Hip-hop quartet Slaughterhouse recently opened up about having Grammy-winning rapper Eminem as their boss and how much creative freedom the Shady Records exec allows them.
According to Royce Da 5’9 and Joe Budden, Em gives them full support.
“He’s kinda walking eggshells around us creatively. He’s telling us basically, ‘Do exactly what y’all did last time. We’re just gonna do it on a bigger level. Y’all don’t need me to make records; y’all can do that,’ ” Royce said backstage at Rock the Bells of Slim Shady’s involvement. “He’s a great person, and I think that’s one of the things that makes me most excited about the project,” Joe Budden remarked. “Being with him, you just totally forget that he’s one of the dopest rappers and he’s so successful. He’s a great person, and he’s still a humungous fan of the culture and very much in tune with what’s happening.” (MTV)
Slaughterhouse’s Crooked I and Joell Ortiz also weighed in on what they take from Em.
“Me, personally, I really like getting his input. If I got five, 10 minutes to holla at him on something that I want to holla about, I’m just gonna seek input,” Crooked I said. “I just feel like he’s the perfect boss for this group, and we couldn’t have a better home,” Ortiz said. (MTV)
Last month, Royce explained how the crew remain stress-free despite having homes in different regions.
“Never that,” Royce said when asked about arguments. “The last discussion we had where people didn’t agree — it wasn’t an argument, but it was just us talking — was where we were going to record at because the last two times was in Detroit. I never want to make them feel like they have to come to Detroit just because me and Marshall [Eminem] are there. So I’m always willing to compromise in that way. Crooked wanted to go and take advantage of having Marshall in our corner. Joey wanted a change of environment — he wants to go to Atlanta. Joell was just in the middle. That’s what happens when you have four different people. We just got on the phone and it ended up being Atlanta. We take votes, we do everything fair.” (RapFix)
Although a release date has not yet been penciled in, Oritz recently promised an epic Shady debut nonetheless.
“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″)
Check out a recent Slaughterhouse interview below: