Joe Budden: 5 Albums That Changed My Life

Joe Budden: 5 Albums That Changed My Life

Joe Budden has leveraged his relatability to create a genuine connection with fans that has been the foundation for a career spanning over 15 years.

Since dropping his self-titled debut in 2003, the New Jersey native’s trademark has been music firmly rooted in honesty, rapping in his signature confessional style, touching on topics like addiction, his estranged father, depression, and relationship woes in a musical climate where most others worked not to show vulnerability. On October 21, 2016, Budden, who is also a member of the well-respected rhyme-slanging crew, Slaughterhouse, dropped his sixth album Rage & The Machine, which was produced entirely by AraabMuzik and features Tory Lanez, Fabolous, Joell Ortiz, and Stacy Barthe.

We talked with Joe Budden about five albums that have changed his life.

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 Joe Budden: Joe Budden

For obvious reasons. Your first should always be memorable, and my debut showed early on that I was an artist with much to say.

The Notorious B.I.G.: Ready to Die

Another artist with much to say. Unique voice, flow, style and presence. Encapsulated a moment of time perfectly in my life.

Eminem: The Slim Shady LP

There’s a theme developing here. Another man who never fell short on content. This album hit home for me in more ways than I could count.

Nas: It Was Written

Does this really need explaining?

JAY Z: The Blueprint

Blueprint? It’s the best from one of the best, don’t be silly.

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