Slaughterhouse is still in full effect even though their album has released. On the solo tip, Crooked I is the next to step up as he is preparing his EP titled Pig Face Weapon Waist which is slated to drop September 2 through digital download.
Speaking with Joell Ortiz, HipHopWired was able to gain insight on the movements and the strategic planning behind every solo and group release that they have in store.
“Nothing will be sporadic when dealing with anything Slaughterhouse. It will all be in sequence; it will all be timed. We're not one of those groups to just put things out and it's all going to be thought out and planned and we're going to make sure that in 2010, people are going to be talking about us.”
For those that question the title of the EP, it is actually the alter-ego of the West Coast rapper as he has done stage performances with a pig mask on and was dressed in a Dickie suit. For those that are still scratching their heads and are still puzzled, hey…it must be creativity and expression of the artist.
The digital release will feature the likes of K-Young, Tha Outlawz' EDI and of course another posse cut from the growing sensation that is Slaughterhouse.
“Guess Who's Back” will serve as the first single for the release and will find him pairing up with Snoop Dogg on the track. Clearly the two have been able to put the past behind them and see the light at the end of the tunnel as Snoop, once released from Death Row Records, had his beef with Suge Knight. At the time of the beef, Crooked was under the record label which fueled an unknown rivalry between the two.
In regards to the tension, Crooked stated that a call was made from Snoop and a one on one showed that there was actually no beef between the two and only miscommunication. In the end, business outweighs everything and anything that can promote good business will be fully taken advantage of. With collaborations such as this, the West may soon be able to resurrect itself and lead the charge once again.