SlaughterHouse

SlaughterHouse

by Slaughterhouse
     
 

While this supergroup represents three different geographical flavors of hip-hop -- Joe Budden and Joel Ortiz both from the East, Crooked I from the West, and Royce Da 5'9" coming out of Detroit -- their self-titled debut Slaughterhouse brings to mind the fiercest offeringsSee more details below

Overview

While this supergroup represents three different geographical flavors of hip-hop -- Joe Budden and Joel Ortiz both from the East, Crooked I from the West, and Royce Da 5'9" coming out of Detroit -- their self-titled debut Slaughterhouse brings to mind the fiercest offerings from the N.Y.C. groups Mobb Deep and M.O.P. The album is tough, cold, and relentless to the point that you could call it limited, but unlike the aforementioned duos who act as traditional crews do, Slaughterhouse present their lyrics in a roundtable fashion. These four veteran voices trade lines with old-school open mic hunger, performing in a get-in-get out-and-prove style that comes from years of being underappreciated and mistreated. This means shock value is the thing with "Lyrical Murderers" offering both "Most rappers are comedy gold/They like their boyfriend's sodomy hole" and "I'm ridin' with my daughter in the front/With the AK in the baby's seat." Notice that another boasting track called "Microphone" follows and the redundancy becomes clear, but you wouldn't fault Devin the Dude for putting two weed songs in a row. Slaughterhouse deserve the same forgiveness when it comes to declaring war on the industry, and even if "Cuckoo" shouts "I don't need a hook for this one," tracks like the Bacardi-swingin' "Not Tonight" or the guitar rockin' "The One" show they can create radio worthy monsters without the major-label sellout. Well-chosen guests like Fatman Scoop and Pharoahe Monch increase the thug appeal while earthshaking productions from the Alchemist, DJ Khalil, and Mr. Porter seal the deal.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/11/2009
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0099923205227
catalogNumber:
2052
Rank:
49949

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Tracks

  1. Sound Off  -  Slaughterhouse
  2. Lyrical Murderers  -  Slaughterhouse
  3. Microphone  -  Slaughterhouse
  4. Not Tonight  -  Slaughterhouse
  5. The One  -  New Royales
  6. In the Mind of Madness (Skit)  -  Slaughterhouse
  7. Cuckoo  -  Slaughterhouse
  8. The Phone Call (Skit)  -  Slaughterhouse
  9. Onslaught 2  -  Slaughterhouse
  10. The Phone Call 2 (Skit)  -  Slaughterhouse
  11. Salute  -  Slaughterhouse
  12. Pray (It's a Shame)  -  Slaughterhouse
  13. Cut You Loose  -  Slaughterhouse
  14. Rain Drops  -  Novel
  15. Killaz  -  Slaughterhouse

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Slaughterhouse   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Robert Brookins   Composer
Alchemist   Producer
John Franck   Marketing
Joe Budden   Composer
Jason Schweitzer   Producer
DJ Khalil   Producer
Dee "Pitboss" Sonaram   Promoter
Marleny Dominguez   Label Direction
Regena Ratcliffe   Producer
Shadow Stokes   Promoter
Melanie Rutherford   Composer
Jane Minovskaya   Producer
Filthy Rockwell   Producer
Emile Haynie   Composer
Real Focus   Producer
R. Montgomery   Composer
Nick Ditri   Engineer
Jason Qualls   Engineer
Isaac Romero   Engineer
I. Freeman   Composer
H. Turner   Composer
E. Alcock   Composer
Chris Pinto   Engineer
B. Edwards   Composer
Alex Merzin   Engineer
Aiko Rohd   Composer,Producer
K. Rahman   Composer
Andrew Kelley   Art Direction
Liz Rodrigues   Composer
Nicholas Warwar   Composer
Streetrunner   Producer
A. Stevenson   Composer
Denaun   Producer
J. Ortiz   Composer
Emile   Producer
Parks   Engineer
D. Wickliffe   Composer
D. Porter   Composer
T. Jamerson   Composer
T. Haynes   Composer
Alan "The Alchemist" D. Maman   Composer

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