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Slaughterhouse – Move On (Video)

February 3, 2011

In the wake of the Shady records/Slaughterhouse signing it seemed like a good time to enlighten the masses as to the lyrical prowess of the aforementioned Hip-Hop super group.  The group consists of Royce Da 5’9, Crooked-I, Joell Ortiz and Joe Budden, each of which are exceptional solo acts but combined create a hip-hop powerhouse virtually unmatched in the rap game today.  Each of there song is a mind bending back and forth between the streets of the ghetto, to the mainstream of American television and pop culture, to the erie depths of internet culture.

Slaughterhouse the group’s self titled depute album was released August 11, 2009 on E1 Music. It was recorded in six days and due to the groups underground nature only sold 18,600 of the 20,000 total albums shipped to stores in the first week.  With a powerhouse record label such as Shady/Interscope now backing the group along with the Eminem declaring he intends to work closely with them on their next project, it would not be unlikely to see a massively commercially successful album coming in the future.  All I can hope for is that the group stays true to the style that got them to where they are instead of selling out to the popular masses.  We shall see…

“No I don’t respond with answers that fit a script
So the repitition will make a nigga flip
We in the game of smokin mirrors
Those engineering a bigger spliff
Blowin circles out they mouth gettin praise but the shit is shift
I never lived a myth if I said it I did it
Never alleged word to dead I gripped da fif
I made my housing tenament a strip
Movin’ medicine in nicks
When I seen ’em comin’ I jetted from them pricks”
-Joell Ortiz

“Stop using slang just for you to be cool
Cause I go back to when it was cool to be you
I’m a hero…no I mean I’m hiro from heroes
Ya’ll chase zeros”
-Joe Budden

“You dealt with shady shit? I dealt with shady shit
But I’m the only one can trully say I dealt with Shady’s shit”
-Royce Da 5’9

“Out in Cali niggas blaze an’ stress
Waitin’ on Detox to save tha west
Even if the shit is dope
It ain’t givin you niggas hope
Unless your signatures wrote on the check from interscope… nope”
-Crooked-I

I can’t even list all the awesome lines in one song…imagine listening to the album.  Seriously, go get it here (like now).

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  1. […] Slaughterhouse recently.  They finally officially signed to Shady Records January 12, 2011.  I wrote a little blurb last week about why they are some of my favorite emcees in the game right […]



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