Joe Budden used to be one of the emcees that everyone anticipated albums from but because of delay after delay on Def Jam Records, his anticipated album, “The Growth” never came out. So he released a series of mixtapes and even made a project called “Album Before the Album.” In a 2006 interview with XXL, Jay-Z said he couldn’t wait to release Budden’s album, but it wasn’t finished.
But now Budden has been dropped from Def Jam, and now a track called “Talk to Me” from his upcoming mixtape, “Mood Music 3”, Budden is taking shots at his Def Jam former boss. Here’s the last verse:
“for you times is rough too,
cuz aint nobody buyin ya albums but you!
from the sounds of everything i hear you lost it
still rap aight, but ya ears exhausted
f*ck ya buncha money, put ya ego to the side
maybe its time to study ya understudy
I mean.., are we hustling or are we grown up?
everytime i hear you, you changin ya tone up
when the new generation think about jordan
all they remember is when iverson crossed him
take off the blazer, loosen up the tie
nigga fell in love, and superman died
betta learn to cover ya ears when them toys pop
i hate ya last single, [Roc Boys] Rott
when we hear some new niggas with promise
the new generation wont forget ya weak promise
will always pay homage, but lets get one thing understood son
every encore aint a good one”
Listen to the entire track here: