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Joe Budden
Birth name Joseph Anthony Budden II
Origin Jersey City, New Jersey
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, Singer
Years active 1997–present
Labels Amalgam Digital, E1 Music
Associated acts Slaughterhouse
Website Official website

Joseph Anthony Budden II better known as his stage name Joe Budden, is an American rapper.


Early Life

Born in Spanish Harlem, Budden lived in Queens until he was 11 and from there moved to Jersey City, which he still calls home. The middle child of 3 boys, Joe heard music in his home, (his dad is a multi instrumentalist), and on the streets. He absorbed the songs of old school legends like Rakim, Kool G Rap. KRS-One, and Queen’s natives Run DMC and LL Cool J and by the time he turned 16 Joe had decided to take his love of hip hop and his burgeoning skills to another level. Despite several disappointing episodes at opening a gumbo restaurant (another of his dreams) in Bayonne, NJ, Budden was not resistant to failure. His love for both food and music went even deeper as he engendered mixtapes with phantasmagoria written all over them.

Music career

In the year 2003, Joe Budden released his debut solo studio album, Joe Budden. It included Budden's 2003 summer hit "Pump It Up", and was also featured in the soundtrack for the movie 2 Fast 2 Furious and the video game Def Jam Fight for NY. The song "Focus" was also featured in the game and Joe Budden was also a character. Its second single was "Fire" featuring Busta Rhymes. The song "Drop Drop" was featured on the soundtrack for the movie Cradle 2 the Grave.

The forming of Slaughterhouse

Joe Budden reached out to Crooked I, Royce Da 5'9", Joell Ortiz, and Nino Bless for a track titled "Slaughterhouse" on his digital release, Halfway House. [1] Based on the reception of the track, they decided to form a super-group, minus Nino Bless, and named it after the first song they made together. [1] They released numerous songs throughout early 2009, building a buzz for their self-titled album, which was released through E1 on August 11, 2009. [2] The album features production from Alchemist, DJ Khalil, Mr. Porter, Streetrunner, plus guest appearances from Pharoahe Monch, K. Young, and The New Royales. [3]


Studio albums
Other official releases
with Slaughterhouse
Official mixtapes
  • 2003: Mood Muzik: The very Worst Of Joe Budden
  • 2004: Salutations (with A-Team)
  • 2005: I'm Back (Hosted By DJ Envy)
  • 2005: Mood Muzik 2: Can It Get Any Worse?
  • 2007: Mood Muzik 3: For Better or for Worse
  • 2007: Mood Muzik 3.5


  • Grammy Awards
    • 2004, Best Male Rap Solo Performance: "Pump It Up" (nominated).


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