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Crooked I Talks Dre & Slaughterhouse

Posted By on March 16, 2011

     One fourth of Slaughterhouse, Crooked I recently sat down to talk about everything from his new deal with Eminem and where the album will go lyrically.

“Right now, [Eminem’s] probably somewhere adding some crazy shit to a Slaughterhouse song. A lot of people may know it, but I don’t know if a lot of these new generation dudes in the game know, how much of a producer Em is. He’ll take a song to another level and he’s passionate about it. He might be doing that right now, because that’s how much he works.”
"Of course, any time you are in a room with Eminem, the name Dr. Dre tends to pop up. So, when asked if there are talks of several Dre-produced beats, Crook said the album “wouldn’t be complete without at least a couple” tracks from the Good Doc.
“Well, if I’ve got something to say about it, I want Dr. Dre to touch them boards. I’ma need them Dr. Dre tracks, if I’ve got something to say. He’s the greatest producer in Hip Hop history, in my book. It’s hands down.”
“Well, you know what, I’m not going to say it hasn’t happened all the way. There were some instrumentals laying around with Slaughterhouse’s name on it. So, it will happen. I’m just saying, I don’t think the album would be complete without at least a couple of them but I’m not the CEO of Shady [Laughs]. “
Aside from Eminem and Dr. Dre, Crooked acknowledged that several other producers have given the crew beats to pick from. According to Crook, these beats have been inspiring the rhymers to spit from the heart.
“Now, people are giving us life music. I guess it’s what they want to hear us on or something because we’re not requesting it. But, when it comes our way, they’re pulling out stories, personal feelings and a lot of shit out of us. I’m loving it. This Slaughterhouse album is going to have a mark in the history of Rap. There’s going to be a lot of lyrics on there, man. Just having Em in the building, you’ve got to step your game up. So, it might have the most quotables ever, on one album.”
When pressed to speak on if the producers he was discussing were the same ones who contributed to their debut, he went on to say that some were the same but that many were surprises.
“Some of the same cats, the usual suspects. But, we’ve been getting beats from everywhere, man. So, it’s going to be some usual suspects, some surprises and Em is going to produce a few. I’m just looking forward to it, man! I’m getting into that mode, that Slaughterhouse mode heavy right now.”
While the album is still not finalized, he shared some of what has been going on in the recording process.
“I’m just excited, man. We’ve been shooting some ideas around with each other, man. We’ve touched bases on a couple of songs and we’ve got a few songs that’s going to be conceptual and real personal. I think the fans are going to love it.“(hiphopdx)


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