So in case the puppet-masters didn't know Joe
They tried making us the guinea pigs
We just killed it and kept it as a logo
Earlier in their careers, the members of Slaughterhouse were all “screwed over” by one event or another that left them thinking they may never release music again. Joe in particular had issues with his label, hence the “puppet-masters reference”.
Joe was in battles with Jay-Z and getting out of his Def Jam recording deal
Joell Ortiz had a mutual departure from Aftermath Records
Royce Da 5'9 was an alcoholic and in jail for drunk driving
Crooked I has had many an issue relating to Death Row Records.
Joe’s saying the industry tried to ruin all their careers by using them as “test subjects” and killing them off. Instead they came together, created the group and ironically kept a pig as their logo.
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