In a recent interview with Michigan’s M Live, Royce Da 5’9″ took the time out to address the current status of Slaughterhouse’s upcoming album Glass House.

You mentioned Slaughterhouse so I gotta ask: What’s the status of the new Glass House album?

With the Slaughterhosue album we kind of just feel like there’s no need to rush. The way that we came off our last album, there was no need to have to follow it up (quickly with another album). Shady, the (record) company I’m speaking of … we’re a self-contained company. So when Eminem decided he was going to do his album, Marshall Mathers LP 2, it was kind of like all guns blazin’ for that. And you know, then there was the Shady XV. And keep in mind that when these things were going on, all of us that are on Shady (Records) support that. So in the meantime, we (as Slaughterhouse) knew we had that window (to start working) while those projects were rolling out to take our time and create the best album possible.

That group dynamic right there, it’s really not about putting out as many albums as you can. I think with four guys in the group that good, the fans expect something close to a classic. They expect a great, solid album. So I figure why not take the time and create that? We realize what mistakes we made the last (album), based on the criticism and reading the comments. We were kind of paying attention to what people liked and what they didn’t like. And that was a good guide for us to go back in and come up with the best (expletive), picking the right beats, laughing about the best (expletive) … just being us. We were just being us and doing what we do best. I think people are going to be happy with (the new album), man. It’s pretty close to being done.

Do you have timeline in mind for the new Slaughterhouse album?

We pretty much got what we need. We’re nitpicking it right now, we’re nitpicking it right now. If we had to roll it out tomorrow we could. Right now it’s just nitpicking it … it’s letting Marshall nitpick it a little bit. Realistically, if we could shoot (for an album release) sometime in the summer, that would be perfect because I’m going to be out (on tour) with Prime (for PRhyme shows) until the end of March. So, I’m off the radar anyway until April. Once I get back home and get off (some PRhyme shows), then head overseas (for more PRhyme shows) and come back, I’ll be ready to roll out Slaughterhouse for sure, for sure.



In support of their PRhyme album, Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier announce the “PRhyme Music” tour and will be bringing along Your Old Droog and Boldy James. The tour kicks off in Baltimore on 2/18 and wraps up during SXSW in Austin, TX on 3/20. Will you be there?

2/18 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
2/19 – Washington, DC – Howard Theatre
2/20 – Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
2/21 – Boston, MA – Middle East
2/22 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
2/24 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
2/25 – Toronto, ON – Tattoo Queen West
2/26 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
2/27 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
2/28 – Madison, WI – High Saloon
3/1 – Minneapolis, MN – Fineline
3/3 – Denver, CO – Blue Bird
3/4 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
3/5 – Missoula, MT – Stage 112
3/6 – Seattle, WA – Croc
3/7 – Vancouver, B.C. – Fortune Sound Club
3/8 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
3/10 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows
3/11 – Oakland, CA – New Parish
3/12 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
3/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Dragon Fly
3/14 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
3/17 – Dallas, TX – Trees
3/18 – Houston, TX – WLS
3/19 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/20 – Austin, TX – SXSW

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DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″ interrupted Phonte’s interview with The Stashed and what transpired next is nothing short of epic.

PRhyme, also known as DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″, made their way into the STASHED studio as we were interviewing Phonte. Rather than having them wait, the three old friends all joined in one long conversation. Among the topic discussed include their history together, being grown men in Hip-Hop, and possibly working together on a new project. If that ever happens, you can thank us for making that happening.

Check out this nearly 30 minute conversation with Phonte, DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9.” It’s worth the watch.