Joe Budden

Joe Budden

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Joe Budden heats up the streets with his distinct freestyle-like fury he emits when he rides the beat. From world renown producers to local upstarts, he is able to craft songs that resonate with fans from all walks of life.


Joe Budden has risen above the status of other mixtape rappers with his compelling wordplay and thought provoking concepts. Born in NY, he soon moved to New Jersey to come of age. Representing Jersey City, he made his break in the mixtape game through vicious freestyles and songs with his producer Dub-B (White Boy). Success with the song 'Focus' allowed him to collaborate with producer Just Blaze to release the mega hit 'Pump It Up'. Soon after he was able to release his debut with the backing of Def Jam. After some controversy and rap beef, Budden took matters into his own hands with the release of "Mood Muzik" . The series has been testament to the consistency of Joe Budden's music, each release building more anticipation for his next album.

In 2007, after enduring several years of label woes, Joe was finally released from his Def Jam contact. His highly anticipated sophomore album "The Growth" still had not seen light. Following his release from Def Jam, Joe signed with rising independent label Amalgam Digital. Joe released "Mood Muzik 3: The Album" on February 26, 2008. His second effort on Amalgam Digital, "Padded Room" is slated for a July 2008 street date. While "Mood Muzik 3: The Album" serves as an official retail version of his acclaimed series, "Padded Room" will feature mega hits such as its first single "Touch & Go" that will catapult Joe back into the commercial spotlight we he belongs.


Joe Budden (2003)
Mood Muzik: The Very Worst of (2006)
Mood Muzik, Vol. 2: Can it Get Any Worse? (2006)
Mood Muzik 3.5 *Digital Only Exclusive* (2007)
Mood Muzik 3: The Album (2008)
Padded Room (Summer 2008)

Set List

45 mins to 1.5 hrs of original material.