News: Slaughterhouse's Shady Records Debut Gets Butchered

Thursday, Apr 5, 2012 12:45PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Fans anxiously awaiting Slaughterhouse's Shady Records debut, Welcome to: Our House, will have to wait a bit longer as the LP has been pushed back from its original May release.

According to reports, the group's sophomore album will officially land in stores around mid-June instead.

Originally, hip-hop super-group Slaughterhouse intended on dropping their sophomore album, Welcome to: Our House, on May 15. But for whatever reason -- perhaps to give lead single "Hammer Dance" the right push -- they're now set to release it on June 12. The funny thing about this announcement is that it came at the tail end of a recent tour video that came out earlier this week. Just goes to show we should probably all be paying more attention to the lil' details. (Prefix Mag)

Recently, group member Joell Ortiz said the absence of time restrictions helped enhance the project's quality.

The additional time gave Slaughterhouse a chance to perfect their writing chops. "We didn't have a time limit for this album," Ortiz explains. "On E1 we had a deadline to meet, and that's why we recorded the debut album in six days. This was more, 'You guys fly to Detroit, sit with producers, really get in there and work on a record and creatively come up with concepts.' That took deadlines off of our minds and let us be artists." As a result, Ortiz feels this album is far more creative than their debut. "This is our chance to display how ill songwriters and MCs we are on a different level." (Rolling Stone)

Crew member Crooked I also recently revealed ample time working on the LP took place at their boss' spot.

The bulk of the album was recorded at Eminem's Detroit studio. "Whenever we find time to get together, Detroit was the headquarters," Crooked I says. "I really enjoyed the process of making this album far more than I did the first one. There's no comparison." Sound-wise, the group aimed to go larger in nearly all respects, compared to their debut "We wanted to sell it to a bigger audience," Royce explains. "We wanted to come with a bigger sound. We wanted to put more of each group member's personalities into it. Still keep it hip-hop, but show people that we can write records at the same time." (Rolling Stone)

In January, the quartet's sophomore album title and original release date were unveiled.

Slaughterhouse announced today the details of the group's new tour as well as confirmed that the title of their forthcoming Shady Records/Interscope album debut will be welcome to: OUR HOUSE. Executive produced by Eminem, welcome to: OUR HOUSE, to be released May 15, 2012, will be the second album from the creative collaboration of Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5'9'. New music will be made available next week for fans to get their first taste of what promises to be one of the most anticipated and explosive albums of the year. (PR Newswire)

Check out some recent Slaughterhouse footage down below:

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