Crooked I Talks Upcoming Slaughterhouse Project, Involvement From Eminem & DJ Premier

Crooked I explains how Slaughterhouse cultivates its sound, as well as Eminem's involvement on the project.

As Slaughterhouse readies its Shady Records debut, Crooked I recently discussed the anticipated project with Conspiracy Worldwide Hip Hop Radio.

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.

Listen to the interview in its entirety here.

RELATED: Joe Budden Says Slaughterhouse Album Will Release In April 2012

46 Comments

  • sean

    this album no doubt will be great. but they just needa have a release date already!

  • Spliff

    Eminems beats are wack - sorry, but they are - anyone listen to that loyal to the game joke of an album? Nuff sed

  • Gabriel Blaze

    Hope this album is sick. I really do. It should be but I hope that its not all mainstream. A Dre joint, a Premier joint, some stand out producers and some dope features.

  • G-Bee

    Okay so a lot of mainstream producers and features. That sounds bad. You have 5 mc's already, why get features? I might be wrong, but I think this album is gonna be all over the place.

  • cano

    cant wait. all these dudes go hard on the mic. hopefully we getta yela and em feature.

    • deadboy90

      Tech already did a Collab with Crooked I, it was Sicology 101 with them and Chino XL. It goes without saying its sick.

    • Anonymous

      Yela and Em features are 100% sure, im hoping for other features outside shady records, Tech N9ne for example,it would be a crazy collab

  • Anonymous

    Can't fucking wait, this is going over to be a huge improvement over the first one.

  • Holland

    @ So Icy Toy Why keep on going with that stupid shit? Get a life you moron, this is a Hip Hop site And you talk a lot, but it never has one thing to do with Hip Hop Useless troll

  • Sonny

    hope this album reaches my high expectations.

  • So Icy Boi!

    Dey sumthin bout Crooked I that gets me so hard. i love Lil Wayne and Drake but if dis nigga asked to fuck my ass Id let him bareback me. swag

    • CERTAIN MYSTIC

      Since u so down wit young money pls hook me up wit nicki. Hope I don't sound to heinous when I say this but I wanna stick my penis in her anus!!

  • war22

    they better not put 12 tracks on the album...

  • Anonymous

    this is going to be really mainstream and i guarantee that they tried/trying to make a hit record

    • Holland

      ''Move On'' That song should've been a hit record

    • Anonymous

      No kidding, you mean artist on a major label are gonna try and make a hit single to sell there album with?? HOLY SHIT!!!!! SMH, fuck outta here dude, aint nothing wrong with having a catchy single to sell your record, so long as the other 14-15 tracks go hard People dont enjoy living in poverty b

    • CERTAIN MYSTIC

      Well if they want more recognition and decent album sales it only makes sense to have one or two commercial joints. But I guarantee majority of the album will be real hip hop

  • Holland

    Crooked is a beast! One of the best MC's alive I like Slaughterhous as a group, they all got allot of skills But I would like to see a Crooked I & Royce da 5'9 collabo album happen And btw, a Joe Budden solo album is always welcome (that guy got some deep lyrics) And o jeah, big up to Ortiz as well, he's a dope rapper with plenty of talent But from the Slaughterhouse, he's my 4th placed MC

