New Shady Records group Slaughterhouse recently sat down with MTV to discuss signing with Eminem's label. Joell Ortiz, one-fourth of the powerhouse group, says that their deal with the Grammy-winning rapper took quite a while.
"It's been a long time coming," Ortiz said of the Shady Records deal. "We're four solo artists first, so the deal took longer than we expected. We had to get contracts and things in order and things of that nature. But I believe it's been in the works for a little over a year, and it finally came to life a few weeks back, and everybody is excited, including Eminem. And we're looking forward to a powerhouse year in 2011." (MTV)
Previously fellow group member Crooked I spoke about the deal and signing with Eminem…
"I look at it like, for hip-hop on a whole, to have four dudes come together and represent different regions and represent hip-hop to the fullest, and get a deal to where we could travel into the mainstream and take our music to a bigger stage, I think it's good for hip-hop," he said. (Radio)
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