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  • The crew kicks things off by announcing Savon's departure from the pod (8:40). The Verzuz-cast returns after an explosive performance between two legendary rap groups, Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (12:40). Joe and the guys also discuss Swizz Beats airs out his grievances with artists at Verzuz (35:45), new music from SZA (1:00:05), and a lyric breakdown of Rick Ross's new song (1:03:00). Lastly, the crew denounces Hulu's decision to air a distasteful Astroworld documentary (1:33:35) and MORE!

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    Episode 491 Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Blxst - “Searching”

    Ice | EST Gee - “Jumpout Gang”

    Parks | Your Old Droog - “Cosmonaut”

    Ish | Kenyon Dixon - “Tithes”

  • After a brief Thanksgiving break, Joe and the guys return to share how the holidays affect them (19:25). The crew also highlights the excellence of fashion designer, Virgil Abloh who transitioned after a quiet battle with cancer (30:50). Next, Joe challenges male R&B artists to push the envelope after an underwhelming year compared to their female counterparts (1:02:15), and Joe runs into Cardi B and Offset (1:18:10). Finally, the collective explains why Lil Baby and Saweetie's dating rumors could cause harm beyond gossip (1:27:20); Joe isn't a fan of Lil Rel (2:01:20) or Will Smith's latest movie (2:34:00), and MORE!

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    Episode 490's Sleeper Picks

    Joe | KAYTRANADA - “Intimidated” (Ft. H.E.R.)

    Ice | Fetty Wap - “First Day Out”

    Parks | Ghostface Killah & Raekwon - “Bob James Freestyle”

    Ish | Headie One - “Too Loyal…”

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  • Music Award season is approaching in this episode, and the Grammy's announced its nominees this past week (28:45). First, Joe and the guys predict who will win Rap Album of the Year (37:05) and shows his appreciation for SZA, H.E.R., and Summer Walker (45:05). They also speculate on Summer's new relationship (1:01:50). Next, Joe explains why Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson's dating rumors are ridiculous (1:22:25), Adele gets Spotify to remove the shuffle feature (1:47:15), and season 4 of Ozark is announced (2:06:45). The crew then attempts to list ten current NFL Quarterbacks who play at a higher level than Buffalo Bill's QB, Josh Allen (2:19:00), and MORE!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Tamera - “Good Love” (Ft. Tay Iwar)

    Ice | Nipsey Hussle - “The Field” (Ft. Bino Rideaux & Young Dolph)

    Parks | Styles P & Havoc - “Nightmares 2 Dreams”

    Ish | Arcana - “The Moon”

  • Joe and the crew return from a break, recharged and ready to pod! They recap their vacation and dissect DaBaby and DaniLeigh's Instagram live argument (22:20), and Joe shares an interesting perspective on the matter. Next, the crew honors Young Dolph in his untimely passing (47:40), discuss Drake and Ye reconciling (1:19:30) and catch up on the latest music that was released, which includes Silk Sonic, Bryson Tiller, French Montana and others (1:29:50). Also, Former NFL player Zac Stacy is in police custody after a disturbing video surfaced (1:59:30), 50 Cent becoming the Dick Wolf for the culture (2:20:45) and more!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Alina Baraz - “Maze”

    Ice | Joell Ortiz - “OG”

    Parks | Snoop Dogg & DJ Cassidy - “Diamond Life” (Ft. Mary J Blige)

    Ish | EPMD - “Strictly Business”

  • There's a ton to cover this episode due to the massive amount of newsworthy headlines this weekend, and Joe gets to it all! They begin with understanding the difference between a "toxic" partner and someone who's labelled "crazy" (26:55). Next, Joe and the crew discuss the tragedy at Travis Scott's Astroworld festival (45:50). Also, Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) attempts to mend issues with Drake in an awkwardly recorded video (1:25:30), and Leonardo DiCaprio continues to show why he's in a class of his own beyond his acting talent (1:49:25). The guys also recap Starz hit-series, "BMF", Steph Curry sends a message to Trae Young (2:20:10) and MORE!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Hablot Brown - "HEAVEN"

    Ice | AhRiel - "Fuck Friends"

    Parks | RJ Payne - "HELLZ FURY" (Ft. DJ Kay Slay, RAH Digga, Cory Gunz & Royce The 5'9)

    Ish | Scarface - "Goin Down"

