In about one month (or less for the illegal downloaders) the SlaughterHouse collective project will be unleashed upon us. That will be a great day for these artists since they formed a union that many couldn’t believe would bear an actual album rather than just a few singles. I’ve always loved the idea of rappers from different locales finding common ground without sounding soft or diluted. My only concern at this point is whether SlaughterHouse can make it to the finish line intact.
Their popularity has brought on a new set of problems that I hope they will be able to withstand in the long term. The jealousy that arises from other artists and fans alike who feel that the SlaughterHouse collective doesn’t deserve their blessings is starting to show its face. This sentiment was expected however. I’m not worried about outside forces slowing down the SlaughtHouse movement. It is the dischord from within that I am concerned with. Will these artists be able to contain their egos from one one another?
Over the course of the year I have discussed the SlaughterHouse collective at this site. Which site? THIS site gotdamnit. The comments have ranged from which emcee has brought the best lyrics to the table to which of these rappers is the most likely to say some shit off wax that creates friction in the “rapposhere” (my word bitches). I’ve gone through the trouble to use some of the information that you have spoken on and create a graphic representation of what the SlaughterHouse collective means to us all. The internets loves graphs.
2009 Album Anticipation
The anticipation for the SlaughterHouse album is off the charts when you compare their leaked singles to those of Only Built 4 Cuban Links 2, the Blueprint 3 and Detox. At least SlaughterHouse has a confirmed release date. The other three albums may never come out.
SlaughterHouse Shit Talker
Rap music is definitely a spectacle now as much as it is about recorded music and who understands that better than Joe Budden? His disdain for the Vibe ‘Best Rapper’ list is what caused that magazine to have to close their doors. I hope that Joe Budden’s penchant for letting his stream of consciousness rants create more attention than his rhymes doesn’t rub off on the rest of the collective but I see that Royce is also letting other issues with washed up rappers become his focus instead of the Revival EP he just released on iTunes.
SlaughterHouse Best Lyricist
This is the topic I’m most excited to debate after the album has been released. Who will be the emcee that goes in the deepest and the hardest [ll]? Which one of these guys will leave it all in the booth? Who will make me press rewind the most. Joell and Crooked I have been early favorites of most people online, but I have a sneaky suspicion that Budden and Royce have a few tricks up their sleeves.
SlaughterHouse Sexiest Member
Don’t forget for one second that rap music is now pop music and pop music is about image and style above all other things (sadly, including music). With that said I thought we would take a look at the sexiest member of the SlaughterHouse collective. You know that isn’t Joell or Crooked I who are both inceidentally two of the ugliest motherfuckers to ever grip a microphone. Maybe that is why they are such ill rappers? Royce and Joe Budden are both vying to be the Eddie and J.T. of this boy band but the sexiest of them all is their manager Crystal. You can say hi to her on the Twitter and ask her when SlaughterHouse will be coming to your town.
Or you can just stare at her picture like I do.