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Joell Ortiz + Joe Budden at Jerky's

Joell Ortiz + Joe Budden at Jerky's

You don't grab a mic if you don't have plenty of self-assurance, and Joell Ortiz ain't lacking in that department: "I need a clone/'cause that's...
By webteam  |  March 10, 2010

Beyond Dilla and Dipset

With a semi-sober face I'll claim that hip-hop in 2010 might deliver more than just posthumous Dilla discs, Dipset mixtapes, and a new ignoramus coke rapper whom critics pretend rhymes in triple-entendres.
Can hip-hop deliver in 2010?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 01, 2010

Video: Joe Budden disses Boston rappers; EdOG responds

Joe Budden at the Middle East: "Come up here and fight me."   Ed OG Responds to Joe Budde...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 10, 2009

Keelay & Zaire | Ridin' High

Keelay and Zaire's tracks bounce lovelier than Joe Budden's girlfriend on that trampoline.
MM (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 10, 2009

Slideshow: Joe Budden at Middle East Downstairs

At the Middle East Downstairs
Joe Budden, live at the Middle East Downstairs, March 5, 2009
By BRYAN MASTERGEORGE  |  March 09, 2009

Beef stakes

In quality, record sales, and image, hip-hop has taken a savage beating in the past half-decade.
Joe Budden, live at the Middle East Downstairs, March 5, 2009
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 09, 2009


Joe the rapper

"One thing I've learned is that if you write about reality, you'll never run out of material."
Joe Budden, Freeway, and the enduring authority of street rap
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 11, 2008

Millenium thug

Forgive me for listing only New York classics here.
Rough, rugged, raw reality rap essentials from a redefining year
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 11, 2008

Rapping in the dark

Spotlights are for flashy rappers. Joe Budden prefers to spit in the dark.
Joe Budden at the Middle East Downstairs, March 6, 2008
By LAUREN CARTER  |  March 10, 2008

Boston music news, March 24, 2006

The Roxbury-based label ICEMAN RECORDS is putting the final touches on its 15-track compilation Massmindstate , which has some of Boston’s most in-demand artists.
Notes on Krumbsnatcha, Wolves, Akrobatik, and Slaine
By MATTHEW M. BURKE  |  March 21, 2006