By Shirley Ju @shirju and Chuck "Jigsaw" Creekmur @ChuckCreekmur
(AllHipHop News) Slaughterhouse was one of hip-hop’s greatest groups of all time.
Now, the collective comprised of Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Kxng Crooked and Royce da 5'9" have officially called it quits.
In an exclusive interview with AllHipHop, Royce da 5’9” spoke on his relationship with Joe Budden, as well as the factors that lead to the demise of the critically acclaimed group Slaughterhouse.
“Yeah, we cool,” Royce told AllHipHop.com of his current relationship with Joe Budden, which became strained when Joe criticized Eminem's last album, Revival.
“I did an interview and they asked me if I felt like he went too far when he criticized Marshall’s album when he was doing the 'Everyday Struggle' show. I just said, ‘Yeah.’ And I explained why. And Joe being Joe, went and readdressed it in a podcast episode, as a response to me. Though what I was saying wasn’t directed at him. It was actually me reiterating something that I already said to him in a private conversation," Royce told AllHipHop.com.
"He’s the one that feels the need to take what we talk about in private and make it public, and I’m not really with that. I probably won’t be speaking on that anymore," Royce added.
A few weeks ago, Crooked I (aka Kxng Crooked) drew headlines after he hopped on social media to announce his departure from Slaughterhouse.
The other members in the group eventually took turns to chime in.
Joell Ortiz states, “I can respect that @CrookedIntriago Love you my bro. The Yaowas still always one call way. Music or non-music my G.”
Sitting alongside DJ Premier, Royce remembered the beginning stages of Slaughterhouse.
“When we first started, we didn’t do a whole lot of thinking, he says. “It had been a long time since any of us had been on any major labels, so when we went in and we did all of the first music, everything was just a vibe. It was just a feel," Royce explained to AllHipHop.com.
The last official album the group released was called Welcome to: Our House back in 2012, via Eminem's Shady Records.
And the problems soon started after signing their major label deal.
“When we signed our deal with Shady, it turned into this environment where everybody into a chef,” Royce told AllHiphop.com. “It was like everybody in the kitchen was a cook. Now, too much of our brains started being involved."
Check out a clip of Royce da 5'9 explaining more about Joe Budden, Slaughterhouse and Eminem's role in the group's last album below: