SlaughtaHouse

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SlaughtaHouse
Studio album by Masta Ace Incorporated
Released May 4, 1993
Recorded 1992-1993
Firehouse Studios
Brooklyn, New York
Genre Hip Hop
Length 65:05
Label Delicious Vinyl
Producer Uneek, Latief, Ase One, Bluez Brothas, The Beatheads
Masta Ace Incorporated chronology
Take a Look Around
(1990)
SlaughtaHouse
(1993)
Sittin' On Chrome
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
The Source 4.5/5 stars[citation needed]

SlaughtaHouse is the first album from hip hop group Masta Ace Incorporated, consisting of Masta Ace, Lord Digga, Paula Perry, Eyceurokk and Leschea. Released three years after Ace's acclaimed debut Take a Look Around, the loose concept of the album is addressing the growing trend of violence in hip-hop music at the time, notably from the West Coast. He addresses this satirically in the over-the-top single "Slaughtahouse".

The album was notable for infusing West Coast funk-influenced beats with rough "New York rhyming." The 2008 repress of the album includes the single "Born To Roll", a bass-heavy remix of "Jeep Ass Niguh". This version became a hit single in 1994, reaching the Top 25 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also presaged a new bass-heavy direction on his next album, Sittin' on Chrome. The album also includes underground classics such as; the title track, "Saturday Nite Live," "Style Wars" and "Ain't U Da Masta."

SlaughtaHouse was mainly produced in-house by members of the I.N.C. such as Uneek, Ase One (Masta Ace's producer alias) and the production duo The Bluez Brothas; consisting of Lord Digga and Witchdoc. It's, however, a common mistake that the single "Saturday Nite Live" is credited to DJ Premier. This is a result of him performing all scratches and cuts on the record; an actual DJ Premier remix of the song does not exist in any way or form.

SlaughtaHouse was reissued twice in recent years. The first reissue was released in 2008. The second reissue was released in December 2013 as a deluxe edition with a second disc of 17 additional remixes, accapellas and rarities.[2]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Songwriters Producer(s) Performer (s) Time
1 "A Walk Thru The Valley" D. Clear, S. McFadden Uneek Masta Ace 3:37
2 "SlaughtaHouse" D. Clear, S. McFadden, C. McFadden Uneek "MC Negro", "Ignant MC", Paula Perry, Masta Ace 4:50
* "Diggadome [Intro]" Lord Digga
3 "Late Model Sedan" M.F. Horn, D. Clear, Latief King Latief, Ase One Masta Ace 3:52
4 "Jeep Ass Niguh" D. Clear, N. Glover, R. Ellis Bluez Brothas, Ase One Masta Ace 4:43
5 "The Big East" D. Clear, G. Jenkins, T. Stewart The Beatheads, Ase One Masta Ace, Lord Digga 4:19
6 "Jack B. Nimble" D. Clear, S. McFadden Uneek, Ase One Masta Ace 2:52
7 "Boom Bashin'" D. Clear, S. McFadden Ase One, Uneek Masta Ace, Lord Digga 4:10
8 "The Mad Wunz" D. Clear, Latief King Latief, Ase One Masta Ace, Lord Digga 5:09
9 "Style Wars" D. Clear Ase One, Bluez Brothas Masta Ace, Lord Digga 4:28
10 "Who U Jackin'?" D. Clear, N. Glover, R. Ellis Bluez Brothas Paula Perry, Masta Ace 5:25
11 "Rollin' Wit UmDada" D. Clear, S. McFadden, Latief King Ase One, Latief, Uneek Masta Ace 5:07
12 "Ain't U Da Masta" D. Clear, N. Glover, R. Ellis The Bluez Brothas, Ase One Masta Ace, Eyceurokk 4:39
13 "Crazy Drunken Style" D. Clear, R. Ellis, N. Glover Bluez Brothas Lord Digga, Masta Ace 3:31
14 "Don't Fuck Around [Outro]" L. Sylvers, S. McFadden, F. Mickels Ase One Leschea 2:24
15 "Saturday Nite Live" S. McFadden, D. Clear, R. Ellis, C. McFadden Uneek Masta Ace, Eyceurokk, Lord Digga, DJ Premier 5:59

Samples[edit]

A Walk Thru The Valley

SlaughtaHouse

Jeep Ass Niguh

The Big East

Style Wars

Who U Jackin'?

Rollin' Wit Umdadda

Ain't U Da Masta

Crazy Drunkin Style

  • "Pete Rock & CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
  • "I Can't Stop" by John Davis & the Monster Orchestra
  • "Rosey" by Jim Sullivan

Don't Fuck Around [Outro]

Saturday Nite Live

Born To Roll

  • "Knowledge Me" by Original Concept
  • "Funky Worm" by Ohio Players
  • "Real Niggaz Dont Die" by N.W.A.

Album singles[edit]

Album information
Jeep Ass Niguh
  • Released: 1992
  • B-side: "Saturday Nite Live"
SlaughtaHouse
  • Released: 1993
  • B-side: "Style Wars (Remix)"
Born to Roll (Jeep Ass Niguh Remix)
  • Released: 1994
  • B-side: "Saturday Nite Live"

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Top Heatseekers
1993 SlaughtaHouse 134 32 6

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales Rhythmic Top 40
1994 "Born to Roll" 23 33 5 11 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swihart, Stanton. SlaughtaHouse at AllMusic
  2. ^ Paine, Jake. "Masta Ace Incorporated "Slaughtahouse" Deluxe Edition 2CD To Be Released". article. hiphopdx.com. Retrieved 2/6/2013.