News: Joe Budden Hopes Slaughterhouse's Shady Debut Gets Pushed Back [Video]

Thursday, May 3, 2012 3:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden recently discussed his crew's upcoming Welcome To: Our House Shady Records debut and said he hopes the project suffers a slight pushback.

Confident in the music, Joey said a bit more time would help his team perfect the LP.

"I'm hoping it gets pushed back to July," Budden said. "I feel like when it's your major label debut, more time, in this instance we're only talking about two and a half weeks, that is important to me. The more time the better. It's more time to prepare. ... [The album's] really good. It sounds big, large. If you listen to 'My Life,' that sounds grand. The music, the feel, that is the theme to me -- it's big. It's triumphant. It's introspective. It's really good and it flows well." ("Jenny Boom Boom")

If things go according to schedule, the collective's album will land on store shelves next month.

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)

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