Slaughterhouse “The One” (2009)
Producer: DJ Khalil
Royce Da 5’9”: “Crooked actually got the beat from DJ Khalil. He sent the beat to me and said, ‘I’ve got this beat. I think it can be something.’ He sent it to me and of course I agreed with him. I laid my verse, moved some things around in the beat and then added the KRS-One shit, and all of the stuff you hear on the hook. Then I sent it back to Crooked and he laid his verse. Once we got out to New York, Joell and Joey heard it and they laid both their verses.
“After Crooked laid his verse I remember thinking that this could be a single. I remember Joey saying, ‘I don’t think this could be a single.’ But I played it for him again like, ‘Listen to it again.’ He was like, ‘You know what, you’re right. This could be a single.’ He said that if it was going to be a single, it couldn’t be four verses like that. He said, ‘Me and Joell should go back and forth.’ They decided to split a verse and it came together.”