Mixtape Mondays: Slaughterhouse ‘House Rules’


A lot of Slaughterhouse fans feel like the group has some making up to do.

Since signing with Eminem’s Shady Records and being rescued from dwelling unnoticed on indie label E1, the perception is that the quartet have sold their souls for major label exposure. And though there is a fine line between blatantly aiming for radio play and simply trying new and broader sounds, fans were more or less underwhelmed with the group’s Shady Records debut Welcome to: Our House. The overall consensus was too many Eminem influenced sing song hooks and not enough of the lyrical acrobats as displayed on their self-titled freshman LP.

Fans were especially ecstatic to hear that Eminem decided to take less of a role on the group’s upcoming third LP, tentatively entitled Glass House. Word is he sent the group into the studio for a month with acclaimed producer Just Blaze and others for a more well rounded sound.

With House Rules we have our first taste of a refocused Slaughterhouse. Behind the production of Nottz, Illmind, Heatmakerz and a handful of others, the House Gang get back to what they do best: a mix of boisterous bars and introspective lyrics.

Fans will be more than pleased with this offering as the group puts the finishing touches on Glass House.

Standout tracks include “House Rules (Intro),” “Trade It All” and “SayDatThen.”

Rating: stars

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