Joe Budden

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Joseph Anthony Budden II (Born in Spanish Harlem, New York, NY)

Joe Budden (Born Joseph Anthony Budden II in New York, NY)
Crooked I (A.K.A. Kxng Crooked) (Born Dominick Wickliffe, September 23, 1978 in Long Beach, CA)
Joell Ortiz (Born July 6, 1980 in Brooklyn, NY)
Royce Da 5'9" (Born Ryan Montgomery, July 5, 1977 in Detroit, MI)

See Also: Slaughterhouse, Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9", Eminem & Yelawolf

Joe Budden
Slaughterhouse - The EP
Slaughterhouse - Welcome To: Our House

Joe Budden - Mood Muzik 4.5: The Worst Is Yet To Come
Slaughterhouse - Slaughter House
Slaughterhouse - The Leaked Shit
Slaughterhouse - We In Here
Slaughterhouse - On The House

Slaughterhouse - The One (Single)

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A-Villa - Carry On Tradition
Allure - Chapter III (Import)
Miri Ben-Ari - The Pulling Strings Mixtape
Miri Ben-Ari - You Can Get It From Me (Single)
Cradle 2 The Grave
Daz Dillinger - Gangsta Party
DJ Green Lantern, Russell Simmons & Barack Obama - Yes, We Can
DJ Kayslay - The Streetsweeper Vol. 1
DJ Nik Bean - Streetz Of L.A. 7
Eminem & Shady Records - Shady Reloaded
R. Kelly Presents The Pied Piper
The Last Shall Be First
Ne-Yo - Because Of You
Ol' Dirty Bastard - A Son Unique
Joell Ortiz - Me, Myself & I
Joell Ortiz - Me, Myself And I Part Three
Royce Da 5'9" - The Revival EP
Royce Da 5'9" - The Bar Exam 3: The Most Interesting Man In The World
Royce Da 5'9" - Success Is Certain
Clinton Sparks - Maybe You've Been Brainwashed
Usher - Life Of A Star (Collabo Edition Part 3)
Kanye West - The Remixes

Bio From AllMusic.Com
The ridiculous success of 50 Cent in early 2003 opened the floodgates for other street-level, mixtape-bred rappers, one of whom was Joe Budden, a Jersey City rapper with a distinct loose-cannon style molded from years of freestyling. Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in Queens, Budden came of age across the Hudson River in Jersey City, which he proudly continued to rep in his rhymes despite its somewhat unsavory reputation relative to more traditional hip-hop breeding grounds like Harlem, Brooklyn, the South Bronx, and Queensbridge. Following some troubled teenage years, Budden cleaned himself up and focused his sights on hip-hop fame. He teamed up with producer Dub-B (aka White Boy) and began making demos, one of which ended up in the hands of DJ Clue.

Soon afterward, Budden was a mixtape fixture, freestyling over popular beats on mixes by New York's leading DJs, most notably Clue, DJ Kayslay, and Cutmaster C. In particular, his "Grindin'" freestyle turned heads, as did one of his White Boy productions, "Focus." It wasn't long before Budden joined On Top management and went to work with Just Blaze, one of New York's hottest producers of the moment, best known for his work with Jay-Z but also respected for his sure-fire freelance work, such as Erick Sermon's "React" and Cam'ron's "Oh Boy." Indeed, a sure-fire hit resulted: "Pump It Up," a club-ready track that connected everywhere, from MTV to the streets. While all of this was going down, industry heavyweight Def Jam signed Budden and prepared his self-titled debut album, which charted well its opening week, earned some critical support, and foreshadowed a bright future for the refreshingly unique rapper.

Unfortunately, a changing of the guard at Def Jam meant the executives who had signed Budden were gone. His next album would remain in limbo until late 2008 when the Halfway House mixtape arrived with an announcement that the rapper had signed with Amalgam Digital. A year later fans were greeted with a flurry of activity, beginning in February when his album Padded Room landed in stores. Featuring Budden with Crooked I, Joell Ortiz and Royce Da 5'9", the self-titled album from the hip-hop supergroup Slaughterhouse followed in August, and then he returned to his solo career in October with Escape Route. In 2010 his Mood Muzik mixtape series graduated from the underground when the eOne label released Mood Muzik, Vol. 4: A Turn for the Worst. - Jason Birchmeier

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