Joell Ortiz's Slaughterhouse mates Joe Budden and Royce Da 5'9" have recently been making headlines for the Total Slaughter battle rap event. Ortiz decides to go through the inspirational route with "Music Saved My Life," a new cut from his upcoming album, House Slippers.

B.o.B and Mally Stakz join Ortiz in a story that involves absent fathers ("music was my stepdad"), listening to Luther Vandross and finding inspiration through hip-hop—a popular narrative in the genre. B.o.B boosts the track with his laser-focused verse.

House Slippers is expected to drop later this year.

[via DJ Envy]