Slaughterhouse talks about Working with Eminem and How the group formed
“In terms of us forming a group, it was Joe Budden’s idea to get all of us on a song,” Royce Da 5’9 explained in his interview. “But, I don’t think nobody can really take credit for forming the group.” Crooked I then added that he feels the fans were integral in the formation of Slaughterhouse. “I think the fans formed the group,” he added. “Once we did the song with Joe Budden, the reaction and impact was like, ‘Yo, let’s do another one.’…So, actually, in my opinion, the fans formed the group.” “My approach to future albums has changed after I watched what Eminem is doing to our records. He’s mixing everything. He’s teaching me so much…That makes me excited about doing my future albums.”
“Every opportunity that I have to be in Detroit in Eminem’s studio, “I almost thought about buying a condo out there just so I could go in and learn and make music under the umbrella that he created. He’s a fucking genius with that shit. It’s been a great ride and hopefully we can take it all the way.” Eminem has worked so closely with the group that Joell Ortiz said he feels Em was the fifth member of Slaughterhouse on this project. He then likened the group to Kentucky’s basketball team, saying that nobody will be able to top this project. “I have to include Eminem because he’s been like the fifth member on this project. Right now, we’re like Kentucky in the March Madness run for the tournament. You’re dealing with five pros. No one’s gonna beat them kids and nobody’s gonna beat this album.” That remains to be seen , the bottom line is record sales and this album has to have a hit song for the album to do numbers. Without a hit song the album probably will not go platinum.