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As promised by Joe Budden exactly a week ago , a new track featuring Joe’s team Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf, and their new CEO Eminem has leaked and it has set the Internet ablaze.
The Slim Shady Records newest signees joined their boss on the blistering “2.0 Boys” track and all six of the rappers were in clear battle mode over the aggressive and piano laced banger. Opening the track is Em’s former partner and longtime friend Royce Da 5’9, followed promptly by Slim Shady. Joell Ortiz goes in next and drops the title of the song in the middle of his bars. Jumpoff Joey follows behind Ortiz with some clever punchlines. Ending the track are solid verses from Crooked I and Yelawolf’s energetic anchoring verse.
Fans on various blogs and Twitter chimed in with mostly agreeable comments, although some supporters were less than impressed with the powerhouse sextuplet. “[E]minem didnt spazz on 2.0 boys tho.. his patterns aint sound as fluid as they usually do.. should wrote a diff/easier pattern to deliver,” tweeted @AGTheHero. “Eminem was kinda wack on this. Joell, Royce and Joe were ok. Crooked was average and Yelawolf was annoying #shady2.0,” added Rap Radar reader King Bigga.
There were more than enough positive reviews for the track however, most notably on the blogs 2 Dope Boyz and Nahright. 2 Dope poster hippaToDaHoppa summed up neatly what a lot of fans’ general feelings were with the comment, “Holy Mother Of God! That was iLL!”
Nahright commenter ClarenceD added his two cents on the track, obviously impressed by the Shady Records newest signees. “Damn this song is tight, some real good lines. I’ve been kinda sleeping on this new Aftermath squad too,” said ClarenceD.
Although this is the first track from Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf since signing with Eminem’s label, there have been no announcements made about upcoming projects or release dates set. With the typically prolific Slaughterhouse team on board and Yelawolf’s long track record, hopefully fans won’t have long to wait before being graced with newness from the new look Shady Records roster.