Although his sophomore album Padded Room [click to read] was released only months ago rapper Joe Budden [click to read] is already preparing for the release of his third album.

Entitled The Great Escape, Budden’s upcoming album will complete Budden’s concept trilogy which so far includes Halfway House and Padded Room.

The Great Escape will be preceded by Escape Route a digital-only release that will be available exclusively on Amalgam Digital’s Website.

Although released independently Padded Room proved to be quite a success debuting at #42 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts.

Padded Room also marked Budden’s first studio album to be released through Amalgam Digital a Hip Hop digital store and record label whose artists also include Saigon [click to read], Donny Goines, Termanology, and more.

As far as release dates The Great Escape will be released on October 13 and Escape Route will be released digitally in July.