Rappers Joe Budden and Royce Da 5’9 hope to calm anxious Slaughterhouse fans awaiting their long-awaited sophomore LP by promising progress toward the release is already in effect.
While a drop date has not yet been made, Royce is aiming for a winter holiday release.
“It’s not an urban legend, though, this is happening. This is really taking place,” Joe Budden said in an interview. “We’re just getting started, we’re not gonna rush it,” said Royce. “We were behind the eight ball with the last album — we had to get it done in six days. Just having the opportunity where time is not an issue, budget is not an issue — we just gonna go in there and knock it out. — If I had a wish list, I would love somewhere around Christmas.” (RapFix)
Earlier this month, Budden denied rumors that the follow-up LP was to be titled Monster.
“Today’s May 1st, in a couple weeks, not even a couple weeks, about a week and a half, we’re all going to Detroit and we’re gonna lock in for a few weeks and we’re going to record,” Budden said in a video. “[Is the album called Monster?] MTV is dead a** wrong, I have no idea where they got that bullsh*t from. What type of name is that anyway? Monster? So I don’t know where MTV got that information from but it’s not accurate. We don’t have a name, we don’t have a title. It’s so premature. We’re just rocking out.” (In Flex We Trust)
Reports of the Monster title circulated online in late April.
The group, which consists of Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I and, of course, Royce Da 5’9, first formed in 2008 after appearing on a Budden track together. In 2009, the rap quartet dropped their self-titled debut album independently on E1 (formerly Koch) then signed to Eminem‘s Shady Records in December 2010. Since the high-profile signing, fans of the group have been awaiting their second LP, Monster. Royce assures that Slaughterhouse is hard at work, although news broke this week that he and Eminem will be dropping a joint EP in June. (MTV)
In March, Royce Da 5’9 spoke on Eminem’s possible contributions to the LP.
“I think he’ll be the executive producer [of our Shady Records debut]. He’s very good at taking a record to a whole different level after we do what we do with it. He’s good at choosing beats, maybe a verse here, a hook there — anywhere he can help, he’s willing to do it. And he doesn’t want us to do a lot of e-mailing (of tracks). We’ve had a lot of problems with hacks and leaks. So he wants us to be in one central location for the recording.” (Detroit Free Press)
No further album details have been revealed as of now.
Check out a recent Slaughterhouse interview down below: