Two beasts on the mic have cooked up something special in the booth, and it's shaping up to be something memorable. Slaughterhouse brothers Joell Ortiz and KXNG CROOKED recently announced that they were releasing a joint project titled H.A.R.D. and later dropped the lead single of the same name. The two rappers are celebrated in hip hop for their undeniable talent, so they've come together to craft a record that fans are already calling brilliant without even hearing it.

“'We met each other on a magazine cover.. It’s like God told us we had to be brothers..' - @kxngcrooked," Joell Ortiz wrote in a caption of an Instagram photo that showed the album's Ronald Regan-inspired cover art. "Perfect way to set off our 'H.A.R.D' EP dropping 5/29 !!!! Pre-order link in bio. Yaowaaaa!!!" 

Production credits include looks from Erick Sermon, The HeatMakerz, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Boogeyman, Ill Mind, and Apollo Brown. The eight-track EP only lists two features from Blakk Soul and MRK SX. Check out the tracklist below and let us know if you're keeping a keen eye out for this one.


1. H.A.R.D. ft. MRK SX
2. Get Ya Money
3. Candy Bump (LBC)
4. Catchin' Bodies
5. Lose My Mind ft. Blakk Soul
6. Wolves (BKLYN)
7. Lovely
8. Memorial Day