(Photo: Courtesy The Source Magazine)
Slaughterhouse, the scrappy collective of hard-hitting emcees tasked with carrying the flag for Shady Records 2.0, invoke a Quentin Tarantino film noir classic on the cover of the latest issue of The Source. In the accompanying story, "Reservoir Underdogs," Royce Da 5'9", Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I open up about their mindset as they approach the release of their second album as a crew.
“I am more seasoned than I’ve ever been. I’m ready for this stage, I am approaching the top of my craft alongside dudes that have made me better in many ways, not just musically, but as a man,” Ortiz said in an exclusive quote provided to BET.com.
The Brooklyn bomber said that although he was never a trendy buzz artist, he's proven himself year after year in the crucible of the live stage.
“I stayed there grinding. Everybody’s path is different," he said. "Some people just walk in to an office with one record and the executive sees a dollar sign and an image and they, like, let’s go. And then, he gets in front of that big old audience that people work a long time to get in front of and what he or she does from there will determine how long he stays in front of people.”
The new issue of The Source also features a tribute to the late founding member of the Beastie Boys, Adam "MCA" Yauch.
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