FRIDAY AUGUST 10TH
When Crooked I, Joell Ortiz and Royce Da 5’9″ joined Joe Budden on his 2008 mixtape Halfway House, the chemistry on their collaborative track meant “Slaughterhouse” the song would quickly become Slaughterhouse the hip-hop supergroup.
Other tracks recorded at their initial meeting bypassed the usual music distribution channels and were leaked to the net, including “Move On” which gave the music press the group’s backstory in song. They recorded their debut album in a mere six days, signed to the E1 label, and released their self-titled, debut in 2009. The band’s latest album is due out in August 2012 on Eminem’s Shady Records imprint.
The hip hop supergroup will be joined by Rhymesayers’ Freeway, L.A.D. & Willie the Kid, J THE S, Dan Circlee, Paul Marz, and a special guest set from Pharaohe Monch.