Nearly a year after dropping their Shady Records debut, Slaughterhouse have confirmed plans to put out at least one more group project.
According to group members Royce Da 5’9, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I, the long-awaited third crew effort is in production.
During our exclusive interview with the Voltron crew, Royce Da 5’9? revealed that the group has already begun work on their third studio album, their second project under the Shady/Interscope banner. Joell Ortiz and Crooked I also chimed in, revealing their the group has put its individual solo projects on hold until the next Slaughterhouse. “We’re getting started with the recording process like, yesterday,” Royce Da 5’9? revealed. “We’re getting on that album. We’ve got some pretty big announcements to be excited about. We’re trying to work that out right now, so that’s pretty much where we are at the present time.” Joell Ortiz added, “We’re just focusing on the Slaughterhouse right now.” (XXL Mag)
Just last month, the fourth member, Joe Budden, revealed his plans to hook up with his boys for the next group project.
It can’t be easy balancing a solo career and a role in a high-powered rap group, but Joe Budden embraces it all. In February, the Jersey City MC dropped his No Love Lost solo LP, and now he’s ready to reconnect with Crooked I, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5’9″ to record their third Slaughterhouse LP. “We’re locking in this month. It’s time,” Budden said when he appeared on “RapFix Live” on Wednesday. Budden has been balancing rap with his role on the VH1 reality series “Love & Hip Hop: New York” and says that these days he feels like a brand-new artist despite dropping his first LP back in 2003. “I feel like a new artist, I’m that passionate about the craft and the culture,” he said. (MTV)
Back in February, Joey hinted at some Slaughterhouse goodness stirring up.
“Slaughterhouse is coming in the next six months,” Joe said in an interview before going into an in-studio performance. “Yeah, that was an exclusive. That kinda was an exclusive. Well, not that we coming in six months, but another concert series from us, that wouldn’t be so unexpected in the next six months. No Love Lost, in stores.” (Sway’s Universe)
Last summer, Slaughterhouse’s Shady Records debut opened at No. 2 with just over 50,000 opening week copies on the Top 200 music chart.
Leading the way this week is Slaughterhouse’s Welcome to: Our House at No. 2 behind Toby Mac‘s Eye On It (69,000). With seven days in the books, the group’s long-awaited sophomore album has shelled out 51,800 units. (SOHH Sales Wrap)