SlaughtaHouse
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Studio album by Masta Ace Incorporated

Released

May 4, 1993

Recorded

April 1992 - January 1993

Studio

Firehouse Studios
(Brooklyn, New York)

Genre

Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Conscious hip hop, Boom bap, Underground hip hop

Length

1:05:05

Label

Delicious Vinyl

Producer

Orlando Aguillen (exec.), Uneek, Ase One, Latief, Bluez Brothas, The Beatheads

SlaughtaHouse is the debut studio album Hip hop group Masta Ace Incorporated and the second overall album from Brownsville, Brooklyn rapper Masta Ace. It was released in May 4, 1993 under Delicious Vinyl. Recording sessions took place at Firehouse Studios in Brooklyn, New York City from April 1992 to January 1993. Production was handled by Masta Ace (under his producer moniker 'Ase One'), Bluez Brothas, Uneek, Latief and The Beatheads, with Orlando Aguillen serving as executive produer.

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 address this satirically in the over-the-top single "Slaughtahouse". The album infuses West Coast funk-influenced beats with some 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 early 1994, reaching the Top 25 Billboard Hot 100. The song also presaged a new bass-heavy direction on his next album Sittin' on Chrome.

The album peaked at #134 on the Billboard 200, #32 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #6 on the Heatseekers Albums chart in the United States. SlaughtaHouse spawned the singles: "Jeep Ass Niguh", "Saturday Nite Live", "Born to Roll" and the title song "Slaughtahouse".

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


Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "A Walk Thru The Valley" - 3:37
  2. "SlaughtaHouse" / "(Diggadome Intro)" - 4:50
  3. "Late Model Sedan" - 3:52
  4. "Jeep Ass Niguh" - 4:43
  5. "The Big East" - 4:19
  6. "Jack B. Nimble" - 2:52
  7. "Boom Bashin'" - 4:10
  8. "The Mad Wunz" - 5:09
  9. "Style Wars" - 4:28
  10. "Who U Jackin'?" - 5:25
  11. "Rollin' Wit UmDada" - 5:07
  12. "Ain't U Da Masta" - 4:39
  13. "Crazy Drunken Style" - 3:31
  14. "Don't Fuck Around [Outro]" - 2:24
  15. "Saturday Nite Live" - 5:59



Samples[edit | edit source]

A Walk Thru the Valley

  • "Love Theme from Chinatown" by Jerry Goldsmith
  • "Case of the P.T.A." by Leaders of the New School
  • "Don't Change Your Love" by The Five Stairsteps
  • "Hydra" by Grover Washington, Jr.

SlaughtaHouse

  • "The Nitty Gritty" by Gladys Knights & the Pips
  • "More Bounce to the Ounce" by Zapp

Late Model Sedan

  • "Nice N' Juicy" by Maynard Ferguson
  • "Wah Wah Man" by Young-Holt Unlimited

Jeep Ass Niguh

  • "California Dreaming" by George Benson

The Big East

  • "Handwriting on the Wall" by Earth, Wind & Fire

Jack B. Nimble

Boom Bashin'

  • "Symphony for the Devil / Sympathy for the Devil" by Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • "Funky Drummer" by James Brown

The Mad Wunz

  • "Jeru" by Miles Davis
  • "The Big Beat" by Billy Squier
  • "Just Beyond" by Riot (Funk Group)

Style Wars

Who U Jackin'?

Rollin' Wit Umdada

  • "Keep Your Soul Together" by Freddie Hubbard
  • "Life Could" by Rotary Connection
  • "Step to the Rear" by Brand Nubian
  • "Saturday Night Live" by Masta Ace Incorporated
  • "Impeach the President" by The Honeydrippers

Ain't U Da Masta

  • "Blues and Pants" by James Brown
  • "Soul Symphony" by The Three Sounds
  • "You're a Customer" by EPMD
  • "Ego Trippin'" by Ultramagnetic MC's
  • "Sesame Street" by Blowfly

Crazy Drunken Style

Don't Fuck Around (Outro)

  • "Misdemeanor" by Foster Sylvers

Saturday Night Live

  • "My Little Girl" by Bobbi Humphrey
  • "Get Into It" by Big Daddy Kane
  • "Synthetic Substitution" by Melvin Bliss
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