Slaughterhouse’s Joe Budden is taking one for the team and putting off his solo career in light of his group’s forthcoming sophomore album
Budden said his current,primary focus is the forthcoming Slaughterhouse LP.
“All throughout my career, whenever there’s been something up in the air in limbo, I’ve always managed to give the people music,” Budden said in an interview. “There’s never been a dry spell. As far as my next studio album, I’m not really quite sure just yet…I think all four of us are diverting all attention into just that. We put our solo careers to the side for the bettering of the group — I’ve always said that as long as Slaughterhouse is in the right situation, which we happen to be in, then Joe Budden can come second. I never intended on being signed to a record deal. I was just rapping because it helped me. That’s still what I do now. It’s just that people happen to like it.” (EM Theories)
Earlier this month, Slaughterhouse’s Crooked I talked about aiming for a Dr. Dre contribution to their upcoming LP
“I know the scheduling and timing and all that blahda ladda, but man, Slaughterhouse need to be in there with [Dr.] Dre,” Crooked said in an interview. “If they was to ask me what my wish list was, or who I wanna get on this f*ckin’ album, it’s gonna be Dr. Dre — I ain’t go through h*ll and a hand-basket to get to where I’m at to not f*ck with the good doctor. [Laughs] Sh*t. I’m in the f*ckin’ building; I’m in Interscope. Dre, where you at, baby? We need them godd*mn tracks. [Laughs]” (Hip Hop DX)
Last May, Slaughterhouse’s Royce Da 5’9 gave a small update on the long-awaited quartet record.
“Yeah, we’re working on it slowly but surely, slowly and surely,” he said of the Slaughterhouse. “They’re coming here [to Detroit] for seven days starting on the 12th of May. We did the last album in six days, so sky’s the limit on how much we gonna get recorded while they’re here.” Royce also revealed that he and the crew already have a number of tracks recorded. “We’re about seven or eight songs in. Just cutting randoms, just to see where we are at.” (MTV)
In March, Royce hinted at Eminem’s possible involvement on the group project
“I think he’ll be the executive producer [of our Shady Records debut]. He’s very good at taking a record to a whole different level after we do what we do with it. He’s good at choosing beats, maybe a verse here, a hook there — anywhere he can help, he’s willing to do it. And he doesn’t want us to do a lot of e-mailing (of tracks). We’ve had a lot of problems with hacks and leaks. So he wants us to be in one central location for the recording.” (Detroit Free Press)