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  • Unlike previous Verzuz recaps, Joe shared his desire to not criticize but appreciate two of Hip Hop's greatest legends (Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One) as they performed their timeless catalogue of hits (23:10). Joe explained the nostalgia he endured while viewing the Verzuz and emphasized how pivotal both emcee's are to the evolution of Hip Hop (32:00). The crew then discuss the viral clip of a young man who attempted to steal another mans car at a gas station which lead to a discussion regarding this current generation not fearing consequences (1:04:45). Howard University students protest due to alleged poor living conditions (1:45:30), the crew remembers Colin Powell (2:05:30), an update on the Ben Simmons saga (2:09:30) and MORE!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Tone Stith - “Do I Ever” (Ft. Chris Brown)

    Ice | Stack Bundes - “Look N**** U Food”

    Parks | Roc Marciano & Nicholas Craven - “1000 Mile Stare”

    Ish | Rotimi - “What To Do”

  • Joe kicks things off by explaining to Ice and Ish the lifestyle changes that are required when taking the pod on the road and flirts with the idea of a JBP Tour (15:00). Adele's made her return to music with a new single and the guys react (29:00). Summer Walker also releases her first single (38:35), which worries Ice as he feels she's going in a different direction musically from her previous album (45:00). The trend of Hip Hop's biggest acts dropping music continues as Young Thug released a new album (54:10), Gucci Mane's impact on Atlanta artists (1:05:30), and Lil Durk says he's "PISSED OFF" in his latest song (1:13:50). Kyrie Irving's decision to not get vaccinated has caused an uproar in sports media (1:25:55), the crew deep dives into conspiracies regarding the government enforcing human microchips on citizens (1:54:15), Netflix employees boycotting the streaming service due to Dave Chappelle (2:10:30) and MORE!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | RINI - “Over Some Wine” (Ft. Maeta)

    Ice | Payroll Giovanni - “Hustle Muzik 4”

    Parks | Young Thug - “Day Before” (Ft. Mac Miller)

    Ish | Lil Durk - “Pissed Me Off”

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  • Although Meek Mill released music on his new album, 'Expensive Pain', he's garnered attention primarily for the album's artwork (25:00). Joe and the crew debate if plastering his explicit cover art on public buses is a strategic marketing tactic or was it simply a misstep on Meek and his team (40:30). Summer Walker reveals an engaging tracklist/timeline for her new album (49:55) which includes a narration titled "Ciara's Prayer" and leads to an interesting discussion around Ciara and Russell Wilson's dynamic (55:30). Also, this past weekend was filled with sports events lead by, Deontay Wilder losing to Tyson Fury (1:23:45), Jon Gruden leaked emails (1:45:25), and MORE!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Don Toliver - “Swangin’ On Westheimer”

    Ice | Icewear Vezzo - “Get Bacc”

    Parks | Dj Swet & Milano Constantine - “Block Work”

    Ish | Kane Brown - “Blessed & Free” (H.E.R.)

  • It's been documented how much of a fan Joe is of Dave Chappelle and his work. The crew begins with a recap of his latest Netflix special, "The Closer" and discusses the backlash Dave received from critics (26:30). Joe also shares how much he enjoys Don Toliver's new album (47:20), artists in New York not being as united as the south (58:10), 18 former NBA players being charged with fraud (1:18:05), is it hard being faithful when you have money (1:38:15) and Parks enjoyed Joe's conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson ( 1:52:15) and MORE!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Kali Claire - “Temporary Feels” (Jvck James)

    Ice | Arsonal Da Rebel - “Genius”

    Parks | Papoose - “Cold Winter” (Ft. Passport Gift)

    Ish | Piff Marti - “Boys Do Cry”

  • The Facebook outage had everyone in disarray as Instagram and WhatsApp were also unavailable due to the untimely disruption (16:35). As a result, Joe reflects on Facebook's influence and its role in society's everyday life (31:00). Parks also asks if Facebook has too much power which leads to an interesting debate on the flawed "American Dream" concept (44:00). Lil Boosie was removed from his most recent tour (57:50), the crew speculates on the latest Verzuz matchup between Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One (1:06:15), Summer Walker announces her album release date (1:33:00), and Lil Nas X recent controversial tweets (1:53:00). The collective review Lil Durk's top 50 rappers list (2:10:15), and Joe takes a look ahead at Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury (2:29:30) and MORE!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Stokley - "Rush" (Ft. H.E.R)

