Newly signed rap group Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf have shared their reactions to aligning Eminem‘s record label and what fans can expect under the new regime.
Writing on Twitter, Royce Da 5’9, Joe Budden and Joell Ortiz expressed their excitement over the deal.
“Thank you to everyone saying Congrats. It’s greatly appreciated..,” Royce tweeted Wednesday (January 12). (Royce Da 5’9’s Twitter)
“I really appreciate all the calls, texts and tweets I’ve been getting. Thank you soooo Much! Love Yall!,” Ortiz tweeted Wednesday (January 12). (Joell Ortiz’s Twitter)
“Maybe now that this Shady deal is official Jadakiss will stop giving me the runaround on a verse for like a year & a half …,” Budden tweeted Thursday (January 13). (Joe Budden’s Twitter)
Yelawolf also hit up his Twitter followers to share his post-announcement reaction.
“Preshate everybody congratulating me .. I’m workin on my album right now .. More motivated than ever .. Ghet-O-Vision.Interscope.SHADY !!!!! Figured it was worthy time to change this profile pic …. SHADY 2011″ (Yelawolf’s Twitter)
Em made the deal official Wednesday (January 12) afternoon.
Eminem is back in more ways than one. The Detroit lyricist is reviving his Shady Records company, and Wednesday (January 12) he announced the signing of two new acts: underground supergroup Slaughterhouse and upstart rapper Yelawolf. Cashis and D-12 remain on the roster, but Em made no secret of wanting to bring new life to his company. “Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse, it’s kinda phase two of Shady,” Eminem explained in a statement. “It’s the new generation of Shady Records, and as we’re trying to rebuild our label, it’s exciting for hip-hop, and with all of these forces coming together and with what everybody’s capable of on the mic, it’s gonna be fun.” (MTV)
Prior to the signings, SOHH talked to D12’s Bizarre last summer about the possibility of being on the same label as Slaughterhouse.
“It’s all good man,” Biz told SOHH about Slaughterhouse joining the roster. “Royce [Da 5’9] is family man and we’ve been down for a while. Actually, we just did a tour with him and Joe Budden out in Canada last year before Slaughterhouse was even moving like that. It’s all good. We know them cats and it’d be a good addition to the camp man. Everybody over at Shady is lyrical, so, what else could you expect. We got the best over here.” (SOHH)
Check out Crooked I speaking on the new Shady Records deal below: