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[Hip-Hop] Slaughterhouse – Welcome to Our House (Album Review)

In 2008, four well known and talented emcees banded together and decided to deliver some dope music that the rap game has been missing since the days of The Black Sheep or Leaders of the New School. Members Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Crooked I, and Royce da 5’9″ formed the group Slaughterhouse and recently have been dropping a mixture of singles and mixtapes that have kept their buzz heavy in the industry. With their newly-inked Shady/Interscope record’s deal, the rap supergroup step out into mainstream success on their debut album Welcome to: OUR HOUSE.

From the beginning, the album starts on that dark, crazy tone that is signature of Royce da 5’9″ and Em’s recent style with added hooks from the macabre Skylar Grey and the high-energy Busta Rhymes featured track “Coffin”. Quickly shifting from chainsaw and horror-movie themed tracks to the stripper-party inspired single “Throw That” ft. Eminem, OUR HOUSE  fluctuates from raw underground vibe, real rap, and some commercial tracks but still manages to give each member their shine. While delivering well timed puns, in-verse rhymes, and metaphors, the lyrical content throughout the OUR HOUSE is top-notch.

Coupling dope lyrics with A-list production, it is clear that Slaughter House wanted to do the fans justice but rise away from just underground success. With a darker, drum heavy AraabMuzik produced beat on the street single “Hammerdance,” snare drum rhythms on the No I.D. “Get Up,” radio friendly Street Runner single “My Life” ft Cee-Lo, to the intimate Boi-1da produced single “Goodbye,” OUR HOUSE has a variety of content that doesn’t sacrifice the group’s personal style of delivering real rap without sacrificing lyrical prowess for a more pop-frienfly sound. Although collectively this album isn’t the rap game’s “savior” LP, it is a strong return to the days of focusing on clever lyrics-regardless of content-with top production for an ever growing stagnant music industry.

’Slaughterhouse ft. Busta Rhymes – Coffin’

’Slaughterhouse – Hammer Dance’

’Slaughterhouse – My Life (ft. Cee
Lo Green)’

Stream the entire album here.

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[Hip-Hop] Slaughterhouse -Throw That (ft. Eminem)

It’s getting closer to the album release time and Shady Records rap group Slaughterhouse (Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Royce da 5’9″, and Crooked I) teamed up with Eminem to drop another leak for the fans. Now it is apparent in the rap game that when many artists go mainstream they decide to have at least one “romantic” sexy track and “Throw That” is that single for their upcoming album. With lines like, “She strips to get tips, those lips and those child bearing hips, I’ll throw this dick on you girl,” this game is as close to romance as a girl can expect from the legendary lyricists. Mixing a heavy bass T-Minus produced beat with some funny and dope lyrics, they made a certified banger that satisfies both twerkers and rap lovers alike.

You can cop this cut over at iTunes, as well as their upcoming album Welcome to: OUR HOUSE, which drops August 28th.

’01 Throw That (feat. Eminem).mp3′
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[Hip-Hop] Slaughterhouse – Goodbye ft. Skylar Grey (Prod. Boi-1da)

With an all-star line up including Royce Da 5’9″, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, and Crooked I, Slaughterhouse is bringing its A-game once again. The Shady Records supergroup goes in over a hard-hitting piano with a melodic chorus by the beautiful Skylar Grey. Talking about their own experiences with death, each member (minus Royce) channels the angst that comes with losing someone. Each verse brings a new level of pain and this emotional ballad is sure to relive emotions evoking a certain empathy from the audience.

You can stream this somber single below and head to iTunes to cop if you are feeling it. With their album Welcome to: Our House releasing August 28th,  none of their songs should be slept on, and not just because they drew from their mentor Eminem.

’Slaughterhouse – Goodbye’
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[Freestyle] Slaughterhouse – Weight Scale

I Hate Pump It Up Though It’s My Only Hit…far from innocent, ya favorite rapper got a head nod/before he approaches check my temperament/I went sleepy hollow shit and got a CAT scan/go to Colorado right now and watch Batman.”

Even though Budden’s line of the Colorado shooting was a little premature, considering the incident happened less than a weekago, Slaughterhouse’s newly leaked single is a dope freestyle that shouldn’t be overlooked. Im not really one to brag or even get into freestyles but when this rap super-group dropped their new single “Weight Scale”, I couldn’t help but listen. After partnering with DJ Drama for the upcoming Gangsta Grillz mixtape, the quartet(Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Royce da 5’9, and Crooked I) spit sick bars over the slept on Nas “Nasty” instrumental. Although filled with plenty of flossin’ rap for this party track but the rappers do the beat justice and go hard verse after verse. Their upcoming Shady Records debut album Welcome to: Our House drops August 28th.

’Slaughterhouse
Weight Scale (Nasty Freestyle)’
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Crooked I – Exodus 23:1 (Psalm 82:v6 Mixtape)

Crooked I has been one of hip-hop’s best kept secrets until his recent ties with Eminem’s Slaughterhouse. Exodus 23:1 is one of the highlights of his June mixtape Psalm 82:v6 and it features Crooked I’s evolved flow. While he uses less double time in recent years, the lyrics have remained on point with a clearer more melodic flow. Quality gangster rap is hard to find these days but Crooked I’s lyrical perspective keeps the genre alive and in damn good fashion.

’Crooked I – Exodus 23:1 Freestyle’
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