    Ice | Cashma - "IN MY GLORY"

    Parks | Lute - "GED"

    Ish | Ryan Trey - "Pressure"

  • Ish makes his return, which the guys discuss throughout the pod. This has been a great year for Hip Hop, as many of the top artists released music this year and, Meek Mill continues that trend with his latest project 'EXPENSIVE PAIN' (13:15). Joe and the crew also discuss Wale's new song featuring J. Cole (36:15), look forward to the BET Hip Hop Awards (53:10), and the Super Halftime performers were announced (1:00:35) (included Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, and MORE). Netflix announces Dave Chappelle's new standup (1:19:15), the U.S. running out of money (1:37:40), and MORE!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Kitty Ca$h - “Just Fine” (Ft. Kiana Ledé)

    Ice | RedCafe - “Drug Money” (Ft. Benny The Butcher)

    Parks | Dark Lo & Havoc - “Make It Home” (Ft. Vado)

    Ish | Meek Mill - “Blue Notes II” (Ft. Lil Uzi Vert)

  • Joe removes all New York bias in this episode, showing love to Yo Gotti and highlighting his success at his record label and his recent investments outside of music (15:25). R. Kelly has been found guilty in his ongoing legal issues, Joe celebrates a year of being independent as a podcaster and why it was necessary to take a new path (43:50). Also, Rihanna reveals her new music will sound completely different, New York hospitals firing healthcare workers for not being vaccinated (1:20:50), a recap of this past weekend's battle rap cards, 50 Cent deserving more recognition for his role at Starz (1:54:20) and, MORE!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Allen Stone - “Is This Love”

    Ice | PG RA - “Selfish” (Ft. 6LACK)

    Parks | Stove God Cooks - “That’s the Game”

  • Joe and the guys analyze J.Cole's Heaven's EP as it sparks a number of talking points (11:35). First, Parks claims J. Cole as the second-best rapper of today which sparks the debate amongst the crew. Joe also questions if there are any subliminal lyrics towards Drake and refuses to instigate any other rap beef going forward (22:00). Lil Wayne has returned to peak lyrical form which the guys highlight (29:15), in addition to giving Lucky Daye his flowers (51:10) and covering new music from Anthony Hamilton, NBA YoungBoy, and others(56:30). Ish owes Wyclef an apology (1:40:00), DJ Mustard's studio rules (1:44:25), and Joe recaps his latest binge-able, 'Squid Game' (2:02:30)

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Asiahn - “Fall Back”

    Ice | Nia Sultana - “Ambience”

    Parks | Westside Gunn - “Bash Money” (Ft. Lil Wayne)

    Ish | Ne-Yo - “What If”

  • Joe calls the guys out for not being willing to attend a 'guys trip' without the permission of their significant other and explains the double standard between the dynamic (16:40). The crew then discuss Karen Civil vs the industry and Joe shares his stance (34:40), they compare Diddy and Jermaine Dupri's music catalogue, speculate Jodeci's hesitancy to face Dru Hill in a Verzuz (1:23:45) and revisits the conversation of southern Hip Hop acts being brought to mainstream notoriety due to New York influence (1:33:00). Also, Rolling Stone creates a list of their top 500 songs of all time (1:52:50), the Fugees reunion tour (2:06:50) and MORE!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Vedo - “Juicy” (Ft. Ari Lennox)

    Ice | Suga J - “RESPECKFULLY”

    Parks | Tha God Fahim & Your Old Droog - “Lost His away”

    Ish | Kevin AntoniYo - “FMX” (Ft. Devvon Terrell & Mike Classic)

  • Are you willing to be considered an employee for your partner if that benefited the relationship financially? Joe shares his views on implementing a 1099-form if ever faced with the situation while dating. The guys also debate homeschooling your child compared to the standard format of education, the pros and cons of it, and why Joe is passionate about teaching his children the meaning of certain holidays. He then opens the conversation up to "stage parents" and harsher parenting styles (example: Joe Jackson, LaVar Ball, etc..) and if their method of parenting is effective and the cost of pushing your child to be great, JAY-Z evolving Hip Hop into mainstream ad-partnerships and MORE! A ton of constructive criticism from Ice and Ish this episode, as they have been consistent in holding Joe accountable.

