“I like 50 Cent, he reminds me of Spongebob, and Tony Yayo is Blue’s Clues, and Lloyd Banks is Dora the Explorer, they’re my friends, psyche”
Who remembers that little girl saying those aforementioned words?
Song: Whatever It Takes
Album: Maybe You Been Brainwashed / Mood Muzik
“I guess depression just stepped in, and took over shit like it’s known to do, guess it said ‘hey Joe, I’m going home with you, I need to be in the zone with you, ‘cause I’m the only thing you’ve prone to n—-, look I own you n—-, been with you since ten, but you starting to confuse me, ‘cause it’s been so long and you still trying to lose me, life ho could you show me such cruelty, when everybody turns their back on you Joe it’s you and me, still you don’t want me to see you right, and why you always come get me, how we reunite, huh? I know you feel for me deep in your heart, doctors, meetings, pills couldn’t keep us apart, but not you got a deal and you want to get rid of me, we roommates, I’m in your head Joe, you live with me”
Song: Truth or Truth Part 1
Album: On The House
Previous: not ranked
“Understand, it don’t get no realer, see how I go to bed with thoughts of a damn killer, but rather show y’all my girl through these Instagram filters, look at her, don’t look at me, ‘cause if y’all judging, y’all would throw the book at me”
It’s taken over six months—that’s a long time, I know—but we’ve finally reached the final stretch of the list. The top three best Joe Budden songs are left, and if you remember the previous list, you can figure out the three songs. You would just have to guess the ranking order.
The list was more work than I expected. I thought I’d be finished by the end of March but I failed. Life got in the way, work got in the way, etc. The list was hard to come up with but I was able to create one that I was satisfied with.
Since I came up with the list, Budden dropped another project, an EP, Some Love Lost. I did hear some songs that could make the list. I guess we’ll have to wait until the third edition.
For those who are lazy, or just don’t want to go through the entire list, I decided to relist the songs here. Plus, I added a brief summary about what the song is about on some songs.
Hopefully this list holds you off until the final three are revealed.
Album: Mood Muzik 4
Previous: not ranked
“If something happened to you, it’ll happen to us, like I’m living vicariously, I seen your life flash, right past, my reaction buried deep inside, if you go, they’ll have to bury me alive, how would I survive? Fuck a mom you meant more, life coach and mentor, just a grim thought makes my skin crawl, single mother, held it down when my pop was locked away, cried every time I gave my mom a gift on Father’s Day”
Song: Sing For The Moment
Album: Mood Muzik
“I’m thankful for every single fan that I get, and just think, years ago, shit I was planning to quit, but nah, I’ll keep trooping it, for y’all at triple dub joebudden.com that type ‘Joey keep doing it’, y’all who thought we wouldn’t see shine in Jerz, for the kids that idolize me just ‘cause I can rhyme words”