It did not take long for Joe Budden to switch from love to fury.
Joe Budden reacted to Eminem’s Kamizake disses on the most recent episode of “The Joe Budden Podcast”. The “Pump It Up” rapper was a member of Shady Records signees Slaughterhouse before retiring as a rapper and becoming a leading voice in hip-hop broadcasting.
Budden, 38, opened the show by recalling how he woke up on his birthday to hundreds of Twitter mentions. Following a brief “heart racing” nervousness, Budden opened his phone to find out those 700-plus tweets weren’t wishing him a happy birthday but reacting to Eminem’s scathing remarks on “Fall”.
“Somebody tell Budden before I snap, he better fasten it/Or have his body bag get zipped/The closest thing he’s had to hits is smackin’ b**ches,” Eminem rapped. Budden initially expressed “love” for Eminem’s album, sharing his enthusiasm over the renewed quality and direction of Kamikaze compared to Revival.
And then he got personal. Budden addressed his relationship with Eminem after Slaughterhouse were signed to Slim Shady’s record label. Budden argued Eminem’s label did nothing to help boost the rap supergroup’s exposure and that Shady constantly interfered with their creative process.
Budden took the fall for Slaughterhouse’s demise, insisting his clashing with Eminem’s label killed any chance for the group to really take off.
“I had to go get my millions another way since you wouldn’t help,” Budden said in a fiery rant. “You have the f**kin g nerve, you insecure man. Now you have to prove you belong here.”
“Let me tell you what Joe Budden has thought this entire time,” he continued. “I’ve been better than you this entire f**king decade!.. Can’t say that back then. But in my rapper brain, I’m a content n***a. You gotta say something! You have not said anything for the better part of a whole f**king decade!”
Addressing Em’s exact remarks, Budden argued, “You have rhymed a bunch of words. Em, let me give you some love. Em is the best rhymer of words on the planet,” but that his new content lacked substance.
Budden was one of many hip-hop personalities called out by Eminem. Others include Budden’s former “Everyday Struggle” co-host DJ Akademiks, Machine Gun Kelly and Tyler the Creator.