Back in 2008, Joe Budden joined forces with hip-hop lyricists Royce da 5’9”, KXNG Crooked, and Joell Ortiz to form the hit-making group Slaughterhouse. The moniker originated from a Budden song of the same name featuring the other artists.
Their self-titled debut album arrived in 2009 and their sophomore LP, Welcome To: Our House, dropped in 2012 under Eminem’s Shady Records. But in April 2018, the MCs parted ways and the supergroup was no more.
Earlier this year, Joe Budden reflected on Slaughterhouse’s disbanding during an interview on Drink Champs: “Come on, give me the blame; I’ll take it. I’ll take the blame. I ruined everything. Everything that you loved, I ruined that s–t.” said Joe.
Slaughterhouse was reportedly in the midst of recording their third album, Glass House, when the members left to work on their own careers. In a since-deleted Instagram post, KXNG Crooked explained back then that music ceased to become the main focus. “The group ain’t rapping no more and that’s fine. It was fun while it lasted. Glass House, I have no clue. All I can tell you [is] it exists. If it comes out, I’ll retweet it. Other than that, it’s all love. Everybody who supported me in Slaughterhouse, thank you.”
Glass House has yet to see the light of day, but Crooked has continued to collaborate with fellow Slaughterhouse alum Joell Ortiz. The duo released a joint project, H.A.R.D., in 2020. The two linked up again in March 2022 for the album The Rise and Fall of Slaughterhouse, which contained songs like the pointedly titled “F*kglasshouse.”
Today, Just Blaze made a tweet on X that might turn everything upside down! “I just found the slaugherhouse album. Jesus this is great. I might do the lords work.” Just Blaze said and shared two songs from the album!
You can listen to the songs and check the tracklist below: