Eminem revealed the release date for Slaughterhouse’s next drop recently, as well as speaking on the influence of the Beastie Boys.
Slaughterhouse’s debut album, Welcome To: Our House, has been eagerly anticipated for several months, with no word from Shady Records as to the release date.
In an interview with DJ Whoo Kid on Shade 45, Eminem gave a hard date for the album drop and told Whoo Kid that is was the Beastie Boys who made him “want to rap.”
Em gave the date and discussed the work involved on the album. “The album's coming out August 28,” he said. “I'm actually finishing up one of the songs for it today, as we speak.”
“I rap their verses for them,” Slim added. “I present it for them like, 'Yo, here's how you guys should say this, here's what you should say,' and then that's pretty much how you do it.”
Eminem responded to questions about the death of Beastie Boys member, Adam “MCA” Yauch, earlier this year.
“It's really sad. It's really a shame. The Beastie Boys mean so much, have always meant so much since they came out, and mean so much to Hip-Hop. All three of those guys. It's really, I don't know man, it's really sad. When License To Ill Came Out, that shit changed rap.”
Eminem also gave his condolences to Yauch’s family and his Beastie Boys affiliates, describing how significant the group had been in influencing his own rap career.
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole group, and Adam's family, and everybody. It's just a really sad situation. Those guys and LL made me want to rap. When I saw the Beastie Boys for the first time, you know, Fight For Your Right to Party, when I seen that video... it made me realize that it was possible. Just seeing that and being like, 'whoa, holy shit!' They were killin' it.”
- By Fiona Guest