The West Coast emcee first discussed the possibility of getting DJ Premier involved in the project. “It’s always a possibility until it’s getting pressed up and printed up,” said Crooked. “When we did the first Slaughterhouse album, we recorded most of it in Premier’s studio, in New York. HeadQCourterz.”
Crook also discussed the difference in recording the group’s upcoming project as opposed to their last. “I think the difference is we have a lot more elbow room on this album, because the last album was on Koch. We were kinda placed in a box. You got a lot of elbow room to be creative, and you have a CEO that’s an emcee as well. He understands where we’re coming from. It’s just a blessing, man.”
The Slaughterhouse member also talked features without getting specific. “There’s a lot of heavyweight producers on board; we’ll have a few surprise features with artists out there that are staying true to the craft and are reigning on the charts. It’s moreso about the sound. We don’t ever grab a record and say ‘This’ll be a smash hit if we put this person on who’s popular.’ It’s more about the sound, like, ‘Who would sound good on this?’ whether it’s an underground person or a mainstream person. It’s about who sounds the best and what would make the song come out the best.”
“We got some joints on there [that Eminem] produced,” revealed Crooked. “I don’t know all that will end up making the album, but definitely he will have joints on there. He brought a couple of incredible records to the table already.” Crooked wouldn’t commit to other producers on the project.
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