Slaughterhouse burst onto the scene around five years ago, and ushered in a movement within hip-hop based around bringing back lyricism. However, as they gear up for the release of their Shady Records debut, Welcome To: OUR HOUSE, they’ve gotten a little backlash over, what some critics would call, an attempt at pop crossover … specifically with the Cee-Lo Green-assisted single, “My Life.”

When questioned about the single by Jack Thriller (ThisIs50.com), the group’s members explained their thinking behind the single, calling it a lyrical song, but simply over a popular-sounding beat. They also explain what their verses mean, and how their bars still very much mirror their lives. But, regardless of what critics think, Slaughterhouse members say they’ll continue to do what they do.

Welcome to: OUR HOUSE is due out August 28th. But, until then, download their newly released mixtape, On The House, at MixtapePass.com.