Archive for March 25, 2011
On his Covert Coup EP with The Alchemist
“I got to know Alchemist through beats. I reached out to him on Twitter about some beats. When I went to L.A. to finish the Warner Brothers Deal, I went to Al’s studio, and that was the first time I met him. We were on the same page. We were just in there rolling up, smoking, and I felt like I was around somebody I had been around forever.
“It was a good time, we got a lot of same s**t in common. [In the studio] there was like four or five hours of f**kery. Just a lot of rambling, because it’s two high people. A lot of talking about missile silos and being safe in case there was any type of civil unrest, that kinda stuff because you gotta be prepared for anything. We were drinking a lot of triple ginger, apple, lemon juice. Some kind of crazy concentrate that you’re supposed to mix with water but we were drinking it straight.
“Once we recorded a song, I wanted to give it away on the Internet. And he was like, ‘Let’s record a backup record so that we still have one.’ Then it was like, ‘Wait, let’s keep that one and record another one.’ And it grew into, ‘Okay, I’ll come back tomorrow and knock out four more joints.’ One day in New York at Stadium Red, we did two more. And the next thing you know we had ten records and a project.
Shady hasn’t said so, but Royce is certain his fingerprints will be all over their major debut
Royce Da 5’9″ recently spoke to the Detroit Free Press before a show and opened up about the upcoming Slaughterhouse album on Shady Records, including Eminem’s involvement and how they’ll be recording it.
“Em pretty much vibes off wanting to work with people because he thinks it’ll be fun for him,” Royce said of Eminem’s interest in the foursome.
“He’s so not wrapped up in record sales and stuff like that. He obviously thinks the group can be big, but mostly he sees guys he thinks he can have fun with while making good hip-hop.”