If there’s anything that we’ve learned over the years, it’s that…there are no coincidences in hiphop. Many of you sharp-eyed readers were speculating about that not-so-subtle Slaughterhouse cameo in the new “Forever” video. The four lyrical butchers stand behind Eminem during his scene, which was shot in Detroit (as opposed to the rest of the video, which was shot in Miami).
It’s a befitting finale for such a heavyweight crew cut. Eminem’s verse is fire (my personal favorite of the four) and so is the visual: seeing Em, alongside Joell Ortiz (who was once signed to Em’s mentor, Dre), Crooked I (who was once signed to Dre’s de-mentor, Suge), Royce da 5′9″ (Em’s renewed friend), and Joe Budden (who is just…Joe Budden, lol).
So here are the “rumors” that I’m hearing…
That Slaughterhouse appearance in “Forever,” was indeed a non-verbal announcement of the contract negotiations going on behind the scenes. For the past month, both sides have been working towards bringing the group to the Shady label. And that the gathering of Em and the guys at the shoot, is the first of more collaborations to come.
For now, Eminem is working on Relapse II, in Detroit. Joe is working on The Great Escape. Royce is preparing his Oct. release, StreetHop. Crooked I is working on an EP called Mr. Pig Face Weapon Waist (lol!). And Slaughterhouse will be on the road with TechN9ne for all of Oct and Nov. But fans all want to see Em plus Slaughter on a track (especially Em and Royce). Imagine the killer verse volleys!
Hopefully we’ll see some progress on this Shady/Slaughterhouse “rumor” in the next few months. It’s good for hiphop.
"Not a good look... i'm assuming they need the financial help or they think the payday will outweigh everything else that comes with it... it sucks that two talented artists are resulting to this shhh"
"Good to see so many of you 50 fans are delusional and believe what you see. Do you really think 50 is gonna roll round with security wearing T-shirts saying I'M A UNDERCOVER COP on? I don't think so. Just cos you see them with a BX FIGHT…"
"They are a great looking couple. They seem right for each other. They will be able to see whether they grow together or grow apart without sex making them confused about how they feel about each other. If you can fall in love with someone and create…"
"I will have to watch for sure. They are the perfect couple - in love, both in hip hop and in NYC. If those years Remy spent in prison didn't break them up, I don't think this show can. Make that money, Remy."