|Joe Budden Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||August 31, 1980|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Joe Budden is an American broadcaster, actor, media personality, executive producer, songwriter, and former rapper. He is best known for his eponymous debut studio album, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold just under 100k copies in its 1st week in June 2003. The 1st single from the album, Pump It Up, became his most commercially successful single and was even nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Male Rap Solo Performance” in 2004. For his 2nd album, Joe wanted to steer away from the commercial direction of the 1st, which was met with the disagreement of Def Jam Records, who released Joe Budden in 2003. For that reason, his 2nd studio album under Def Jam titled The Growth remained unreleased and he signed a deal with Amalgam Digital and released studio albums Mood Muzik 3: The Album (2008) and Halfway House (2008).
In 2009, he released 2 more rap/hip-hop studio albums, Padded Room and Escape Route, and also focused on the release of the collaborative album, Slaughterhouse (2009). The album was titled the same as the group and the 1st track he recorded was with Crooked I, Nino Bless, Royce da 5’9″, Joell Ortiz, but Nino left before they officially formed it in 2008. In 2012, he released a 2nd collaborative studio album with Slaughterhouse, titled Welcome To: Our House and then his 6th solo studio album, No Love Lost (2013). It featured a single titled She Don’t Put It Down with Lil Wayne and Tank that debuted at #96 on Billboard Hot 100 and was his 1st single to chart after 10 years. After he released his 9th studio album, Rage & The Machine (2016), he slowly stopped rapping and retired in 2018 to focus on his podcast, The Joe Budden Podcast on Spotify starting in August 2018.
Joseph Anthony Budden II
Joe, Mouse, Joey Jumpoff
Spanish Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
- Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
- New York City, New York, United States
Joe attended Lincoln High School in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States.
Because he showed little to no interest, he was then sent to a boarding school for troubled youth in North Carolina, United States.
Former Rapper, Broadcaster, Actor, Media Personality, Songwriter, Executive Producer
- Siblings – He has an older brother.
Joe Budden is represented by CLTN Management (Manager) in the United States.
- Def Jam (2003-2007)
- Mood Muzik
- Amalgam Digital
- Desert Storm
6 ft or 183 cm
80 kg or 176.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Joe Budden has dated –
- Kat Stacks – He had an encounter with Venezuelan Internet personality Kat Stacks in the past.
- Gloria Velez (2004-2005) – He was in a 1-year relationship with the American model and rapper Gloria Velez from 2004 to 2005.
- Tahiry Jose (2005-2012) – His most prominent and longest relationship was with the adult/glamour model, Tahiry Jose who appeared in the TV series Love & Hip Hop New York. The couple started dating in 2005 and was together for almost 7 years before breaking up in 2012.
- Somaya Reece (2009) – Joe had a romantic encounter for a short period in 2009 with glamour model Somaya Reece.
- Daphne Rosen (2009) – He allegedly dated p*rn star Daphne Rosen in 2009.
- Esther Baxter (2010-2011) – From 2010 to 2011, he and model Esther Baxter were an item.
- Yaris Sanchez (2011-2012) – Joe dated the adult/glamour model, Yaris Sanchez between 2011 and 2012.
- Kaylin Garcia (2012-2013) – Between June 2012 and April 2013, Joe and the 11-years-younger dancer Kaylin Garcia were dating.
- Amber Rose (2016) – There were rumors that he might have hooked up with model Amber Rose in August 2016. She is also known for dating Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa.
- Cyn Santana (2016-2019) – Joe began dating model Cyn Santana back on July 23, 2016, and their relationship was a fan-favorite on the TV show Love & Hip Hop that they both starred in. Even VH1, the production company behind the show, named them “the hottest couple”. After a year, on December 15, 2017, they welcomed their 1st child, a son named Lexington and after a year more passed, on December 19, 2018, the pair got engaged. Unfortunately, around April 2019, the pair broke off the engagement. Even though Joe said on his podcast that they didn’t explicitly break up, she did move her things out of the apartment and didn’t answer his phone for weeks. When asked on Twitter, Santana said that people could be broken up without saying a word and basically confirmed the rumors.
- Jazzma Kendrick (2019) – There were rumors that he was cheating on Santana with Jazzma, a model and realtor. In Mаy 2019, they were accidentally seen in a random YouTubers’ vlogs walking next to each other in the background. After Joe spotted the camera, he tried to ‘powerwalk’ in front of Jazzma but it was already too late.
- Shadée Monique (2019) – In 2019, Joe went on a vacation to an island named Turks & Caicos. Even though they were seen at a pool party together already, Shadée and Joe sunbathing on a vacation getaway got the people talking.
- Joe also has a son named Trey who was born in 2001 with an older woman whom he never disclosed the identity of. He only said that he was in rehab for drug abuse and when he came out, he met the woman in question. She got pregnant and before she gave birth, they had already broken up. This truly affected his relationship with Trey, and in 2015, he admitted it was almost non-existent.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
His hair is of ‘Black’ color but he keeps it shaven bald.
- Very thick beard
- Multiple tattoos
Joe Budden has endorsed brands such as hypefeet and By Any Means.
