After his highly publicized departure from Def Jam, it appears that Joe Budden is ready to rub salt in the labels faces with the projects he has in the works. His tenure at the label will always be to many Hip-Hop aficionados a total waste of five years for the New Jersey lyricist. His next album Padded Room, which is being released through Amalgam will be available in both digital and CD format and will feature the Touch and Go track which was released earlier this year.The track garnered mixed reviews from fans, some of which were disappointed that Joe had recorded something more suitable for the club than the streets, but here at IHipHop…we love the joint and can’t wait to check out the video which will be hitting the net next month.
In true blogging fashion, Joe Budden has been creeping back into relevance with his recent “Who” series. If you haven’t heard any of them yet, Joe’s put together over 16 minutes of rhyming over three tracks, and for the first time they are all together and ready to be listened to. Whether you like Joe or not, this is some hot sh*t, and definitely reminiscent of Game’s “300 Bars and Runnin’.” Download the track here and let us know what you think.