yeah your right but honestly I think joe wanted to go mainstream but had no choice but to be underground. Honestly I feel like Joe didnt accomplish what he wanted to and just saying he succeed..
i disagree halfway, i feel like Budden felt there was no need to flaunt a bravado he wasnt, and would rather bring his brand of music to mainstream, he said because "there is a market for that" and that was in like 05/06. 5 years later, Joe Budden is most of these new cats' idol/favorite artist, or someone they genuinely listen to. Rappers are rapping more about their feelings and being what some call soft, but really being themselves. Its hard for a lot of people to hear this but.... most of the 90's rappers were manufactured, not all but most. Hell Tupac is considered one of the GOAT but he his imaged was forced upon by Suge. Budden isnt praised enough by the majority, but obsessed by a minorty group who just takes it too far.
I am a huge Joe Budden fan, but unfortunately for me I always thought Joe's unreleased sh*t was some of the hottest sh*t and not enough agreed. Some of his club efforts were hotter to me than what was out. Of course on a deeper lyrical, thoughful level Joe is nice, I liked the fact that he had that aspect along with witty, clever, funny club songs like Cut Tonight, Fuel/Get Up, Jingle Me Baby, Gangsta Party, Stuntin, and Control it. If he released Control it with whoever is on the auto tune that did that sh*t right now, it would be a hit.
and yea, i know ....
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