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Joe Budden


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Jersey City, New York NJ, United States (2002 – present)

Joe Budden (born August 31, 1980 in Spanish Harlem, New York) is a rapper from Jersey City, New Jersey. In recent years he has come to prominence as one of the most skilled and sought-for rappers in the game, despite his best work being on the internet mixtape circuit.

His music initially gained popularity on New York City’s famous mixtape circuit in 2002. Although his biggest mainstream hit to-date is 2003’s up-tempo “Pump It Up,” Budden is known for his reflective and often insecure lyrics. He is widely considered one of hip-hop’s most gifted lyricists, thanks largely in part to his numerous works on mixtapes by such DJ’s as DJ Clue, Clinton Sparks, DJ On Point, and DJ Envy.

On one particular mixtape song, called “Crosscountry Connection”, Joe started a feud with the G-Unit camp. The Game took offense to a line where Joe claims that gangsta rappers should “be in a G-Unit video with all the gangsta actors”, obviously claiming G-Unit are fake gangstas. Unbeknownst to Budden, The Game had just recently signed with the G-Unit camp. The Game and G-Unit fired a few diss songs Budden’s way; he replied in kind. The feud was ended when The Game and Budden met in a club in New York City and put the past aside.

During winter and spring of 2005, through Joe Budden mixtapes and hip-hop rumor mills, it was said that he departed from Def Jam to Roc-A-Fella Records with CEO Damon Dash. In reality, Budden was legally obligated to stay with Def Jam.


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  • ThreeStaks

    Devil in my room is one of the best songs of the year.

    25 Oct 11:03pm Reply
  • eagors93

    Having a good feeling about the upcoming mixtape and album - can't wait !!

    12 Oct 5:00pm Reply
  • philosopher_SD

    Not my favorite rap guy out or in slaughterhouse but This track listed are some of thee worst tracks he has done and some of the most mainstream pop song..SMH. He is actually an ok MC despite the lame limited sources of music that has been played....

    19 Jun 5:32am Reply
  • piccochimusic

    Slaughterhouse Talk Who Inspired Them & Hip-Hop History (Video)

    20 Mar 1:23am Reply
  • Illitoris

    hatin ass niggaz

    17 Mar 4:40am Reply
  • piccochimusic

    Chris Webby ft Joe Budden - Won't Be Today

    7 Mar 2:18am Reply
  • SK93

    How the fuck is Murda Muzik, anybody ever dissed this nigga is still breathing! Jay-Z, Saigon, Nas already peeled him .... 2Pac, he ain't alive, but you ain't kill 'em! - Budden

    26 Feb 2:53am Reply
  • MissBrooklynAnn

    What the fuck is a Mood Muzik? We doing Murda Muzik, nigga! - Prodigy

    19 Jan 4:47am Reply
  • LyricEater

    fell off

    24 Aug 2013 Reply
  • PWNdestroyPWN

    Not Need Yours >>>>>>> Joey's got a great singing voice.

    11 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Krow132

    Yall are spoiled by greatness. Its like when Kevin Durant goes 29 and 10 or Lebron goes 27/8/7 n your not impressed anymore cuz it happens so many times. Same with No Love Lost. Just cuz Mood Musik series, Padded Room , n Halfway House etc was so good dont mean No Love Lost was bad.

    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • iboudebo6te

    Yeah as ya'll said it's average. I like She Don't Put It Down though, good song.

    28 May 2013 Reply
  • RaoulComo72

    joe budden u a muthafuckin joke

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • PWNdestroyPWN

    A Loose Quarter is much better than No Love Lost, but it's a great album regardless.

    17 May 2013 Reply
  • eselv73

    not understanding all of the hate. there are some songs that I really dislike but overall its a solid album

    25 Mar 2013 Reply
  • sjm26b

    Album sucks.

    17 Mar 2013 Reply
  • JusRa

    lol hip hop fans are some of the most entitled miserable fans in ALL MUSIC No Love Lost is a good album its not Mood Muzik nor is it meant to be taken that way its a great Commercial Rap album Joey bars are still on point the content is just different IF ANY OTHER rapper made NBA the whole game would be sucking they dick right I fucks with Joey and I'm happy he shining right now

    7 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Staubii

    maaaannn, I was all like "oh, there's a joe budden album... i haven't listened to his music since his 'pump it up' times" and was hoping for some good music, but this is mostly 'total crap' or at least 'kind of crap'. fuck it.

    27 Feb 2013 Reply
  • ImbissBrunto

    new album blows [2] by far the most generic album i've ever listened to.

    15 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Przemo_3x8

    New album is awesome, except this loathsome interlude.

    15 Feb 2013 Reply
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