Big, big hip-hop news. Rap supergroup Slaughterhouse (Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5’9”) and budding superstar Yelawolf have been signed to Eminem’s Shady Records. As told to XXL Magazine:
“Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse, it’s kinda phase two of Shady,” says Eminem. “It’s the new generation of Shady Records and as we’re trying to rebuild our label, it’s exciting for hip-hop and with all of these forces coming together and with what everybody’s capable of on the mic, it’s gonna be fun.”
Said Yelawolf: “Considering where I’m from and the shit I’ve been through, it’s hard to put into words what partnering with Shady means to me, my team at Ghet-O-Vision, and my state of Alabama. I can tell you that when you’re willing to give your life up to see a dream through, the reward is great. And now that I’ve become an apprentice to one of the greatest artists in the world, my potential reaches beyond anything I ever imagined. Let’s kill this shit.”
The March 2011 XXL Magazine hits newsstands February 8, 2011.