Slaughter House Music: Goodbye, Hammer Dance, My Life, Throw It Away and To The Fans

“Goodbye” is the fourth single of the hip hop group Slaughterhouse from their album Welcome to: Our House, which was released on August 2012. The song production by Boi-1da. There is a remix featuring Fat Joe, dedicated to Chris Lighty, that is also available. Welcome to: Our House is the second studio album and major label debut created by hip hop supergroup Slaughterhouse, consisting of Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5’9″. The second studio album was released via Shady Records and Interscope Records. In February 2012, Crooked I, in an interview with XXL, and said that Eminem has been confirmed to feature on the album and provide most of the production. Royce later stated that Eminem would also mix the album. Eminem, The Alchemist, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and No I.D. are to produce the album. Royce announced in an interview with Jenny Boom Boom the group will release a pre-album mixtape during the first week of August.Joe Budden revealed via Twitter that the mixtape was called On The House and was going to be hosted by DJ Drama. A promotional video for the mixtape was released in August 2012, and it had previewed a song called “See Dead People” with confirmed guest appearances by Eminem. Check out the video after the jump…

Video Synopsis: In the music video, the supergroup says farewell to their loved ones in an emotional way. Joe Budden consoles his girlfriend as she suffers a miscarriage of their twins. Crooked I witnesses his uncle and adopted father pass away from cancer. Joell Ortiz remembers his grandmother as a black winged angel waits in the wings.

In February 2012, DJ Funkmaster Flex premiered “Hammer Dance”, which is the lead single from the album, on New York’s Hot 97 hip hop radio station. The song was produced by AraabMuzik. Back in April 2012, the music video was shot while the group was in Austin, Texas. The video begins with Sway Calloway introducing the group at the Shady Records showcase at this year’s SXSW Festival. Each member performs in a scenes shot at a local BBQ spot and an evening scene, mixed in between their footage of the live SXSW performance. Also dispersed in the video is backstage videos and random cameos by various well known Slaughterhouse rappers.

In April 2012, the group premiered My Life, the second single from the album, which features R&B singer Cee Lo Green and was produced by Street Runner and Sarom. The music video features each member of the supergroup: Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce Da 5’9. All were reflecting on their journey through music, literally taking each of them from rags to riches. The high point of the video is when Eminem made a cool cameo. But, you have to watch to see what he does.

Back during August 2012, in regards to the criticism received over, what some critics would call an attempt at pop crossover, specifically with the Cee-Lo Green assisted single, “My Life.” Each of the group’s members explained their thinking behind the single. They called it a lyrical song, but simply over a popular-sounding beat. They also explained what their verses mean and how their bars still very much mirror their lives. Regardless of what their critics think, Slaughterhouse members say they’ll continue to do what they do. You can watch the interview for yourself just click here.

In June 2012, the third single, “Throw It Away”, was released, also on Hot 97, with Funkmaster Flex. The song features vocals from the American rapper Swizz Beatz and production from Mr. Porter. The Syndrome directed video was filmed at an actual slaughterhouse, with the boys living up to their name. The video shows lots of celebrating and counting cash money around a table in one scene. Then they show everyone how they got the money in another scene. Watch for Eminem’s cameo.

“Throw That” is the fifth single of the hip hop group Slaughterhouse from their album Welcome to: Our House, also released in August 2012. The song features Eminem and production by T-Minus. “Throw That” entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #98, making it both the group’s and the album’s most successful single to date.

Back in September 2012, the supergroup posted a video titled “To The Fans.” Each group member discussed the importance of their fans and what they mean to them. All while showcasing some of the behind the scenes footage of their shows, in-stores and more. Royce took time explain how much their fans’ opinions matter to not only him, but the rest of the group. Also the difficulty of making “true” fans happy and the difficulties of hitting the next level. Crooked, Joell and Joe Budden also shared their views and other feeling they had. The Welcome to: Our House sequel album received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics who listened and rated it.

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