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11: Joe Budden

By Spotify Studios

Joe Budden is an impeccable MC who was previously signed to legendary labels such as Def Jam, and Eminem's Shady Aftermath label. He is the only rapper to get dissed on his debut single by Jay-Z (the greatest rapper ever), to reply to that diss within a week, survive with his reputation intact, then combine the respective disses into an official remix. After releasing 8 solo albums, 2 collaborative albums with Slaughterhouse, and a series of critically acclaimed mixtapes, the rapper turnt broadcaster is now one of the most influential cultural commentators within hip hop. From creating and co-hosting the groundbreaking ‘Everyday Struggle’ internet series to now unleashing his legendary podcast exclusively on Spotify twice a week, Joe Budden moves the needle with his unique overview of hip hop culture and in depth interviews. DJ Semtex flew to New York for an exclusive talk with Joe Budden at his New Jersey mansion to find out how Joe made the transition from being the MC's MC to a highly successful media maven, and the key moments that are defining hip hop culture right now.

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