Slaughterhouse, the group comprised of Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5’9″, Joe Budden and Crooked I recently talked to SOHH about their recent album push-back and why they decided to join forces to form a rap collective.
Originally slated for a July release, the Slaughterhouse album is now set for August 11th
“Sorry,” Budden told their fans. “You still gon’ get the music,” Royce Da 5’9″ added. “It’s not like you not gon’ hear no Slaughterhouse music until then. We’ll still have the single setting up.” (SOHH)
Crooked I assured fans that there will be no more pushbacks.
“Don’t worry because they got the pushback king on the team. It’s still coming out. They might be worried. It’s coming out. It’s official. It’s in concrete. August 11th. Pick up two. This is what we need at this time period in hip-hop. This project is what we need.” (SOHH)
Just last month, E1 Entertainment (formerly Koch) announced the album.
The group came together only 10 short months ago when Joe Budden was working on a song for his “Halfway House” album and enlisted the services of Crooked I, Joell Ortiz and Royce Da 5’9″ for a song called “Slaughterhouse.” Inspired by the vibe of track and the immediate chemistry of the four rappers, a plan was immediately made to form the super-group. (Press Release)
Crooked I told SOHH, that the Slaughterhouse project was about more than turning a profit.
“It ain’t all about the money. If we only doing shit for money then I’d probably have a number one ringtone right now. I do it for the love. I do it for the passion. I do it for the artform. That’s something that the fans should appreciate even more, the fact that we are willing to sacrifice the money to come and do a group in this economy and it’s four of us. It’s not for the money man.” (SOHH)