In a recent interview with VIBE, Harlem transplant and onetime DXnext feature Charles Hamilton talked about his role in the formation of powerhouse super-group Slaughterhouse. According to Hamilton, he and Detroit veteran Royce Da 5’9″ began formulating plans for a group and he was supposed to be the fifth limb of the self-proclaimed Voltron group. Although his membership apparently never came into fruition, he maintains it’s all love.
“Joell, Royce, Crooked, Joe, yall did me dirty!” he said. “I was supposed to be the fifth member of Slaughterhouse and they know it. Me, Royce and three other people drove out to Jersey, kicking the breeze. I was like ‘let’s start a group.’ He was like, ‘Charles, you’re on a major label.’ He calls up Joe and I already had Crooked’s number, so we do the illest conference call. Joe Budden says to me very sternly, ‘Charles, we are not your age. We cannot afford a failure. And we don’t want to be a failure and bring you down from your situation.’ I said, ‘Y’all are representing hip-hop. Only way y’all fail, is if y’all don’t spit.’ Royce was with it, but I know the love is still there. If they’re still on board, I’m with it.”
Charles also talks about Drake’s success and meeting Rihanna in the full interview, which can be read here.