Shady Records has announced Eminem Presents: Total Slaughter, an event set to feature Joe Budden versus Hollow Da Don and Loaded Lux versus Murda Mook set to take place at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, Saturday, July 12.
“I’m a kill Joe Budden,” Hollow Da Don says in the trailer for Total Slaughter 1, which is available below.
The teaser also showcases the battle rappers who have been filmed as part of the reality show that leads up to the Battle Rap event. The show is set to follow eight battle rappers as they face-off in a Battle Rap tournament to participate in the undercard for the Budden/Hollow headlined event. Math Hoffa, Dizaster, Arsonal, Daylyt, Cortez, Marv Won, Big T and Aye Verb were originally announced as part of the show, though T-Rex is also reportedly involved.
“Leading into the live event, WatchLOUD.com will release a four-part reality series called Road to Total Slaughter, which will feature eight of the hungriest battle MCs in the country living together and competing for the right to face-off on the undercard of Total Slaughter,” a press release says. “Filmed earlier this year in Brooklyn, Road to Total Slaughter will be featured on WatchLOUD in June.”
Earlier this month, Hollow discussed his potential battle with Budden.
“Well, this is how it came about,” Hollow says. “I’m the type of person, I aim for the stars…Not literally. That wasn’t a bar. I’m saying like, I like to aim high. So when I went in there, they telling me, ‘We’re gonna have you in the house competing, and um, you know, at the end Mook and Lux’s battle and Slaughterhouse is hosting it.’ I’m like, ‘Well, if slaughterhouse gonna be a part of it, tell Joe Budden let’s really be a part of it. We can get it poppin’.’ And you know, they’re in the office like, ‘Oh, this kid is crazy.’ And they’re all looking at me like I’m crazy, but now, four months later, it’s possible. So you know how it goes, for the cats that might read this and got aspirations and motivations to do shit, not just rapping, but trying to be a doctor or a journalist like yourself, you know, don’t never let nobody downplay you and be like [you’re] not in the position. Nah, if I’m not in the position, I’m about to make myself be in that position. It gotta be logical ’cause Lux shit wasn’t logical. Like after his Calicoe battle, he was calling out Eminem, like, come on, bro. Let’s take some steps here. I’m not gonna go call out Eminem and Jay Z. You know, I take steps, so…Budden is on the menu.”
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The trailer for Total Slaughter 1 is below.