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Joe Budden Interview

Joe Budden Interview

As many artists will tell you, the music industry can be a little bit crazy – how else can you describe a business in which an emcee can drop a hugely-successful, gold-certified debut, earn a Grammy nomination, release a slew of critically-acclaimed street albums, prepare a sophomore release, and then have the LP shelved by his label – for nearly four years?  All of this and more happened to Joe Budden as he tried to get his second album out on store shelves.  Fortunately for listeners, the Jersey City emcee is getting ready to break out of his Padded Room for good.

On February 24th, Budden will release his (extremely) long-awaited second album via Amalgam Digital.  With rave reviews from XXL, Spin, and Smooth Magazine, and a Booth-approved lead single in “The Future,” (ft. The Game), Padded Room is shaping up to be a fittingly triumphant return to the game, and, coupled with his work in recently-formed supergroup Slaughterhouse, should catapult him to a new level of pr