Welcome To: Our House

BY Mark BozzerPublished Sep 5, 2012

Shady/Interscope's resident beat-butchers, Slaughterhouse are back to carve-up the competition on their second full-length, Welcome To: Our House, and the results are definitely fulfilling. Joe, Joell, Crooked I and Royce trade quality rhymes over a varied catalogue of original productions that allow the four-piece ample room to spit their different brands of venom. With support from label boss and compatriot Eminem behind the boards (he receives additional credit on most tracks) and on the mic on a number of tracks, such as the creep show paranoia of "Asylum," there's also a strong Canadian contingent behind the beats, with Toronto notables T-Minus ("Throw That," "Frat House") and Boi-1da ("Goodbye," "Our Way") lacing the boys with some crispiness. Check out Imogen Heap-sampling album standout "Flip A Bird" (produced by Black Key Beats) for an idea of how far out of the normal rap lane these dudes drive and just how well they do it. Slaughterhouse are cooking. Grab a plate. Hope you're hungry.

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