Yesterday, Twitter personality OfficiallyIce played the role of an A&R, by mentioning each member of both respective camps in a status update; “So…. @kendricklamar @absoul @jayrock @ScHoolBoyQ @JoellOrtiz @JoeBudden @CrookedIntriago @Royceda59 I found a beat…”
After Ice’s initial message received over a 100 retweets, Slaughterhouse’s Joe Budden responded back promptly with a tweet of his own, “@OfficiallyIce @kendricklamar @absoul @jayrock @ScHoolBoyQ @JoellOrtiz @CrookedIntriago @Royceda59 dogs, SH is in, check them other niggas.”
According to OfficiallyIce’s timeline, a few hours later, Joe Budden and Ab-Soul were on the phone discussing the possibilities and potential of what promises to be a track that influxes eight of the game’s illest lyricists. The conversation presumably went well, with Top Dawg Entertainment’s rising star telling the New Jersey native, “I’m with it. Send me your email and I’ll get a beat to you ASAP.”
In related news, Slaughterhouse is currently prepping for their second compilation album, Welcome to: Our House, which is their first studio release on the Shady Records imprint. Eminem mixed the LP, which drops on August 28.
Meanwhile, the Black Hippy collective has quickly risen through the ranks, regarded as one of the more lyrical rap crews around. Kendrick Lamar recently set October 2 as the release date for his good kid, m.A.A.d city album. K. Dot has already released his Dr. Dre-assisted single, “The Recipe.”
A collaboration between Slaughterhouse and Black Hippy would be a dream come true for lovers of lyricism. Stay tuned to XXLMAG.COM for more updates on this developing story. —Christian Bonoan