New annual series where I talk about a record and try to make a claim for it being Joe’s best record.
I know “best” is subjective but if it can be nearly universally recognized as a great, dope record than that gives it some merit to join the “best” category for that artist.
This record deals with relationships: those with your friends/peers, parents and significant others. Three big verses but none quite as powerful as the second one.
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This record is fire, that Slaughterhouse and DJ Premier chemistry is off the charts! I wished they had done more records together or something in the sense of what Prhyme is.
This is what was expected from Slaughterhouse: collaborations with rap’s best to help highlight some of the best rap lyricists.
Continue reading Best of Joe Budden: Slaughterhouse “Y’all Ready Know”
Before the Instagram lives, Facebooks lives and Twitter lives, (lives as in live video) there were other social media platforms that had the idea. Sites like Ustream and Blog TV dedicated themselves to offering that service.
Joe, always in tuned with the Internet, was on the forefront of rappers that welcomed the new straight to consumer platform. Shit, Joe has been talking to his fans since forever. Just listen to “Sing For The Moment” as an example.
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Ten years ago, Joe Budden released the record “Slaughterhouse” on his Halfway House.
The record features obscure (sorry!) rappers at that time: Crooked I, Royce Da 5’9”, Joell Ortiz and the forgotten one, Nino Bless. (Please don’t take that as disrespect to Nino.)
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Joe Budden is a veteran of rap battles/beef.
He’s had friction with many rappers at different times in his career, ranging from inferior rappers to the very best. He’s taken on Jay Z, G-Unit (with the Game), Prodigy, Saigon, Ransom, Drake and his own group mate, Royce Da 5’9”. Through it all, he survived each and every one and arguably, came out victorious if you ask some people.
That is until the Lil’ B interaction arrived.
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Welcome to another week of my weeklong homage to one of my favorite rappers. As always, this week falls on Joe’s birthday, a salute to him for living another year.
This year has been an interesting time for Joe.
He left or was fired from Everyday Struggle, you choose the wording. He signed with Diddy’s Revolt for an upcoming show. Most recently, he signed a deal to have his podcast streamed exclusively with the streaming giant, Spotify. All this is coming off the birth of his second son in late December of last year.
What a year, and we have four months left.
I think the following statement is finally true: Joe Budden is winning. I could not be prouder. I’ve been riding with Joe since I feel in love with Mood Muzik 2 back in late 2004.
I’ve seen him during the dark days, the cloudy days and the sunny days but now it seems like latter are ready to take over.
I was always optimistic that he would achieve recognition from his peers for his rapping and always told people about Joe’s ability but it seemed like no one paid attention…until recently. His personality on Complex and his podcast and solo endeavors allow Joe to shine, plus, I donning those hats allow Joe’s rapping to be missed, that Drake dissing phase helped people recall that Joe is a monster on the mic.
Enough of that, please enjoy the following content on Joe.
(Photo Credit: Joe Budden’s Instagram)