Joe Budden Says Album Slaughterhouse Recorded Years Ago Is Never Coming Out
Slaughterhouse, the supergroup comprised of Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I and Royce Da 5'9", last released an album in 2012 with Welcome to: Our House, featuring singles "My Life" and "Throw That." Fans anticipating the follow-up from the group, which was supposed to be executive-produced by Just Blaze, are in for a disappointment, as Budden said on his podcast recently that the album Slaughterhouse recorded years ago won't ever be released.
Budden mentions the album around the 58-minute mark below, calling it the new Detox, "cause that album’s never seeing the light of day. Breaking news," Budden says. "For all of you people who keep wanting a music update, here it is: that Slaughterhouse project, you’re not getting it. Sorry. It’s some shit on there. Unfortunately, the best Joell verse that I have ever heard in my entire life is on this album that y’all are never gonna hear. That’s fucked up."
In a statement to XXL, Interscope says, “Shady Records remains in support of Slaughterhouse and we are excited to release their next album when the group has decided it’s ready.”
While Budden doesn't mention any label issues, he does say that he wanted to take a few of the album cuts for his own projects. However, the sound and tone of the records already date them, according to Budden. "The entire group was in such a dark space when we recorded all of that music. It’s a very dark, depressing…I don’t even want to hear any of that shit. I don’t even rap like that, I don’t want to rap like that. We would have to record all new verses to put that album out. But in the meantime, boy is there some shit on that album," he says.
In the time since that 2012 album, each of the Slaughterhouse members have pursued separate projects, Royce linking up with DJ Premier for PRhyme while Joe dropped Rage & The Machine in October. Listen to Episode 98 of Joe's I'll Name This Podcast Later below.
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