By Carter Maness
Building on the release momentum of their LP Welcome to: Our House, Slaughterhouse, the foursome of Royce da 5’9”, Joell Ortiz, Crooked l and Joe Budden, have tapped both Eminem and Swizz Beatz for a video clip to their track “Throw It Away.” Watch it after the jump.
The poppy, Swizz Beatz-featuring strip club ode is prime single material off the lyric-heavy new album. And the video? Well, it’s a stylized, sepia-toned journey filled with piles of money, gangster underworlds, strippers and a pig-masked Eminem that takes control in a bloody conclusion.
The cameo from Em, with its pulpy menace and violence, is sure to draw some attention, but the appearance should come with no surprise to fans of the Shady Records-signed group. Eminem was extremely influential as executive producer of their album, a fact discussed by group member Joe Budden during the video’s shoot.
“I think all of us have been around long enough and are humble enough to know the appropriate time to be a sponge, and this entire process, all of us have done nothing but that, as well as sponging off each other,” Budden told MTV News on the video set of “Throw it Away.” “So for me, it’s been a learning process throughout the entire time, and I can say the same thing for these brothers because I hear it in their music as well. We’re just blessed.”