Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5’9″, Joe Budden and Crooked I, also known as the lyrically monstrous hip hop group Slaughterhouse, has just released their sophomore album “Welcome to Our House”. There has been a lot of hype surrounding this release and for good reason. It’s easily one of the best albums of the year in my opinion.
Opening the album with “Our House” featuring Eminem and Skylar Grey, the track and album opens with the lyrics “I wanna be the best who ever did it, I don’t know if that goal is feasible or if it isn’t, but if it is then god if youre listening, grant me the strength to crush all competition..” From there it only gets better. Every track on the album sounds like they wanted to destroy it, and they did, in the best way possible. Even on the track “Throw that” which is silly but still creative.
My favorite tracks, if I had to pick a few, would be the single “Hammer Dance”, “Get up” (which is actually my current alarm on my phone), “Rescue Me” featuring Skylar Grey, and “Frat House” which in my opinion should be their next single. The track “Goodbye” is one of the best tracks on the album but I can’t listen to it because I cry, everytime. From beginning to end, the album goes hard. The outro, “Our Way” is amazing in every sense of the word. From the beat to the chorus to each verse individually.
I had to get the deluxe edition, and if you don’t, you’re honestly cheating yourself. “Asylum” featuring Eminem is very reminiscent of the Marshall Mather LP, in that dark slightly disturbing way, and I love it. The groupie anthem “Walk of Shame” is dope because of the way the sample is used throughout the track.
I’m telling you, you’re going to like if not love this album, and if you don’t, well lets not even discuss that shall we?