A few things happened since I live-blogged Joe Budden's "Slaughterhouse" track: Jumpoff, Crooked I, Joell Ortiz & Royce Da 5'9 are now a crew called Slaughterhouse, and they've leaked a new cut, entitled "Onslaught". I figured, why not try and live-blog my first listen of this one?
-0:00: Before I get this going, I'm glad Nino Bless isn't on this. Dude is fresh, but he's not really up with these guys...
00:06: Frequency came correct with this beat. Nothing too boisterous, just enough to let them coast over it, effortlessly.
00:19: Damn, Royce is sounding good. I wasn't really into Bar Exam 2, but what can you do.
00:51: "Lil' Wayne's migraine"? I mean, don't put him on that plateau, NickelNine.
01:32: Joe Budden sounds MUCH better on this track.
01:55: So far, this track isn't as hard-hitting, punchline-wise as "Slaughterhouse", but it ultimately flows a lot smoother.
03:03: Maybe I spoke too soon. Crooked I is beasting this right now.
03:20: Why do they keep bringing up Jay-Z? Is it that deep? The only way niggas got past comparing themselves to Biggie was to... wait for it... stop comparing themselves to Biggie.
04:01: ...and once I say that, he mentions 2Pac.
04:21: "got every dot-com in my pocket, and I don't know how to work computers"!??! Ortiz is grimey.
05:00: Rapping about rapping is fun when its done by cats like J-O-E-DOUBLE. Sad thing is, most cats won't let just one hot nigga stay in that lane.
OK, so my thoughts: Ortiz > Budden > Crooked I > Royce. Just how I see it. I love this crew, though. How you seeing it?