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.
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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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Mood Muzik 3 is a classic mixtape, no question about it. It’s arguably his best mixtape too.
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Let’s just get to it: JoeBuddenTV was revolutionary.
It was ahead of its time. No other rapper was doing the reality thing like Joe was in 2008. And Joe’s version was unfiltered and unscripted. He set trends and created controversy much like his music career. He did not shy away from expressing himself.
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This song had all the ingredients for it to become a hit.
It failed to do so.
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