Slaughterhouse’s Joe Budden has named some of the biggest song regrets from his career including singles dating back to his 2003 self-titled debut album.
Reflecting on his earlier material, Budden said he did not have complete creative freedom in the early 2000’s.
“I got a bunch of them. In the early stages of my career, I was signed to a production company who had a lot to say on what I would record. Plus, I was so open minded that I was willing to try almost anything. Records like ‘Porno Star,’ ‘Roll Your Backyard,’ and ‘Jingling Baby’–those records are so far from anything that I would write personally. I was in the strip club about five years ago and I heard “Roll Your Backyard” come on and it was like my soul was cringing. It almost felt like I was going to throw up. That’s when I decided I would never make another song that I didn’t want to make.” (VIBE)
Outside of his solo career, Budden recently talked about Slaughterhouse investing studio time with Eminem.
“I feel like it’s not fair, because [Em] can do so many different things with his voice,” said Budden via JoeBuddenOffTV. “Everybody did they verse already. Em did his verse first, Royceheard it first, did his second, then Crook did his, and then Em rewrote his…Joell‘s is done — but I think he might be rewriting his…It wouldn’t be as difficult to do a song with Jay-Z, because he’s just an incredible rapper. Eminem, he can give you 20 different voices, he can to 20 million different things in a verse. It’s not really about incredible rapping with him. I think I’m an incredible rapper; I put my rapping up against anybody else’s rapping. But it’s more than rapping with Eminem.” (Joe Budden Off TV)
Last month, Budden told fans when they could anticipate a Slaughterhouse Shady Records debut album.
“We are just about [signed to Shady Records]. It’s so premature. It’s four artists and a deal like that is just extremely complicated when you have four individual entities but the great thing about it is Em is just so passionate about hip-hop,” Budden told DJ Envy. “Everything that this group was formed around, he is in 200 percent support of so shout-out to him as well. Late 2011 [our Shady Records debut will drop], I’ll go on the record and say that.” (Power 105.1)
In August, a manager for Slaughterhouse’s Joell Ortiz denied his client was holding up the group’s label move.
“There’s a lot of rumors going around about how we’re jammed up, or we’re jamming up the Slaughterhouse deal,” Mike Heronsaid in an interview. “I think [this story] helps clear that up, as well. Joell is 100% free to sign with Slaughterhouse at Shady. We are 100% free to do whatever we want as far as Slaughterhouse is concerned.” (XXL Mag)
Listen to some of Joe Budden’s biggest regrets below: