Joe Budden Takes Blame For Slaughterhouse's Demise: 'I Ruined Everything'


Joe Budden is holding himself accountable for the downfall of rap group Slaughterhouse.

On Tuesday, March 21, Drink Champs posted a clip of its upcoming episode featuring the rapper-turned-podcaster. In the clip, N.O.R.E. brings up the rap group Budden used to be apart of with Kxng Crooked, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5'9". The New Jersey native didn't waste anytime in accepting the blame for the group's demise in 2018.

“Come on, give me the blame. I’ll take it," Budden admitted. "I ruined everything. Everything that you loved, I ruined that s**t... Even now, ten years long of just stories and talk, I did it. It was me.”

Slaughterhouse formed in late 2008 after they all collaborated on a song baring the same name on Budden's Halfway House album. From there, the group released their self-titled debut album in 2009 via E1 Ent and followed up with their second LP Welcome to: Our House via Shady Records in 2012. Although they put their own solo projects on hold to cook up their third album Glass House, the album never saw the light of day. In 2018, Royce da 5'9" announced that Slaughterhouse had officially disbanded. Eminem, who signed the group nearly a decade ago, opened up about his thoughts on what happened to the group.

"I thought they were gonna go back, regroup, and try to make few more songs," Em said about the group. "Joe said 'Slaughterhouse ain't hot right now, we don't have a buzz, we need to put out a mixtape.' From that point, everybody started branching out."

Eventually, Royce went on to make his PRhyme album series with DJ Premier while Kxng Crooked and Joell Ortiz also released solo albums. The latter artists reunited for a collaborative album called Rise & Fall of Slaughterhouse in which they address the group's fallout. Drink Champs' new episode featuring Joe Budden drops this Thursday.

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