Slaughterhouse Backs Joe Budden In Method Man Debate, “With All Due Respect, I Think [Joey] Would Tear Meth A New Asshole”
With Joe Budden’s recent war of words with Method Man over who’s the better MC, Jump Off’s Slaughterhouse groupmates weighed in on the debate when speaking to XXLMag.com last night (June 11) at HeadQcourterz Studios in NYC.
“With all due respect, I think [Joey] would tear Method Man a new asshole and that’s just my personal opinion,” said Royce resolutely. “Let’s just keep it all the way funky. Nobody means no disrespect, man. It’s like when Allen Iverson crossed over Jordan. It’s like, ‘Come on, man. He just got new legs.’”
Ortiz broke it down, differentiating between lyricist and MC. “Mcing comes with a whole bunch of things,” he explained. “I’ve seen a Method Man show and seen how he rocked it so I’m answering this as a fan and not being biased to my group. They both have strong points as MCs but Joe Budden’s clearly the better lyricist.”
Crooked also sided with Budden, saying, “If them two get on a song right now, [Joe’s] gonna have the best verse,” he said. “That’s just what it is. It ain’t even about being biased. That’s like if I get on a song with Em right now, I don’t know If I’m gonna have the best verse.”
The feud began when Joey objected to being ranked significantly lower than the Wu-Tang MC in Vibe’s “Best Rapper Alive” tourney brackets, posing the question, “You mean to tell me if Method Man was standing in front of my face right this second and we had to rap back and forth that Method Man would be the victor?” Feeling disrespected, Meth responded on DJ Enuff’s radio show, “He feel like he can out rhyme me? Shit, I feel like I’m the best nigga, can’t nobody out-rhyme me.”
The former Def Jam MC finally got his two cents in when asked about a major label future for Slaughterhouse past their self-titled debut slated for a August 11 release on E1 Music – one month later than its original due date. “We’re not idiots… and we’re not that narrow-minded or that close-minded to where we’ll say, ‘Oh no, we’ll never do that again,’” said Joe in regards to going major despite all members going shelf woes in the past. “If a great opportunity presents itself and God happens to put a situation in front of us where the four of us and our teams individually and collectively feel it’s a great idea, then yeah, it would happen.” - Devin Chanda
Stay tuned for a video from the interview coming later today.