UGK’s Bun B recently dished out his thoughts on Shady Records’ Slaughterhouse and has sparked online speculation on an interest in joining the four-man crew.
Respecting the crew, Bun B said he would love an opportunity to link with a squad like Slaughterhouse.
“[They’re] some of the greatest lyricists we got in the game right now,” Bun said ini an interview. “Really having all four of those cats together — with them and [Shady’s Yelawolf] — they got a mean lineup over there at Shady Records. I respect those dudes, I respect their grind, I respect their hustle, and I respect their talent. If I could get down with a league of gentlemen like that, then I wouldn’t be mad at all.” (True Stories Radio)
A couple days ago, Slaughterhouse’s Joe Budden said their follow-up to 2009’s self-titled debut was nearly completed.
“I’ve heard interviews from Royce [Da 5’9], Joell [Ortiz] and Crooked I where they said we were seventy-five percent done, but Royce came up to New York and we worked on a few records–I think we’re about ninety five percent done,” he continued. “I’m hoping the first single will come in January or December, but naturally Eminem would have the last word on that.” (RapFix)
Royce Da 5’9 previously said he would consider Bun B joining their team if there was ever a need to add a Southern emcee.
“This sh*t is like a strategically built together puzzle,” Royce said. “The puzzle could only fit four pieces…There’s a lot of n*ggaz from the South that can spit. If I want just straight up lyricism, then it would have to be a T.I. or a Lil Wayne. If I wanted to go based off of Ol’ G status, and who I personally like, I would say Bun B. I mean he supports n*ggas. He’s been supporting n*ggas since day one. He’s a real n*gga, not to say Lil Wayne or T.I. aren’t, but like I said, to me, there’s just more that goes into just straight up spitting. Yeah Lil Wayne and them n*ggas could spit.” (Hip Hop Game)
Last year, Harlem rapper Charles Hamilton said he wanted to be the crew’s fifth member.
“Joell, Royce, Crooked, Joe, yall did me dirty! I was supposed to be the fifth member of Slaughterhouse and they know it. Me, Royce and three other people drove out to Jersey, kicking the breeze. I was like ‘let’s start a group.’ He was like, ‘Charles, you’re on a major label.’ He calls up Joe and I already had Crooked’s number, so we do the illest conference call. Joe Budden says to me very sternly, ‘Charles, we are not your age. We cannot afford a failure. And we don’t want to be a failure and bring you down from your situation.’ I said, ‘y’all are representing hip-hop. Only way y’all fail, is if y’all don’t spit.’ Royce was with it, but I know the love is still there. If they’re still on board, I’m with it.” (VIBE)
Check out Bun B’s interview below: