Slaughterhouse - welcome to: Our House

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Slaughterhouse is in a prime position to take advantage of the things Shady Records has to offer on "welcome to: OUR HOUSE" and not succumb to any pitfalls.

Being signed to Shady Records is a gift and a curse. In becoming affiliated with possibly the most popular emcee in the history of Hip Hop, Slaughterhouse has increased its visibility tenfold. But, as artists like Obie Trice, Stat Quo, Bobby Creekwater, and even D12 to a lesser extent know, things aren’t always rosy at the house that Shady built. Seemingly closing itself off from outside artists, meddling from Jimmy Iovine, and heavy-handed involvement from Slim himself, it’s a story fans have seen play out many times (if the artist’s album even dropped, that is). But Slaughterhouse is a different animal, it seems. Unlike the aforementioned artists, Royce Da 5’9, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, and Crooked I have each had critically, if not commercially, successful careers. Each has gone through label woes, and none of them are in need of creative nurturing. In other words, Slaughterhouse is in a prime position to take advantage of the things Shady Records has to offer on welcome to: OUR HOUSE and not succumb to any of its pitfalls.

After an eerie intro, the Eminem-Slaughter connection pops off on “Our House,” a no-frills cut (except a moody, full chorus courtesy of Skylar Grey) that puts on full display Slaughterhouse’s bread and butter—otherworldly lyricism. From the start, Royce tells fans why they’re here: “I just want to be the illest emcee / The same time be as real as can be / Mayhem, sickness, murder, horror / These are the kind of words that describe my aura / G Rap, Ras Kass, Kurupt, Redman / I am cut from that cloth, rhyme about me? You a dead man / …I’m trying to be the sickest nigga dead or alive / And if I happen to fall short, it’s been one hell of a ride.” “Coffin” and “Throw That” are skippable, with the former featuring a tired Busta Rhymes failing to sound genuinely riled up and the latter comprised of forgettable sex talk. The project picks up steam again with “Hammer Dance,” clever from its title on down to every bar. “Throw It Away” comes out of left field, and it’s a pleasant surprise. The Mr. Porter beat is a straight banger that was tailor-made for Swizz Beatz' absurdly entertaining brand of chant-choruses. Even someone who’s been charting Porter’s quiet rise to one of Hip Hop’s more sought-after producers will be impressed by this one. Skyler Grey’s shtick gets a little old on “Rescue Me,” (i.e., “I Need a Doctor” 2.0), and the rest of the album plays out pretty much as expected: some heartfelt cuts (“Goodbye”), some ballin’ on wax (“Park it Sideways”), and a lot more dense lyricism.

After 80 minutes and 38 seconds are up, what have listeners learned about Slaughterhouse? That they’re probably the strongest-rhyming collective in Hip Hop today, and likely belong in that “all-time” conversation—as skilled emcees. But everyone already knew that. With welcome to: OUR HOUSE, Slaughterhouse has somehow managed to improve upon its already-absurd skill set. The delivery is clearer, the bars flow tighter—perhaps being challenged by Eminem in the studio daily has that effect on emcees that hate to be outshined. But unfortunately, listeners will be hard-pressed to find evolution otherwise. Anyone who’s heard “Microphone” or any number of other SH cuts—not to mention its members’ solo catalogues—know the damage Royce, Budden, Crooked, and Joell can do on a mic. Unfortunately, OUR HOUSE feels like a thrown-together collection of (extremely) dope posse cuts. The album lacks direction, and its aesthetic (both lyrical imagery and musical) seems a little overly influenced by Shady. Ultimately, there are countless bars worth hitting rewind for, but Slaughterhouse is capable of so much more. Songs like “Move On” and “Rain Drops” from previous projects are proof. When Slaughterhouse commits themselves to being artists—not just lyrical acrobats—then the Hip Hop game will truly feel the group’s impact.

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984 Comments

  • Tom

    best rap group ever even before Shady signed them but this is by far their best and one of the best rap albums in history

  • badre

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrgtepffWL4

  • jack johnson

    I'm still astounded how this got 4.5 from hiphopdx. That rating had to be paid for. This album sucks

  • Anonymous

    people who hate on this album has no taste in REAL hip hop. fuck all yall hip hop dx cock suckin faggots. im out. 5/5

  • Lo Lastinger

    Dopest album I've heard in a long, long time.When you consider all these guys histories in hip hop it makes it even that much more spellbinding...My favorite verse is Crooked I's from "Frat House".

  • DaniLL

    #1 SlaughterHOUSE!

  • Joell Ortiz - Yaowa

    1. Yaowa (Intro) (Produced by DJ Premier) 2. What They Want (Produced by DJ Premier) 3. Rain feat. Raekwon (Produced by Jake One) 4. 20 Dollars (Produced by Havoc) 5. Horror Movie feat. Royce da 5'9", Crooked I & Joe Budden (Slaughterhouse) (Produced by The Alchemist) 6. What's the Word (Produced by Frank Dukes) 7. Winded (Produced by Large Professor) 8. Help feat. Faith Evans (Produced by Just Blaze) 9. Rewind (Produced by The Alchemist) 10. Winding on Me (Produced by Frank Dukes) 11. Size 'Em Up feat. Action Bronson (Produced by The Alchemist) 12. Ride Out (Produced by Mr. Porter) 13. Act Stupid (Produced by DJ Premier) 14. Oh No (Produced by The Alchemist) 15. No Happy Ending (Produced by S1)

  • *

    I still play this album and their recent mixtape almost weekly. No reason to hate on thismusic, go listen to 2 Chainz or Chief Keef

  • simon

    So happy I discovered this fantastic group. Really great album, five stars from me

  • Yug

    43hiphop.blogspot.com check out my review too :)

  • Bwest

    This album is great. Buy the deluxe edition 3 of the four bonus tracks are worth it. "walk of shame" is the not so good one. But overall this album is worth the money.

  • Dylann17

    I thought this was a really good album. 5 Stars.

  • jus sayin..

    n listen to tha lyrics ffs.. jesus piece aint even got anytin deep there n yall kno it

  • jus sayin..

    how in tha hell u users voting even games jesus piece betta than dis 1?? dis 1 tha album of tha year

  • Ken

    yeah, cuz songs about unexpected miscarriages, past and present pill addictions, references to alcoholism (i'm 24, and already been one year and a half sober from alcohol cuz it was hurting those I love, and myself), lyrical contemplations of suicide, and cumin on bitch's faces is supposed to be "pop music". except for rescue me, slaughterhouse brings it on every song. also that Park It Sideways song is constantly played with full bass in the car pretty much cuz that beat and the hook are... MEANT to be constantly played w/ full bass in peoples' cars. Also, asides from Bishop Lamont's brilliant song "Home" (which never fails to amaze me and yet fill me with sadness), I think that "Goodbye" is the second most depressing rap song of all time. yeah, sure, i'm gonna get hate for that, fuck it. the issue of losing a father figure i relate to deeply so when Budden raps similarly about it that shit makes me feel a little better like someone else i admire went through the same troubles. in my honest opinion this is the second best album of the year, i've decided my top three can no longer be just a group, so I had to break it down: 1) goes to k. dot. 2) Slaughterhouse Our house, and 3) Game with Jesus Piece. Nas is number 4 and WT&DBlock are number 5.

  • Ken

    one of the three best albums of the year the other two are Jesus Piece and good kid, m.A.A.d city

  • kenajj77

    Happiness and sadness (and all other emotions in between) are fused with this group's tremendous verbal dexterity to create one of the year's best albums. The only real slip-up is "Rescue Me," a three-and-a-half-minute-long piece of uninspired bitching and moaning, weakly supported by more of two-hit-wonder producer ("Love the Way You Lie" & "I Need a Doctor") Alex da Kid's tired horseshit. The best song on the album, and this was difficult to pick, is... "Goodbye." It belongs in my top five "awesome-but-sad-as-fuck" rap song list, just behind Bishop Lamont's masterpiece "Home." Anyways, ultimately the album is dope as fuck and I would (and do) highly recommend it to all those who know what real hip-hop truly is.

  • Austin

    I go to Slaughterhouse to hear aggressive MCs and lyricism. This album gave me four toned down MCs who are way below their own standers. Shady records putt these guys over generic beats and corny, sugary, choruses that they sound like crap over. I give 2 stars for Hammer Dance, and Coffin (and a good tape for compensation). Slaughter on their debut and EP, are what I want them to be. This was radio bullshit

  • MizzMathers

    Some of the beats are terribly generic, especially towards the end of the album. Which is stupid, seeing, as the end should make you want to pick it up again. The lyricism, especially of Royce da 5'9 is excellent,though.

  • Jae

    Shut Up they Lyrics Good Is the Beats That mess It Up Expected More Better Beats Like Hammer Dance But i don't matter I'm Still a Fan

  • Anonymous

    Sucks.............Fucking wack lyrics are overrated

  • Angelo

    SMH @ this review. What album did you listen to? It might even be slightly worse than the debut they had

  • mdh

    this is a terrible review. and this is a mediocre album at best. They got this better then Nas- Life is Good? wtf is that shit. These niggas dumbed down their bars, picked some horrible ass beats, corny ass hooks. I am a fan of all these dudes. I bought their first album. Have all of royces albums. But i will not spend money on this overproduced recovery mimicking shit stain of an album. Nuff said.

    • MizzMathers

      mdh, I have to agree with you, although I think you have slightly exaggerated. However, on the topic of Recovery mimicking, you may be right. Did you notice that the chord progression for My Life is almost exactly the same to 'You're Never Over' , by Eminem? And the producers for those songs are not even the same! How dumb is that?

  • hippaToDaHoppa

    I just wanted to vote 1 star. no comment.

  • illlogic

    Look, I'm a fan of all these fools since way back and they SEALED IT for me when I heard that 16 minute D.O.A. freestyle. I waited for this album for months and months! When I finally got it, I played it through a few times, and even though I agree with what the review says, I don't agree with the amount of stars. So many tracks were skippable, a LOT of commercial/mainstream influence, and like it said, Em's influence (which isn't necessarily a BAD thing, but I notice rappers always try to mimick Em's quirky-dark-crazy humor about being sadistic/psycho/poppin' pills, i.e. Joell's opening line on the track "Asylum"). There's not too many tracks I can really say I would play over and over, not so many memorable lines as it stated here (best line comin' from Crooked on Hammer Dance about bodying your audio), but what can you expect with a super-power group like this? I'm sure it's difficult to harness the power. Unfortunately, that means nothing when trying to rate the album based on the overall package. I actually like their first album better.

    • MizzMathers

      I don't think that they are trying to mimick Em's subject matters- the members of D12, for example, were always like that. But you are right. Towards the end of the album is where the production goes tits up. Some of the tracks towards the end when I was reviewing it myself were awfully produced, and you wondered about how that had been allowed to stay as the final copy. And if production is shit, you are less likely to listen to all the lyrics. You are right about the lack of quotable material, too. I think they should have slowed things down a bit- not necessarily made the verses less complex, but kept in mind the audience. Skylar Grey's appearnaces were good though.

  • Anonymous

    WACK................. WUTANG CLOWNS THESE NOBODYS

  • Amazing

    Lyrical Genius Our House = Best song on the album!

  • ....

    "The Slaughter (Intro)" (Produced by Eminem) The album opens with a nice dark sounding intro full of chainsaws and screams as well as the definition of an MC. "Our House" feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey (Produced by Alex da Kid) This is probably one of my favourite songs on the album. The production and lyrics on here are great with nice and dark sounding synths as well as hard hitting drums. The concept for this record is dope and Skylar Grey sounds really great on here too. All around this is a powerful song to open the album with. "Coffin" feat. Busta Rhymes (Produced by Hit-Boy, co. Eminem) "Coffin" drops in with hard drums and hard lyrics to match. I can tell that this song will sound dope in the club and based off of my experiences with seeing both Busta Rhymes and Slaughterhouse live, this song would be an amazing live performance. The only thing I'm really not feeling on here is the detuned synth on the hook but it doesnt ruin the whole song for me. Throw That feat. Eminem (Produced by T-Minus, co. Eminem) This is Slaughterhouse's strip club song (with a fun vibe to it) and the production on it is really dope to me. I like hearing Slaughterhouse on different sounding production other than just grimy beats. I think the vocal effects on here are dope and the synth work is nice too. Throw in a catchy chorus and melodies and you have "Throw That". "Hammer Dance" (Produced by AraabMuzik, add. Eminem) The first single from the album still goes hard to me; the grimy sounding synth melodies and drums fit the lyrics of this song perfectly (especially with they way Joell kicks the song off). No complaints here, this has that nice head nodding feel to it and would definitely make a dope club record to get you hyped up. "Get Up" (Produced by NO I.D.) The vocal intro to this song is dope and prepares you for the upcoming lyrical onslaught. The beat on here is really dope with a chopped up guitar sample with some vocal cuts as well that give it a rock edge and motivational feel. I really like the sound of Slaughterhouse on guitar tracks and they match perfectly on here. I really like the change ups on here and the way the artists play off of the vocal chops in the beat is dope too. "My Life" feat. Cee Lo Green (Produced by StreetRunner, co. Sarom, co. Eminem) The production on here is great and the lyrics are dope too. I like the celebratory feel of this song; it captures that "life is good" feel that Nas talked about on his album. Cee Lo sounds good on the hook and the synths and drum patterns on here will definitely keep your attention the whole time. This record would definitely be good for performances and radio play as well. I like the fact that this song celebrates where the members of Slaughterhouse are now compared to where they were in the past. "We Did It (Skit)" (Produced by Eminem) Another dark sounding skit that plays perfectly into the next song. "Flip A Bird" (Produced by Black Key Beats, co. Zukhan, co. Eminem) I really like the sample flip on this record and the concept that goes with it. The beat on here is really dope and finds the members talking about their path before music as well as where they'll be if the music doesn't work out for them. I think maybe some extra vocals on the hook from Slaughterhouse would have been dope but I don't have any real complaints. The vocal samples on the hook work fine and are real catchy and smooth and the verses have a laid back smooth vibe as well. "Throw It Away" feat. Swizz Beatz (Produced by Mr. Porter, add. Eminem) This song goes hard and would probably sound great in the club or your car. The beat is dope but this is probably my least favourite song on the album; I'm not really feeling the hook too much and the song doesn't really grab me here but the beat works nice for Slaughterhouse. I probably wouldn't skip this song right away but I wouldn't go out of my way for it either. "Rescue Me" feat. Skylar Grey (Produced by Alex da Kid) The production here is great with hard drums and a grimy synth as well as some personal lyrics to match. The hook melodies and vocals are really dope here too; I really like this song as a whole from the production to the lyrics. The beat here almost has a dark amped up feel to it but still leaves enough room for the deep lyrics, I just wish that this song were longer because it's so dope. "Frat House" (Produced by T-Minus, co. Eminem) I like this record a lot and if you're a fan of "Hammer Dance" youll probably like "Frat House" too; there's some really dope hard drums and eerie synths and guitars throughout the beat. This record will definitely get you hyped up with its head-nodding feel and dope lyrics. "Goodbye" (Produced by Boi-1da, co. Eminem, add. Matthew Burnett) "Goodbye" is an emotional and deeply personal record for Slaughterhouse with emotion stirring pianos and choirs throughout the beat. I really enjoy this as a song and the beat alone is really dope to zone out and reflect to. I have no complaints on this record; it's definitely one of my favourites on the album. "Park It Sideways" (Produced by Kane Beatz, co. JMIKE, co. The Mad Violinist, add. Eminem) The beat on "Park It Sideways" has an inspirational feel to it similar to "My Life" and I'm really vibing with it. The way Royce's verse transfers to Budden's is dope and I really like the production here; it almost has an epic feel but with a positive and happy vibe. "Die" (Produced by Mr. Porter) "Die" opens with a dope vocal sample introducing the members of Slaughterhouse before the dark guitars of the beat kick in. This record has a hyped up feel to it with some really dope change-ups in the production (especially when the strings come in) as well as the hard lyrics that we expect from Slaughterhouse. "Our Way (Outro)" (Produced by Boi-1da, co. The Maven Boys, add. Eminem) The dark beat on this record is great and works perfectly as an outro track for welcome to: Our House. The lyrics here find Slaughterhouse celebrating the fact that they made their own way into the music industry despite anyone who criticized and doubted them. I really like the string and piano melodies on this record as well as the drum patterns and the chorus. I'm not really feeling the brass that comes in during Crooked I's verse but this is a great outro song for the standard version of the album and just a dope record overall. Overall, I think welcome to: Our House is a very well balanced album and definitely does not disappoint. There were a few things I wasnt feeling on one or two songs but overall the album as a whole is really dope and a great piece of work. I think that open-minded fans of Slaughterhouse and all around good music will really enjoy this album. However, if you only expect Slaughterhouse to record 15-minute freestyles to dark beats then this is not the album for you. I plan on having welcome to: Our House on repeat for a while, especially since the production really is solid (both the beats and the concepts) and the lyrics live up to my expectations as well. I give welcome to: Our House a 4.5 rating because I thoroughly enjoyed the album (especially the diversity) and definitely think it was worth purchasing.

  • Anonymous

    "The Slaughter (Intro)" (Produced by Eminem) The album opens with a nice dark sounding intro full of chainsaws and screams as well as the definition of an MC. "Our House" feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey (Produced by Alex da Kid) This is probably one of my favourite songs on the album. The production and lyrics on here are great with nice and dark sounding synths as well as hard hitting drums. The concept for this record is dope and Skylar Grey sounds really great on here too. All around this is a powerful song to open the album with. "Coffin" feat. Busta Rhymes (Produced by Hit-Boy, co. Eminem) "Coffin" drops in with hard drums and hard lyrics to match. I can tell that this song will sound dope in the club and based off of my experiences with seeing both Busta Rhymes and Slaughterhouse live, this song would be an amazing live performance. The only thing I'm really not feeling on here is the detuned synth on the hook but it doesnt ruin the whole song for me. Throw That feat. Eminem (Produced by T-Minus, co. Eminem) This is Slaughterhouse's strip club song (with a fun vibe to it) and the production on it is really dope to me. I like hearing Slaughterhouse on different sounding production other than just grimy beats. I think the vocal effects on here are dope and the synth work is nice too. Throw in a catchy chorus and melodies and you have "Throw That". "Hammer Dance" (Produced by AraabMuzik, add. Eminem) The first single from the album still goes hard to me; the grimy sounding synth melodies and drums fit the lyrics of this song perfectly (especially with they way Joell kicks the song off). No complaints here, this has that nice head nodding feel to it and would definitely make a dope club record to get you hyped up. "Get Up" (Produced by NO I.D.) The vocal intro to this song is dope and prepares you for the upcoming lyrical onslaught. The beat on here is really dope with a chopped up guitar sample with some vocal cuts as well that give it a rock edge and motivational feel. I really like the sound of Slaughterhouse on guitar tracks and they match perfectly on here. I really like the change ups on here and the way the artists play off of the vocal chops in the beat is dope too. "My Life" feat. Cee Lo Green (Produced by StreetRunner, co. Sarom, co. Eminem) The production on here is great and the lyrics are dope too. I like the celebratory feel of this song; it captures that "life is good" feel that Nas talked about on his album. Cee Lo sounds good on the hook and the synths and drum patterns on here will definitely keep your attention the whole time. This record would definitely be good for performances and radio play as well. I like the fact that this song celebrates where the members of Slaughterhouse are now compared to where they were in the past. "We Did It (Skit)" (Produced by Eminem) Another dark sounding skit that plays perfectly into the next song. "Flip A Bird" (Produced by Black Key Beats, co. Zukhan, co. Eminem) I really like the sample flip on this record and the concept that goes with it. The beat on here is really dope and finds the members talking about their path before music as well as where they'll be if the music doesn't work out for them. I think maybe some extra vocals on the hook from Slaughterhouse would have been dope but I don't have any real complaints. The vocal samples on the hook work fine and are real catchy and smooth and the verses have a laid back smooth vibe as well. "Throw It Away" feat. Swizz Beatz (Produced by Mr. Porter, add. Eminem) This song goes hard and would probably sound great in the club or your car. The beat is dope but this is probably my least favourite song on the album; I'm not really feeling the hook too much and the song doesn't really grab me here but the beat works nice for Slaughterhouse. I probably wouldn't skip this song right away but I wouldn't go out of my way for it either. "Rescue Me" feat. Skylar Grey (Produced by Alex da Kid) The production here is great with hard drums and a grimy synth as well as some personal lyrics to match. The hook melodies and vocals are really dope here too; I really like this song as a whole from the production to the lyrics. The beat here almost has a dark amped up feel to it but still leaves enough room for the deep lyrics, I just wish that this song were longer because it's so dope. "Frat House" (Produced by T-Minus, co. Eminem) I like this record a lot and if you're a fan of "Hammer Dance" youll probably like "Frat House" too; there's some really dope hard drums and eerie synths and guitars throughout the beat. This record will definitely get you hyped up with its head-nodding feel and dope lyrics. "Goodbye" (Produced by Boi-1da, co. Eminem, add. Matthew Burnett) "Goodbye" is an emotional and deeply personal record for Slaughterhouse with emotion stirring pianos and choirs throughout the beat. I really enjoy this as a song and the beat alone is really dope to zone out and reflect to. I have no complaints on this record; it's definitely one of my favourites on the album. "Park It Sideways" (Produced by Kane Beatz, co. JMIKE, co. The Mad Violinist, add. Eminem) The beat on "Park It Sideways" has an inspirational feel to it similar to "My Life" and I'm really vibing with it. The way Royce's verse transfers to Budden's is dope and I really like the production here; it almost has an epic feel but with a positive and happy vibe. "Die" (Produced by Mr. Porter) "Die" opens with a dope vocal sample introducing the members of Slaughterhouse before the dark guitars of the beat kick in. This record has a hyped up feel to it with some really dope change-ups in the production (especially when the strings come in) as well as the hard lyrics that we expect from Slaughterhouse. "Our Way (Outro)" (Produced by Boi-1da, co. The Maven Boys, add. Eminem) The dark beat on this record is great and works perfectly as an outro track for welcome to: Our House. The lyrics here find Slaughterhouse celebrating the fact that they made their own way into the music industry despite anyone who criticized and doubted them. I really like the string and piano melodies on this record as well as the drum patterns and the chorus. I'm not really feeling the brass that comes in during Crooked I's verse but this is a great outro song for the standard version of the album and just a dope record overall. "Asylum" feat. Eminem (Produced by Eminem, add. Luis Resto) The first bonus track on the deluxe version of the album has a very simple but dope vibe on the production along with an Eminem chorus. I like this song a lot as a whole as well as the concept to it but I was expecting a really epic beat for some reason (think "Ghost" by Tupac). Regardless, the beat here works well for Slaughterhouse and the extra synth effects and background ambiances that come in throughout the beat are dope. "Walk of Shame" (Produced by StreetRunner, co. Sarom, co. I.L.O, co. Eminem) I'm not really feeling the beat on this record; some of the synths get annoying but I really like the snare rolls, guitars and the sampled vocals. The song itself is dope and comical (in a good way) as well but the production isn't holding me on this song (although it gradually grew on me a little as the song played on). "The Other Side" (Produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League) "The Other Side" is another deep and personal record and I think the production here is great. The guitars, strings and synths all blend together well with some hard drums to match. Overall I really like this song and have nothing bad to say about it. "Place to Be" featuring B.o.B (Produced by Kane Beatz, co. JMIKE, co. Eminem) The production on "Place to Be" is very unique and original sounding with some epic synths and string hits. The positive vibe on this song is dope and B.o.B does a nice job on it. At first I wasn't feeling the beat here until the synths kicked in but then I heard how the track built up and came together nicely. I think this is a dope record to end the deluxe version of the album with. Overall, I think welcome to: Our House is a very well balanced album and definitely does not disappoint. There were a few things I wasnt feeling on one or two songs but overall the album as a whole is really dope and a great piece of work. I think that open-minded fans of Slaughterhouse and all around good music will really enjoy this album. However, if you only expect Slaughterhouse to record 15-minute freestyles to dark beats then this is not the album for you. I plan on having welcome to: Our House on repeat for a while, especially since the production really is solid (both the beats and the concepts) and the lyrics live up to my expectations as well. I give welcome to: Our House a 4.5 rating because I thoroughly enjoyed the album (especially the diversity) and definitely think it was worth purchasing.

  • DeadEndHipHop

    "The Slaughter (Intro)" (Produced by Eminem) The album opens with a nice dark sounding intro full of chainsaws and screams as well as the definition of an MC. "Our House" feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey (Produced by Alex da Kid) This is probably one of my favourite songs on the album. The production and lyrics on here are great with nice and dark sounding synths as well as hard hitting drums. The concept for this record is dope and Skylar Grey sounds really great on here too. All around this is a powerful song to open the album with. "Coffin" feat. Busta Rhymes (Produced by Hit-Boy, co. Eminem) "Coffin" drops in with hard drums and hard lyrics to match. I can tell that this song will sound dope in the club and based off of my experiences with seeing both Busta Rhymes and Slaughterhouse live, this song would be an amazing live performance. The only thing I'm really not feeling on here is the detuned synth on the hook but it doesnt ruin the whole song for me. Throw That feat. Eminem (Produced by T-Minus, co. Eminem) This is Slaughterhouse's strip club song (with a fun vibe to it) and the production on it is really dope to me. I like hearing Slaughterhouse on different sounding production other than just grimy beats. I think the vocal effects on here are dope and the synth work is nice too. Throw in a catchy chorus and melodies and you have "Throw That". "Hammer Dance" (Produced by AraabMuzik, add. Eminem) The first single from the album still goes hard to me; the grimy sounding synth melodies and drums fit the lyrics of this song perfectly (especially with they way Joell kicks the song off). No complaints here, this has that nice head nodding feel to it and would definitely make a dope club record to get you hyped up. "Get Up" (Produced by NO I.D.) The vocal intro to this song is dope and prepares you for the upcoming lyrical onslaught. The beat on here is really dope with a chopped up guitar sample with some vocal cuts as well that give it a rock edge and motivational feel. I really like the sound of Slaughterhouse on guitar tracks and they match perfectly on here. I really like the change ups on here and the way the artists play off of the vocal chops in the beat is dope too. "My Life" feat. Cee Lo Green (Produced by StreetRunner, co. Sarom, co. Eminem) The production on here is great and the lyrics are dope too. I like the celebratory feel of this song; it captures that "life is good" feel that Nas talked about on his album. Cee Lo sounds good on the hook and the synths and drum patterns on here will definitely keep your attention the whole time. This record would definitely be good for performances and radio play as well. I like the fact that this song celebrates where the members of Slaughterhouse are now compared to where they were in the past. "We Did It (Skit)" (Produced by Eminem) Another dark sounding skit that plays perfectly into the next song. "Flip A Bird" (Produced by Black Key Beats, co. Zukhan, co. Eminem) I really like the sample flip on this record and the concept that goes with it. The beat on here is really dope and finds the members talking about their path before music as well as where they'll be if the music doesn't work out for them. I think maybe some extra vocals on the hook from Slaughterhouse would have been dope but I don't have any real complaints. The vocal samples on the hook work fine and are real catchy and smooth and the verses have a laid back smooth vibe as well. "Throw It Away" feat. Swizz Beatz (Produced by Mr. Porter, add. Eminem) This song goes hard and would probably sound great in the club or your car. The beat is dope but this is probably my least favourite song on the album; I'm not really feeling the hook too much and the song doesn't really grab me here but the beat works nice for Slaughterhouse. I probably wouldn't skip this song right away but I wouldn't go out of my way for it either. "Rescue Me" feat. Skylar Grey (Produced by Alex da Kid) The production here is great with hard drums and a grimy synth as well as some personal lyrics to match. The hook melodies and vocals are really dope here too; I really like this song as a whole from the production to the lyrics. The beat here almost has a dark amped up feel to it but still leaves enough room for the deep lyrics, I just wish that this song were longer because it's so dope. "Frat House" (Produced by T-Minus, co. Eminem) I like this record a lot and if you're a fan of "Hammer Dance" youll probably like "Frat House" too; there's some really dope hard drums and eerie synths and guitars throughout the beat. This record will definitely get you hyped up with its head-nodding feel and dope lyrics. "Goodbye" (Produced by Boi-1da, co. Eminem, add. Matthew Burnett) "Goodbye" is an emotional and deeply personal record for Slaughterhouse with emotion stirring pianos and choirs throughout the beat. I really enjoy this as a song and the beat alone is really dope to zone out and reflect to. I have no complaints on this record; it's definitely one of my favourites on the album. "Park It Sideways" (Produced by Kane Beatz, co. JMIKE, co. The Mad Violinist, add. Eminem) The beat on "Park It Sideways" has an inspirational feel to it similar to "My Life" and I'm really vibing with it. The way Royce's verse transfers to Budden's is dope and I really like the production here; it almost has an epic feel but with a positive and happy vibe. "Die" (Produced by Mr. Porter) "Die" opens with a dope vocal sample introducing the members of Slaughterhouse before the dark guitars of the beat kick in. This record has a hyped up feel to it with some really dope change-ups in the production (especially when the strings come in) as well as the hard lyrics that we expect from Slaughterhouse. "Our Way (Outro)" (Produced by Boi-1da, co. The Maven Boys, add. Eminem) The dark beat on this record is great and works perfectly as an outro track for welcome to: Our House. The lyrics here find Slaughterhouse celebrating the fact that they made their own way into the music industry despite anyone who criticized and doubted them. I really like the string and piano melodies on this record as well as the drum patterns and the chorus. I'm not really feeling the brass that comes in during Crooked I's verse but this is a great outro song for the standard version of the album and just a dope record overall. "Asylum" feat. Eminem (Produced by Eminem, add. Luis Resto) The first bonus track on the deluxe version of the album has a very simple but dope vibe on the production along with an Eminem chorus. I like this song a lot as a whole as well as the concept to it but I was expecting a really epic beat for some reason (think "Ghost" by Tupac). Regardless, the beat here works well for Slaughterhouse and the extra synth effects and background ambiances that come in throughout the beat are dope. "Walk of Shame" (Produced by StreetRunner, co. Sarom, co. I.L.O, co. Eminem) I'm not really feeling the beat on this record; some of the synths get annoying but I really like the snare rolls, guitars and the sampled vocals. The song itself is dope and comical (in a good way) as well but the production isn't holding me on this song (although it gradually grew on me a little as the song played on). "The Other Side" (Produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League) This song is another deep and personal record and I think the production here is great. The guitars, strings and synths all blend together well with some hard drums to match. Overall I really like this song and have nothing bad to say about it. "Place to Be" featuring B.o.B (Produced by Kane Beatz, co. JMIKE, co. Eminem) The production on "Place to Be" is very unique and original sounding with some epic synths and string hits. The positive vibe on this song is dope and B.o.B does a nice job on it. At first I wasn't feeling the beat here until the synths kicked in but then I heard how the track built up and came together nicely. I think this is a dope record to end the deluxe version of the album with. Overall, I think welcome to: Our House is a very well balanced album and definitely does not disappoint. There were a few things I wasnt feeling on one or two songs but overall the album as a whole is really dope and a great piece of work. I think that open-minded fans of Slaughterhouse and all around good music will really enjoy this album. However, if you only expect Slaughterhouse to record 15-minute freestyles to dark beats then this is not the album for you. I plan on having welcome to: Our House on repeat for a while, especially since the production really is solid (both the beats and the concepts) and the lyrics live up to my expectations as well. I give welcome to: OUR HOUSE a 4.5 rating because I thoroughly enjoyed the album (especially the diversity) and definitely think it was worth purchasing.

  • iRate

    "The Slaughter (Intro)" (Produced by Eminem) The album opens with a nice dark sounding intro full of chainsaws and screams as well as the definition of an MC. "Our House" feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey (Produced by Alex da Kid) This is probably one of my favourite songs on the album. The production and lyrics on here are great with nice and dark sounding synths as well as hard hitting drums. The concept for this record is dope and Skylar Grey sounds really great on here too. All around this is a powerful song to open the album with. "Coffin" feat. Busta Rhymes (Produced by Hit-Boy, co. Eminem) "Coffin" drops in with hard drums and hard lyrics to match. I can tell that this song will sound dope in the club and based off of my experiences with seeing both Busta Rhymes and Slaughterhouse live, this song would be an amazing live performance. The only thing I'm really not feeling on here is the detuned synth on the hook but it doesnt ruin the whole song for me. Throw That feat. Eminem (Produced by T-Minus, co. Eminem) This is Slaughterhouse's strip club song (with a fun vibe to it) and the production on it is really dope to me. I like hearing Slaughterhouse on different sounding production other than just grimy beats. I think the vocal effects on here are dope and the synth work is nice too. Throw in a catchy chorus and melodies and you have "Throw That". "Hammer Dance" (Produced by AraabMuzik, add. Eminem) The first single from the album still goes hard to me; the grimy sounding synth melodies and drums fit the lyrics of this song perfectly (especially with they way Joell kicks the song off). No complaints here, this has that nice head nodding feel to it and would definitely make a dope club record to get you hyped up. "Get Up" (Produced by NO I.D.) The vocal intro to this song is dope and prepares you for the upcoming lyrical onslaught. The beat on here is really dope with a chopped up guitar sample with some vocal cuts as well that give it a rock edge and motivational feel. I really like the sound of Slaughterhouse on guitar tracks and they match perfectly on here. I really like the change ups on here and the way the artists play off of the vocal chops in the beat is dope too. "My Life" feat. Cee Lo Green (Produced by StreetRunner, co. Sarom, co. Eminem) The production on here is great and the lyrics are dope too. I like the celebratory feel of this song; it captures that "life is good" feel that Nas talked about on his album. Cee Lo sounds good on the hook and the synths and drum patterns on here will definitely keep your attention the whole time. This record would definitely be good for performances and radio play as well. I like the fact that this song celebrates where the members of Slaughterhouse are now compared to where they were in the past. "We Did It (Skit)" (Produced by Eminem) Another dark sounding skit that plays perfectly into the next song. "Flip A Bird" (Produced by Black Key Beats, co. Zukhan, co. Eminem) I really like the sample flip on this record and the concept that goes with it. The beat on here is really dope and finds the members talking about their path before music as well as where they'll be if the music doesn't work out for them. I think maybe some extra vocals on the hook from Slaughterhouse would have been dope but I don't have any real complaints. The vocal samples on the hook work fine and are real catchy and smooth and the verses have a laid back smooth vibe as well. "Throw It Away" feat. Swizz Beatz (Produced by Mr. Porter, add. Eminem) This song goes hard and would probably sound great in the club or your car. The beat is dope but this is probably my least favourite song on the album; I'm not really feeling the hook too much and the song doesn't really grab me here but the beat works nice for Slaughterhouse. I probably wouldn't skip this song right away but I wouldn't go out of my way for it either. "Rescue Me" feat. Skylar Grey (Produced by Alex da Kid) The production here is great with hard drums and a grimy synth as well as some personal lyrics to match. The hook melodies and vocals are really dope here too; I really like this song as a whole from the production to the lyrics. The beat here almost has a dark amped up feel to it but still leaves enough room for the deep lyrics, I just wish that this song were longer because it's so dope. "Frat House" (Produced by T-Minus, co. Eminem) I like this record a lot and if you're a fan of "Hammer Dance" youll probably like "Frat House" too; there's some really dope hard drums and eerie synths and guitars throughout the beat. This record will definitely get you hyped up with its head-nodding feel and dope lyrics. "Goodbye" (Produced by Boi-1da, co. Eminem, add. Matthew Burnett) "Goodbye" is an emotional and deeply personal record for Slaughterhouse with emotion stirring pianos and choirs throughout the beat. I really enjoy this as a song and the beat alone is really dope to zone out and reflect to. I have no complaints on this record; it's definitely one of my favourites on the album. "Park It Sideways" (Produced by Kane Beatz, co. JMIKE, co. The Mad Violinist, add. Eminem) The beat on "Park It Sideways" has an inspirational feel to it similar to "My Life" and I'm really vibing with it. The way Royce's verse transfers to Budden's is dope and I really like the production here; it almost has an epic feel but with a positive and happy vibe. "Die" (Produced by Mr. Porter) "Die" opens with a dope vocal sample introducing the members of Slaughterhouse before the dark guitars of the beat kick in. This record has a hyped up feel to it with some really dope change-ups in the production (especially when the strings come in) as well as the hard lyrics that we expect from Slaughterhouse. "Our Way (Outro)" (Produced by Boi-1da, co. The Maven Boys, add. Eminem) The dark beat on this record is great and works perfectly as an outro track for welcome to: Our House. The lyrics here find Slaughterhouse celebrating the fact that they made their own way into the music industry despite anyone who criticized and doubted them. I really like the string and piano melodies on this record as well as the drum patterns and the chorus. I'm not really feeling the brass that comes in during Crooked I's verse but this is a great outro song for the standard version of the album and just a dope record overall. "Asylum" feat. Eminem (Produced by Eminem, add. Luis Resto) The first bonus track on the deluxe version of the album has a very simple but dope vibe on the production along with an Eminem chorus. I like this song a lot as a whole as well as the concept to it but I was expecting a really epic beat for some reason (think "Ghost" by Tupac). Regardless, the beat here works well for Slaughterhouse and the extra synth effects and background ambiances that come in throughout the beat are dope. "Walk of Shame" (Produced by StreetRunner, co. Sarom, co. I.L.O, co. Eminem) I'm not really feeling the beat on this record; some of the synths get annoying but I really like the snare rolls, guitars and the sampled vocals. The song itself is dope and comical (in a good way) as well but the production isn't holding me on this song (although it gradually grew on me a little as the song played on). "The Other Side" (Produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League) "The Other Side" is another deep and personal record and I think the production here is great. The guitars, strings and synths all blend together well with some hard drums to match. Overall I really like this song and have nothing bad to say about it. "Place to Be" featuring B.o.B (Produced by Kane Beatz, co. JMIKE, co. Eminem) The production on "Place to Be" is very unique and original sounding with some epic synths and string hits. The positive vibe on this song is dope and B.o.B does a nice job on it. At first I wasn't feeling the beat here until the synths kicked in but then I heard how the track built up and came together nicely. I think this is a dope record to end the deluxe version of the album with. Overall, I think welcome to: Our House is a very well balanced album and definitely does not disappoint. There were a few things I wasnt feeling on one or two songs but overall the album as a whole is really dope and a great piece of work. I think that open-minded fans of Slaughterhouse and all around good music will really enjoy this album. However, if you only expect Slaughterhouse to record 15-minute freestyles to dark beats then this is not the album for you. I plan on having welcome to: Our House on repeat for a while, especially since the production really is solid (both the beats and the concepts) and the lyrics live up to my expectations as well. I give welcome to: Our House a 4.5 rating because I thoroughly enjoyed the album (especially the diversity) and definitely think it was worth purchasing.

  • Gabriel Blaze

    I love it! Classic and mesmerizing! Ear-worthy!

  • Anonymous

    WTF? This is the best album of 2012

  • Young Melon

    This albums sucks shit. And I'm a fan of nearly everyone in the group. Their free mixtape was a million times better. Weedplate status.

  • CZR(626)

    FUCK THE HATERS 5/5 REAL HIP HOP AT ITS FINNEST IF YOU DONT LIKE JUMP OFF A BRIDGE

    • MizzMathers

      Lyrically, but not in terms of production. I felt the production was a massive let down for this group. They need to be better advised. Too much trying to latch onto current trend, with, what i think from my listening, produced embarrassing results towards the end of the album.

  • Anonymous

    Straight Garbage,,,,,, This might be the most overrated group in years. Are they better than most shit on radio yes but to say they are a super group of real hip hop is a joke. They are Eminem dick riders with poppy beats and no lyrical substance. I dare you to read the lyrics in text. Shut out the beats and flow, just lyrics! Fucking wack. These guys have gone nowhere in hip hop in all the years they been around and that trend wont change..

    • MizzMathers

      Eminem dick riders? Really? I don't think so. Em and Royce were doing shit before, and Royce has ghostwritten for a number of rappers today and in the past, independent of Eminem. I don't see your point here. Praising Eminem does not mean dick riding him. Although, judging by production, I would say that Slaughterhouse need to be better advised.

    • Intrigue

      whack lyrics? "Sorry i treated ur girl reckless, i fed her a squirrels breakfast, she left with a pearl necklace", ur out of ur element go back 2 spice gurls

    • mike

      No substance? Goodbye, otherside, rescue me, our house all had substance. Don't be ignorant jus coz u don't feel em.. Listen more, u might learn more from slaughterhouse. Straight killers

    • blau

      The only true super group is Fu-Schnickens. SH is a B Team...this album would've been better last century...a time when Eminem still mattered.

  • Markus

    The Punchlines are sick, too hot to handle. By Far the best album of '12, wanted to give it a 4 coz the haters who gave it a 1 dropped the ranking so I am givin it a 5 to boost. Dope!

  • Dark shell

    Hiphopdx is turning into XXLMAG...and thats not a good thing this album sucks 1 star!

  • ANONYMOUS

    don't know why people are hating on it. this album is amazing!

  • Anonymous

    the realest niggas rapping

  • shady83

    bad meets evil album, radioactive and WTOH, got them all, shady records, the most lyrical crew about right now!! just wating on 50's album and he's uped his game! cant wait! ;) fuck mmg and young money the artists on shay are killing it ryt now!

  • me

    How is this higher than F&L2? HHDX u just lost a reader

  • KD

    Except for 2 or 3 songs,the album was FIRE! Keep hating,Young Money and Maybach music fans.This is what a real hip hop crew looks like.

  • Laughterhouse

    5,000 this week... 76,000 total... say it with me now... FLOP!

    • MizzMathers

      Laughterhouse, you are pretty funny. But this is not surprising. Many rappers, and musicians are no longer able to pull the units they might have done last decade or the decades before. You must know thaat records don't sell in huge units anymore, people are downloading, and leaking etc etc.

    • Anonymous

      lupe fiasco sell 100k and he is not pop-rapper !!

    • thatswhathappens

      that's decent, given their comfy niche of lyrical rap. the only people that sell over 100K these days are Jay, Ye, Wayne, Ross, and pop-rappers.

  • tilted halo

    Its nothing wrong with trying to broaden your brand. But when you sacrifice or alter the integrity of your Art just to cater to an audience that wasn't checking for you from the rip, what does that say for your Brand? Also the core fans who are alienated, The ones who supported what you were doing in the beginning. Who gave you word of mouth promo and copped multiple copies because they identified with your movement. Everything ain't for Everybody!!

  • b101

    Dope Album !!! Dont know why Everybody hating! Sometimes Jordan scores 46 point sometimes he scores 16 - he is still Jordan! The Album ist dope its on Point! Lyrics are sharp, top notch! Of course it sounds different than a lot of other stuff they did but THANK GOD IT DOES! Because if they want to continue to exist they have to make some money ! These guys gave away so much quality high level rap to the listeners, I dont know what everybody is cryin about! be thankful and support their music! they give you 116 tracks in a year - and you love 100 of these 116 ! The 16 tracks which actually HELP them because they pay their BILLS are the tracks you dont like that much - well you know what ?! BUY IT OR FUCK YOURSELF for being unsupportive! Simple as that

  • Anonymous

    Top 5 of the year hands down

  • S6Boy

    Couple of throw away tracks but other than that very solid album.

  • FOURTY

    3.5 to me. I love each member of SH individually but the chemistry between them all is debatable. To me, each rapper sounds restrained, almost on a leash. I've heard all their solo projects and each is a beast, spitting 32, 64 & sometimes longer barred verses. Hearing them contribute a '16' and sometimes less is almost like a tease to us 'rap heads' who wanna hear that boom bap lyrical wordplay. I agree with the review in that the project lacks direction. I counted at least 5 tracks that are skipable out the gate. "Throw that"?? To me, WACK! I at least expected better beats on some of the tracks. Dre?? WTF are you doing these days?? I gave the first SH album a 3 out of 5. This one gets a 3.5. Still ALOT of room for improvement as a collective. Personally, I prefer each of their solo's.

  • Industry Advocate

    Lyrically this is an almost perfect album. Each MC brings it to the table, but it's everything else that didn't bring it's part to the table. I hate to say it, but Eminem's darkness (that only works for Eminem albums) and the label's obvious strong arm was the anchor of this album. The first was leaps and bounds better than this album in every way!

  • Sean

    XXXX and a 1/2?!?!?! SERIOUSLY?!?!?! NO DOUBT. Like that dude said down there, Eminem owns this site. You guys hurt me with this obviously paid-for rating. Sheesh. And y'all say 'hiphop is dying'. WHO KILLED IT?!

  • Andrew

    Unbelivable best albume of the year , was tough i had nas at num 1 before this but joey delivered!!!

  • brokeniggastalkshit

    First of all the album is sick! Any of yall who think its not, should lay some bars on us, and let us hear you do better. Second of all, these dudes all have solo careers aside from the group. The fact that they were able to come together and create such chemistry is incredible. Lastly, album sales don't define the artist success. They probably got more illegal downloads than your favorite rapper and their live shows are packed. Yall broke ass ninjas who cant rhyme, but want to criticize need to shut the fuck up. Flippin yall the BIRD!!

  • Craig

    best album of 2012 so far !

  • G.O.A.T.

    I've been waiting for this album for a loooong time. Didn't disappoint whatsoever. I'm a little bummed they got shafted on their banger "My Life" man when crook starts rapping on that, I have to bang my head like he does on the video.

  • cnfats

    This album was nuts. No one or group has ever come this hard on an album before.

  • Charles (Novacaine) Thomas

    This album sounds like a highly successful commerical album and i love it!

  • RollinDEAD

    What kinda editor is he? Mr.Porter is a badass producer and he's just talkin like he's a freshman. It's not his best production! There is no need to talk about that funny 4.5!

  • KingTD

    Just because the album didn't live up to it's unreachable expectations doesn't mean it's a bad album.. 5 stars, go Slaughterhouse

  • craveonline.com

    Amazingly enough, there are still some silly-ass rappers out there who attempt to carve an identity for themselves by stoking the dead coals of the coastal rap wars of the pre-millennium tension. Despite the brutal lessons we've learned, they can't help but hide behind the monochromatic local-scene identification, the pre-packaged fuck-the-world geo-team mentality ideal that claimed the lives of two of the greatest rhymespitters of all time. Sometimes, to establish a firm divide between Then and Now, you only need one true core dynamic. One group to eliminate all that silly old-school bullshit, not with words or posturing or non-regional fashion, but by existing as representations of all zones - with a skill set to stand against the hardest fire of criticism. This, of course, brings us to Slaughterhouse, a rap collective pulling strength from Los Angeles (Crooked I), from Detroit (Royce da 59), New York (Joell Ortiz) and even the Garden State (Joe Budden). After a searing debut, a mentorship under Eminem and a tremendous preceding mixtape in its own right (On The House), the dynamic flowmasters arrive in full color on their sophomore LP and major label debut through Shady/Interscope, titled Welcome To: Our House. There's a reason the flowmaster quartet don't mind so much that the album leaked a week before release. In fact, it's the only reason an artist should feel any sense of satisfaction on the cat escaping the bag ahead of schedule: the reactions are hugely favorable. Sharper production, a barrage of guest MCs and knob-crushers including Busta Rhymes, Cee-Lo, Swizz Beatz, No I.D., Boi-1da, Mr. Porter and T-Minus, among others, brings a widely varied collection that early detractors have claimed presents a highly commercially-ambitious design. Bringing the producers into the group's Detroit studio for each session rather than importing patchwork tracks over email was essential to the album's cohesion, but a major unifier in the sound was the fact that all group members were on hand to lay down verses rather than dropping in on a piecemeal platform. The team spirit carries through the speakers clearly, buoyed by none other than Marshall Mathers in his most populated set of guest appearances on an album. Others have said that Eminem's presence and influence on the record (he may as well be the group's fifth member at this point) sometimes feels like a wrestling match for control of the wheel. They're right, but don't act like that's a bad thing; Slaughterhouse are simply covering all the bases to ensure dramatic impact on all fronts, with a production level and consistency of quality that far eclipses their debut. With such a varied base of cooks in the kitchen, the spectral design is more than understandable - what's important is that through quality of production and consistency of caliber, the variation is a strength rather than a weakness. The furiously biting Flip a Bird delivers on the spine of a sinister minimalist beat with an MVP hip-check verse by Budden before Royce sets the blogger vengeance on edge, an entirely off-the-grid track in commercial terms that sets an even balance with its radio-bait predecessor "Rescue Me". Here, Skylar Grey drops in with her trademark gorgeous ghost-haunt drip as Alex Da Kid frames a frightening track around some equally dangerous lyricwork. Breathless runner "Throw It Away" brings a Swizz Beatz feature, produced by Mr. Porter with a banging beat and some classic Ortiz and Budden one-liners - though the chorus repetition suffers slightly. "Coffin," meanwhile, is a perfectly fitting ring for Busta Rhymes' tasmanian-gorilla rampage, but the real slug comes through on "Goodbye," the fourth official single from the album. Produced by Boi-1-da, the jaw hits and bounces off the linoleum under a piano synth design as the narrative lays out Joes miscarried twins, Crooked Is family cancer and other deep-diary confessions. The sampled hook sings Goodbye, so long farewell, but its not the end of the chapter before carrying on. A downright overwhelming album, Welcome To: Our House is brimming with the kind of masterful wordplay befitting the Shady label head and reputations of the four proper members. Eminem said Hip Hop needs this album, and in the sense of pure artistic aggression matching commercial design, he's absolutely right. The typical nonsense modern rap cliches are few and far between here on Slaughterhouse's second full-feast offering, with the group opting instead for evolved flow and fifth-gear intensity from start to finish. It's a fine house, and we're happy to be welcome in it.

  • Luzh

    Shady 2point0 is 0 for 2 Trunk Muzic was ten times better than Radioactive and the Slaugherhouse debut was better than this. @HHDX When I first saw the score of 4.5 I thought it was a mistake because I agreed with your review. Explain to me how an album with skippable tracks, choruses that get old, that is overly influenced by shady and is lacking direction get a 4.5? The review even suggests that they can do better and yet they get 4.5. Get out of here.

  • Anonymous

    4 Stars could have been better.

  • ETK

    I'm not some self-righetous pop-aphobe so I bought and actually enjoyed the album. Lyricism was present, good production, Eminem did his thing without being too over the place and the Outro(Our Way) had some good bars, underrated track.

  • Mononoke

    Metaphors? Go and read some real books and learn what metaphor is. About the word plays: Ok, not bad but they don't make this album good. It's really an average album. I'd like to listen a D12 album but Em is not trying to do something for D12. Because mighty slaughter house is more important than his old poor group. And I saw that editor gave 3 to Madchild's album. Is that make sense?

  • Anonymous

    hiphopdx how did yall give this 4.5? eminem must own this website.

  • candyman

    word play metaphors punch lines amazing bar none no one can touch these dudes

  • UGA

    Might be the 2nd best album of the year behind Life Is Good.

    • candymanisking

      ya bro shit is fire there just to nasty its ashame ppl clouded by the garbage on radio just like budden said "the radio is crime scene the masses are the hostages"

  • b

    half u gotta listen to the words and metaphors

  • Anonymous

    Wack! 2/5 Didn't like this at all.

  • nickel9

    Funny how this is the most discussed album and has the highest rating on this site and then did like 13,000 this week @kazamm you like the two garbage songs on this album stop talking about lyricism your listening to the repetitive pointless hooks anyway

    • kazaam

      If you read what I said I bought the CD so I'm one of those #s. I'm disappointed is all. I'm allowed to express an opinion in a comment section. How do you or anon know to speak of my taste in music? Read what I wrote, don't project all of your prejudices onto me thanks!

  • rich breezy

    VERY WELL WRITTEN ARTICLE. A lot of truth, sad but true about the reality Shady Records artists face. I am not gonna buy the album bcuz honestly I think it sucks. That's not saying Slaughterhous sucks, but the album definitely sucks. A few of their mixtape tracks before and after Bad Meets Evil were hotter and more fun to listen to. I feel like they didn't step up to the plate or Eminem didn't manage the album well enough. Eminem's features on the album from what I heard are whack. Is Yelawolf on the album? Well I'll be waiting to hear Eminem's next project. But I think hes falling off with his skill. Is that possible? Yes even the great Eminem can flop and he's probably realizing now with the feedback hes getting about his last several tracks which have been whack since Recovery. Bad Meets Evil was borderline whack too. Eminem is just immature and his rhyming is fast and crude but it lacks artistic appeal and there's no heart or character in his voice it's really fake sounding. They're just another group and shady is just another artist in a huge rap industry that is delusional and entirely out of focus and out of touch with itself and certainly not in touch with hiphop roots and the elements.

  • Anonymous

    first off if any of u watched the interviews, this album was to show people they can a mainstream album, the one thing people say they cant do. thats why they u a mixtape an a ablum and people still talking stupid. shouts out to slaughterhouse.

  • Anonymous

    HAHA YOU MAINSTREAM NUT HUGGERS HAVE A SHIT LOAD OF CRAPPY ALBUMS carter 4 gfid red album tru story

  • maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan

    great album overall, I jus dnt like place to be, get up, throw it away and my life.

  • Joaquin

    I was expecting more. I played it a few times, some dope lyrics but the beats sound like radio crap.

  • kazaam

    Ok. So I actually bought this cd. Regretful. Really the only hype song is Hammer Dance. Throw it away is a good party tune. That's about it. I don't expect these masters to make radio music. I expect them to rip mics like they did on the EP. Who thinks of these guys as anything but lyricists? Hip-hop needs more emphasis on flow and wordplay and this was in my opinion a wasted opportunity. I hope they get dropped from Shady 2.0. They might make better music. 2/5

  • fuck yall

    lmao @ backpacker faggots hatin on the album because its "too mainstream" cuz the beats dont sound like shit and have actual production quality. god forbid they rap about money or some shit. clearly not lyrical enough for you nerd ass rap nerds who only wanna hear battle shit. go listen to canibus, faggots

    • Anonymous

      that is a real comical statement. you are criticizing people labeling them backpackers since they don't like this record. What does that make you? a mere groupie. slaughterhouse has never been a hated group, and most of the disappointed people are fans. fans naturally tend to more open to the creative approach of their favorite artists. this album was just too boring and is missing that great album feel. people have a legitimate beef because real talk, this album is ok, it is not 4.5 worthy album. people will forget about it by halloween.

  • Andreas

    These guys are getting bigger and bigger, a dope overall record, Shady 2.0!

  • showgun

    i really enjoyed this album glad it got a good mark don't know why everyone is hating on it.

  • Anonymous

    I did not like this album at all. 4.5 is highly overrated IMHO. I am a big fan of the group but this album was not a Slaughterhouse album, sounded more like an Eminem album. I like Em, but his albums do not get heavy rotation in my house, in fact I don't know too many people that do. I like the mixtape better, and that is not saying much. Hip-Hop DX, terrible review.

  • Anonymous

    the slaughterhouse of hungry emcees is now a frat house of partying douchebags

  • Nick

    Awesome Awesome awesome by the way did I say awesome

  • Anonymous

    Yeah didn't listen to it yet :/. Love on the house mixtape

  • Eminem - TBA (8th Studio Album)

    1. Curtains Up (skit) 2. I Will Not Lose (Produced by Just Blaze) 3. Problem (Produced by Eminem, co. Jeff Bass) 4. Shadow Boxing (Produced by Dr. Dre, co. Mel-Man) 5. The Factory (Produced by Mr. Porter) 6. Paul (skit) 7. Run For Your Life (Produced by Eminem, co. Jeff Bass) 8. The God of Rap (Produced by Dr. Dre, co. Mark Batson) 9. Nothing Remains feat. Royce da 5'9" (Produced by DJ Premier) 10. Ken Kaniff (skit) 11. Do Not Disturb (Produced by DJ Khalil) 12. I Followed You (Produced by Boi-1da) 13. Skitzo feat. Slaughterhouse (Produced by Eminem, add. Luis Resto) 14. It's The Morning (Produced by Eminem, co. Jeff Bass) 15. Perfect World (Produced by Mr. Porter) 16. Steve Berman (skit) 17. Hunger feat. Nas & Dr. Dre (Produced by Dr. Dre) 18. Dark Space (Produced by Just Blaze) 19. Alpha Omega (The Beginning) (Produced by Eminem, co. Luis Resto) 20. Curtains Close (skit) Deluxe 21. Surgery (Produced by Eminem, co. Luis Resto) 22. Different (Produced by Eminem) 23. Anti-American Graffiti feat. Slaughterhouse & Yelawolf (Produced by DJ Khalil)

  • JAYY

    Got the cd but only listened to a few songs. Ashame it only sold about 50,000 the first week. that aint lookin too good especialy divided by four. Theyre better off trying solo careers or adding eminem to the group. It sound just like an eminem cd anyway judging by what i heard so far.

  • dan

    1st cd was way more lyrical and they seemed hungrier. This CD is very well put together. It will help them sell more CD's. These guys deserve to be successful. They all have had so-so solo careers, even Royce. He has talent on par with emimen, lyrically. So glad this group was formed. The Roots is by far the greatest. Slaughterhouse is 2nd. Wu-Tang is 3rd.

    • Anonymous

      Slaughterhouse better than Wutang? Based on what exactly? Lmao!! Slaughterhouse is cool, but they could never make a 36 Chambers or Wutang Forever. Also none of Slaughter's solo work is touching OB4CL, Ironman, Liquid Swords, Tical, Return to the 36, Supreme Clientelle...etc. Slaughterhouse has a very very long way to go to top Wutang.

  • hazey

    Great Album, they did it!

  • Anonymous

    Great album it's gotten great reviews everywhere from people who understand music ..for a commercial release and that's not a diss how some fools would take it as they went so hard lyrical while still putting together good artistic music

    • candyman

      ya ppl dumb bro these guys are more lyrical and so heavy on metaphors and word play its disgusting ...if rappers like wayne and ross and all these corny guys these clowns are saying r better then slaughter then hip hop is dead bunch of nothing with out slaughterhouse and EM there is no hiphop and fab of course he is very clever with his word play besides that u have nothing ... LOL sh with out even trying is better group then wu tang LOL get the fuck out of hear with that dumb shit who cares about there sales if they did if EM really did care about the sales u better believe em dre and rosenburg would of maid sure of that what SH did with this album is show ppl how to do mainstream type music but still be lyrical and dumb down or sell out LOLOLOL get of the wayne train bitches and support some real hip hop if ur not feeling this album then u dont know what hip hop is REAL hip hop i mean

  • Sonny

    OK I WANT YOU ALL TO KNOW THAT YOUR STUPID FOR JUDGING WHAT YOU CANT DO! UNTIL YOU CAN OUTRAP NAS,LUPE,JAY-Z,EMINEM,SLAUGHTERHOUSE, TECH N9NE, ETC., YOU CANT SAY SHIT! DONT JUDGE. I THINK EVERYTHING THEY DO IS GREAT BECAUSE I (OR YOU) WILL NEVER BE HALF THE MC THAT ANY OF THESE TALENTED PEOPLE HAVE GROWN TO BE. CRITIQUE THAT.

    • JAYY

      Just cuz somebodys not an mc dont mean they cant say what their opinion is of an mc. thats what the comment section is for. everybody like different shit.

  • Anonymous

    average for me, was expecting much better

  • Maybe It Would've Been The Album We Would've Loved It This Was The Tracklist!

    Slaughterhouse - welcome to: OUR HOUSE 01. The Slaughter (Intro) 02. Our House (Produced by DJ Premier) 03. Coffin feat. Busta Rhymes (Produced by Dr. Dre, co. Dewaun Parker) 04. Throw That feat. Eminem (Produced by The Alchemist) 05. Hammer Dance (Produced by The Alchemist) 06. Get Up (Produced by No. I.D.) 07. My Life feat. Cee Lo Green (Produced by StreetRunner, co. Sarom) 08. We Did It (Skit) 09. Flip a Bird (Produced by Eminem, co. Jeff Bass) 10. Throw It Away (Produced by Mr. Porter) 11. Rescue Me feat. Marsha Ambrosius (Produced by Just Blaze) 12. Frat House (Produced by DJ Premier) 13. Goodbye (Produced by Boi-1da, add. Matthew Burnett) 14. Park It Sideways (Produced by DJ Khalil) 15. Die (Produced by Dr. Dre) 16. Our Way (Produced by No I.D.) Deluxe 17. Asylum feat. Eminem (Produced by Eminem, add. Luis Resto) 18. Walk of Shame (Produced by Travis Barker) 19. The Other Side (Produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League) 20. Place to Be feat. Tech N9ne (Produced by StreetRunner)

  • Death Davinci

    Mixtape is harder...the album is more artistic....I think the one problem with the album is sequencing but the songs are all solid....they did need darker production but I think that's where some of the mixtape cuts like "Gone" come in (which probably needed sample clearance before the album deadline)...4/5

  • DJJ

    This album was the biggest let down of my entire life as a hip-hop fan. The only release that could outdo this is if Jay Electronica comes out as commercial sounding as this album did. The beat selection made me so sad that I wanted to cry for these talented lyricists. The first Slaughterhouse album had feeling and passion behind it and the beats were moving. This on the other hand was garbage and did not fit who they were and why we loved them to begin with. Wow I expected more from my favorite mc's, C'mon Marshall did Jimmy Iovine make you create pop for these dudes or what?

  • Nafa

    Worst album I have heard this year. Seriously the beats were terrible and the hooks were worse. Skyler grey and eminem equals pop. Keep skyler grey away from your music. And eminem seriously is like the hip hop backstreet boy or male britney spears. Until slim shady comes back and the eminem who made the slim shady lp or Marshall matters lp comes back Keep HIM AWAY FROM YOUR MUSIC. Terrible album. If I wanna listen to pop music I will put on MTV.

  • Ganjarelli

    Dope album. I took the mixtape and made my own definitive SH album with some added extras: 01. Back the Fuck Up 02. On the House 03. Our House 04. Throw That 05. Hammer Dance 06. Get Up 07. My Life 08. Throw it Away 09. Flip A Bird 10. Rescue Me 11. Good-bye 12. The Other Side 13. Gone 14. Where Sinners Dwell 15. Frat House 16. Walk of Shame 17. All on Me 18. See Dead People 19. Juggernauts 20. Weight Scale 21. Die 22. Asylum 23. Park it Sideways 24. Who I Am 25. Coming Home 26. Our Way 27. Place to Be 28. Truth or Truth Pt. 1 Bonus Tracks: 29. Session One 30. 2.0 Boys 31. Monsters in my Head 32. Furiously Dangerous 33. Move On (Remix) I only took out a few tracks like Coffin, (horrible hook, no Busta verse) the intro and interlude, the solo effort by Royce, and that track featuring Freeway (not that that dude bothers me too much, I just didn't want ANOTHER song about Sucka MC's - I think they've done 3 so far.....) Anyway, hoping for that solo Crooked I effort now. Gotta say I still think he's the best in the group, but it's getting harder to separate the rest of them in terms of individual greatness. Royce, Joey & Joell all put up good shit on this album, just not enough to overshadow The Boss.

  • Deborah

    Good album. Em said about them, 'hip hop needs this, man.' He is so right. Massive credo to Slaughterhouse.

  • Anonymous

    4/5 ... exchange a few of the skipable tracks for something off the mixtape and its a classic..

  • Conundrum

    This is a solid album, but not the hip hop savior album people were expecting, yes this is more mainstream orientated but of course that was gonna happen there on a major, the lyricism is still there it's just more subtle than "lyrical murderers" the beats are ok, not great but there are some bangers on there, would've been good to get a loud noises type song with eminem and a song with yelawolf. I rate this 4/5 best songs are goodbye our house hammerdance get up rescue me and our way

  • Good

    This was good! Shoulda had better beats but the lyrics were on point!

  • MB

    Loved the album, full of hype and dope verses and the right amount of depth. Well rounded album I believe.

  • Thugz Cry Too

    This album was a huge disappointment to me. The beat selection was poor, and a lot of the songs seemed to cater towards a more "commercial" sound, which is the last thing I wanted to hear from Slaughterhouse. I don't know, I only listened to it once, so I'm gonna give it another chance. But my initial impressions were that it was extremely disappointing. Also, I thought Eminem said that he was going to sit back and let them do their thing; so why does it feel like Eminem's version of Slaughterhouse?

  • phuckyall

    Had they trimmed the fat as far as the bullshit cuts like "Throw That" "Frat House" "Park it Sideways" it would be a 4.5 but right now i'm giving it a 4... It could've been more cohesive had they just stuck to the introspective records they have like "Goodbye" and sprinkle more bangers like "Get Up". Then maybe it would satisfy some of the core audience's tastes...

  • gun di liro

    Weird review. Seems like the author wrote it, but his boss or whatever gave the rating. It doesn't read like a 4.5 at all. These guys have great individual talent, but I still don't think they craft songs well as a unit. There's some dope songs on the album, but there is a bunch I have trouble making all the way through. Way too many corny hooks. Em's fingerprints are on this album a little too much. He should never go near a studio again unless he's rhyming. I found the production to be mechanical, plastic with no soul. The lack of soul you kinda expect from Em, but there's only few songs on this you can effortlessly nod your head to. The album has no cohesive sound (as the reviewer mentioned). It sounds more like a polished mixtape.

  • Daman

    The problem is these nigs overhyped their ourselves. The album is what I call taster choice. They did this album for a wider scope. When I first heard album, I thought it was weak but it gets better and it's an album that grows on u. Too bad in the microwave age of hiphop, albums don't grow on ppl anymore. For all the ppl calling the album wack where: 1 - intro - no problem 2 - our house - my shit 3 - coffin - ok lyrics dope they ride beat well, busta hook soso 4 - Throw that - don't care for it but wife loves this song so it did what it was suppose to do in mine. If tyga, wale, big sean did this song, ya would say it's a hit 5 - Hammer Dance - my shit 6 - Get up - my shit 7 - My life - my shit 9 - Flip a Bird - my shit 10 - Throw a away - ok don't care for swizz hook but they trying to get strip club play, why hate? 11 - Rescue Me - ok nothin special 12 - Frat House - ok nothin special 13 - Goodbye - Classic should have been 2nd single 14 - Park it Sideways ok 15 - Die - my shit 16 - Our House - my shit 17 - Asylum - ok nothin special 18 - Walk of Shame - nice record 19 - Other Side - my shit 20 - Place to be - good record Was I expecting a better album yes, did I get my money worth with this album and the mixtape yes! Your thoughts!

    • Roach

      I have to agree with the both of you on the part of "what if" and "if they did" it would make a difference in both part..my thing is..name another group/artist whoever that actually mixes shit up? What they're proving here that, they can do shit like everyone else and more..there are more lyrical than 95% of the rap game and if they're trying to catch the audience that are listening to stupid hooks and stupid lyrics with a beat that make their feet bounce? why not captivate that audience and convert them to slaughterhouse hearingslaves? I don't have anything wrong to say about the album personally because they do have a reason in which why they felt like this would be a great album, not only they have records to keep the fan like "oh shit" but they have records to also collect more audience that are not slaughterhous friendly/fan or w/e...this is an important record do I want them to continue to do this? maybe couple more records to keep that new fan wave coming, but also welcome them to that side that everyone been away from which pure lyrics, meaning and/or substantial stuff..so yea..think about it that way plain and simple quit being a fan and a hater..just think about the business aspect about it..now WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO MAKE MONEY AND FEED YOUR KIDS?

    • Thugz Cry Too

      Tyga, Wale, and Big Sean does NOT equal Slaughterhouse. The fact that it would've been a hit if they did the song is the problem; why the fuck is Slaughterhouse trying to do a song like that? And if I want to hear a strip club song, I'll go put on 2 Chainz or some shit like that. NOT Slaughterhouse. This kind of mindstate is the fucking problem with hip-hop; this Armchair Exec. mentality, where it's like "Who cares if they're trying to sell out? That's what everyone else is doing!" Who cares? I care. I actually bought their first CD when it dropped, before the hypewagon went off the wheels. Yes, actually purchased the CD in a record store. Instead of worrying about catering to these fickle-ass hype heads, they shoulda stuck to what they were good at. That's where 99% of my favorite rappers stopped being my favorite rappers. Nas barely recovered from the "Nastradamus" fiasco; think about when Mobb Deep fucked up (I'll help you; that wack ass 112 collabo); what about Wiz Khalifa (not one of my favorites, but Rolling Papers was a perfect example, compared to Kush & OJ)? Don't get me started on Lupe. 50 Cent was about to put out a dance album. 50 CENT! Fuck this shit. I'm gonna go listen to some Gladys Knight & The Pips and try to forget this mess.

    • toppa shot

      at one in their careers each of these guys were supposed to be the future. as a group i don't see that changing. they're all in their 30's now.

  • DEPONE

    It seemed like they were trying there best to get a line here and there with these beats. It's sad. These are lyricists. The beat should be in the background not the other way around. With these overdone beats I can barely here the little rhyming that's on this album. I guess I'll just stick with the "On the house" mixtape for my lyricism fix...

    • zmz

      i wouldn't say there was little rhyming, but the beats were definitely overdone. they get in the way of the lyrics.

    • Thugz Cry Too

      You nailed it. That was what I was thinking when I listened to this album for the first time. It was a week or 2 ago, so I forgot that thought. Well said.

  • Anonymous

    In the top 10 of the year

  • Javieri

    The 4 are Great!!!! Lyrics genius

  • onelove

    i know my hip hop and i rate this album 1 STAR!

    • The Great

      haha...then your hip hop knowledge sucks... go back and listen to your soulja boy greatest hits...TWOOOOO CHAINNSSSSSSSSSS

  • Yup

    4.5 and riddled with criticism? What kinda fucked up review is this? That being said, I found heaps of this album annoying, and some nuggets of gold as well. Average as. More listenable than alot of shit out these days that fans drool over.

  • Fire

    Take away all the songs with features and its album of the year.

  • hatred is confused admiration

    Didn't like it initially but grew on me after repeated listens. Its a good album. I don't understand why people on this site are hating on these dudes. It's ridiculous. Not sure if they really dislike SH's music or they just jumping on the bandwagon.

  • thesyckid

    Was expecting more. The first three tracks are horrible. I wanted to slit my writs they are so bad. Even the local white rappers in my city have better songs. hammer dance,Get up, goodbye are the best cuts the rest is pop hooks with pop production. Rapsody's album was far better. But of course noone here has the balls to say it. This album is for 15 year old white kid stoners.

    • Anonymous

      Another fool saying only white kids hear slaughterhouse ..so what are you saying that white kids listen to good intelligent rhymes and lyrics ?? ..smart hip hop heads who understand lyrics and music listen to slaughterhouse ..dumb clowns like you make these stupid comments

    • yeah

      hate hate hate fuck u nigga so the beats werent hard but the bars are on point.. always gotta bring up "only white people listen to slaughterhouse" typical predictable hater shit

  • Peter

    The problem is that Slaughter house is 4 washed up rappers. Personally I dont want to hear their story. Who cares about a spick from new york and 3 niggers from cali, jersey and detroit. just some average ass people who happen to know someone famous. even their names are stupid: Royce is 5'9.. I is Crooked, then theres joel and joe buddens.. two guys who said "fuck it, im done being creative, just use my real name". I think that alot of kids are going to listen to this group and think its cool and try to imitate their behaviours. Then in 5 years those kids are going to start to resemble these guys and come off as a manchild loser. Thats why when I find out someone is a fan of hiphop, i turn the other way.. hiphop fans are the biggest losers, especially the older ones who havent grown out of it lol

    • pat

      Peter your on stupid bastard I don't even like hip hop all that much I can respect good music when the lyrics are good. However you are the problem with society today. You spit off these racist slurs that get nowhere or nothing you said something about two different races I'm a white guy and pray that you aren't because you are a disgrace who gives a shit about your opinion and when i see douches likes you i usually turn the other way as do many others in society because you are not worth a waste of oxygen to even make comments toward your everyday stupid pointless and probably extremely liberal thoughts

  • Anonymous

    Overall a good album but I wasnt feeling the beats to much. The production is soft

  • greg

    great album, definitely better than the first one.

  • yt

    They have the best lyrics. Royce and joe budden are the best

  • EF

    This album is amazing. Best thing that happened to hip hop this decade.

  • dukecityspecialist

    This is by far the most lyrical Pop album of all time! 4.5 dx? You gotta be trolling! Imma huge sh fan but i'm sorry this album is garbage. I'm not gonna sit here and compare it to other industry standard bull ish. They don't get a pass from me. I'm gonna compare it to the potential they have and they conformed and did what just about everyone does when they go major. Bunch of lyrical non sense peppered with a few stabs at some content. Damn slaughterhouse say it ain't so!

  • Trent

    People say best album of the year.. Em Stans. That's my only logical reasoning as to why they say that.. This album was above average but yo uguys need to go back and look at the albums released this year.. Control System.. Life is Good.. I'll stop there

    • ...

      Music ain't a dictatorship people will choose what their favourite regardless of what your favourite is get the fuck over it.

  • Trent

    Above average.. would of been better without Em's influence.

  • truehiphoptv

    Great mixtape and album, people may hate the chorus but listen to the lyrics. The mixtape is more grounded cause was strictly for the lyrical fans, the album was to get a more mainstream brand name out there and show Shady Records that lyrical artists can still sell records if supported, so go out and BUY THE ALBUM

  • Marc

    Im a big Em and Slaughterhouse fan but for a debut album it was alright. I persoanlly think On The House mixtape was better. Em I hate to say kinda ruined this album from being better. Production wise as far as beats...Araab should do a full collab album with them because "See Dead People" and "Hammerdance" we're the dopest beats on both projects besides "The Illest". I give it a 4 and On The House is a 5 though.

  • brokencodes

    Solid album, except for couple of over produced tracks. And for those who wanted something like their previous record, there is On The House. I really like the fact that slaughterhouse has evolved from their previous work, in a good way. And like they said, there is shady's fingerprint all over this album, he's done an awesome work co-producing the album and and producing few tracks. That "Coffin" track featuring Busta is throw away piece though. 8/10

  • Anonymous

    THIS ALBUM SUCKS THE LAST ONE WAS BETTER OR MABY ITS ME MABY IM SICK OF HIP HOP

  • RickeyJohn

    SLAUGHTERHOUSE #salute

  • j

    Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit, this album is fireee.

  • KingSiyanda

    Best album of the year so far. Goodbye was a classic. I think they should have placed truth or truth from on the house mixtape as the outro for the album but all in all very good album.

  • slaughterhouse

    Classic. Your opinion doesn't mean shit. Best hip-hop group of all time period!!!! 4.5/5_

  • theonefoo

    I have to admit I was highly disappointed when I listened to this record. Being a huge fan since their first mixtape, I expected something a lot better than this. The mixtape was amazing because they just spit bars and didn't worry about hooks and getting star appearances/producers. This album was made specifically to sell records and it probably will. But for Slaughterhouse, it's terrible. Compared to the rest of the industry today, it's an amazing album. Whether that says how amazing Slaughterhouse CAN be or how awful the game is today is in the air. I hope they make enough money so that their next album is more like their earlier work (mixtape, album and Shady EP they put out last year) because this shit was mediocre for them.

    • theonefoo

      The group started out with a mixtape. And Quez, that's the thing. The hooks on this album are terrible.

    • Quez

      I'm a fan of lyrics just like any other true hip hop fan but I'm glad this album isn't exactly like the mix tape, I don't always wanna hear a bunch of tracks with niggas just spitting how dope they are lyrically I like good songs with good hooks and beats just as much, their has to be a balanced... this a good album I enjoyed it

    • jack johnson

      there was a mixtape that came out before the first album in 2009

    • Anonymous

      the only mixtape they put out was 2 weeks ago..

  • keepit100

    This music puts me to sleep -_- since when does rappers spitting versatile on the mic with crappy hook, crappy beat, and crappy subject matter automatically translate into great album just because they spit bars????

  • Brendon

    Amazing lyrics, great production. Good quality cd overall. Shady Records Bitch!

  • IFLOP

    Did you hear? Apple is making a new product for Slaughterhouse called "IFLOP" that'll spit out the reasons why they indeed,"flopped". Instead of an alarm clock beeping noise the IFLOP will play corny circus music to remind them to pick better beats. When they use the navigation feature it will have Em's annoying accent voice giving them the wrong directions to places so that way they'll learn not to listen to Em for shit. And most importantly when they go to buy something the "IFLOP" will chime, "SOLD OUT"... oh and I hear apple is giving this to these guys for free after listening to the album.

  • Napoleon

    Best album of 2012 so far. Easy.

  • Money Grayweather

    Best album of the yr...and they didnt spit there best lyrics...best in the biz...accept it!

  • Anonymous

    STR8 FIRE, G SHIT AND GOODBYE

  • Anonymous

    Ja saw the first week sales projections and laughed while making the last batch of license plates. He'll be out in no time to save hip hop from Em and Jimmy's evil intentions.

  • Anonymous

    album full of filler no longevity all skill no content not original made to make money not music

  • dragon

    that album sucks, sorry, I like Slaughterhouse members, but doing that together was the worst decision ever (even though the first album was actually good) and it will flop anyway, because it was the most hyped album of the year, everytime, Slaughterhouse this, Slaughterhouse that, Slaughterhouse talking random things about Eminem, they will have to sell over a million copies in its first week to not being a flop not even 2 Chainz or Rick Ross had that kind of promo and all of SH singles flopped so hard

    • Trent

      I love the House Gang but.. Life is Good was better so was Control System; EASY.. and we'll be seeing a Kendrick Lamar CD this year.. *shrug*

    • jg

      When is the last time an album sold a mill in a week? Your saying anything under platinum in a week is a flop for a rap group that is just now getting mainstream shine??

    • Brendon

      All the artists solo careers tanked when they all were supposed to blow up! This cd was really good! Slaughterhouse has 4 of the best lyrically rappers alive. Ya the music behind the rapping has changed but that will always change overtime no matter what so accept it. This cd was by far the best of the year! If you dont think so you need to step up your music game bud cause this shit is dope!

  • Dez

    Dope album...best rap album of the year. Bar None.

  • YEBO

    DO YOU NEED YESSIR TO COME HERE A SAY HE AIN'T ME? PERSONALLY (BASED ON HIS COMMENTS) I DON'T THINK YESSIR IS FAN OF LYRICISTS SUCH AS LUPE FIASCO OR NAS. BUT YESSIR SHARES A POSITIVE MESSAGE AND IF EVERY FAN IS LIKE HIM, HIP HOP WILL BE SAFE AND LIVING PROPERLY FOREVER. NOW HIP HOP IS DEAD AND LAUGHTERHOUSE WITH POP ASS SINGER EMINEM ON FRONT ARE TRYING TO BURY IT EVEN DEEPER AND ARE PISSING ON THE GRAVE EVERYTIME THEY OPEN THEIR MIND. HE GIVES PROPS TO WEEZY, 2 CHAINZ AND OTHER NIGGAS WHO REALLY DO THEIR THANG AND ARE LYRICALLY ABOVE DICKHEADS LIKE SAUSAGEHOUSE, KENDICK LAME-AR, BROKE ASS YESSIN BEY (LOL AT HIS NEW NAME), JAY ELECTRIONICA, LA COKA NOSTRA AND OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE REALLY RUINING EVERYTHING THAT REAL HIP HOP ARTIST TRIED TO BUILD OVER THE YEARS.

  • Anonymous

    Album was a disappointment.Lame

  • fossie

    The guy called Yebo is yessir and his life is fucked up!He is sittin behind his keyboard and hatin on SH every mothafukkin day.Get a life punkass !!

    • Anonymous

      Yebo is yessir. Fucking queer. Go kill yourself now. I'll admit ill read your dumbass comments...just to shake my head and laugh about how much u actually know about hiphop. Which u don't know shit. Go buy a Bieber or Wayne album fag. And o ya, think I already mentioned this but...DIE BITCH!!

    • YEBO

      YOU STUPID, I'M NOT YESSIR AND IF YOU ARE READING HIS AND MINE OPINIONS (AND FACTS AS WELL), YOU WOULD GET IT, DUMBASS YOU ARE PROBABLY JOELL ORTIZ COUSIN, ONLY HE IS SUCH RETARDED OR HIS WHOLE FAMILY SUCKS AT RAPPING? IF NOT, YOU SHOULD START RAPPING, YOU WOULD BE ALOT BETTER THAN HIS WACK ASS.

  • 17July

    Its a great album! great review.

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    Plz Check out the talented and upcoming female mc JAZI's debut album, "I.D.G.A.F." avail 4 DL at www soundcloud com/jazi-idgaf JAZI'S OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: youtube com/watch?v=53SLWgcweCw&feature=plcp Follow JAZI on Twitter/Instagram @JAZIHI or www facebook com/jazimusic THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT. WWW JAZIMUSIC COM CONTACT Trackbabybeats@gmail com FOR BOOKING, COLLABS, AND PRODUCTION #1LOVE #LIVEALOHA #HAWAIIhiphop #JAZI #littlegirlbigdreams #idgaf #VDOT #TrackbabyRecords #asianrapper #newfemalerapper #hottestfemalerapper

  • James Smith

    HOT NEW HAWAII HIP HOP FEMALE MC JAZI OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53SLWgcweCw&feature=plcp JAZI's debut album, "I.D.G.A.F." now available for DL at www.soundcloud.com/jazi-idgaf Follow JAZI on Twitter/Instagram @JAZIHI or www.facebook.com/jazimusic THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT. www.jazimusic.com CONTACT TRACKBABYBEATS@GMAIL.COM FOR BOOKING, COLLABS, AND PRODUCTION #1LOVE #LIVEALOHA #HAWAIIhiphop #JAZI #littlegirlbigdreams #idgaf #VDOT #TrackbabyRecords #asianrapper #newfemalerapper #hottestfemalerapper

  • stim

    yeah, i think there could have been a bit more cohesion in the project, but i think Em and SH felt that Slim's presence was necessary , both to prove that the signing was worth it, and to allow it to appeal to Eminem fans who wouldn't have heard of SH (except Royce)

    • casper21

      that's a good point, I can see it. The production is pretty good for the most part, but it definitely goes in the direction of Recovery. I didn't expect the album to just be bar after bar of freestyle lyricism, that's what the lead in mixtape was for. These need to be crafted songs that showcase some lyricism. Some might be disappointed with the album, but I think it will have more replay value than their previous projects, and this is the type of sound that will reach a wider audience, not just hip hop heads looking for lyrics.

    • Slim Fast

      That's funny how you brought up Eminem cause that was EXACTLY what Slaughterhouse was doing with this album. They were targeting this album towards Eminem's (Recovery) fans.

  • Anonymous

    This shit has totally no replay value. Within a few weeks everybody is forgotten about his album. Oh and fuck all you stans. But hey you cant help it you are 14 years old and this is your first "real" hiphop album album after you boght albums from Whiz Khalifa, Drake, Wayne, Flo Rida and other garbage.

    • D-LLOYD

      songs like die, goodbye, our house, our way, get up, hammer dance, my life, asylum have replay value.

    • Anonymous

      Excellent point. I agree 110%. These young fans have no clue about hip hop classics. This is just "todays hip hop" All those guys can rap no doubt but this album is proof they cant make songs together

  • Camron

    You know why you all hate Jay-Z? I can sum it up for you in one quick statement. You hate Jay-Z because he is everything your favorite rapper will never be. Honestly, take a look at the following statement. "Another number one album would make 10 for Jay-Z, which would move him into a tie with Elvis Presley. The Beatles have the most number one albums with 19. Instead of giving props because an entertainer (especially an African American entertainer...I'm white but I dont miss the significance...) being even mentioned in the same breath as the greats (they are greats cuz of the numbers they did....not cuz of the music they did...i dont fuck with E or the Beatles...) such as Elvis and The Beatles is an accomplishment in and of itself. On top of that...Jay is doing it over a period of time where most everyone is downloading music and not buying it as much. Let me make a comparison to show you what I'm saying. Ok...Shaq has over the period of his career won 4 championships. He also has averaged better field goal percentage and more rebounds in an NBA where the league talent has gone up. Most guys are missing less shots and yet Shaq is averaging more rebounds then the great big men (wilt kareem ect) in a league where LESS shots are missed. Now lets flip it to music. Jay-Z has 10 (most likely after this week...) number one debuts. He also has 9 or 10 platinum albums (i wasnt able to find the figures for volume one...but I did for the rest...) Now...those number's by themself are staggering. I mean damn the God MC H-O-V has 9 or 10 platinum SOLO albums? Come on man that's rediculous. But you want to make it even more rediculous...check the hip hop sales overall (not his...but everyones) from Reasonable Doubt through American Gangster. EVERYONE KNOWS that it is going down and less and less people are actually buying music...instead they are downloading for free. SO what I'm basically telling you is from Reasonable Doubt to American Gangster Jay has kept selling albums like the BEatles and Elvis in an era where the average fan isn't buying records. Theirfore Jay is Shaq of the rap game without the missed free throws. H-O-V. "Can't leave rap alone the game needs me/ haters want me clapped with chrome it ain't easy" Jay-Z G.O.A.T. Lastly...Bitches lie. Women lie. Numbers don't lie. Look at my homies numbers. (mg)

    • hellno

      PLEASE stop writing books riding jay's dick on pages that have no realation to him at all

    • Anonymous

      Jay-Z is definitely a legend, but his music is boring IMO. I'm not saying he's a bad rapper at all, I just find him to be average. He's better than a lot of the hot rappers out right now, but I still don't care for him like that.

    • w h o k n o w s

      It's easy to brag about having a #1 album.. but u NEVER hear this nikka say how many consecutive weeks his album is #1.. that's a Billboard catergory Jay can't even fuck with

    • Anonymous

      Why would you compare him to Shaq when you could have compared him to Bill Russell?

    • ....

      Stop trolling and get off Jay's dick... "Bitches lie. Women lie. Numbers don't lie. Look at my homies numbers. " Jay has never had an album that's sold more than any other rap album that year, the reason he's sold quite a bit is because of the large quantity of albums he's put out and the majority of his albums were released when people actually bought albums.

  • Anonymous

    Hip hop fans are not used to this kind of hip hop anymore its not music from the south you can dance and sing along to you have to pay attention After a good few spinz i like it even more

    • ^^^^

      So Throw It Away & Park It Sideways are songs that you can't dance & sing along to? You HAVE to closely listen to them? Get the fuck outta here.

  • Anonymous

    If you didnt get the limited Edition one, you missed on the best tracks of the album. Seriously lol. I hated the first couple of tracks on the album but those last 8 or 9 tracks were just all fire.

  • Anonymous

    Only 2 or 3 tracks that you can say are weak other then that ..great lyrics and solid production ..good review

  • Pascal

    If you listen to flip a bird and you don't think it's dope you have something wrong with your head

  • dls

    albums crack, got that physical today. shit goes hard man, we need this in hip hop

  • ErrorFile

    This album might not be the best of the year, but it's easily worth of 4 stars. Only songs I don't like: - Get Up (beat is annoying) - My Life (Bullshit beat and too Wayne-ish - too much of a pop song-like) Two bad songs makes it a strong 4 star album.

  • Starmani

    I gotta admit 4.5 stars is too high, but the disrespect alot of yall are giving this album is unreal and uncalled for. THis shit is better than the D-12 albums....its a dope album

  • Me

    The more I listen to the album the more I like it. Our house, coffin, hammer dance, get up, flip a bird, rescue me, frat house, goodbye, our way, asylum n walk are all good songs. The album has great lyrics, good to great concepts, and ok to good beats. Very good album. And for all you haters listen to our way, they're talking to you...

    • To the gentleman above me

      I find it funny how they named the song "Our Way" when it's clearly obvious that they did it Eminem's way...

  • Krozby

    Sick album, no need to say more

  • Tyrannical T

    Not really a cohesive album. Definitely tried to market it to the masses which immediately turns off any hip-hop fan because its fake. Can't knock the styles and lyrics flexed on the album though. Couple of really good cuts. Our House, Goodbye, Flip a Bird, and Our Way. Lesson learned, Shady needs beef for Slaughterhouse to get any acclaim because they have very little subject matter and if you wanna diss the industry, don't join it and try to ship a clearly commercial attempt. Personal Life Hip-Hop is Real Rap and Sells Records

  • Trae the Truth

    Trae murdered Crooked I on his on shit...just like ABN will murder Slaughterhouse.

  • IFLOP

    Did you hear? Apple is making a new product for Slaughterhouse called "IFLOP" that'll spit out the reasons why they indeed,"flopped". Instead of an alarm clock beeping noise the IFLOP will play corny circus music to remind them to pick better beats. When they use the navigation feature it will have Em's annoying accent voice giving them the wrong directions to places so that way they'll learn not to listen to Em for shit. And most importantly when they go to buy something the "IFLOP" will chime, "SOLD OUT"... oh and I hear apple is giving this to these guys for free after listening to the album.

  • MusicFan

    Awful album, don't waste your time.

  • YEBO

    SLAUGHTERHOUSE to FANS: Thank y'all for such an exlusive opportunity to flop one more time. We appreciated all the fans who don't buy our album and I really hope we won't do number one numbers. We all know we recorded a wack ass album, but we tried so hard to make it as wack as possible (and we failed, the album is even worse). INTERSCOPE: Sorry, boys, your deal is over and you owe Shady $ 100,000. Next time you should do better album and you will have to do it on a different label. EMINEM to SH: I'm so glad we did it together and I like to be a part of that album, it's like, on another lyrical level and I tried to improve everything on it. EMINEM to himself: Yeeeeeeeeeah, I just fucked up another rappers' careers, soon they will drop, but I tried so hard like with Yela last time - fuck up the beats, make sure the singles will flop and album will be wack, give them some throwaway verses and persuade Skylar Grey to hop on that wack shit. And I hope, the won't sold over 80k, it would be too good to group which desire is to flop and fell off. CROOKED I: Damnit, I've been rappin' since 2452 B.C. and still have no album HIPHOPDX editors: Okay, we just recieved $ 3,000 and copy of WT:OH from Eminem, so we should write a review, or not? Better be positive, yes, we got paid for it. I would give it 5 stars, but everybody will see what we did there, so we just gave them 4,5. REAL HIP HOP FANS: Man, that album really sucks, the biggest disappointment of the year, Sellouthouse. Damn, I used to like their previous work, now it's just wack, garbage beats, throwaway verses and rapping about nothing. WANNABE FANS OF so-called "LYRICAL" HIP HOP: Slaughterhouse are the best! BEST album of the year so far, it's classic, better than Slim Shady LP, better than Doggystyle, Wu-Tang albums, Ridin' Dirty, Food and Liquor and Based on a T.R.U. Story combined. Y'all stupid who don't like this album and don't support real hip hop. YEBO: HIP HOP IS DEAD, IT'S SUCH A SHAME THEY GOT ALMOST FIVE STARS, EVERYBODY WHO BOUGHT THAT SHIT SHOULD BURN TO DEATH IN HELL FOR DESTRUCTING THE REAL HIP HOP IN ITS ESSENCE. AND HIPHOPDX, WHY THERE ISN'T POSSIBILITY TO GIVE THAT WACK ALBUM ZERO STARS? I HAD TO GIVE THEM ONE STAR EVEN THOUGH THEY DON'T DESERVE IT AT ALL.

    • Anonymous

      Sausagehouse Flop Meat Special!!!! $2.00LB EBT accepted! Hurry the meat is going fast, but there are plenty of albums left lol!!!

    • Don

      If y'all haven't got it yet. The troll "Yebo" is YESSIR under a new name cause everyone else was hating on that fag. So he thought he would troll under a new name. I didnt bother reading your shit comment either, just saw your name so I thought i would call u out again. O ya, u still don't know shit about hiphop. And o ya, u still need to kill yourself.

    • YEBO

      THANK YALL, MOST OF THE TIME EVERYBODY IS HATING MY COMMENTS AND MY SHIT, BUT IT IS NICE TO SEE SOME PEOPLE WHO GOT THEIR EYES OPEN INSTEAD OF FOLLOWING THAT BUBBLEGUM WANNABE POP ALBUM.

    • hellyes

      hahahaha great comment i used to like slaughterhouse but all their songs are just rapping about random shit not one has any subject matter great lyricism isnt enough to make great artists this album sucked

    • Anonymous

      That was great, Thank you for that because it is comment of the year and perfect. Spot the fuck on.

    • hjk

      are you trippin'? the beats were EXACTLY like every pop-ish rap album released recently, just take a look at producers, T-Minus, Hit-Boy, StreetRunners, Alex da Kid, Boi-1da, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, the same people who produced some of the Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Nas, Eminem, Drake, DJ Khaled and other mainstream artists recently, stop dickriding Slaughterhouse

    • ^^^

      Compared to artists in the mainstream, Slaughterhouse is rapping better than the majority of people that are doing this type of music. I'll give them that. But even then, the lyrics on this album aren't up to par with their previous material. Everyone in SH all sound like they were holding back throughout the entire album. There were quotables on the 1st album but there weren't any quotables on WT:OH. The only quotables on here are the ones that are extremely corny & cheesy. Everything sounds watered down, IMO. It's pretty sad.

    • Commenter

      And what exactly do you call "real" hip hop? Let me guess, YMCMB? Just because the beats weren't completely pop-ish and radio sounding doesn't make them bad and throwaway verses? Did you even listen to the lyrics? I'm sure you're one of those assholes that torrented like 2 songs and then wrote that gay ass comment acting like you know what music is

    • Johnny Cass

      Bwahahahaha!!! No sugar coat, just real talk!

    • dsg

      talk about wasting your time.. look at that long ass comment

    • escoveli

      Comment of the Year!!! LOL!!!! I appreciate the honest evaluation. These SausageHouse fans are pathetic.How can you force garbage to sound good, WTF! MMG wins again "Poof there goes the Sausage"!

    • MICrophoneTone

      Hahahahahahahahaha pretty much summed that up right there.

  • some guy...

    This was a cool album, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would

  • Anonymous

    lame a;bum gay dicks

  • mongi

    sick from start to finish open ur ears n mind n zone out

  • 2da9thpwr

    I really enjoyed this album, track after track, lifting weights to it. I thought it would suck but I found myself enjoying it, I didn't skip one track and I know Im going to keep it on heavy rotation. I should actually hate it but I don't. Even the poppy tracks were forgiveable because of the hot lyricism and you know they were just having fun.

  • T.I. - Trouble Man

    1. John 16:33 (Intro) 2. Trouble Man (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.) 3. Guns and Roses (Produced by Noah "40" Shebib) 4. Part of Me (Produced by Jim Jonsin) 5. We Don't Get Down Like Y'all feat. B.o.B (Produced by B.o.B) 6. Wave Hello feat. Cee Lo Green (Produced by The Neptunes) 7. (Skit) 8. Soldier (Produced by Jim Jonsin) 9. I Promise feat. KiD CuDi (Produced by Hit-Boy) 10. Sorry feat. Andre 3000 (Produced by Mr. DJ, add. Andre 3000) 11. Wildside (Produced by Swizz Beatz) 12. Here Ye, Here Ye feat. Pharrell (Produced by The Neptunes) 13. Go Get It (Produced by T-Minus) 14. Ball feat. Lil Wayne (Produced by Boi-1da, add. Matthew Burnett) 15. Politics (Produced by The Neptunes) Unrelated but just got THIS!

    • Bonus tracks

      16. I'm Flexin' feat. Big K.R.I.T. (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.) 17. Fight Music (Produced by DJ Toomp) 18. Love This Life (Produced by 1500 or Nothin')

  • Anonymous

    U clown more like trolls trying to lower it ...all reviews online are solid

  • Anonymous

    Some hip hop heads don't understand music .album is overall is top 10 of year ..bonus tracks def make album more complete

  • gamblarjones

    The last sentence of this review is perfect.

  • Anonymous

    This album minus 4 cuts sucks immensely...

  • Anonymous

    Before it was released I listened to a few of the leaked tracks and was disappointed. However, after getting the physical copy and listening to each song mix and mastered, my initial disappointment was unwarranted. This is a great album with strong lyrics and production, and the way it was put together was great - cop the album support real music.

  • ClassicKush

    If you're skeptical about this albums worth, try listening to it all the way thru. Thought it was somewhat decent for some reason, but now its growing on me.. Solid 4, not a classic, but better than 90% of the shit on shelves right now.

  • gmoney

    I found this one gets much better on the second listen. The first time its hard to keep up, and the mood is all over the place with the tracklist. 2nd time through its great! 4 stars.

  • J

    Didn't think I would, but I really like this album.

  • Idea86

    Way better than shit that omes out these days. I think this album is like a John coltrane song . You have to keep up with the rythym and lyrics. Its innovative shit. But you simple minded fucks wouldnt understand that!!!!

  • akawyteboy

    1/5 for "pop rap" lmaooo

  • Anonymous

    Em stans and shady employees going in hard to raise this rating! 1/5 to balance things out.

  • LK5

    5 without a doubt. album of the year. only kendrick could top it

  • Lukas

    5 stars for real hip hop

  • Cwoodz1

    Stop it people! This album is hands down a banger, and lyrical classic.Superb lyrics, tight tracks, easily crushing anything out now!!! Or maybe u guys arent giving it a chance cuz Wayne, Nikki Minag, and Drake, Trey Songs,Travis Porter or 2Chainz didnt get features...SMDH SIMPLETONS!!!

    • me again

      @^^^ What corny lines you talkin about?! GTFOH I bet I can match any corny line with two dope lines.

    • ^^^

      I don't like any of the artists that you listed near the end, but even I thought this album was a complete & total disaster. The production didn't fit SH & the hooks were horrible. And not only that, a LOT of their lines on this album were extremely corny & cheesy. And this is coming from a SH fan. Well, a disappointed fan, actually. By the way, just because somebody doesn't like an album, artist or a group that resembles "real Hip Hop" doesn't always mean they're gonna like the rappers that everyone bashes just cause they're not lyrical Gods and/or have a specific type of sound that resembles "real Hip Hop". That's an immature & childish thing to say.

  • marcus

    Worth the Weight...........5 Stars, compaired to the shit that comes out these days..........

  • anon

    People were just waiting for this album to have slight faults to bash it, look at all the reviews I would say it averaged at 3.5/5 and everybody's saying it's shit. I guess it's a compliment for Slaughterhouse to say an average album from the is shit.

  • Anonymous

    gave it another listen...it just isn't a 4.5 album, it's pretty disappointing actually. production is GOD awful. there was not a single beat i liked, they all have mainstream sounds now. the lyrics don't speak on anything that's going on in the real world. just partying, drugs, i'll fuck you up and i used to deal drugs. Rescue Me was the one track that should have delivered and it sounded half-ass. this is recovery part two basically. Life is Good...now that deserves 4.5 stars. at least the beats were listenable and the poetry was there. slaughterhouse is catering to douchey frat boys now, wtf is this

  • latorisladon

    Joe Budden is my favorite rapper hands down. I expected a lot from this album. I am terribly disappointed. That's all I'm saying.

  • Anonymous

    Amazing album. Probably the best album of the year. LOVE every song besides Coffin.

  • adam_dz

    This review is written like y'all meant to give it like 3.5 not a 4.5. Speaking of 3.5 that what this album deserves. It's just a now-producer all-call: T-Minus, Boi-1da, Kane Beatz, Alex Da Kid, etc. These are beats better for Drake or those type of dudes. Lyrically it's tight but yea, I am not gonna sit here and trash it. It is what it is: a disappointment.

  • YEBO

    SLAUGHTERHOUSE to FANS: Thank y'all for such an exlusive opportunity to flop one more time. We appreciated all the fans who don't buy our album and I really hope we won't do number one numbers. We all know we recorded a wack ass album, but we tried so hard to make it as wack as possible (and we failed, the album is even worse). INTERSCOPE: Sorry, boys, your deal is over and you owe Shady $ 100,000. Next time you should do better album and you will have to do it on a different label. EMINEM to SH: I'm so glad we did it together and I like to be a part of that album, it's like, on another lyrical level and I tried to improve everything on it. EMINEM to himself: Yeeeeeeeeeah, I just fucked up another rappers' careers, soon they will drop, but I tried so hard like with Yela last time - fuck up the beats, make sure the singles will flop and album will be wack, give them some throwaway verses and persuade Skylar Grey to hop on that wack shit. And I hope, the won't sold over 80k, it would be too good to group which desire is to flop and fell off. CROOKED I: Damnit, I've been rappin' since 2452 B.C. and still have no album HIPHOPDX editors: Okay, we just recieved $ 3,000 and copy of WT:OH from Eminem, so we should write a review, or not? Better be positive, yes, we got paid for it. I would give it 5 stars, but everybody will see what we did there, so we just gave them 4,5. REAL HIP HOP FANS: Man, that album really sucks, the biggest disappointment of the year, Sellouthouse. Damn, I used to like their previous work, now it's just wack, garbage beats, throwaway verses and rapping about nothing. WANNABE FANS OF so-called "LYRICAL" HIP HOP: Slaughterhouse are the best! BEST album of the year so far, it's classic, better than Slim Shady LP, better than Doggystyle, Wu-Tang albums, Ridin' Dirty, Food and Liquor and Based on a T.R.U. Story combined. Y'all stupid who don't like this album and don't support real hip hop. YEBO: HIP HOP IS DEAD, IT'S SUCH A SHAME THEY GOT ALMOST FIVE STARS, EVERYBODY WHO BOUGHT THAT SHIT SHOULD BURN TO DEATH IN HELL FOR DESTRUCTING THE REAL HIP HOP IN ITS ESSENCE. AND HIPHOPDX, WHY THERE ISN'T POSSIBILITY TO GIVE THAT WACK ALBUM ZERO STARS? I HAD TO GIVE THEM ONE STAR EVEN THOUGH THEY DON'T DESERVE IT AT ALL.

    • hjk

      he got rick ross' dick in his collection

    • Anonymous

      Yebo isn't a fan of lyricism do you have rick ross's album in your collection?

    • WHAT???

      Real Hip Hop Fans This bitch doesn't speak for us...he said he's from outer space!!! The only signals he gets out there is Soulja Boy, Wacka Flocka, and shit like that because that's all the radio plays. Go back to your own fucking planet or we will Area 51 your ass! Just a Person I like YEBO...if only I could ass fuck him and suck his dick at the same time! YEBO to Just a Person Well I'm an alien and my penis is on the back of my head so it is very possible...have at it earthling!

    • nestaamaru

      The fucked up thing is...even though you was bored as shit to write this shit...the album is borderline terrible. I'm a huge fan, too.

    • Anonymous

      That takes ALL kinds of sadness to write that...

    • YEBO

      I'M NOT A HATER, I'M JUST A SPECIAL MESSANGER FROM THE OUTER SPACE AND MY MISSION IS TO SAVE REAL HIP HOP AND SHARE THE MESSAGE ABOUT EVERY FAKE ARTIST IN THE INDUSTRY, LIKE SLAUGHTERHOUSE.

    • Anonymous

      You really sat down and wrote that? You are a rare breed of hater.

    • Just A Person

      Best comment i've seen this year.

    • thafranchise

      You really took the time to write all of that?

  • ThrillMurray

    Could and should have been a lot better IMO - Dissapointing considering their talent. Lyrics are tight but not a fan of most of the beats and hooks

  • james

    CD was good music covered everything party,strip club,car music, drug,mood music,freestyle,deep music and to top it off it was lyrical and had mad bangers so these dudes hating are because SH made some great music not just freestyles with boombap beats and 1 or 2 deep songs great review way better then Deadearhiphop

    • welcome to: OUR HOUSE

      Celebratory Songs: My Life Park It Sideways Our Way Place to Be Deep Songs: Our House Rescue Me Goodbye The Other Side Piss Take/Funny Songs: Throw That Walk of Shame Rap Ass Off Songs: Coffin Frat House Die Asylum Street Songs: Hammer Dance Flip a Bird Strip Club Songs: Throw It Away

  • @JoellOrtiz

    Welcome to Our house is meant to compliment On the House. Can't have one without the other. It's like walking around with 1 shoe.

  • *****

    welcome to: OUR HOUSE: Dope 2. Our House feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey (Produced by Alex da Kid) 3. Coffin feat. Busta Rhymes (Produced by Hit-Boy) 5. Hammer Dance (Produced by AraabMuzik) 6. Get Up (Produced by No I.D.) 12. Frat House (Produced by T-Minus) 13. Goodbye (Produced by Boi-1da) 15. Die (Produced by Mr. Porter) 16. Our Way (Outro) (Produced by Boi-1da) 17. Asylum feat. Eminem (Produced by Eminem) 19. The Other Side (Produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League) Ehhh 4. Throw That feat. Eminem (Produced by T-Minus) 7. My Life feat. Cee-Lo Green (Produced by StreetRunner, co. Sarom) 9. Flip A Bird (Produced by Black Key, co. Zukhan) 11. Rescue Me feat. Skylar Grey (Produced by Alex da Kid) 14. Park It Sideways (Produced by Kane Beatz) 20. Place To Be feat. B.o.B. (Produced by Kane Beatz) Nope 10. Throw It Away feat. Swizz Beatz (Produced by Mr. Porter) 18. Walk Of Shame (Produced by StreetRunner) On the House: Dope 1. Back the Fuck Up (Produced by StreetRunner, co. Sarom) 2. Weight Scale (Produced by Salaam Remi) 3. On the House (Produced by Sarom) 4. Sucka MC's feat. Freeway (Produced by Mr. Porter) 5. Ya Talkin' (Produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League) 7. See Dead People (Produced by AraabMuzik) 8. Where Sinners Dwell (Produced by Hit-Boy) 9. Juggernauts (Produced by The Klasix) 10. Coming Home (Produced by Arxym Jai) 11. Gone feat. K-Young (Produced by Pitchshifters) 12. Who I Am feat. SLV (Produced by Flawless Beatz) 13. Truth or Truth Pt.1 (Produced by No I.D.) Ehhh 6. All On Me (Produced by The Alchemist) Nope

  • So Icy Boi!

    probably da worst album of da year. Slaughterhouse's soft pop muzik sucks. deze niggaz are just pop singers. Eminem is da most popular pop singer on Eart, so he singed a boy band. lmao. Lil Wayne iz da last true MC alive. fuck Laughterhouse. fuck Shady! fuck Eminem! fuck Pop muzik! Lil Wayne and Drake saved hip hop wit deir innovative progressive muzik. Tha Carter IV is da last classic hip hop album. swag

    • Matt

      I sincerely hope your comment was a joke. If not then you should try to go finish up school and get your diploma if you have any brain cells left. Lil Wayne and drake are the epitome of pop you moron, I can't turn on the radio without hearing something from them and anybody in slaughterhouse could lyrically destroy drakeanytime anyday and murder Lil Wayne in freestyling

  • Holla

    Great album, no doubt. Personally I think HHDX lost their sense of rating, Life is Good only got 4 stars and to me it's practically classic. God Forgives, I don't has got a high rating, complete bullshit, and yes I have given that album a chance. This album is great, though it's not as good in comparison to Life is good (my opinion), So if we follow the ''Life is Good-rating direction'', then this album would have like 3.5. If we follow the ''God forgives, I don't-rating direction'', this would have 20 stars. I guess they do get paid to rate...

