Slaughterhouse Promises More Introspective Tracks Than First Album

Emcees from the Slaughterhouse explain why fans can expect more introspective cuts from them on their Shady debut, saying they will cover a lot more ground on this album.

Expect more introspective music from the Slaughterhouse crew as they prepare to complete their Shady Records debut. According to the group, the follow-up to their self-titled album will feature more intentional introspection, something they feel they weren't able to do as much as they would have liked to on their first release.

During an interview with Hard Knock TV, they were asked about this subject. 

"There's a lot of [introspection] on the sophomore effort," Joe Budden said. "We recognized the same thing and I think that's mainly due to to the time restraints that we were under on the first album. We weren't able to be as creative as we would have liked to in a six day period." 

"That and any missing element that you could think of," Royce Da 5'9" added. "We're trying to cover all of our grounds this time. We have all the time in the world and obviously a better budget. We're just going to take our time and fill in all of the gaps."

In fact, Royce said that he's learning to craft more solo songs this way, admitting that the group is influencing his new work.

"I can rap about guns all day and be happy but I'm working on that. I'm learning from [the group]. My next album is actually going to be very introspective." 

This echoes a similar tone that Crooked I had when HipHopDX interviewed him in early March of this year. During the interview, Crook said that producers are sending Slaughterhouse many beats that bring out their introspective sides, which he called "Life music."

“Now, [producers] are giving us life music," he told us. "I guess it’s what they want to hear us on or something because we’re not requesting it. But, when it comes our way, they’re pulling out stories, personal feelings and a lot of shit out of us. I’m loving it. This Slaughterhouse album is going to have a mark in the history of Rap. There’s going to be a lot of lyrics on there, man. Just having Em in the building, you’ve got to step your game up. So, it might have the most quotables ever, on one album.”

41 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Slaughterhouse shits on Wu-Tang Clan nowadays who haven't changed their style for 20 years. SMH @ all these niggas who aren't able to come up with something new. This ain't 1996, if you compare the pure skill it's Slaughterhouse >>>>>>>>>>>>> Wu-Tang. I'm very glad to hear that they want to do more introspective tracks. The one thing that was missing on the first one, besides a few tracks. Crooked ripped Raindrops to shreds though.

  • SLAUGHTERHOUSE!

    why?! WHY do people insist on making comparisons, arguing who killed who, who was better in the past BLAH BLAH BLAH you so called hiphop fans are so caught up you cant enjoy any of the music being created now! slaughterhouse is f**cking dope, and introspection from these dudes will be welcome, we know they can destroy beats with insane wordplay and ryhme schemes (ONSLAUGHT 2 etc) but now we gon see that with subject matter, thats awesome lets revel in dudes who arent dropping rubbish like most radio rappers instead BI*CHIN ALL THE TIME!

  • Anonymous

    I don't know if you guys have noticed, but both crooked i and joell ortiz have lost weight. That means shady wants their image to be marketable.

  • breal

    Where is the wu and slaughterhouse comparison coming from. Two different groups with different styles. Wu was good at clever and choppy lyricism without saying a whole hell of a lot. Slaughterhouse tells much deeper, real raw stories. Id take ghostface and maybe meth in his prime over anyone in slaughterhouse but thats it. Just because they pioneered the gritty style doesnt mean they do it best.

  • Hidden By Leaves

    This is bad news. People want to hear raw bars from these spitters, not corny sentiment like Em's previous grammy winning pile of hot garbage... and if you cant admit that Canibus just ripped 2 of them out the frame...YOU ARE FUCKING DELUSIONAL.

    • dumbass

      Yo just because its introspective doesnt mean its not raw bars. Infact its probably more raw, you dont need to rap about guns and fake made up shit to be raw.

  • BOZO NASIR

    SHOUT OUT TO THE WHOLE SLAUGTER HOUSE.ROYCE IM GLAD U AND EMINEM PEACED IT OUT.HOMIE IF U WOULD OF DID THAT A LONG TIME AGO,U WOULD OF BEEN FURTHER THEN WHAT U BEEN.BUT IM HAPPY FOR U.JOE BUDDEN IS AN EXCELLENT LYRICTS.I SEEN HIM GO HARD AT RAPPERS,CANIBUS IS AN GREAT MATCH IN HIPHOP.THIS IS MY ERA RIGHT HERE.JOE BUDDEN THIS IS THE MOMENT YOU ASKED FOR FOR YEARS..GOING AGANIST A REAL MC LIKE U.CANIBUS.CANIBUS THAT GOES FOR YOU TOO.BUT ON THE REAL TO BOTH OF YALL,YALL AINT FUCKIN WITH METHODMAN,LL COOLJ,OR EMINEM.SO FUCK WITH NIGGAZ ON YOUR LYRICAL LANE.I HOP YALL REDAY.WINNER IS THE WINNER.AND LOSER LYRICAL ABILITY WILL NOT BE RESPECTED EVER.JOE BUDDEN I HOPE U EAT CANIBUS UP,BUT HOMIE THIS AINT GONNA BE EASY.HES GONNA HAVE U REACH FOR YOUR DARTS.SO THIS IS WHAT UVE BEEN ASKING FOR.A LYRICAL BATTLE OF MCS THATS NOT SCARED TOO GET AT U.BE READY...........

