So, Slaughterhouse‘s official follow-up to their major label debut and second album welcome to: OUR HOUSE exists, and I actually heard it several months ago.
During the 2017 Super Bowl weekend, I got to listen to an untitled, unmastered (no pun intended) and unfinished copy of KXNG Crooked, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce 5’9″‘s nigh-mythical Glass House project, courtesy of a co-worker who had the said untitled, unmastered and unfinished project (he works closely with one of the members). In short, I was floored at how good it was even in its rawest state, from the song concepts to the beats.
I bring that up because Royce was a recent guest on Erin Ashley Simon and Brandon Hall‘s Grass Routes Podcast, and he spoke on the status of the album during their sit-down.
At the 36:12 mark, after an in-depth discussion about his battle with alcoholism, becoming a better husband and the joys of fatherhood, Nickel opens up about its status.
‘Everybody’s just passionate about it,” Royce says. “Sometimes, you may have one member that wants to do it sooner than another member, and that causes a little bit of an issue. But that’s just passion. Passion for the creativity, and that’s a great thing.”
He ends it saying, “It’s a work in progress, and it will happen, it’s just about when.”
Royce also previewed a track from his upcoming seventh album The Book of Ryan, which follows up the acclaimed 2016 project Layers, as well at the 38:50 mark.