This news isn't really the kind that should shock or surprise anyone. It's really just a matter of confirming suspicious and rumblings in the case of Slaughterhouse. And for YelaWolf, it just means that he moved under Eminem's Shady Records imprint as the Alabama MC was already signed to Interscope. Hopefully this means more music from both Yela and Slaughterhouse this year, though we already knew the latter has an EP dropping some time next month.
Rap Radar broke this news that will appear in February's XXL, in which Yela and Eminem commented on the signings.Yela had the following to say:
“Considering where I’m from and the shit I’ve been through, it’s hard to put into words what partnering with Shady means to me, my team at Ghet-O-Vision, and my state of Alabama. I can tell you that when you’re willing to give your life up to see a dream through, the reward is great. And now that I’ve become anapprentice to one of the greatest artists in the world, my potential reaches beyond anything I ever imagined. Let’s kill this shit.”
As for Eminem, he views the deal as the second phase of his imprint:
“Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse, it’s kinda phase two of Shady,” says Eminem. “It’s the new generation of Shady Records and as we’re trying to rebuild our label, it’s exciting for hip-hop and with all of these forces coming together and with what everybody’s capable of on the mic, it’s gonna be fun.”