2011 has been a big year for Shady Records. In just a short blink of time, Eminem's label scooped up Yelawolf and supergroup Slaughterhouse, comprised of Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, and Royce da 5'9". This Thursday, the two recent signees will take to the stage at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Detroit.
Yelawolf's been grinding it out since 2007, when he was signed to and then quickly dropped from Columbia. Over the next three years, he assembled tracks and made guest appearances, all culminating in the release of his mixtape Trunk Muzik 0-60. A new album, Radioactive, is forthcoming this year.
Each member of Slaughterhouse has long-spanning credibility in the industry, certifying them as a supergroup. But don't expect any Firm-type fumbling. Each of these emcees is as serious as a loaded weapon. Their EP, released earlier this year, has garnered ample acclaim.
The show's a week away, and tickets are still available, but their New York date sold out quick, so act fast.
Slaughterhouse & Yelawolf
Thursday, March 24
Royal Oak Music Theatre
318 West 4th St, Royal Oak, Mich.