Slaughterhouse hits the set of BET’s “The Backroom” freestyle session. Already landing the cover of our current issue which is still on stands throughout the month of July. If you haven’t done so yet pick that up, in the mean time hit play.
From ghostwriting for respected rappers to being one fourth of ‘Slaughterhouse’, Royce Da 5’9 has definitely proved himself to being one of the illest spitters in Hip-Hop. Although he’s been through up’s and down’s he has never stopped working, and most importantly he has never stopped delivering dope lyrics. He is the reason lyricism is still alive today. And for that we want to wish one of rap’s most creative yet underrated voices a Happy Birthday and many more to come.
Slaughterhouse isn’t only on our latest cover of The Source Magazine, they’re also coming though your speakers with a new single. Check out “Throw It Away” with Joey, Crooked, Joell and Royce pairing up with Swizz Beatz.
Slaughterhouse has revealed the cover and release date to their anticipated album Welcome To: OUR HO– — USE. The cover of the album can be seen above and the release date for the album will be August 28th. You can expect their next single ‘Throw It Away’ featuring Swizz Beatz to drop sometime soon. You can also get the new issue of The Source Magazine that features Slaughterhouse on the cover as well as the Beastie Boys, both will be on newsstands nationwide tomorrow.
The power of the word has always been golden in Hip-hop. Now in a age where lyricism is taking a back seat to celebrity, The Source bring you the Top 50 lyricists of all time in an effort to put some focus back on the art form.
Make no mistake. This is not your hottest list. Some of the rappers you will read about haven’t had a hit record in over 20 years. Herein lies a testament to lyricism, a a foundational element that MCing was built on. Truth is, it’s make a comeback, sso we’ve decided to pay homage to the rappers who have shaped lyrism over the year. Judging these MC’s (who are required to have released at least two albums in their career) in the categories of sentient, scope, depth, and of course, wordplay. The Source voted on over a hundred MC’s to come up with the 50 best the game has EVER had to offer.
Pick up the latest issue of The Source (Slaughterhouse/Beastie Boys Covers) when it hits stands June 26th nationwide to find out where the following MC’s landed in slots 36-50.
With the success of their latest video Hammer Dance, featuring live concert footage from Austin, Texas, Slaughterhouse released their newest video My Life featuring Cee-Lo Green. Let us know what you think!
Joe Budden, Royce Da 5’9, Crooked I and Joell Ortiz otherwise known as Slaughterhouse stars in our latest UnCovered visual. The Hip-Hop MC quartet opts for the Reservoir Dogs approach on the mic, it’s only right our cover mirrors their talents.
In the new issue of the Source, rap group Slaughterhouse talks about the art of rapping, reinventing themselves and being signed to the highest selling rapper of all time, Eminem.
Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I and Royce Da 5’9” are four solo MCs who came together to form the supergroup Slaughterhouse, with the intention of raising the bar for the craft of MC’ing. In “Reservoir Underdogs,” on page 58, Joe Budden takes aim at the industry.
“I almost despise a lot of aspects that come along with this industry. All the red tape. All the politics. Everything that is in between me and my direct talent and the fans. The industry will jade you. The A**hole I am today is the man that y’all created.” –Joe Budden
On a separate collector’s cover, the Source tributes legendary group the Beastie Boys. With the passing of Adam “MCA” Yauch, The Source decided to pay homage to the rap trio by giving them their very first Source cover. With quotes from Russell Simmons and Dante Ross, among others, “Licensed To Skill” on page 46 goes back in time to celebrate the legacy of the Beastie Boys, examining their importance to the musical growth of the genre and the expansion of the culture.
“You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party. That record kept us alive. There were times when we thought Def Jam’s doors were gonna close if not for the royalties that came from making that record.” –Russell Simmons