Ever since Eminem began hinting at signing veteran collective Slaughterhouse, many asked one thing: how the hell was he gonna sell these guys? Each member is a more than adept MC, but a whole group of dudes determined to rip each and every second of their stage time to shreds is a hard thing to market in 2012.
So, when street-ready single “Hammerdance” dropped, we knew something more radio-friendly had to be coming. Here it is, complete with a sample of “Rhythm of the Night” and a hook from Cee-Lo. It’s, not surprisingly, rather pop-tastic, but each bar is well used, and the selection of Mr. Green was rather clever, one of the few crooners currently capable of delivering a pop chorus and still garner approval.
No word on a producer as of yet, but it’s doubtful this is one of the many beats Eminem is said to have provided. Download the track and look out for Welcome to: Our House on June 12th, barring any further pushbacks.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
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