The New Look Shady Records

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Published on January 12, 2011 with 5 Comments

It’s official. Em has added Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf to his Shady Records roster. The story is in the main feature of next month’s XXL (available 2/8/11).

Peep the press release below:

SANTA MONICA, CA – January 12, 2011 – Rap supergroup Slaughterhouse and budding superstar Yelawolf have been signed to Eminem’s Shady Records it was announced today.

“Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse, it’s kinda phase two of Shady,” says Eminem. “It’s the new generation of Shady Records and as we’re trying to rebuild our label, it’s exciting for hip-hop and with all of these forces coming together and with what everybody’s capable of on the mic, it’s gonna be fun.”

Bringing together the East Coast, West Coast and Detroit in the middle, Slaughterhouse consists of Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5’9”. Most recently, Slaughterhouse was featured on “Session One,” a bonus track on Eminem’s 2010 blockbuster Recovery album. Eminem is expected to be personally involved in Slaughterhouse’s sophomore album scheduled for release in 2011.

Said Royce Da 5’9″: “It’s very exciting for me to reunite with Eminem years after our Bad Meets Evil project together. Slaughterhouse on Shady Records will be a force to reckon with.”

Late last year, Yelawolf released Trunk Muzik 0-60, a compilation of select tracks from his critically acclaimed 2010 mixtape Trunk Muzik, along with six previously unavailable songs. The Alabama native is currently in the studio recording his full length major label debut.

Said Yelawolf: “Considering where I’m from and the shit I’ve been through, it’s hard to put into words what partnering with Shady means to me, my team at Ghet-O-Vision, and my state of Alabama. I can tell you that when you’re willing to give your life up to see a dream through, the reward is great. And now that I’ve become an apprentice to one of the greatest artists in the world, my potential reaches beyond anything I ever imagined. Let’s kill this shit.”

Shady Records was founded in 1999 by Eminem and his manager Paul Rosenberg. D12, the label’s first signing, were also Shady’s first breakout stars, selling more than four million albums in the U.S. In 2002, the label released the quadruple platinum 8 Mile soundtrack, with its hit single “Lose Yourself”–the first hip-hop song to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Shady Records then partnered with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment to ink 50 Cent, who subsequently has sold more than 23 million albums worldwide. Of Shady’s 11 albums to date, four have earned U.S. multiplatinum certification, three others platinum (including the compilation Eminem Presents: The Re-Up) and two gold. The label has sold over 40 million albums worldwide.

I wonder where this leaves D-12 in the Shady 2.0 agenda. I guess I’ll have to pick up a copy of XXL to find out.



Rizoh is the most powerful man in all the lands. He lives in Houston where he earned a BS in Nerf Herding. He's the founder of The Rap Up, the former editor of, and is in the Grammy-awaiting band Pervertable Disciples.

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  1. Great news. I’m glad to see Em investing in some guys who make great music, Yelawolf included. They all have enough pop sensibilities to make mass appeal music but they keep it very lyrical and spit like underground guys. I’m glad he didnt waste his co-sign on another generic rapper.

  2. Detroit Stand Up! Yeah, Em is doing a great job with his vision on signing real lyrical guys. Hey.. it’s Em so you wouldn’t expect anything less.
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  3. Look up Kool Lo’sama on youtube, another Detroit rapper who is lyrical.. That guy would be a good addition to Shady Records in my opinion.

  4. I forgot a few more people out of Detroit that’s hot too.. The Spit Fest Champ “Killa Kaunn” of Iron Fist and Callentino. Along side with Kool Lo’Sama, man it’s like the NBA team with James, Wade & Bosh Miami Heat!!! They all Spit Fire!!!

  5. this dude would seal the deal!!!!

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