Michael McDonald: Unsung Hip-Hop Hero…until now!
(Props to Hip-Hop ‘n’ More for the video.) Who knew that Michael McDonald was the face of hip-hop? Really? I mean, THIS Michael McDonald? I Keep Forgetting Yes, folks, THAT Michael McDonald. At least, if you take it from the hip-hop supergroup Slaughterhouse. Consisting of Royce Da 5’9″ (best known for his collaborations with Eminem), Joell Ortiz (underground, but very respected, NYC rapper), Crooked I (West Coast rapper who got his start collaborating with Snoop Dogg & Daz Dillinger), & Joe Budden (biggest hit was “Pump It Up,” but as of late, he’s better known for his relationship drama than for his actual hip-hop output), Slaughterhouse is best known for such raucous headbangers as “Sound Off”: Sound Off by Slaughterhouse (BG’s note: Slaughterhouse, as pictured in the video above, is (clockwise from top) Joe Budden, Crooked I, Royce Da 5’9″, & Joell Ortiz; in this song, the rhymes are spit by (in this order) Royce Da 5’9″ — who also does the hook — Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, & Joe Budden. Clearly, this is not a soft collective…and no, I don’t think children under the age of 18 should be listening to the song, no matter how much I wish to bang my head to it…) But at their show last night in Fort Lauderdale, FLA, The Houses of Slaughter & McDonald collided to produce the following masterpiece (to peels of cheers from the audience): The Best Video Ever Michael McDonald: Unsung Hip-Hop Hero. Who knew?