Joseph Anthony Budden II (born August 31, 1980) is an American broadcaster, cultural critic, media personality, and former rapper. He first gained recognition as a rapper is with his 2003 top 40 single “Pump It Up” and as a member of the hip hop supergroup Slaughterhouse. In 2018, he retired from rap, and found success as a broadcaster, having a much publicized run as a co-host on Everyday Struggle for Complex. He currently hosts The Joe Budden Podcast, released twice a week through Spotify and YouTube, and State of the Culture on Revolt. He has been described as “Howard Stern of Hip-Hop”.
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Rapper songwriter broadcaster media personality
State of the Culture The Joe Budden Podcast Everyday Struggle
1999 2016 (music) 2003 present (media)
United States of America