Joe Budden Says Slaughterhouse's "Glass House" Is Different From Past Efforts
The rapper says: "To say melancholy, introspective, those would be understatements. Like I always say, music is what feelings sound like. And that's what the album sounds like."
“We’re about 75, 80 percent to where we wanna be I think when the album comes out,” Joe Budden said. “A lot of people will be shocked at the calibre of music on this particular body of work. I feel like not only did us as artists go somewhere that we probably haven’t explored as a collective in quite some time but the synergy and the music, you know Just Blaze executive produced the album. He created like a Slaughterhouse of producers. The synergy that him and Justus League and Kardiak and !llmind and [AraabMuzik] had together, I think everybody in there, we just locked down for two months and inspired each other and the music reflects that.”
Speaking about the subject matter on the project tentatively titled Glass House, Budden went on to explain that “it’s different.” “My thirteen year old son can rhyme words,” he said. “I mean let’s be clear, rhyming is very easy, some music out reflects how easy rhyming is. But, the content I think is what is gonna separate this particular body of work from our previous efforts. It’s different. To say melancholy, introspective, I think those would be understatements. Like I always say, music is what feelings sound like. And that’s what the album sounds like.”
Adding on, Slaughterhouse emcee Crooked I relayed that the inclusion of personal struggles will help fans relate to the group. “I think we were going through different things personally in our life and it just shines through the music,” he said. “That’s what’s gon’ make it real relatable to the fans, it’s everyday struggles, everyday pain, everyday obstacles. You gon’ go on a journey when you listen to this album and you’re gonna get to know Slaughterhouse a lot better from the intro to the outro. I’m hoping that we become more like a friend to the listener than a rapper that they’re listening to. I think the whole album is gonna really surprise people.”
Earlier this year, Joe Budden shared that Glass House has featured limited involvement from label boss Eminem. “Well, this time around he was also working on his album while we were working on our album,” Budden said. “So, he hasn’t gotten a chance or the opportunity to be as involved as he was last time, but he still gives suggestions. He still lends his input via phone or still communicates as much as he can, however he can.”