Detroit's own Royce Da 5'9 recently spoke about why he thinks Eminem might have been motivated to sign his Slaughterhouse group to Shady Records. Royce says Eminem is not motivated by sales rather making good music.
"Em pretty much vibes off wanting to work with people because he thinks it'll be fun for him. He's so not wrapped up in record sales and stuff like that. He obviously thinks the group can be big, but mostly he sees guys he thinks he can have fun with while making good hip-hop." (Detroit Free Press)
The Slaughterhouse rapper also believes that Eminem was impressed by his groups eagerness to join Shady Records.
"He had his time with D12, and he wanted a newer group of killers. He's not in our group, but he definitely wanted to assemble a team of new blood. But Slaughterhouse aggressively pursued Shady. We went after them, a place where we could really express ourselves and not worry about sales. I think that's the best mind frame for an artist to be in. And I think that's the way (Eminem) looks at it — he feels we can all get together and make great music, and use his influence to make us go further in the game than we could have with an indie." (Detroit Free Press)
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