Slaughterhouse Album Pushed Back, Royce & Joell Comment

AllHipHop Staff

The highly anticipated album by Hip-Hop collective Slaughterhouse has been pushed back to August 11, over a month from its original date.

The group, comprised of Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Royce Da 5’ 9” and Crooked I, had a release date in early July, but that is no more.

Royce said that the group wanted more time to put into set up and marketing with its label E1.

“Even though this [group] is a new way of doing business, we still gotta stick to the old school script when it comes time to market this, to have the proper time to set up a record,” Royce told

“We’re not idiots. We understand the concept of labels throwing something against the wall and seeing if it sticks. That’s not what we are in business to do. We’re still in the business of selling records, because we feel we have a great product to present to the public.”

The Detroit rapper also stated that the lyrics and the music came together in a way that made them want to generate maximum interest in the self-titled debut.

“All the push back has to do [with] is the set up. It’s great music,” Royce continued. “My biggest concern with making the project is us picking the best beats possible. Rhyming is there. The best music possible is what I was always concerned with, that’s why a lot of songs came out so good.”

Joell Ortiz, a Brooklyn-bred artist, said that the process of creating the album was arduous, yet fun.

“It was definitely the busiest session I had ever seen in my life,” Ortiz said. “To come out with the product that we do have, was ridiculous.”

The group may ad another song to round off the album, but noted that it was close to completion and the delay had nothing to do with the music. The bulk of the album was finished in six days.