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  • Unlike the previous Verzuz battles that have taken place, Joe and the guys were in attendance for the event between Fat Joe and Ja Rule. Joe begins by stating how happy he was to be wrong about his prediction per the last episode (22:20). The crew also share their experience, recall Nelly and Ashanti's interactions and address Jermaine Dupree calling out Diddy for a Verzuz battle (1:17:15). Ice has a revelation about the podcat fans (1:38:50), Saweetie lands a deal with Hidden Vally Ranch and Crocs (1:56:10), and MORE!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Yebba - “Stand”

    Ice | Infamou$ Inf - “Let Em Know”

    Parks | Flee Lord & Roc Marciano - “Trim the Fat” (Ft. Stove God Cooks)

    Ish | Big Boi & Sleepy Brown - “The Big Sleep is Over” (Ft. Kay-I)

  • Joe continues to run through the streets of New York and on this episode he share's his experience at Fabolous's surprise party (26:30). The event inspired Joe to share is appreciation for Fabolous and also reflect on his own rap career (31:00). The guys then switch gears to debate the legalization of recreational drugs and guns (44:40), Joe runs into Trey Songz (1:06:10), and also predictions of the Ja Rule and Fat Joe Verzuz (1:15:05). The VMA's were filled with surprises yet Joe's biggest takeaway was Justin Bieber receiving the 'Artist of the Year' award (2:03:50), a call from Vince Staples which is always entertaining (2:52:00) and more!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Jacquees - “Bed Friend” (Ft. Queen Naija)

    Ice | Joe Budden - “NBA” (Ft. Wiz Khalifa, Fabolous, & French Montana

    Parks | Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean - “Don’t Pull”

    Ish | AZ - “The Ritual” (Ft. Conway The Machine & Lil Wayne)

  • Joe's trend of being 'outside' continues as he shares his time spent enjoying New York City's fashion week festivities. He also speaks to the music experience in his new car (18:40) and highlights new music that was released this week (30:12). Also, Common drops an insane freestyle on LA Leakers, the guys decide if Stephen A. Smith was justified in making changes to ESPN's First Take, and Sevyn Streeter joins the show and reveals a level of transparency most artists shy away from when sitting with Joe (1:14:20). And a quick recap of the NFL's season opener (2:23:10) and MORE!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Marie Dahlstrom - “Home With You”

    Ice | Mozzy - “Straight to 4th”

    Parks | Grip - “Hands Up!”

    Ish | Grace Carter - “Blame” (Ft. Jacob Banks)

  • After sitting with Drake's 'Certified Lover Boy' album for the weekend, the crew discusses if their thoughts change toward the project since its release (17:15). Although Kanye's album dropped 2 weeks ago, it was the track that he didn't release that had everyone talking this weekend, specifically Andre 3000's featured verse (27:55). The crew debate why it was left off of the album and unanimously agree that 3 stacks should return to making music and Joe claims Andre 3000 is the second greatest rapper alive (46:40). Joe then opens up about his friendship with actor Michael K. Williams and reflects on his legacy and shares stories of how they crossed paths at some of their most vulnerable moments in life (1:24:30). The entire crew sends condolences to Michael's family and loved ones due to his untimely transition.

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe Budden - “Only Human” (Ft. Emanny) and “Poker In The Sky”

  • The day has come. Drake drops the highly anticipated "Certified Lover Boy" and Joe is in peak form yet again, breaking down the album as only he could. Highlighting his admiration for Drake's destinations-themed songs (7:50) and even retracts some of his past hate (22:10). He also challenges Drake to never rap with certain artists again, a deep dive on "7am on Bridle Path" (1:00:20), and a debate on how to properly rank the top tier artists catalogue to their previous works (1:57:00). The crew also give an early prediction on Fat Joe and Ja Rule's upcoming Verzuz (2:26:20), JAY-Z's verse on CLB (2:49:10) and MORE!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Omar Wilson - “Secret Garden” (Extended Mix) Ft. Sisqó, Shawn Stockman & Raheem DeVaughn

    Ice | BIG30 - “No Hospital Gang”

