SlaughtaHouse

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SlaughtaHouse
Slaughtahouse.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 4, 1993
Recorded1992-1993
StudioFirehouse Studios (Brooklyn, NYC)
GenreHip hop
Length1:05:05
LabelDelicious Vinyl
Producer
  • Orlando Aguillen (exec.)
  • Bluez Brothas
  • Latief
  • Masta Ace
  • The Beatheads
  • Uneek
Masta Ace chronology
Take a Look Around
(1990)
SlaughtaHouse
(1993)
Sittin' On Chrome
(1995)
Singles from SlaughtaHouse
  1. "Jeep Ass Niguh / Saturday Nite Live"
    Released: August 1992
  2. "Slaughtahouse"
    Released: July 1993
  3. "Born to Roll"
    Released: January 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews8.5/10[2]
The Source3.5/5[3]

SlaughtaHouse is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Masta Ace Incorporated and the second album by Brooklyn-based rapper Masta Ace. It was released on May 4, 1993 through Delicious Vinyl. Recording sessions took place at Firehouse Studios in Brooklyn. Production was handled by Masta Ace under his producer moniker 'Ase One', as well as the Bluez Brothas, Uneek, Latief, and the Beatheads, with Orlando Aguillen serving as executive producer. It peaked at number 134 on the Billboard 200 in the United States.

The loose concept of the album is addressing the growing trend of violence in hip-hop music at the time, notably from gangsta rap. He addresses this satirically in the over-the-top single "Slaughtahouse". The album infuses 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 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.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."A Walk Thru the Valley"
Uneek3:37
2."SlaughtaHouse" / "Diggadome (Intro)"
  • Clear
  • Courtney McFadden
  • S. McFadden
Uneek4:50
3."Late Model Sedan"
  • M.F. Horn
  • Clear
  • Anthony King
3:52
4."Jeep Ass Niguh" (Remix)
  • Clear
  • Norman Glover
  • Reginald Ellis
The Bluez Brothers4:43
5."The Big East"
  • Clear
  • Christian Schneider
  • Jochen Wenke
  • The Beatheads
  • Ase One (co.)
4:19
6."Jack B. Nimble"
  • Clear
  • S. McFadden
  • Uneek
  • Ase One
2:52
7."Boom Bashin'"
  • Clear
  • S. McFadden
  • Ase One
  • Uneek (co.)
4:10
8."The Mad Wunz"
  • Clear
  • King
  • Ase One
  • Latief
5:09
9."Style Wars"Clear
  • Ase One
  • The Bluez Brothers (co.)
4:28
10."Who U Jackin'?"
  • Clear
  • Paula Perry
  • Glover
  • Ellis
The Bluez Brothers5:25
11."Rollin' Wit UmDada"
  • Clear
  • S. McFadden
  • King
  • Ase One
  • Uneek (co.)
  • Latief (co.)
5:07
12."Ain't U da Masta"
  • Clear
  • Glover
  • Ellis
  • The Bluez Brothers
  • Ase One (co.)
4:39
13."Crazy Drunken Style"
  • Clear
  • Ellis
  • Glover
The Bluez Brothers3:31
14."Don't Fuck Around" (Outro)
  • R. Sylvers
  • S. McFadden
  • Fatima Nickels
Ase One2:24
15."Saturday Nite Live"
  • S. McFadden
  • Clear
  • Ellis
  • C. McFadden
Uneek5:59
Total length:1:05:05
2006 repress bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
16."Born to Roll"ClearAse One 
Deluxe edition (2012 reissue bonus disc)
No.TitleLength
16."Jeep Ass Niguh" (Dusted Mix) 
17."Jeep Ass Niguh" (Bizcapella) 
18."Jeep Ass Niguh" (Bonus Beats) 
19."Jeep Ass Niguh" (O.G. Subwoofer Mix) 
20."Jeep Ass Gutter" (Aaron LaCrate & Debonair Samir Remix) 
21."Jeep Ass Gutter" (Aaron LaCrate & Debonair Samir Remix Instrumental) 
22."Saturday Nite Live" (LP Version Instrumental) 
23."Saturday Nite Live" (Dub) 
24."Saturday Nite Live" (L.A. Jay Remix) 
25."Saturday Nite Live" (L.A. Jay Remix Instrumental) 
26."Saturday Nite Live" (L.A. Jay Remix Acapella) 
27."Saturday Nite Live" (L.A. Jay Beats) 
28."Saturday Nite Live" (Horny Mix) 
29."Saturday Nite Live" (Horny Beats) 
30."Slaughtahouse" (Murder Mix) 
31."Slaughtahouse" (Death Mix) 
32."Style Wars" (Remix) 
33."Style Wars" (Remix Instrumental) 

Personnel[edit]

  • Duval "Masta Ace"/"Ase One" Clear – performer (tracks: 1-13, 15), producer (tracks: 6-9, 11, 14), co-producer (tracks: 3, 5, 12), arranger (track 2), recording, mixing, art direction
  • Sean "Uneek"/"MC Negro" McFadden – performer (tracks: 2, 15), producer (tracks: 1, 2, 6, 15), co-producer (track 7)
  • Courtney "Eyce"/"The Ignorant MC" McFadden – performer (tracks: 2, 14, 15)
  • Reginald "Lord Digga" Ellis – performer (tracks: 2, 5, 7-9, 13, 15), producer (tracks: 4, 10, 12, 13), co-producer (track 9)
  • Paula Perry – performer (tracks: 2, 10)
  • Leschea A. Boatwright – performer (track 14)
  • Anthony "Latief" King – producer (tracks: 3, 8), co-producer (track 11)
  • Norman "Witchdoc" Glover – producer (tracks: 4, 10, 12, 13), co-producer (track 9)
  • Christian Schneider – producer (track 5)
  • Jochen Wenke – producer (track 5)
  • Orlando Aguillen – executive producer
  • Blaise Dupuy – recording, mixing
  • Tony Dawsey – mastering
  • George DuBose – art direction, design, photography
  • Jonathan Pollack – management

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[5] 134
US Top R&B Albums (Billboard)[6] 32
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[7] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swihart, Stanton. "SlaughtaHouse - Masta Ace Incorporated | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  2. ^ Baber, Mike (August 16, 2011). "Masta Ace Incorporated :: SlaughtaHouse :: Delicious Vinyl". www.rapreviews.com. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  3. ^ "Record Report: Masta Ace Inc. – Slaughtahouse". The Source. No. 44. May 1993. p. 73.
  4. ^ Paine, Jake (November 30, 2012). "Masta Ace Incorporated "Slaughtahouse" Deluxe Edition 2CD To Be Released". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 18, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Billboard 200 Chart: Week of May 22, 1993". Billboard. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  6. ^ "Top R&B Albums". Billboard. Vol. 105 no. 21. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. May 22, 1993. p. 31. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  7. ^ "Heatseekers". Billboard. Vol. 105 no. 21. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. May 22, 1993. p. 24. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved March 18, 2021.

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