Best Known For
- Releasing a single from his debut album, Joe Budden (2003) titled Pump It Up, which was his most commercially successful single ever
- His solo albums Joe Budden (2003), No Love Lost (2013), All Love Lost (2015), and Rage & The Machine (2016)
- Releasing 2 very successful albums as part of the rap group Slaughterhouse formed in 2008 titled Slaughterhouse (2009) and Welcome To: Our House (2012)
- Appearing in the reality-TV series Love & Hip Hop starting in 2013 and hosting his late-night TV show, State of the Culture starting in 2018
- His social media fanbase with more than 1.5 million followers on Instagram and more than 1.5 million followers on Twitter
Joe Budden released his debut solo album, titled Joe Budden, on June 10, 2003, via On Top and Def Jam Recordings. The album debuted at number 8 on the Billboard 200 chart, sold 95k copies in its 1st week, and more than 420k copies in the United States. It was met with generally positive reviews and consisted of tracks such as Intro, #1, Pump It Up, Pusha Man, U Ain’t Gotta Go Home, Walk With Me, She Wanna Know ft. Lil’ Mo, Survivor, Ma Ma Ma ft. 112, Fire (Yes, Yes Y’all) ft. Busta Rhymes, Focus, Calm Down, Give Me a Reason, 10 Mins., Stand Up Nucca, and 2 bonus international tracks, Real Life in Rap and P*rno Star.
As part of the hip-hop supergroup, Slaughterhouse, Joe Budden released his debut studio album titled Slaughterhouse on August 11, 2009, through E1 Music. The album was met with generally favorable reviews and sold 18.6k copies in the 1st week and more than 28k copies after 3 weeks. It consisted of tracks such as Sound Off, Lyrical Murderers ft. K-Young, Not Tonight, Microphone, The One ft. The New Royales, In the Mind of Madness, Cuckoo, The Phone Call, Onslaught 2 ft. Fatman Scoop, The Phone Call 2, Salute ft. Pharoahe Monch, Pray (It’s a Shame), Raindrops ft. Novel, Cut You Lose, and Killaz ft. Melanie Rutherford & C. Brown.
First TV Show
Joe Budden made his first TV show appearance as ‘Himself’ in an episode of the music talk-show, Soul Train in September 2002.
Joe Budden Favorite Things
- Personal Catchphrase – “Create Without Fear.”
Source – Twitter Bio
Joe Budden Facts
- His songs mostly reflect his struggles of growing without a father and of his fight against drugs such as ‘angel dust’ and MDMA or ‘Molly’ that he abused in the past.
- He went to drug rehab in July 1997 so that he could attend his senior prom but he didn’t earn his diploma in the end.
- In 2003, he borrowed his voice to a character in the video game Def Jam Vendetta and in 2004, reprised his role for the game Def Jam: Fight for NY.
- Joe had his rap career start after he partnered with his friend, Dub-B, a local music producer. They began creating demos which were noticed by the label head of the Desert Storm Records label. Joe then worked with the rapper Fabolous and his freestyle over instrumentals attracted the attention of Def Jam Recordings, who signed him in 2003.
- Joe had released 6 mixtapes between 2003 and 2012. Those were Mood Muzik 1: The Worst of Joe Budden (2003), Mood Muzik 2: Can It Get Any Worse? (2005), Mood Muzik 3: For Better or for Worse (2007), Mood Muzik 3.5 (2007), Mood Muzik 4: A Turn 4 the Worst (2010), and A Loose Quarter (2012).
- In 2012, Joe formed a group named SLV (Summer Leather Vest) with Emanny and the two were the group’s only vocalists.
- Joe also spent a night in jail on March 30, 2012, for a $75 parking ticket. Unfortunately, it was exactly the night he was supposed to rap at a concert for Slaughterhouse in his hometown, so he missed it.
- As part of the hip hop supergroup Slaughterhouse, Joe released a 2nd studio album, Welcome to: Our House in August 2012, under Shady Records founded by Eminem. The album not only debuted at #2 on Billboard 200 chart and #1 on Billboard Top Rap Albums but also featured many well-known rappers and singers. Some of those were Swizz Beats, Skylar Grey, Cee Lo Green, B.o.B, and Busta Rhymes.
- In November 2014, Joe released his debut EP, Some Love Lost which topped the US Billboard Independent Albums chart.
- Joe created his podcast initially under the name I’ll Name This Podcast Later in May 2016. He named the podcast simply The Joe Budden Podcast in the summer of 2018 after his fanbase of listeners already called it as such for a long time. Joe also brought the podcast to Spotify in a business deal he made with episodes released every Wednesday and Saturday.
- In mid-August 2019, Nicki Minaj started a podcast-only “beef” when she called him out on her Apple Music’s Queen Radio. She stated that he falsely claimed that she lied about the origins of Megan Thee Stallion‘s song Hot Girl Summer and that he also said in his podcast that she had a drug problem. 2 days later, Nicki appeared on his podcast to discuss the problems they had between them.
- Joe became a late-night talk-show TV host of State of the Culture on Sean Combs‘s digital cable TV network named Revolt in 2018.
- He came under unwanted controversy when he critiqued homosexuality. He was accused of homophobia after he stated that Lil Yachty‘s debut studio album, Teenage Emotions which featured 2 gay men kissing in the top left corner was “fruity” and “not hip hop.”
- Visit his official website @ joebudden.com.
- Follow him on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, YouTube VEVO, SoundCloud, Apple Music, Spotify, and Discogs.
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