Joell Ortiz, one quarter of Slaughterhouse, has announced his upcoming House Slippers album.
“I’m in a comfortable place,” he says of the album title in an interview with Complex. “I’m at home with this album.”
The project, set to be executive produced by The Heatmakerz, is also slated to feature a different perspective from Ortiz than the outlook he’s shown in past efforts.
“I decided to clean my life up,” he says. “In the process of doing all that, I started seeing better. Things started clearing up for me…Things are different for me and I’m excited about how people receive it.”
In January, Ortiz spoke about changing his life through getting in better shape.
“I learned a lot about weight loss, what weighs and what doesn’t,” he said in his January HipHopDX interview. “Muscle is heavy. At first, I took off like 50 to 60 pounds, scale-wise. When you are training and changing your body, you lose everything fast, because your body is reacting. It’s like, ‘Oh man, I guess this guy wants me to shred,’ so it’s eating up fat. As soon as you start weight training, you put on weight because of muscle mass, but you look the same as you did when you took that drastic weight off. I look exactly how I did 20 pounds ago, but it’s in muscle definition and muscle weight. Initially, I took off like 50 to 60 pounds, but now I may only be 30 pounds from where I started, but I look like a different person.”
Beyond his solo work, Ortiz has also been crafting Slaughterhouse’s Glass House.
(April 7, 2014)
UPDATE: The tracklist for House Slippers, which is set to be released September 16, according to HHNM, is available below.
1. House Slippers
2. Cold World (Feat. Lee Carr)
3. Dream On
4. Music Saved My Life (Feat. B.o.B & Mally Stakz)
5. Brother’s Keeper (Feat. Joe Budden, Crooked I & Royce Da 5’9)
6. Q & A
7. Get Down
8. Say Yes (Feat. Sahlance)
9. Better Than (Feat. Maino & Kaydence)
11. Candy (Feat. Mally Stakz)
12. Crack Spot
(August 12, 2014)
UPDATE #2: Joell Ortiz’s House Slippers’ cover art is below.
UPDATE #3: Listen to Joell Ortiz’s House Slippers on HotNewHipHop.