I heard the whispers, they thought that I was done before
They thought Dre said I was something he don't want no more
They thought I got dropped, they thought I would stop

from Slaughterhouse – Coming Home Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Joell Ortiz was signed to aftermath back in ‘07, but never put an album out with them, it was rumoured that he was dropped from the label. In his interviews, he said that they came to common ground and that it was not the right time to put an album out.

The doubters said he won’t go on after losing his major deal.

During an interview with Tim Westwood Joell spoke about Dr Dre saying;

I actually bumped into him at the Grammys last year, and he was like, ‘See what hard work does? You’re right back in the family’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMjVYpAPLMk

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