Rap supergroup Slaughterhouse and budding superstar Yelawolf have been signed to Eminemâ€™s Shady Records it was announced today.
â€œYelawolf and Slaughterhouse, itâ€™s kinda phase two of Shady,â€ says Eminem.Â â€œItâ€™s the new generation of Shady Records and as weâ€™re trying to rebuild our label, itâ€™s exciting for hip-hop and with all of these forces coming together and with what everybodyâ€™s capable of on the mic, itâ€™s gonna be fun.â€
Bringing together the East Coast, West Coast and Detroit in the middle, Slaughterhouse consists of Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5â€™9â€.Â Most recently, Slaughterhouse was featured on â€œSession One,â€ a bonus track on Eminemâ€™s 2010 blockbusterÂ Recovery album.Â Eminem is expected to be personally involved in Slaughterhouseâ€™s sophomore album scheduled for release in 2011.
Late last year, Yelawolf releasedÂ Trunk Muzik 0-60, a compilation of select tracks from his critically acclaimed 2010 mixtapeÂ Trunk Muzik, along with six previously unavailable songs.Â The Alabama native is currently in the studio recording his full length major label debut.
â€œConsidering where Iâ€™m from and the shit Iâ€™ve been through, itâ€™s hard to put into words what partnering with Shady means to me, my team at Ghet-O-Vision, and my state of Alabama.Â I can tell you that when youâ€™re willing to give your life up to see a dream through, the reward is great.Â And now that Iâ€™ve become an apprentice to one of the greatest artists in the world, my potential reaches beyond anything I ever imagined. Letâ€™s kill this shit.â€
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