From: Some Love Lost
“I guess being a wife ain’t sound as fun as being a bad bitch”
I get hyped every time this song comes on. The production from DJ Pain 1 should receive some of the credit. The other half should go to certain lines (“If these coppers shoot me, trust me I’ma shoot back”) and to the hook, especially the “take me alive” part.
Continue reading Best of Joe Budden vol. 3: #20 Alive
Joe Budden is my favorite rapper, its obvious.
He’s a rapper that can do it all. He can rap circles around other rappers. He can rap about materialistic and superficial things. He can rap about the streets. But most importantly, he raps about his life. His unique life. You might call his music emo but I like to think of his music as simply very personal.
There’s not much the fans of his music don’t know. Joe shares it all. And by all, I mean all. He shares a lot of things, even some that might feel a bit too personal. It could make you feel uncomfortable at times with the honesty.
Joe’s puts it all out there and that’s why I love his music. Yeah, he’s an amazing rapper but the content, the content is what keeps me intrigued. You can call his music depressing but I don’t see it like that. Yeah, it covers serious topics and situations including depression, issues with your child’s mother, loneliness, death and suicide, among other things but to me, I see his music as inspirational and motivational. Whenever I feel unmotivated, sad, or unfocused, I listen to this man’s music and get in a zone. It worked throughout college, as I used his music to get focused just before an exam. It works now when things might not go my way. I turn to his music, rap along and know that it will get better.
So, to keep it simple: Joe Budden is God.
Finally, here’s the third edition, which will be in scattered posts, of what I think are the best songs in Joe’s catalog.
(Photo Credit: Joe’s Instagram)
This song has hit me hardest the past few years. In that time frame, I’ve dealt with death more than I experienced growing up. It seems as the people I’ve known for years, directly and indirectly, have passed away in back-to-back fashion.
Continue reading Joe Budden – Say Dat Then: Best of Joe Budden (Slaughterhouse Edition)
Artist: Joe Budden
Album: Mood Muzik 4
Check Out: “Remember The Titans”
Why: Joe Budden delivered again in the fourth installment of his classic mixtape series.
Continue reading Joe Budden – Mood Muzik 4
With all the shenanigans Joe Budden has gotten into in the past few years, it’s pretty easy to forget that he is a rapper first. It’s funny to make fun of him for his multiple “Ls.” He’s dealt with allegations, meltdowns, controversies, etc. His trials and tribulations have been mocked.
Throughout all that, people seem to forget that Budden can rap his ass off.
Even in the present, with all the distractions including the Drake beef and the car chase incident, people do not give the man credit. They are quick to point at his issues and irrelevancy than the music itself. The rapping part should be the most important thing, not the other stuff. That stuff is microscopic. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works in today’s world.
It’s unfortunate because Budden is an amazing rapper. He’s one of the very few rappers who let’s his fans know everything about him. And I mean everything to the point where you might feel uncomfortable. Other times when he isn’t being too personal, he’s showing off his cleverness, wit and dope metaphors.
So with all the bullshit going on, I decided to highlight one particular day.
On March 20, 2007, Budden was a guest on DJ Green Lantern’s Shade 45 radio show.
Continue reading Joe Budden – Green Lantern Freestyle
In honor of the God’s birthday this week, August 31st, I decided to honor the dude with more than a weeklong dedication to the man and his music.
Joe has been one of my favorite rappers since I was fifteen. His music has helped and shaped my life in different ways. Its been there for motivation, inspiration and reflection, etc. I cannot put in enough words what his discography has taught and showed me. I owe him. A lot. I know there are other Budden fans that feel the same. His pain has been our greatest ally. When he’s down, he delivers amazing records, which helps us, who are currently not 100% emotionally stable.
Though all his trials and tribulations, through all the controversies I’d still stick up for him. He’s given us his entire life on a public medium: music. He’s shared and overshared very personal details without a flinch.
Okay, I’m going to stop because I could continue for some time but I’ve said plenty already.
Enjoy the content and remember to check out Joe Budden’s work. Get to know the genius behind the music.
(Photo Credit: Budden’s Instagram)