Expect more introspective music from the Slaughterhouse crew as they prepare to complete their Shady Records debut. According to the group, the follow-up to their self-titled album will feature more intentional introspection, something they feel they weren’t able to do as much as they would have liked to on their first release.

During an interview with Hard Knock TV, they were asked about this subject. 

“There’s a lot of [introspection] on the sophomore effort,” Joe Budden said. “We recognized the same thing and I think that’s mainly due to to the time restraints that we were under on the first album. We weren’t able to be as creative as we would have liked to in a six day period.” 

“That and any missing element that you could think of,” Royce Da 5’9″ added. “We’re trying to cover all of our grounds this time. We have all the time in the world and obviously a better budget. We’re just going to take our time and fill in all of the gaps.”

In fact, Royce said that he’s learning to craft more solo songs this way, admitting that the group is influencing his new work.

“I can rap about guns all day and be happy but I’m working on that. I’m learning from [the group]. My next album is actually going to be very introspective.” 

This echoes a similar tone that Crooked I had when HipHopDX interviewed him in early March of this year. During the interview, Crook said that producers are sending Slaughterhouse many beats that bring out their introspective sides, which he called “Life music.”

“Now, [producers] are giving us life music,” he told us. “I guess it’s what they want to hear us on or something because we’re not requesting it. But, when it comes our way, they’re pulling out stories, personal feelings and a lot of shit out of us. I’m loving it. This Slaughterhouse album is going to have a mark in the history of Rap. There’s going to be a lot of lyrics on there, man. Just having Em in the building, you’ve got to step your game up. So, it might have the most quotables ever, on one album.”