Crooked I, who is completing work on a new Slaughterhouse album, says that a group of producers has created its own version of Slaughterhouse. According to Crook, the collaborative spirit is one that has been great to see.
“It’s a beautiful thing to have Just Blaze, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Illmind, Cardiak and AraabMUZIK,” Crooked I said in an interview with HipHopDX. “To have those guys come together and say, ‘Hey, let’s all form a Slaughterhouse of producers and work on this shit together. I might do the drums on this. You might do the keys on that. You might cut some samples from there and we just make this one big picture.”
During the interview, Crooked I says that this was something that was methodically executed.
“It was a thought out plan,” Crooked says. “We all sat down to do this album. We wanted to get some producers that were willing to do something like that, and some producers that we respected wholeheartedly. I think me, personally, the way I saw it, just speaking for myself, is sending a message to our core fans saying, ‘Look, look at the motherfuckers we got working on this album with us. Look at these talented production geniuses that we have. Look what they’re willing to do. They’re willing to put egos to the side and come in because these are all platinum[-selling] producers, and come in and say, ‘Hey let’s all bang something out together.’
“It’s like sending a message to our core fans,” Crooked continues. “This Slaughterhouse album, we’re taking this shit real serious and we’re trying to deliver to you, the best possible album we can. Stay real true to the roots of what Slaughterhouse stands for. That’s the message I feel like we were all sending as a unit.”
“It’s a lot of edgy shit,” Crooked I says. “It’s a lot of rebellious shit and then there’s a lot of emotional shit that you know, you might have gotten out of the song ‘Goodbye,’ or you might have gotten out of the song ‘Move On.’ You’re getting that times ten on this so I can’t wait. I can’t wait for it to drop man.”
Slaughterhouse has not announced an official album title or release date, but the group has announced its “Glass House Tour,” which is slated to kick off March 2014.