It seems Eminem will invest even more in Slaughterhouse, the group he recently signed to Shady Records. Member Royce Da 5’9 told the Detroit Free Press that he’s confident Em will fill the executive producer spot on their upcoming album. “He hasn’t used these exact words, but I’ll go ahead and jump out the window and say it: I think he’ll be the executive producer,” says Royce. “He’s very good at taking a record to a whole different level after we do what we do with it. He’s good at choosing beats, maybe a verse here, a hook there—anywhere he can help, he’s willing to do it.”
The group consists of Royce Da 5’9—who was once one-half of the short-lived 1990's rap duo Bad Meets Evil with fellow Detroit MC Eminem—New Jersey spitta Joe Budden, California wordsmith Crooked I and Brooklyn MC Joell Ortiz. The collective previously released a self-titled album on indie label E1 Entertainment in August 2009, and their five-track EP (The Slaughterhouse EP) dropped last month.