Joell Ortiz Passes Out House Slippers & Talks Dr. Dre On Shade 45 (Video)

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On Eminem’s Shade 45, Slaughterhouse’s Joell Ortiz sits down with Sway Calloway to discuss his new battle rapping series, Total Slaughter (0:30), his upcoming solo album, House Slippers (5:40), his recent weight loss (6:40), and the first time he wrote a rhyme (12:15).

Joell also dove into a story about helping his mother recover from her addiction to drugs (10:00). When he wasn’t at his mother’s side, Joell turned to drugs in a much different capacity. To make money, Joell began selling in the streets, eventually becoming just as addicted to stacking paper as the users were addicted to the drugs he was selling them. Once he noticed the pain and hurt that was happening around him as a result of the business, he saved what he earned and quit dealing. In exchange, Ortiz hit the studio with his stash and started rapping. When his savings came to an end and he had to just over $100 to his name, Dr. Dre gave him the call of a lifetime.

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