  • Joe is no stranger to trending on social media, and this past week he dominated headlines with a misguided clip regarding his sexuality (19:00). He and the crew then pivot their focus on Ye's (formally known as Kanye West) interview on Drink Champs (31:40). Joe commends N.O.R.E. on his execution of the interview (36:25), analyzes many of the profound statements Ye made (42:15), the issue with black artists being limited to "rappers" (1:06:30), and Joe addresses Big Sean's issues with Ye (1:24:30). In addition to the extensive breakdown of the Ye interview, Joe and the guys discuss Summer Walker's new album (2:11:40), Silk Sonic's latest single (2:14:10), and MORE!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Summer Walker - “Constant Bullshit”

    Ice | Key Glock - “Something Bout Me”

    Parks | Snoop Dogg - “Murder Music” (Ft. Benny The Butcher, Jadakiss & Busta Rhymes)

    Ish | Jordan Hawkins - “We Have”

  • In this episode: The guys begin by giving Nicki Minaj her flowers and Joe claims Hip Hop will never see a run like YMCMB again (8:45). Joe also explains why Six Flags should only operate during business hours after experiencing Fright Fest (23:35), and J. Cole's performs in a rainstorm at Rolling Loud (42:20). In addition, the crew discusses DaBaby being forgiven by the LGBTQ community (56:50), JAY-Z, and LL Cool J inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame (1:20:55), Cardi B says the strip clubs need her (1:29:05) and MORE!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | The Game - “Ali Bomaye” (Ft. 2 Chainz & Rick Ross)

    Parks | Prodigy - “Keep It Thoro”

    Ice | Joell Ortiz - “In My Feelings”

    Ish | JAY-Z - “Dead Presidents 3”

  • On this episode, Joe and the guys acknowledge the trend of artists scheduled to perform at events being targeted by law enforcement (15:00). 50 Cent performs at Rolling Loud, bringing out DaBaby as a special guest (33:40), Big Sean drops a new EP (45:30), and the guys debate if Jada Pinkett-Smith is held accountable for her latest comments on her sex-life with Will Smith (1:24:30). The crew recaps the Hulu exclusive series, "Dopesick" (SPOILER ALERT) (1:48:00), Joe share's his thoughts on the potential of a Metaverse (1:55:35), human extinction (1:57:35), and MORE!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Kevin Ross - “Sweet Release”

    Ice | Arsonal Da Rebel - “Lot Of Niggas Changed”

    Parks | Ransom & Rome Streetz - “Silent Murderers”

    Ish | Mario - “Get Back” (Ft. Chris Brown)

  • On the anniversary of Mood Muzik 4, the guys decide to give Joe Budden his flowers for his 4th and final installment to the Mood Muzik series (9:20). The crew then debates if Joe is a 'mama's boy' (23:00), recaps Joe's weekend in Washington D.C. and discuss why the district isn't yet legalized as an official state (39:30). The crew also highlight Meek Mill's tweets claiming he never received any money from music labels (54:30), a fan gifting Tom Brady his 600th touchdown ball (1:58:50) and MORE!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | Joe Budden - “Come Along” & Joe Budden - “Black Cloud”

    Ice | Joe Budden - “Broken Wings Freestyle”

    Parks | Joe Budden - “Sober Up” (Ft. Crooked I)

    Ish | Joe Budden - “Russian Roulette Freestyle”

  • Fortunately for the Joe Budden Podcast and the fans, the heavy hitters of Hip Hop are continuing to drop music! This week, Wale released his project "Folarin II" and Big Sean dropped a single. Joe and the crew speculate the irony of the two rappers releasing music the same day (14:50). Ice believes Big Sean could possibly be sending subliminal messages to Kendrick Lamar (25:00) and explains why Instagram ended the diss songs in Hip Hop (36:10). In addition, Joe expresses how proud he is of Wale's resilience as an artist (43:00), J. Cole claiming to be the best on the west coast (52:55), Alec Baldwin's fatal incident while filming a movie (1:09:00) and an update on Pooh Shiesty and NBA YoungBoy's legal issues (1:25:30). Also, the NBA released their top 75 players of all time list (1:35:15), Joe attends the Knicks season opener (1:57:50) and MORE!

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    Sleeper Picks

    Joe | PJ Morton - “Please Don’t Walk Away”

    Ice | Maxo Kream - “WHAT I LOOK LIKE” (Ft. Freddie Gibbs)

    Parks | Ransom - “Pray For The Weak” (Ft. The Game & Rome Streetz)

    Ish | Dibasi - “Intro”

  • 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”

  • 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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