Emcees of the highest regard can be notoriously tough to get in the same room together. From The Firm (Nas, Foxy Brown, Az, Cormega), to Center Edge Territory(Curren$y, Mos Def, Jay Electronica), to Child Rebel Soldier (Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Pharrell), hip hop’s history is littered with “supergroups,” discarded in their infancy as artistic differences, label conflicts, and general logistical difficulties make creation impossible.
Despite the legacy, veteran wordsmiths Royce da 5’9″, Joe Budden, Crooked I, and Joell Ortiz have successfully come together, transcending their individual artistry and creating a four-headed lyrical monster known as Slaughterhouse. The group sat down with Erasing Boundaries way back in May 2012, before the release of their well-received Shady Records debut Welcome to Our House.
Music From This Week’s show:
Taketron (Erasing Boundaries Theme) by Slavic Soul Party
all the parties • suite no 1, allegro in C minor by Charly & Margaux
Black Radio (feat. Yasi