The new show will feature eight battle rappers going head-to-head in a bracket style format. Slaughterhouse will serve as producers and judges on the show. Adding more interest will be viewers getting to know each contestant better throughout the season. The eight rappers appearing on Road to Total Slaughter are Dizaster, Math Hoffa, Daylyt, Arsonal, Cortez, Marv Won, Big T and Aye Verb, some of the premier well-known battle rappers, building their own individual following in recent years.
“It’s giving these guys a platform that they didn’t have before,” says Royce Da 5’9″. “Everybody knows they’re great if you follow them, so the goal is to put not only them, but battle rap itself, on this platform. The winner of each side will co-headline the main event, [with] two legends in the battle game. It’s probably the biggest battle you can put on right now, on behalf of Shady Records, Shady TV and Slaughterhouse.”
Joe Budden adds, “It’s a reality series as well, ‘The Road to Total Slaughter.’ We’re gonna put those eight guys in a house, they’re gonna live with each other for a week and you’re gonna be able to see them prepare for it as well.”
Recording for the first battle goes down Wednesday night in Brooklyn, with the series officially making its debut this spring. Fans can visit WatchLoud.com for additional details. Along with the announcement, Slaughterhouse spoke on the possibility of a collaboration with TDE’s Black Hippy, the all-star production lineup for their Glass House LP, & Joe and Tahiry’s moment on Love & Hip-Hop NY.