For hip-hop traditionalists who swear by hardscrabble devotion to craft, supergroups don’t come more super than Slaughterhouse, the quartet featuring Joe Budden, Crooked I, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5’9”. And while there’s room for all kinds of rappers in my playlist, I can’t deny how these dudes, along with Eminem and Yelawolf, showed everybody up in the BET Awards cyphers. In terms of pure entertainment value, it wasn’t even close. So while Budden might not be blowing in with a hype storm on Black Friday, he’ll probably put on a better show than most of the next big things out there.
Also on tap: Diggy Dulche, Young Wise, Hafrican, C10 and a cypher featuring major Columbus talents like Copywrite, Zero Star and Searius Add.