Slaughterhouse’s Joe Budden has provided some context into recently announcing his final live performance tour.
Despite the perception, Budden said fans should not expect him to abruptly quit his music career.
“Now I’m doing whatever the f–k Joe wants to do,” Budden said. “Before I announced that these were my last Joe Budden shows, I had to sit firm in that decision. I had to make sure that this was where we were, and there would be no reneging on that.” He adds, “This is a time to be overjoyed and anxious about what tomorrow has in store. A lot of fans are coming up to me crying, [saying] ‘You’re retiring,’ ‘You’re quitting.’ Just chill, we got this. … When I say, this is my last Joe Budden show in New York, nothing about that has implications of going out or ending anything – if I never perform a day as Joe Budden, I’m still Joe Budden.” (Billboard)ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER ADVERTISEMENT
Last month, Budden shocked fans by announcing his last shows.
Recently, Slaughterhouse’s Joell Ortiz spoke to SOHH about his group’s upcoming album plans.
“Right now it’s about “That’s Hip-Hop.” I know Royce Da 5’9 has his [Layers] project. And we all said we would get back together in May to listen to the album we have finished, see if we want to do touch ups and see if we want to move forward with that. So as of right now, that’s what it looks like. Me, Royce and then Slaughterhouse getting back together. Be on the lookout. I don’t have any announcements but that’s what we all spoke about.” (SOHH)
Back in 2014, Joe talked about the group’s delayed Glass House album.
“We’re about 75, 80 percent to where we want to be,” Budden said in an interview. “I think when the album comes out, a lot of people will be shocked of the caliber of music on this particular body of work. I feel like not only us as artists go somewhere we haven’t explored as a collective in quite some time but the synergy in the music – Just Blaze executive produced the album and he created a slaughterhouse of producers. So the synergy that him and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and Cardiak and illMind and araab [muzik] had together, I think everybody in there just locked down for two months and inspired each other and the music reflects that.” (VIBE)