Joe Budden Praises Kendrick Lamar, Recalls Jay-Z Advice

Joey says Kendrick Lamar is "impressive," before sharing advice he once got from Jay-Z.

During a recent interview with ESPN's The Life, Joe Budden spoke on a variety of topics including his impression of younger emcees. Budden took the opportunity to praise Kendrick Lamar. Joey also recalled a time when Jay-Z showed him support and emphasized the importance of consistency. 

"Kendrick Lamar is impressive," Budden said when asked about his impression of younger emcees. "I guess there are a few guys out there that are impressive. But when I was coming up, I bumped into Jay-Z at the Def Jam offices and I was at the height of my success and he said, 'You're doing great out there. Now go keep it up.' And that stuck with me. Anybody can go out there and score 30 on any given night and never do it again. But the talent is being able to do it on a consistent basis. So that's what I'm trying to see from the younger guys. That's what I'm doing now."

He also went on to say that he's seen emcees come and go in his time within the industry. 

"With some of the newer guys that are a little less accomplished and experienced, I've seen it so many times: They come out, they're hot and they fall off."

Earlier this year, Budden spoke on collaborating with various emcees, including Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., Brother Ali and Slug. 

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39 Comments

  • Pistol playa

    Budden a weak ass nigga too. Game killed him on that song "buddens"!

  • anon

    also he got murked by lil b, yes lil b of all people.

  • anon

    wasn't this dumbass the one dissing jay z? worst member of slaughterhouse.

    • ETK

      that's joell ortiz who holds that prize, not budden.. joe still brings it fuck, with the number of niggas dissin jay out there, I'm surprised a bipolar nigga hasn't done it sooner!

  • war22

    Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., Brother Ali ,Slug and Hopsin

  • Anonymous

    Seen this dude out here in Tampa last year, club was sold out which surprised me because we dont have shit for an underground scene out here, Celph titled is from here but thats about it, show was dope mad respect for this dude

  • Anonymous

    One of the Last MC's I check for, ironically another is Kendrick Lamar, hope to see them work together soon, I seen a Kendrick interview where he said it was in the works

  • Anonymous

    ...what fucking profound advice haha what a waste of an article dx.. the title says it all too, much love to budden tho!

  • jaceshadoe

    Budden is one of he most talented and underrated emcees in the past decade. How many rappers do u see that drops an single and their album is hot within an year then they are never heard of again??? Joe budden is still relevent w/o making hits for the radio play b.s. Dude is a member of the greatest lyricist group out right now and signed to one of the most successful hip hop record labels ever. Slaughterhouse has to sell over 75,000 1st week thou......not doubting the album quality but Shady/Interscope ain't no E1.

    • Anonymous

      The most lyrical group out still is and always was Wu-Tang Clan since 1993 Sir

    • Anonymous

      they sold like 10,500 copies in its first week and over 100k so its possible to sell More on a Major coz Budden is doin all the promos for the group just a week ago he was on ESPN telling when Slaughterhouse's new album is coming out. Was Yelawolf ever on TV promoting himself noooooo. So they probz wont flop.

    • HipHop

      No meaning? LMAO!!! That has to be the most ridiculous comment I've EVER seen. I guess Mood Muzik 1-4.5, Padded Room and Escape Route don't exist, huh??? Joe Budden is probably THE most meaningful Hip Hop artist since Pac.

    • mindrelated

      I do not think he is underrated at all. I think he just falls in line with a bunch of other artist who are lyrically nice but are consistent at making mediocure songs that have no meaning. His first album I thought was tough but then he began just making rap battle songs with no purpose. Also, we have to keep in mind who buys over 65% of the music, females. They do not want to hear overly lyrical songs, they want music they can dance to.

  • Swordz

    Buddens is the orginal bi-poplar rapper! Dude is super wack/ Kendrick >>> Anything he has ever said. (before you stans start... fuck u)

  • Anonymous

    dope and real MC one of the few left ..would love to see any one of those dudes he mentioned work with him..Slaughterhouse album coming in April!!

  • Anonymous

    This that dude that got hit by one of raes niggas and then went and blogged about it with an ice pack on? Oh yeah it is lmaooo. How do faggots like this still have careers.

    • Anonymous

      That may be True but Rae's last two albums shits on everything SH has released since their inception

    • Anonymous

      Because he has talent, the nigga who punched him feeds his kids with an EBT card cause he sucks, Ol Icewater bag carrying ass nigga

  • BELLY SAYS DONT BATTLE KENDRICK LAMAR

    JOEY.. WHATEVER YOUR YOUR THINKIN' JUST STOP RIGHT NOW SON! YOU WILL LOSE AGAINST LAMAR!! FAIR WARNING MY NIGGA!! FAIR WARNING LMAO!! HE DOESNT NEEEEEEED YO ADVICE NIGGA!! AND HE IS A DOPE PRODUCER TOO! SMH NUFF SAID.. JOEY STFU AND CONCERN YOURSELF WITH RESPONDING TO ARSONAL'S DISS TRACK!! THATS ALL FOLKS!!!

    • Anonymous

      joey is a mixtape rapper brah..i agree who tf is arsenol but that was a terrible argument to use.

    • jaceshadoe

      if arsonal was smart he would have reached out to joe budden and did a collab. i hear arsonal, he's a good battle emcee, but u know wut they say it's one thing to be an battle emcee and another torecord tracks and put out an whole album..........so joey is like 10 levels above this local battle emcee.

    • Anonymous

      Nigga shut the fuck. nobody cares about Arsonal and Joey said nothing disrespectful about Lamar, there working together

  • Anonymous

    Funny that Jay actually congratulated him because they would beef a few weeks later...

  • Anonymous

    Budden did what alot of mainstream rappers arent able to do, after his "Pump It Up" success wore off, he went another direction and Re-invented himself completely...... Teenagers who only think rap exists on the radio can say he is "Irrelevant" all day long but in reality Joe has one of the biggest Followings in the underground and banks plenty of money doing his own thing

    • ETK

      nobody said those things were proportional. rather, that shouldn't be the point made - not all twitter followings mean somethin serious, but it does demonstrate that despite years of not doin all that much, joe budden managed to stay relevant. the key word should actually be relevance; yeah sayin "he has 400 000 followers" ain't much on its own, but considering what budden's fed himself with it's something noticeable to go off of. other underground cats gotta claw through niggas to get half that. there's always gonna be dudes adding random-ass promiscuous broads for no reason so that explains it for ciara

    • Anonymous

      my point is twitter does not represent any type of following whatsoever. my people i know follow people they dont even like just for entertainment's sake on their time line. if there were true following then record sales would be through the roof. ciara has like 2millioon follows and she sold like 30k.... so again face palm @ your dumb ass twitter reference.

    • ETK

      it's not made to illustrate popularity you goof, it's supposed to illustrate a FOLLOWING. big difference. twitter may be lame but niggas on deck are tryna grind to get themselves recognized on there and get people to listen to their shit. trying to stay relevant underground is just a struggle than it is to try to stay relevant mainstream, cause cats are coming from all areas.

    • Anonymous

      *face palm* at dude above me mentioning twitter followers to illustrate popularity. what a fail

    • jack

      Cosign. Joe's got a HUGE following. Dude's got 400,000 twitter followers itself. And now he's signed to EMINEM via slaughterhouse. Only an idiot would say he's irrelevant.

    • Anonymous

      smh this the type of nigga that'll make catching AIDS sound like a good decision

    • Anonymous

      HAHA!!! I'm guessing that's you Joey!

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