When Slaughterhouse’s debut on Shady Records, welcome to: Our House, was delayed to an August release date, many fans wondered the reason. In a recent interview with Fuse, the four lyricists spoke on the matter.
“Too many different reasons, too many different variables with how we control the music,” explained Joe Budden. “I mean, it gets to be an issue between label and retail, but I’m always grateful for more time.”
“It gives you more time to be creative, more time to promote and think of more ways to raise the awareness out there,” added Budden. “It’s a great thing for me…8/28 is the final date.”
Slaughterhouse also discussed teaming up with another quartet: Black Hippy, which is comprised of Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, and Schoolboy Q. “I spoke to Ab-Soul about it,” said Budden. “It’s just a natural thing. Them standing for the things that they stand for, very similar to the things that we stand for.”
“Both being extremely lyrical supergroups…I’d like to try and make the inevitable happen. That’s a priority for us. I’m gonna make that happen.”
Slaughterhouse also discussed some possibly unexpected acts they listen to. “Kings of Leon, Hall and Oates, Barry White…I was listening to Secret Garden all yesterday,” said Royce Da 5’9.
“Yesterday I was on my in-line skates listening to Radiohead,” said Joell Ortiz. “Yeah, I do that. In these streets, G.”
“I listen to Classical Music,” said Crooked I. “Sometimes I don’t want to hear a bunch of words, people yappin’ all day. I hear enough of that just in my own music.”