“Tour Life” Part five: Slaughterhouse

It’s the last stop of the tour as I sit down with Slaughterhouse. By this point, I’ve watched Joe Budden, Royce Da 5’9?, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I go through their set in Toronto, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Penticton, & Whistler. I’ve seen them drinking, drunk and hung over sauntering through the hotel lobby. I’ve run into Crooked I at 3 a.m. walking through Whistler with an entire large pizza under his arm, before getting distracted by some local women. I’ve watched Joe Budden leave $20 on a $20.03 breakfast bill. I’ve witnessed Royce da 5’9? guzzle Patron and Joell Ortiz instruct every crowd to cuss at the wall: “Fuck you, you bitchass wall!” Through all of it I’ve realized these four guys are very much the men you hear on record: brash, unapologetic, outspoken, hardnosed motherfuckers…..