Shady Records’ Joe Budden recently updated diehard Slaughterhouse fans on the status of his crew’s upcoming third project and how soon he would like to see it hit store shelves.
While the current plans are to wait for Shady Records head Eminem’s new Marshall Mathers LP 2 to dominate the charts, Budden believes a spring 2014 release is possible.
“This is by far our best project,” Budden said in an interview referring to the next Slaughterhouse album. “[Release date?] Whenever Em’s done. [laughs] Whenever Em is done, go sell your 50 million records, then we’ll roll right on the tail end of that. Hopefully this spring. I don’t want to go into the summer with it. So hopefully this spring. [Has Em rapped on it yet?] On our album? Not as of right now. As of right now, I don’t think we have not one feature. Oh, yes we do, yes we do. We got Action Bronson. We got Action Bronson. I’ll leave it there for now and I don’t even know if that record is certain because we have like, 40 records, so, we’re trying to slim it down to 12.” (Hot 97)
Recently, group member Joell Ortiz promised Em’s latest solo effort would lead up to his crew’s next release.
The album, the successor to Em’s 2000 Marshall Mathers LP, has all of Shady’s artists on deck supporting the cause. “Em’s album isn’t gonna come and go, it’s gonna be around for a while. We’re here to support everybody and anybody who is on the label when they drop, and now it’s Em’s turn. We’re recording and stuff, but the whole focus is on Eminem,” he said, before talking about the first time he heard the original MMLP. “I just remember being like, “This White boy’s nice!'” Ortiz said, laughing. “I’m just being real, I was in the hood like, the hype is true, this guy is incredible. You could see it, too, what the response was around the nation–I mean, around the world–so I’m not the only one who felt that way.” (XXL Mag)
Last month, Budden said Slaughterhouse would fall back while Em enjoys his promo run.
“We’re not [releasing] nothing while Em is coming out,” Joe Budden told MTV News of the completed Slaughterhouse album. “Let him go ahead and sell his 20 million records and then when he’s finished, we’ll roll out,” he added laughing. “I’m really looking forward to the Slaughterhouse project, partly because this album will be very much like earlier Joe Budden albums,” he explained. “Very deep, very introspective and very personal. All of the guys really went in, took it to a different place and just dug much deeper this album, so I really can’t wait for the release of this one to see how fans take to it.” (RapFix)
Recently, reports of the group reuniting in New York City to work on the LP surfaced.
With the month of June comes Summer, and things naturally begin to heat up. Same thing is happening over here, as Slaughterhouse have officially begun recording their second album for Shady Records/Interscope. The Core Four are spending the month of June in a secret location in New York City cooking up something new with a team of producers including the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Araab Muzik and Just Blaze. Just Blaze is set to serve as the album’s Executive Producer. The collaborative approach — everyone has been working in the studio at the same time with the hand selected top-notch production squad — has the House Gang feeling great about the album’s prospects. “I’m really excited about doing things a different way this time around”, says Joe Budden. This isn’t a send-tracks-around, and everyone-records-in-their-own-studio type of album. Joell Ortiz said that he is happily looking forward to the process as well: “The creative being creative! Fun, fun fun!” (Shady Records)
Check out Joe Budden’s interview: