Joe Budden Says He Told Slaughterhouse to Replace Him
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Joe Budden speaks on the dissolution of Slaughterhouse.
In an Oct. 12 episode of Budden's YouTube series Pull Up Budden and guest Freddie Gibbs talk about rap groups and their dwindling longevity in the music industry. Budden, who was a part of Shady Records' rap group Slaughterhouse, says he thought his group would change the dynamics of collectives in hip-hop. Now, Budden reiterates that he's not into a reunion project with the group, and even admits that he once told them to replace him.
"That’s why I ain’t doing it," Budden said during the episode. "I can’t speak for why they’re not doing it. When I suggested that they find probably another rapper to take my place and still put out music, they didn’t think that was the greatest idea, and that was years ago. That might’ve changed. But my fight, with that even, without the extra Eminem bullshit is just ownership. I cannot devote this much of my time to a project, eat a fourth from the project, and then it have to go up the chain of command? I gotta make sure all these niggas are making sure our project do what it gotta do and then we gettin’ the scraps from the bottom? That was my fight. We an independent outfit."
In 2008, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9" and Kxng Crooked founded Slaughterhouse. They dropped their debut self-titled album in 2009. Since then, the group has followed up with other projects including 2012's House Rules. In 2017, Budden claimed on his podcast that their third album Glass House won't see the light of day. Then, in 2018, Kxng Crooked officially left the group before Royce confirmed they had disbanded.
Watch Joe Budden Talk about his Slaughterhouse past at the 1:08:00 mark below.
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