Slaughterhouse is a hip hop group consisting of rappers Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce Da 5’9”. The group formed in late 2008 after Crooked I, Joell Ortiz and Royce Da 5’9” appeared on the song “Slaughterhouse” from Joe Budden’s album Halfway House.
Their self-titled debut album, Slaughterhouse, was released on August 11, 2009 on E1 Music. The album was reportedly recorded over a six day period in early June. The album features production from Focus, The Alchemist, DJ Khalil, StreetRunner and D12’s Mr. Porter.