  • Anonymous

    --------TUPAC'S ALLEGED MURDERER------- Did you know that former Def Jam artist Mel-low who's "BLAZE IT UP" music video featuring Redman, has a short clip of Orlando Anderson aka "Baby Lane" of the South Side Crips in Compton, CA? Orlando Anderson has been linked as the murderer of Tupac. You can see Orlando in the BLAZE IT UP video at min 1:48 - 1:51. In the video Orlando is squatting down in the middle of the dice game wearing a stripe shirt, holding a fist full of money while singing the hook. The night of Tupac's murder, Orlando is the person that can be seen on security video getting beat up in the casino by Suge Knight, Tupac and several other guys. Orlando Anderson killed in Compton a few years after Tupac's murder. ABOUT: Mel-low The first male artist from the west coast that Russell ever signed Def Jam was Mel-low from Compton, CA. Mel-low's first Def Jam single BLAZE IT UP feat Redman would become the first Def Jam video ever to get banned from being played on both BET and MTV. Def Jam spent big money on each Mel-low video. Russell Simmons was excited to have signed Mel-low and had major big plans him. Unfortunately right when it was time to put out Mel-low's debut album "It's a B.G. THANG" Def Jam ended up going through serious merger with another company. This merger resulted in Mel-low's album coming out on a much smaller label. Google Mel-low's album and listen to his track and you'll see what all the hype was about. Make sure you listen to the tracks "No Love" and "Lord Have Mercy"!!!!!!!! Here's a link to BLAZE IT UP and a few more Mel-low music videos. ***BLAZE IT UP*** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkBPl2MlEGM MONEY, HOUSE, and CLOTHES http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDkdi26aFqM B.G. THANG http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av8aE2W2n-4 Know your Hip Hop history!!! Be ready and prepared for a new Hip Hip game show coming to TV later this year!

  • Anonymous

    Home > News > DJ P Wins $250,000 From Smirnoff's Master Of The Mix, Shares Winnings DJ P Wins $250,000 From Smirnoff's Master Of The Mix, Shares Winnings by Jake Paine posted January 15, 2012 at 8:57AM PST | 0 comments DJ P Wins $250,000 From Smirnoff's Master Of The Mix, Shares Winnings The Missouri deejay who made "Uneasy Listening" with DJ Z-Trip a decade ago, shared his winnings with DJ M-Squared and DJ Yonny. Last night (January 14) in Atlanta, Georgia, DJ P won Smirnoff's Master of The Mix deejay competition. The veteran Springfield, Missouri deejay won $250,000 as this year's winner. DJ P shared $10,000 each with DJ Yonny and DJ M-Squared, a gesture not required in the competition judged by Just Blaze, Kid Capri and Amber Rose. It feels so surreal I cant believe Im the Season Two winner of Master of the Mix, said DJ P in a statement. I was up against some serious competition and really didnt know how it would all work out because it was up to the fans to decide. Im just thankful to everyone who supported me and cant wait to spin for you all this year. Like 2011's winner, DJ Scratch, DJ P will deejay for Smirnoff throughout the year as an official party deejay. DJ P is known for his 2001 retail-mixtape with Phoenix, Arizona's DJ Z-Trip, Uneasy Listening, Volume 1. The work was an early mash-up release, featuring tracks from Pharcyde, Del The Funky Homosapien, and others mixed with Top 40 tracks from Madonna, Pat Benatar and The Who. More News On HipHopDX Common Says Drake Beef Isn't Over Serena Williams & That He's Battling For Hip Hop Crooked I Talks Upcoming Slaughterhouse Project, Involvement From Eminem & DJ Premier Slept-On But Very Dope Hip Hop Songs From The Week Of 1/8/2012 Obie Trice Reveals Cover Art For "Bottoms Up," Due February 28th The Top 10 Most Popular Hip Hop Singles The Week Of 1/9/2012 Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email to a Friend More Sharing Options Add New Comment Got an account with one of these? Log in here, or just enter your info and leave a comment below. Log In * required field Your Name * Your Email * Your Website Your Comment: Post Comment Comments 0 posts Anonymous: --------TUPAC'S ALLEGED MURDERER------- Did you know that former Def Jam artist Mel-low who's "BLAZE IT UP" music video featuring Redman, has a short clip of Orlando Anderson aka "Baby Lane" of the South Side Crips in Compton, CA? Orlando Anderson has been linked as the murderer of Tupac. You can see Orlando in the BLAZE IT UP video at min 1:48 - 1:51. In the video Orlando is squatting down in the middle of the dice game wearing a stripe shirt, holding a fist full of money while singing the hook. The night of Tupac's murder, Orlando is the person that can be seen on security video getting beat up in the casino by Suge Knight, Tupac and several other guys. Orlando Anderson killed in Compton a few years after Tupac's murder. ABOUT: Mel-low The first male artist from the west coast that Russell ever signed Def Jam was Mel-low from Compton, CA. Mel-low's first Def Jam single BLAZE IT UP feat Redman would become the first Def Jam video ever to get banned from being played on both BET and MTV. Def Jam spent big money on each Mel-low video. Russell Simmons was excited to have signed Mel-low and had major big plans him. Unfortunately right when it was time to put out Mel-low's debut album "It's a B.G. THANG" Def Jam ended up going through serious merger with another company. This merger resulted in Mel-low's album coming out on a much smaller label. Google Mel-low's album and listen to his track and you'll see what all the hype was about. Make sure you listen to the tracks "No Love" and "Lord Have Mercy"!!!!!!!! Here's a link to BLAZE IT UP and a few more Mel-low music videos. ***BLAZE IT UP*** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkBPl2MlEGM MONEY, HOUSE, and CLOTHES http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDkdi26aFqM B.G. THANG http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av8aE2W2n-4 Know your Hip Hop history!!! Be ready and prepared for a new Hip Hip game show coming to TV later this year!

