Joe Budden | Biography
The talented American rapper Joe Bussen born on August 31, 1980 in Harlem, New York was named Joseph Anthony Budden II at birth. He was raised in Jersey City, New Jerseyalthough he was excellent at studies he didn’t continue after primary level. The reasons behind it include dislike towards study and his drug abuse.
The rapper started free styling during his school days. He got chances in some mixtapes by DJ Clue, DJ Kaylay and Cumaster C. He released his debut album “Joe Budden” in 2003. One of the songs “Pump It Up” was nominated for Grammy Award. The song also featured in the movie “2 Fast 2 Furious”. The other singles “Drop Drop” and “Fire” were also featured in the movies “Cradle 2 the Groove” and “Mean Girls”. His songs were also included in the video games Def Jendetta, Def Jam Fight and Madden NFL 2004.
Following that, Budden signed with music label Def Jam. His second album entitled “the Growth couldn’t be released due to disputes with Def Jam seniors and finally they departed. However, during the period he released his mixtapes which were critically acclaimed. Subsequently, Joe made a contract with Amalgam Digital. With Amalgam he released his second album Halfway House along with independent debut Padded Room, other albums Mood Muzik 3: The Album, Escape Route. Since then he has worked with various independent labels.
Joe had teamed up with Crooked I, Royce da 5’9”, Joell Ortiz and Nino Bless in one of the Amalgam track Slaughterhouse. The success of the song landed up in formation of the group Slaughterhouse in 2009. Since then he has featured as group member as well as solo artist. The group released numerous songs throughout the year and finally their self titled first album. Then followed other albums Slaughterhouse EP and Welcome To: Our House. The last album made to No.2 at Billboard 200 and topped the chart at Billboard Top Rap Albums. He also released his solo album No Love Cost in 2012. The album debuted at #15 an the Billboard 200 and the first official song She Don’t Put It Down made to #96 in Hot 100. He has released numerous mixtapes, solo and in group as well. In 2012 he formed a group SLV (Summer Leather Vest) along with Emanny and other producers. He has teamed up with few partners and has started an independent label Mood Muzik Entertainment. This houses the group. He has also appeared on the reality show Live & Hip Hop: Season 3.
Talking about his personal life he enjoys a high profile public life. As a famous rapper he has had romances too. He has already sated Tahiry Jose. After the two departed he was dating Kaylin Gracia. But according to recent reports Budden has got closer to his ex-girlfriend Tahiry. His personal matter becomes the subjects of media coverage, his social networking sites’ updates and even his lyrics too. He has publicly confessed that some crucial time of his life has been wasted by drug abuse and had been to rehab and has advocated against it. Speculation were made that he is a gay. The kind of ‘love message’ from a guy named Derrick was found on his cell phone. But no one has confirmed it.
Undoubtedly Budden is one of the talented rappers of this time. He is considered to be gifted lyricist. His presence in various programs makes the crowd go wild, girls go mad at him. Thanks to his creativity and dedication towards music he has climbed to the height of success and popularity. The thirty years old rapper might be search of future wife.
Other information, his bio can be obtained from wiki and other sources. His fans can remain close to him through social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter he also regularly updates his blog.