News: Royce Da 5'9 Admits Slaughterhouse Had To Make A Sacrifice

Friday, May 31, 2013 9:10AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Slaughterhouse's Royce Da 5'9 and his brethren cover the newest issue of Murder Dog and speak on their plans of dropping a long-awaited third group effort.

Based on an excerpt from the cover feature, Royce reveals the entire crew had to make a sacrifice in order to function properly.

"I think we all realized that we'd have to put the competition to the side in order to get the record done. Obviously we all wanted to have the best verse, but we came to terms that it's impossible for one person in the group to come first every single time. We are all focused on making sure we bring our A game to the table every time. And it helps." (Murder Dog)

Earlier this month, Royce along with members Joell Ortiz and Crooked I spoke on their third collective project.

During our exclusive interview with the Voltron crew, Royce Da 5'9 revealed that the group has already begun work on their third studio album, their second project under the Shady/Interscope banner. Joell Ortiz and Crooked I also chimed in, revealing their the group has put its individual solo projects on hold until the next Slaughterhouse. "We're getting started with the recording process like, yesterday," Royce Da 5'9 revealed. "We're getting on that album. We've got some pretty big announcements to be excited about. We're trying to work that out right now, so that's pretty much where we are at the present time." Joell Ortiz added, "We're just focusing on the Slaughterhouse right now." (XXL Mag)

In April, the fourth member, Joe Budden, revealed his plans to hook up with his boys for the next group 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)

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