  • Amonox

    This is a solid album. I've had it on heavy rotation since I bought it. Get up is a great track along with Our House and Asylum. I think Joe Budden is as solid as Royce on any of the tracks.

  • Anonymous

    it's nice to hear some real mc's for a change.100% lyrists...

  • Hi Gy

    Best album I've heard in awhie

  • Ciderhouse Rules!

    I haven't heard the album but this review doesn't make any sense. They give it a 4.5/5 and then say "slaughterhouse is capable of so much more". That's the highest rating for an album on this site all year! Also "and are likely belong in that 'all time' conversation - as skilled emcees"... Did somebody actually get paid $ to write this?

  • onelove

    this review is even more two faced than harvey dent..

  • Anonymous

    lol coffin and throw that are skippable?? those are the only 2 tracks i enjoy

    • Anonymous

      If u thought coffin and throw that were the best songs your opinion really doesn't matter and you know nothing about music

    • ^^^^

      I thought Coffin, Hammer Dance & Die were the only good songs on the album. 3 out of 16 tracks (20 for Deluxe Edition) is really, really bad, especially if you take all of their talents & abilities into consideration. smmfh

  • MATTY, SWINDON, UK

    too many keyboard warriors on her, great album if you dont like it then listen to pop and r&b bitches if you dont like the album you clearly dont like hip hop!

    • Anonymous

      This is Pop you fool, that's what all the heads are complaining about. Why the fuck should I have to listen to Skylar Grey scream like a strangled goat for 10 minutes just to hear a 30 second Crook verse?

  • MATTY, SWINDON, UK

    every one on here is jelous of there success (no point denying this) if you dont like it go and rate something else or secretly listen to the album (we know you do) i rate it 5/5 reminds me of recovery and BME hell the sequel, reply if you think otherwise but i wont bother looking at them though...

  • Lost their way

    It's highly apparent that these guys have lost their way with this album thanks to Em.

  • Anonymous

    Like someone already said this is a commercial album gotta think of it business wise you do this first to get the people who never heard of slaughterhouse to like them now the next project will b straight what they want. Not saying this album was wack far from it but if they would have went with that underground hiphop mentality they would barely sale any records. That's what On the House was for, for us. At the end of the day this album is the best album of the year right next to Life is Good.

  • Slaughterhouse lost

    It's highly apparent that slaughterhouse lost it's way with this album thanks to Em.

  • Anonymous

    The album is dope I'm kinda disappointing cus i thought truth or truth part 2 would b on this album i guess there saving it for there next project. Like Joell said on Cut u loose"nowadays rewind button have mad dust on it" bout damn time i used my rewind button it's been awhile old friend.

    • Anonymous

      The fast forward button hasn't been used in a while. But then I downloaded this album & the skip button has become my close friend. lol

  • Cameron

    Thanks for the SH rendevouz with the three tracks listed in the review. Went to Youtube and had a blast lmao

  • CC

    I was so pumped for this album, bought the shit as soon as itunes had released it. I just cannot find a good song, found a couple ok songs but nothing that I would be like "Yo you need to check this verse out" I still got faith in the group to make quality music but I believe they missed it on this album... I think i may have set my expectations a little high...

  • Anonymous

    this album is worse than fucking AIDS... I hope that Japanese dude in Joell's motel room got himself checked!!!

  • LA native

    nice album, rescue me was ill i dunno what your hearing, i need a dr 2.0? that songs beautiful

  • Anonymous

    Some closed minded hip hop fans just don't understand ..album has lyrics and music ..stop putting these guys in a small box they are artists

  • ps

    My ears bleed when I hear beat for "My Life" rather review JJ DOOM Key to the Kuffs... Doom is twice better than whole slaughterhouse together I cant help but HHDX staff looks like Slaughterhouse chearleaders and biggest fanboys This LP is mediocre, you gave to Aesop 3.5 and now you put 4.5 to this??!? *facepalm*

  • Perplex

    Dope cd, love the beats n production...you call yaself a slaughter fan?..you know this cd was to catch new fans..they didnt compromise their lyrics...their mixtape was hott, u still got lyrics...their second cd on eminem label will be even better, cuz they got more buzz

  • Anonymous

    wack hooks and wack beats. fuck Eminem the poprapper go do a song with Rihanna

  • Anonymous

    I listened to it a few times I love it. I think flip a bird and place to be is ill

  • Thank God they put out a mixtape

    You can't have a name like Slaughterhouse & have your album sound like this. Jesus.

    • datnigga

      lmao @ CJonno's period blood leaking in his panties. Slaughterhouse fans are so quick to catch feelings and defend their boy band. I fuck with Black Hippy, but do you know what I do when I see a hater post? I ignore it! And go back to listening to what I like cuz that's all the fuck that matters!

    • @CJonno90

      HOW!? HOW!? HOW!? Are you in a position to tell them what to do? Bitch you have no Identity! And everybody clicking on this page knows who Royce da 5'9" is, they know who Joe Budden is, they know who Joell Ortiz is, they know who Crooked I AND THEY KNOW WHO SLAUGHTERHOUSE! IS.

  • slaughter

    they tried to reach out too the masses to sell records as much as they say they dont care about the record sells the Major label does so they reached out to mostly Em fans because its been proven that em fans buy his records... they may be stans but they buy them shits and make him money.. a lotta people are not open minded thats why they got mad at Jay when he switched it up... "wanna here my old shit buy my old album". On the House was basically for the hiphop fans. the album was for the commercial/hiphop people.

    • Who don't care for it

      Ur argument is null and void. Slaughterhouse failed plain and simple. Their go was to go mainstream...whether that be to sell more or get their music heard by more fans or both...anyone of these options was their goal and they failed.

  • Anonymous

    Shut up, you fucking keyboard warriors! get off your seeping fat ass have a shower and get out in the real world

  • Anonymous

    i listen to SH but this isnt good albom, its solid 3, maybe 3.5 top

  • E.M.

    When i turn on slaughterhouse it's to hear BARS, definitely did not disappoint. FIRE.

    • Anonymous

      "Lyrics with no message" ??? What about Our House, My Life, Rescue Me, Goodbye, Our Way & The Other Side... Now whether you like them or not they still have messages.

    • Mixtape

      So you might as well just get their mixtape. What's the point of these guys even making an album? Lyrics with no message = Nothing.

  • 411mania

    In 2008, four men who could only be considered as floundering decided to team up and take on the hip hop world headfirst. Crooked I, Joe Budden, and Joell Ortiz have long since been names that we recognize fromthat one song, never really putting a permanent stamp on the hip hop game. Sure, weve heard them before, and hip hop heads will claims to have known all of them, but in the grand scheme of things, theyve been just under the radar. The same can be said for Royce Da 59 who didnt see a resurgence in his career until recently, after reconciling with Eminem and putting out his own album, as well as a collaboration album that was on my Top Ten list of 2012. These four men would soon be known as Slaughterhouse and with a mixtape and a debut album that didnt exactly shock the world, even if it was highlighted for its lyricism. Soon, Shady Records took interest and signed the group. A promised album was in the works, and although it hit a minor snag, pushing the release date back a bit, it is finally here in all its glory. Does it live up to the hype that it has built up, or does it fall flat in its attempts to be different? The album starts with an intro that could only be deemed as a welcome to the macabre. Shortly after, the track Our House sets the tone and the mood for a majority of the album. The first thing you notice is the severe amount of double and triple entendres, puns, in-verse rhymes and heavy metaphors that dont ever once feel bashed over your head or forced. Its a testament to all four of their skills, and although some are noticeably stronger than the others, none of them ever reach Lil Wayne territory of metaphors that dont make any sense. Easily, this album is top notch lyrically. Each man gets his time to shine, allowing each other to share their time one the album. Some tracks only have three of the four, others all of them. Its a nice way to assure that each man gets their just due during the entirety of the album. With 20 tracks on the album (the Deluxe version), it does get a bit overbearing, as the songs come at you with a lot of energy. This isnt always an issue, but there are times when the production gets a bit hammer heavy, becoming more annoying than anything. Eminem has never been the best producer, but there is a noticeable excess of creativity and complexity on some of the beats. Although lyrics that are layered and multi-faceted, not all beats need to share the same dexterity. Songs like Throw It Away, Walk of Shame or even the first song, Our House could have lost a layer of snare or drums and been just as effective. Another issue of the album is small, but noticeable. There are times when it seems they are attempting to recreate the psycho feel of D-12, with outrageous lyrics and content. It never gets too overbearing, but there are times when you feel the next person on the track is going to be Bizarre. Still, this is saved by the fact that their lyricism is just too good to allow any one song to be brought down to the low levels that D-12 would hit every now and then. Not every track is like that, as there are far stronger songs on the album that not only display talent in the lyrical standpoint, but some great storytelling and even one standout track that tugs on the heartstrings of the listeners. In a song that has abortion and a friend dying, its amazing how Crooked I is able to effect a listener way more strongly with an ode to his uncle. Crooked I is seriously the stand out artist on the album, personally as he raps like hes got something to prove yet also seems as if he belongs behind the mic. Even with the production issues, and the couple of attempts where it hits juvenile territory and pop fodder, there is no doubt that these four men are at the top of their particular niche; and that niche is something that has been long since dead in mainstream hip hop. The return to the focus of lyrics regardless of content is something I havent seen done this well since Eminem and Royces EP. The sheer ability that all four men possess is not something that can be duplicated, nor should it be attempted. Even when content is lacking, the lyrics bring about something that could be studied in high school for poetic devices, such as Crooked Is: "To this game Im addicted and fiendish, Im predicted to bring this G shit to its pinnacle zenith, lyrical genius So sick with ridiculous English, niggas get squeamish When they hear this criminal linguist" Aside from this, their cleverness is top notch, with lines like "Im as high as a baby on a see-saw with Precious, or So I aint trying to play with you, this chainsaw crack jokes/On Cains brother brah, disable you." There are these and countless more that will have you chuckling the entire time youre listening, and thats really the highlight of the album. Theres hardly a time when youre not gleaming off of the sheer beauty of the words, the way they are presented, and the harsh manipulation of the English language that not once feels forced. This album will not be album of the year, and there will be many people that will claim it lacks bangers, but those people just arent listening. This album has its flaws, but they are small enough to be eradicated by the raw ability of these four men. The album is a standout, and a breath of fresh air in a stagnant hip hop game.

    • Ironically it's you

      Yes I do buy albums dickhead...the ones that interest and I ONLY DOWNLOAD MIXTAPES...not retail albums. I bought Big Krit album and I've bought Yelawolf's album...both of wish are far better than this meaningless shit. Yela was radio friendly but also had a meassage. What do you get from SH? Yela should've gotten the publicity and not SH.

    • ^^^^

      I bet you don't even buy albums anyway. So what's the point?

    • Message

      After reading your "review" all I got was that the beats could've been better and that the MC's are dope lyricist. 2 things I already know. What I didn't get is WHY should I buy the album. What's the message? The shit that've heard is just over the top violence depicted via masterful lyricism aka some EM type shit. This is not real hip hop. I can't relate to no asylum or any of the other dump "I'm a serial killer" type songs on the album. Talk about a loved one dying or being broke or how haters hate when you have money and they don't...real life shit. Not this fictious bullshit.

  • Commerial Album

    Dickriders say the beat selection was boo boo because it's a mainstream album...that's dumb. Big Krit has a mainstream album yet he still kept his "sound" while adding club bangers like "Money on the floor" and "I got this". But you still have tracks like "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" and the B.B king song. Dickriders also say "This isn't the 90's" which is a stupid defense because alot of the classic songs still jam to this damn. But the thing is SH doesn't have to all bomb bap. In fact they need to mix it up by having soulful beats and etc...not an album entirely of circus music.

    • Disagree

      The real reason why real hiphop doesn't sell is because that's NOT what's being marketed. Krit wasn't marketed right at all. There is no machine behind them...that is why they don't sell.

    • SOUTHSIDE

      and big krit aint selling nothing either tho now is he.... real hiphop heads arnt selling music how come you dont get it... if they were common and mos def and talib would be the big thing on these Major labels but they arnt and why? cuz they understand that these labels are tryna make their money too. its not dick riding its fact. ITS NOT THE 90s just like i said before nigga. the big names could have easily been on major labels and did the Str8 raw hiphop thing and sold. but the labels know that even tho its good music the so called hiphop heads are too busy downloading thier favorite hiphop artist music that they will lose money instead of gaining from it...

  • Excuses, Excuses

    I forecasted this shit better than a weatherman...I said last week that week SH bombs commercially and critically SH dick riders would STILL find lame excuses to justify an album purchase. If you like it fine but dont call people a troll because they don't like it.

  • YEBO

    THE GROUP HAS NO CHEMISTRY, THE ONLY THING COMMON IS THAT THEY ARE ALL WACK - ROYCE NEVER BEEN RELEVANT, ONLY THING HE KNOWS IS SUCKING EMINEM'S DICK LIKE ON BAD MEETS EVIL, HIS LAST ALBUM WAS TITLED SUCCESS IS CERTAIN, PLEASE, WHY? WHAT SUCCESS? SELLING 30K COPIES? THAT'S WHAT YOU CALL SUCCESS? - JOE BUDDEN USED TO BE NOT AS BAD AS OTHER MEMBERS BUT HE FELL OFF YEARS AGO, NOW HE JUST LOOKS LIKE A WALKING PENIS WITH NO RAPPING ABILITIES - CROOKED I IS IN THE GAME 8965864 YEARS AND STILL HAVE NO SOLO ALBUM, HIS CAREER IS DEAD AND NOBODY GIVES A FUCK ABOUT HIM - JOELL ORTIZ IS PROBABLY THE WORST RAPPER IN THE GAME, ENOUGH SAID, I COULDN'T IMAGINE ANYTHING WORSE THAN HIM, ENJOY BEING FREE AGENT, AS A SOLO ARTIST YOU WILL BE NEVER RELEVANT AND TELL ME WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT LYRICS ON THAT ALBUM, IT'S JUST STUPID BLABBING ABOUT NOTHING, THROW THAT DICK ? THEY MUST THROW DICKS ON EACH OTHER LOL, NOBODY WITH BRAIN WOULD SIGN TO SHADY, EMINEM REALLY FUCKS UP CAREERS OF EVERY ARTIST EVER SIGNED TO HIM, MAYBE 50 CENT IS AN EXCEPTION, BUT HE FELL OFF LATELY EITHER

  • Anonymous

    Classic album! 5 star status.... NOT! 1.4/5 for selling out!

  • BTMoney

    You gotta look at this album for what it is, not for what it should be. It's clearly a commercial album, is that what Slaughterhouse should be doing ? Absolutely not. Is it a good commercial album ? Yes it is. I understand people are disappointed, I'm disappointed too, but for what it is, it's good. It's better than 90% of the commercial albums out right now. I would give this 3.5 or 4, I would never give this 4.5 though.