central location for the recording." (Detroit Free Press)

Prior to inking a deal with Shady Records, Budden said their sophomore project would likely hit stores in late 2011.

"We are just about [signed to Shady Records]. It's so premature. It's four artists and a deal like that is just extremely complicated when you have four individual entities but the great thing about it is Em is just so passionate about hip-hop," Budden told DJ Envy in an October 2010 interview. "Everything that this group was formed around, he is in 200 percent support of so shout-out to him as well. Late 2011 [our Shady Records debut will drop], I'll go on the record and say that." (Power 105.1)

Check out Joe Budden's interview down below:

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