  • So Icy Boi!

    Feminem & Slaughterhouse are wack ass old ass niggas. smart people listen to Lil Wayne & Drake. dey are mo talented..... dont support dese devil worshiper, woman rapin faggots. YMCMB is da best. swag

    • Anonymous

      Well just trolling, im sure you didnt even meant what you said but you were able to create a discussion

    • MalcolmLittle@live.com

      @ Anon3, I said I normally don't. LOL It wasn't intended as a serious question anyway.

    • Anonymous

      @malcolmlittle...you say you dont feed trolls but then you dignify the comment by responding with a logical answer as if what he said was intended as a logical statement. what the fuck is wrong with you?

    • Anonymous

      This guy is saying smart people listen to Young Money when he can't even spell.

    • MalcolmLittle

      I normally don't even feed trolls but I'm just curious about somethin...so lemme get this straight, you want us to stop supportin so-called "devil worshippin, woman rapin faggots" in favor of money worshippin, man rapin faggots?? Nah I ain't even gonna be able to do it homeboy, sorry.

    • yo

      i dont understand niggaz lyke u.. u so corny, u just write that shit just so ppl come back at u...

    • Anonymous

      DONT FEED THE TROLL PEOPLE

  • Spliff

    Im a fan of Eminem but have to say that 90% of his beats are wack as fuck Can't wait for this Album though

    • hellno

      I see where he's coming from, many of his more recent beats have been a little bland. But agreed, many of his beats for his own past work have been excellent, in particular, The D12 album Devil's Night was his best production work.

    • Fuck U !

      you are very stupid. Eminem produced 90% of TES(His Best album). Himself and The bass Brothers produced 90% Of SSLP. Himself and Jeff Bass Produced 90% Of MMLP. He Produced renegade. He Produced 85% of Obie Trice's Classic "Cheers". He produced 90% of all D-12 albums. He produced Half of Encore(Toy Soldiers, MOSH, Yellow Brick Road, Evil Deeds, Mocking Bird, Spend Some Time, 1 sot 2 shot). He Produced Moment Of clarity, The cross, welcome to D block, on fire, Warrior pt 1 and 2. How the hell are his beats weak ????? And u call urself a fan ? Fuck u!!!

  • Its Um

    Hoping to hear something by nx month, just something that may or may not make the album.

  • 7Cities

    * SlaughterHouse!!!! * as before mentioned, hopefully Preme will be on the album...also would like to have DJ Khalil, Dr. Dre, Alchemist, Emile and Nottz up there...

  • Anonymous

    em's beats are one the best in the game

  • Anonymous

    In before the haters...... Looking forward to the SH album, hopefully primo does make it onto the final tracklist, or at least as a bonus cut or summin

  • Anonymous

    eminem going be back to his best he rides his own beats better than all producers beats

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