News: Slaughterhouse's Shady Records Debut Taking Form, Says Royce Da 5'9

Sunday, May 1, 2011 9:58AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Slaugtherhouse's Royce Da 5'9 has provided hip-hop heads with an update on their follow-up to 2009's self-titled debut by revealing nearly ten records are already in the books.

Claiming their debut took less than a week to craft, Royce said fans can expect the quartet to return to the studio around mid-May to continue rolling on the follow-up.

Yeah, we're working on it slowly but surely, slowly and surely," he said of the Slaughterhouse. "They're coming here [to Detroit] for seven days starting on the 12th of May. We did the last album in six days, so sky's the limit on how much we gonna get recorded while they're here." Royce also revealed that he and the crew already have a number of tracks recorded. "We're about seven or eight songs in. Just cutting randoms, just to see where we are at." (MTV)

In March, Royce 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, Slaughterhouse's Joe 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)

Slaughterhouse's self-titled debut landed on the sales chart in August 2009.

Slaughterhouse, which consists of Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9" and Crooked I, made a soft landing on the charts this week debuting at No. 26. With seven days under their belts, the foursome's E1 Music debut has pushed 18,200 records to date. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

Check out Crooked I speaking on Slaughterhouse below:

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