  • Anonymous

    Picture $WonDough$ rolling in a rolls royce heading to the slaughterhouse

  • Ryan MacQueston

    Gza would eat all of them to the fool who said bar for bar. Also... why couldnt they have been original? Masta Ace already had a Slaughterhouse & no one thinks these dudes should at least be able to come up with their own name?

  • Ears

    Today right now. Slaughter House shits on Wu Tang. Not legacy-wise, but bar for bar today. Thats why Meth wouldnt battle Joey, and why they punched him. They'd lose a battle, easy. Inspectah decks diss record was terrible...

    • b

      I cosign all this cats cant see the real. im a true wu fan but when i heard about joey verseS meth i was like NOOOOOOOOO METH DONT GO OUT LIKE THAT.THATS LIKE JORDAN IN WASHINGTON WIZARD JERSEY. You Cant be the best forever i feel like they played themselves having the homie run up on joey

  • hunkE

    B-Real feat. Royce Da 5'9" - Fandago [rmx] http://soundcloud.com/hunke/fandago-hunkemix

  • werd

    Cats are buggin saying they're wack. Better than Wu? Don't know about all that. Better than mad heads on the radio, definitely.

  • Anonymous

    they got signed based on Royce and Eminems friendship NOT their talent, just like D12 got signed on friendship not talent

    • Anonymous

      your a fucken dumbass. royce and em because good friends once again AFTER they started talking about getting signed.

    • Anonymous

      why not D12 are ass n they got signed...

    • werd

      That's probably partially true, but I doubt they would have got signed if they were ass. I doubt they will be a huge success in the mainstream, but they got skills.

  • Anonymous

    CANIBUS SLAYING JOE BUDDEN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky333l_5w_c&feature=feedlik

  • Nickel/Nine

    for all the people who think these dudes are "wack"....find the nearest sharp object and slowly jab it into ur eyes......u must not understand the lyrics these guys create....lyrical genius', and wu-tang do not even compare to these four when it comes to lyrics and sklls...if u think so then something is really wrong with u

    • Charlie Alvarez

      lmao. i think you meant wu-tang aint nuttin to fuck wit cause Slaughterhouse is in a different place than Wu. Slaughterhouse's 4 mc vs Wu's 9 MC's lol see the big difference. u r just riding the slaughterhouse dick up and down all day. id tell u to sit the fuck down and shut up but u might just like it.

    • Anonymous

      your dellusional they dont have complex lyrics at all, ive been listening to all of them for 10 years and only an idiot would say their better than Wu Tang, ill guarantee you only found them when they signed to Shady and INS TRIUMPH VERSE is more lyrical than any Joe Budden verse period

  • Gabriel Blaze

    Figured much!

  • Nico 3

    They just need better production. Save the introspective stuff for Em's next album. They aren't Eminem, and I think their album will flop if they don't come with fire this time.

  • Ainslie Powers

    Battle rap by retards for nerds. But you wanna talk 'introspective'-- Ask Joell if he's been making those child support payments for the kid he was too fucking dumb to wear a rubber for. Forget about DRE, get that GRE son!!

  • Angel Xavier De Peña

    G.O.A.T. HIP-HOP GROUP FUCK A WU-TANG

    • NY

      Really talking about Wu-Tang like that, the greatest hip hop group ever, it's funny that any would think that Slaughterhouse is better than Wu-Tang. 36 Chambers classic debut Slaughterhouse debut was the buzz for the week and forgotten about.

    • Anonymous

      YOU ARE NOT HIP HOP HERE GO LISTEN TO CANIBUS SLAYING JOE BUDDEN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky333l_5w_c&feature=feedlik

    • sincerejk

      hang yourself

    • Cage

      Shut your clown ass up.....

  • pienman

    this was dope. i indeed can't wait till this joint drops....SLAUGHTERHOUSE, i pray they don't crave them into mainstream let them mold the mainstream

  • word?

    these niggas wack. theres a reason why record labels didnt want them or why they had no succes with previous labels

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