Joe Budden / New Jersey
Joseph Anthony Budden II, better known as Joe Budden (born August 31, 1980), is an American rapper who, in addition to being a solo artist, is a member of the American hip hopsupergroup Slaughterhouse, alongside fellow rappers Royce da 5’9″, Joell Ortiz, and Crooked I.
His most commercially successful single is the 2003 hit song “Pump It Up“, from his self-titled album, which contains production from Just Blaze. He was formerly signed to major record labelDef Jam, but left for his personal reasons and for them pushing back his album releases. After his splitting from Def Jam, he began recording and releasing mixtapes and albums on independent labels. In 2013, he released No Love Lost; his follow-up album, “Some Love Lost,” was released November 4, 2014. Most recently, he released “All Love Lost” on October 16, 2015. Budden also co-starred on the VH1 reality show Love & Hip Hop: New York.