Slaughterhouse Finishing Debut LP; Due In Stores July 7

AllHipHop Staff

Less than a week after announcing their new joint venture with E1 Music, Hip-Hop super-group Slaughterhouse has a release date for their highly anticipated self-titled debut.

The Slaughterhouse album is set to hit stores July 7, the label announced Thursday (May 28).

Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5’9”, Joe Budden and Crooked I are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on the album, which is nearly complete.

“We did an entire album in 6 days,” Joell Ortiz told in a statement. “When you genuinely love what you’re doing, everything is effortless. It was like a long party. I can’t wait for the fans to experience this album.”

The project will feature production by The Alchemist, Streetrunner, DJ Khalil and Denaun Porter.

No word on whether the group will collaborate with other artists on the album.

Continuing the modus operandi that help build Slaughterhouse’s popularity, the four rappers appeared in a new video today to formally announce their new label home and the release of the album.

“We’re working really hard,” said Joe Budden. “The music is coming out amazing, and I think a lot of people are gonna be shocked.”

In the video clip, the group also announced that about a week and a half before the release of their album, Slaughterhouse will hit the road as part of this year’s Rock The Bells tour.

They will also be playing spot dates al summer in between tour dates.

“This group is really something special and this summer I'm excited to show the world what we have to offer,” stated Royce Da 5’9”. “If you thought that we were just gonna release a few tracks to the net and then disappear you are in for a very rude awakening."

Slaughterhouse made headlines last week when Joe Budden confirmed that the group had found a new home at E1, formerly Koch Records.

The group, which was only formed 10 months ago, started out when Budden recruited the other three members for a song of the same name on his Halfway House album.

The four rappers, each well respected for his lyrical ability, immediately knew that their collaboration had to extend beyond the one track.

“Slaughterhouse is the most exciting new group to hit the Hip-Hop scene in many years,” offers E1 EVP and GM Alan Grunblatt. “I’m thrilled to be working with old friends Royce, Joell, Crooked and new friend Joe Budden.”

The Rock The Bells Tour runs from June 27 in Chicago and end on August 9th in San Francisco.

This year’s tour will also feature performances by Nas & Damian Marley, Ice Cube, The Roots, Common, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, House of Pain, Reflection Eternal, Raekwon, M.O.P. and many more.

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