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Slaughterhouse drops an amazing video for “Goodbye”, featuring Joe Budden, Crooked I and Joell Ortiz spittin’ some heartfelt verses. In the past, the super-group has taken some criticism for mostly spittin’ hardcore street/battle lyrics, with plenty wordplay and metaphor, but not a lot of personal struggle. These real life stories are as real as it gets, things that everybody can relate to. The chorus and verses are heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time and might put a tear in the eye of the hardest of hardrocks. Slaughterhouse has definitely outdone themselves with this touching song and the video is beautifully directed. My only question is “Where’s Royce?”. Did something stop him from getting to the studio? Did he opt out for personal reasons? Was he edited out of this version (there was the remix with Fat Joe as well). Was the song just too long, at over 5 minutes, or is there another reason he is absent? Just wondering.

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Slaughterhouse: Monsters In My Head (Download+Artwork+Lyrics)


This song was billed as “Crooked I – Monsters In My Head ft. Slaughterhouse“, because it’s on Cooked’s new mixtape, Psalm 82:6, due out in March, but it is definitely a Slaughterhouse song, as evidenced by the artwork as well.  Produced by Boi-1da, somber piano keys and a dark, brooding chorus set the mood for a “Stan” type story, but with only a 16 bars apiece, Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, and Royce Da 5’9″ simply do what they have always done, deliver four verses that compete for your “who kilt it the most?” arguments. Rhythmically and metaphorically I think they are all about even, but Joe Budden’s verse at the end, for me, had the most emotion in the delivery, which I guess is really his forte. Budden’sMood Muzik” workouts certainly exercised his personal story-telling muscles, so perhaps the music of this track is best suited for his style, but I’m not mad at anyone on here. All the verses ended too soon, leaving me hungry for more from that particular MC. Still, something to engage us until Slaughterhouse’s Shady Records debut, “Welcome to: Our House” drops sometime in May.

Lyrics after the jump.


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