Just Blaze has shared two unreleased tracks from Slaughterhouse, the hip-hop supergroup made up of Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, and Royce Da 5’9″. Slaughterhouse released two albums while they were together — an eponymous one in 2009 and 2012’s Welcome To: Our House — and a third one was pretty close to being finished, but never got released.
As Billboard points out, Just Blaze — who executive produced the unreleased Slaughterhouse album — has talked about the project in the past. In a 2015 interview, he said that the album was in its “last phases” and all they had to do was finish mixing it. But the third album never materialized, and the group fractured in the next few years. Last year, one-half of the group — Kxng Crooked (fka Crooked I) and Joell Ortiz — released a collaborative album addressing their breakup called Rise & Fall Of Slaughterhouse; the other half of the group, Joe Budden and Royce Da 5’9″, were not happy.
But today, Just Blaze announced on Twitter that he “just found the slaughterhouse album” and “might do the lords work,” and then proceeded to upload a YouTube video highlighting two unreleased songs from it. “45 king didn’t die for us to hold on to a bunch of Music,” he wrote, referencing the recent passing of producer DJ Mark The 45 King. “More to come eventually.”
Listen to the two tracks below.