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.┬áBut, 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.