News: Joe Budden Says Third Time's The Slaughter

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013 11:30PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

New Jersey rapper Joe Budden is giving Slaughterhouse fans a reason to get excited by revealing plans to hook up with his rap crew to work on their sophomore Shady Records effort.

With his latest solo project finally on store shelves, Budden said he can now focus on the pending collective project.

It can't be easy balancing a solo career and a role in a high-powered rap group, but Joe Budden embraces it all. In February, the Jersey City MC dropped his No Love Lost solo LP, and now he's ready to reconnect with Crooked I, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5'9" to record their third Slaughterhouse LP. "We're locking in this month. It's time," Budden said when he appeared on "RapFix Live" on Wednesday. Budden has been balancing rap with his role on the VH1 reality series "Love & Hip Hop: New York" and says that these days he feels like a brand-new artist despite dropping his first LP back in 2003. "I feel like a new artist, I'm that passionate about the craft and the culture," he said. (MTV)

Back in February, Joey hinted at some Slaughterhouse goodness stirring up.

"Slaughterhouse is coming in the next six months," Joe said in an interview before going into an in-studio performance. "Yeah, that was an exclusive. That kinda was an exclusive. Well, not that we coming in six months, but another concert series from us, that wouldn't be so unexpected in the next six months. No Love Lost, in stores." (Sway's Universe)

Last summer, Slaughterhouse's Shady Records debut opened at No. 2 on the Top 200 music chart.

Leading the way this week is Slaughterhouse's Welcome to: Our House at No. 2 behind Toby Mac's Eye On It (69,000). With seven days in the books, the group's long-awaited sophomore album has shelled out 51,800 units. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

Recently, Mobb Deep's Havoc spoke to SOHH about his admiration toward Slaughterhouse member Royce Da 5'9.

"His lyrical wordplay is just crazy, you know what I'm saying? It's like no matter how many times I try to do that, it's like, it's hard," Hav told SOHH, referring to his admiration for "Tell Me To My Face collaborator Royce Da 5'9. "He makes it sound easy. It wasn't even really a hard decision to want to get Royce for a feature because I also produced a track on [2011's] Bad Meets Evil, that was a record Eminem and Royce Da 5'9 did. So, you know, I already kind of had a feel for him and then with the Slaughterhouse, he was one of my favorite artists out of the group, even though I like all of them equally, he just kind of stands out to me." (SOHH)

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