If you have been waiting to hear that Slaughterhouse (made up of rappers Crooked I, Royce Da 5'9," Joell Ortiz and Joe Budden) is officially signed to Eminem's Shady Records, you will have to wait even longer.
"The deal is not done. If everything goes according to plan, [then]
hopefully. [It's] too premature for me to speak on," Budden recently said. "I've been answering that same question for a … year and change. Maybe
ever since the Drake "Forever" video … when Slaughterhouse was
standing with Eminem, I've been answering Eminem questions," he said.
"Eminem is a whole 'nother entity, the guy's nominated for 10 Grammys."
If there is one thing about Slaughterhouse that Joe Budden could confirm, it's the fact that it's too early to confirm anything. Budden did discuss the first time he did talk with Eminem…
"[He said] something real sarcastic. Something sarcastic as far as rapping goes. I think it was about a verse that I was doing. It's OK. But he's funny like that," Budden recalled, before explaining Shady's disarmingly down-to-earth charm. "It's almost like you're not even talking to him, like he's not who he is. I'm a huge fan, so I'll be sitting there like, 'Holy snap, it's Em,' then [you're] cracking jokes the next minute. [He's] just a real cool guy."
Budden went on to say that despite Eminem's huge fame, he remains a dedicated hip hop culture guardian…
"Em, to be as successful as he is, and I'll just tell this to anybody with two ears, or one ear, for that matter, is just one of the most supportive hip-hop people that I've met," he said. "He's really, really just into hip-hop and rap and lyrics. He's just really into all of the things that group was built around."
Joe Budden – Says Slaughterhouse Shady Eminem Deal Not Done