So far, we have heard four out of the six tracks on Slaughterhouse’s forthcoming self-titled EP. And, not too surprisingly, each one has been pretty damn solid. Of course, that was expected on the rapping side of things as Crooked I, Royce Da 5’9″, Joe Budden, and Joell Ortiz are four of the more underrated MCs out there. But good-to-great rapping can’t save a track that features a lackluster-to-awful beat. And as fans of the group can attest, its members aren’t the best at picking beats.
That’s seems to have changed lately, though, when you consider that the EP features producers Mr. Porter, M-Phazes, and, as you will hear on “Everybody Down,” Black Milk. The Detroit producer keeps things relatively minimal and straightforward with his beat as he layers banging drums and wavering synthesizers to serve as the backdrop for loads of punch lines and shit-talking. And aside from a few lyrical misfires, most of which come from Ortiz, “Everybody Down” serves as another winner for the Slaughterhouse crew.
Download the track below. The EP drops Feb. 8.