    Parks | J. Arrr - “Growth” (Ft. Elzhi)

    Ish | Quincy Jones - “The Secret Garden” (Ft. Barry White, Al B. Sure!, James Ingram & El DeBarge

  • Leaks and early reveals have been a pattern surrounding Kanye and Drake's album rollouts, and Ye shares his frustration with Universal releasing his album without his consent (18:20). Joe and the crew also debate if Kanye is creating a new genre of music (46:15). He also provides additional arguments for the Kendrick Lamar and Drake tension (1:01:00), he shares the backstory of the photo he took with Snoh Aalegra (1:16:30), and how much he doesn't care about the Jake Paul boxing saga (1:25:50).

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | rum.gold - “Fix Me”

    Ice | Doodie Lo - “Don’t Worry” (Ft. Moneybagg Yo)

    Parks | Lee “Scratch” Perry - “Disco Devil”

  • The spirit of New York City's music scene is nonexistent! Joe and the crew speak to the lack of musical diversity and shares his frustrations with the lack of originality in DJ'ing (5:55). Are we one step closer to see Drake and Kendrick Lamar collid? Joe doubledowns on his take from the previous pod after Kendrick drops a new verse calling out the "top 5 rappers" (37:10). Joe also gives more reasons as to why Kanye West is chasing Drake's album (22:50). ESPN released an apology for their broadcast alledegly being interupted and leaking Drake's album release date. Another valuable lesson learned in Hip Hop this past week and Mickey Factz issues an apology for comments he made on Drink Champs (1:30:40), Fat Joe's latest project being removed from streaming services (1:39:30), the crate challenge (1:48:35), OnlyFans reversing their policy on sex and Max Kellerman being removed from ESPN's First Take (2:19:15).

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | RINI - “Meet Me In Amsterdam“

    Ice | 42 Dugg - “Freshman Of The Year”

    Ish | Meek Mill - “Sharing Locations” (Ft. Lil Baby & Lil Durk)

  • On the return episode from a brief hiatus, Joe celebrates and congratulates Parks and Rem on their amazing wedding (6:05). The guys are inspired by Park's attention to detail and share their experience at his untraditional yet astonishing ceremony! Ty Dolla $ign and DVSN deliver their collaboration album over the weekend which drew comparisons to Silk Sonic's recent work (1:07:40). Joe then shows his appreciation for Cleo Sol (1:22:00) and Tiwa Savage as they released new music as well (1:35:50) which also introduced a conversation regarding international marketing for artists (1:47:00). The heavy hitters in music are back with more antics as Kanye and Drake's never-ending tension seemed to reach a new level this past weekend (1:54:40), Kendrick Lamar announces new music is coming (2:17:50) and recap of Hot 97's Summer Jam Festival (2:36:00) and MORE!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Cleo Sol - “Sunshine”

    Ice | Tsu Surf - “Until Further Notice”

    Parks | Lord Finesse - “I Wanna Be Where You Are”

    Ish | Dame D.O.L.L.A - “Overnight” (Ft. Blxst)

  • The story of Grant Williams is told for the first time ever on the Joe Budden Podcast. Wrongfully convicted of a crime he didn't commit at 25 years-old, Grant Williams shares his story of facing the injustices of the legal system and being faced with 25 to life while displaying resilience. He sits down with Joe Budden to discuss how he overcame his mental struggles, the outside world moving on without him and his dedication to obtaining his freedom despite the odds being stacked against him. Grant opens up about how being wrongfully accused has changed his life forever and more.

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  • Joe's no stranger to not caring about what people say and suggests that other artist take the same approach as himself when receiving criticism by outside opinions (36:00). He also shares his weekend in Jersey City (57:20), a brief recap of the Tory Lanez and Cassidy beef (1:05:50) and covers one of the worst films he's ever seen starring Nicolas Cage (1:23:45). Ice asks the age-old question of when is it okay to cheat on your barber (1:35:50), podcasting and entertainment being apart of the service industry (1:54:00) and more!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Benny The Butcher - “Flood The Block”

    Parks | Boldy James & The Alchemist - “Steel Wool”

    Ice | Money Man - “Live Sum Mo”

    Ish | AZ - “The Wheel” (Ft. Jaheim)