welcome to: OUR HOUSE (Explicit)
Released: Aug 2012
Label: Shady Records
Feel free to be skeptical that a group so proud of being "lyrical" can make a listenable album. Our House isn't a train wreck like its lead single, the Cee Lo-assisted "My Life." The quartet relies on others for decent hooks, from Skylar Grey on "Rescue Me" to Busta Rhymes on "Coffin." They're best at spitting bars and doing the "Hammer Dance," an AraabMuzik track that comes closest to their goal of reviving '90s hardcore boom bap. Yet the airy, pop-baiting beats are a drag on Slaughterhouse's rap attack. Even purists have commercial constraints these days.