New Jersey rapper Joe Budden provided fans with an update on the long-awaited Slaughterhouse sophomore album this week, stating that it could arrive as soon early as spring 2012.
Although he did not specify a precise date, Budden revealed the project could hit store shelves in April.
“I want to talk about the Slaughterhouse project. It’s coming this April, hopefully,” Budden said during a “1st & 10″ ESPN appearance. “Shout-out to my group, by the way – Royce, Joell, Crooked – signed to Eminem’s Shady Records. The album’s phenomenal. So I want to tell all the sports fans out there to look out for it.” (“1st & 10″)
Last month, 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] andCrooked 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)
Over the summer, Joell Ortiz said he felt confident in what fans can expect from the LP.
“Usually I’m the one that’s like, ‘We’re just working hard and in the studio,’ — I’m just saying, the things we’re doing are epic. Our album is going to be incredible,” Ortiz said in an interview. “I’m so excited, like real talk, it doesn’t even make sense. I don’t really care who you’re talking about. Slaughterhouse is going to be that sh*t.” (“Shade 45″)
Recently, Shady Records affiliate producer Alchemist spoke on the quartet’s upcoming album.
“It’s pretty crazy, man. They have some amazing records. Yeah, the album’s stupid,” Al said in an interview. “I’m making my little contributions where I can. The ball goes out of bounds, I keep it in, throw a little dirt on the ball. Nothing too fancy, Alchemist, keeping it tradition. Slaughterhouse album, four incredible emcees, Shady Records. Put it together, man, what do you think you’re going to get? Ka-boom.” (Montreality)
Check out Joe Budden’s “1st & 10″ appearance down below: