Eminem Signs Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf to Shady Records
Thu, 13 Jan 2011 10:10:51
Rap supergroup Slaughterhouse and budding superstar Yelawolf have been signed to Eminem's Shady Records. Em's Shady Records has been in operation since 1999.
"Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse, it's kinda phase two of Shady," said Eminem in a statement. "It's the new generation of Shady Records and as we're trying to rebuild our label, it's exciting for hip-hop and with all of these forces coming together and with what everybody's capable of on the mic, it's gonna be fun."
Bringing together the East Coast, West Coast and Detroit in the middle, Slaughterhouse consists of Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce Da 5'9". Most recently, Slaughterhouse was featured on "Session One," a bonus track on Eminem's 2010 blockbuster Recovery album. Eminem is expected to be personally involved in Slaughterhouse's sophomore album scheduled for release in 2011, so you know shit's gonna be hot if Em's hands are in it.
Said Royce Da 5'9": "It's very exciting for me to reunite with Eminem years after our Bad Meets Evil project together. Slaughterhouse on Shady Records will be a force to reckon with."
Late last year, Yelawolf released Trunk Muzik 0-60, a compilation of select tracks from his critically acclaimed 2010 mixtape Trunk Muzik/i>, along with six previously unavailable songs. The Alabama native is currently in the studio recording his full-length major label debut.
Said Yelawolf: "Considering where I'm from and the shit I've been through, it's hard to put into words what partnering with Shady means to me, my team at Ghet-O-Vision, and my state of Alabama. I can tell you that when you're willing to give your life up to see a dream through, the reward is great. And now that I've become an apprentice to one of the greatest artists in the world, my potential reaches beyond anything I ever imagined. Let's kill this shit." What a touching, street statement!
Are you interested in Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse since Eminem signed them to his imprint label?