Tuesday, April 24, 2018


In other music news, KXNG Crooked I has officially announced he'll be leaving the Slaughterhouse crew for good. And with Joe Budden retired & we rarely hearing from Joell Ortiz, the group's practically unheard of now. Consisting of the aforementioned & Royce da 5'9, Slaughterhouse was a hip-hop super group. They've been active since 2008-- until recently & we haven't heard much from the group itself since 2012 with Welcome to Our House.

Aside from a few features here from one or two of them; Royce has been more active than the rest of the crew from his last album release in 2017, Good vs Evil II: The Red Empire to his feature on King Los' Everybody's a B*tch, also featuring Hopsin, last year. Then there's his latest, Boblo Boat with J. Cole, which was released March 23rd this year and happens to be one of the singles from his upcoming album, Book of Ryan. Take a look at the video below & let me know what you think about it in the comments. And don't forget to let me know if you're looking forward to Royce's new album, Book of Ryan, which releases May 4th.

BOBLO BOAT | Royce da 5'9" ft. J. Cole

Nonetheless, KXNG Crooked I has announced his split from the group & this makes it official to the split of the group. Royce states he 'supports anything he wants to do' and Crooked went on to say that 'it's all love'. So, there's no animosity among the crew just different paths are being explored right now. And Crooked is supposedly releasing a solo album in the upcoming year, so that's something to look forward to in addition to Royce's Book of Ryan, set to come out later this year.

As for Ortiz, he still puts out a single here and there; jumps on the mic for rap battles & even does a few features. His last album was in 2016 when he released That's Hip-Hop, which was preceded by his album House Slippers in 2014. And as for an upcoming solo project, nothing has been announced and if there is a solo project in the works, I hope it's a collaborative with his Slaughterhouse crew. But, even if it's not, I'm pretty sure it will be one to own because Ortiz is a beast on the mic & in the booth

As for Joe Budden, he's claimed retirement & hasn't planned on releasing anything new anytime soon, at least not musically anyhow. He's been MIA on the music scene since 2016 when Rage & the Machine was released, which was preceded by All Love Lost in 2015. However, despite his retirement from music, we've never really been starving for content from Budden because his podcasts are posted weekly on YouTube. But, in addition to the podcasts, he currently just announced his new series on YouTube called "Pull Up", and you can catch the first episode below. It's basically like The View, but with men & not in a fancy setting. It's a basic luncheon with discussions of music, artists--like Tekashi 6ix9ine was spoken about in this episode--and he discusses other topics as well. Take a look at the first episode below, which features Charlamagne tha God, Maino, Casanova, & Wayno and then let me know what you think about it in the comments.


Despite the falling apart of Slaughterhouse, the crew still supports each other & Royce stated, 'their like brothers...all of them; I support everything they do'. Which is amazing. Most groups disband & you only hear animosity towards the members or one beefing with another, so I'm glad that's not the case here because I really like this group.

As for the proposed album, Glass House, which will be the entire group together again... maybe we'll get that one day. But, as for now, they're doing their own thing & I'm all here for it. Let me know what you think in the comments about Royce's new album, Budden's new YouTube series, and what you'd like to see from the rest of the crew.

Be sure to follow the crew on Twitter to remain updated on what they've got going on & what's coming up in the future for the crew, collectively as well as individually:

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Until next time...

Rachel Marie

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