E1 Music is set to release the highly anticipated self-titled debut album by Slaughterhouse on August 11th, 2009. The hip hop super-group features four of the most lyrical MCs in the game -- Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9", Joe Budden and Crooked I.
The group's first single, "The One" can be heard now at radio and the video for "The One" is being played on MTV Jams.
The sum of Slaughterhouse's parts is incredible. Jersey City, NJ's Joe Budden, a former Def Jam signee who rarely holds his tongue, is one of Hip-Hop's most controversial, yet lyrically gifted artists. Detroit, MI's Royce Da 5'9" came up with Eminem out of the Detroit rap scene as a steel witted MC and has carved out a renowned solo career independently. Brooklyn, NY's Joel Ortiz, formerly an Aftermath Records signee, has been long considered the torchbearer for Latin MCs in the footsteps of the late Big Pun. Long Beach, CA's Crooked I, the West Coast representative of the crew, is a former Death Row signee whose musical output over the years, despite the lack of a proper release, is unrivaled.
The group came together only 10 short months ago when Joe Budden was working on a song for his Halfway House album and enlisted the services of Crooked I, Joell Ortiz and Royce Da 5'9" for a song called "Slaughterhouse." Inspired by the vibe of track and the immediate chemistry of the four rappers, a plan was immediately made to form the super-group. Several songs and a handful of viral videos later only created increased demand and curiosity from fans. Hip-hop heads demanded to hear more! And now they'll be able to.
Slaughterhouse features production by The Alchemist, Streetrunner, DJ Khalil and Denaun Porter.
Slaughterhouse is currently touring, on both the Rock The Bells tour and on a club tour around the RTB's dates.
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