Joe Budden has crowned OutKast the greatest rap group of all time in a tell-all interview with Drink Champs, giving the Atlanta group G.O.A.T. status over New York’s Mobb Deep.
Budden was asked to choose between Mobb Deep or OutKast during a routine segment on N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN’s podcast, in which the guest must choose one or opt for a shot.
“OutKast is the greatest group of all time but I’m from New York,” Budden said around the 70-minute mark. “I’m from New York, I mean but OutKast is better than Mob Deep. I’m not gonna be on camera saying otherwise. But Queens, Mobb Deep rest in peace Prodigy.”
Check out Budden’s appearance on Drink Champs below:
Budden is far from the only one to show G.O.A.T.-level love for OutKast. Atlanta rap fans were up in arms in 2021 after MyMixtapez posted a Mt. Rushmore meme on Twitter featuring the “G.O.A.T.S. Of Atlanta” and appeared to omit OutKast, Gucci Mane and Young Thug in favor of Jeezy, Future, Rich Homie Quan and Lil Baby
Among the first comments was: “No Young Thug or Outkast? Delete the whole shit.”
Macklemore also recently showed love to OutKast in his music video for “Maniac” last year, which found the Grammy-winning rapper donning a lime green suit and paying homage to some of Andre’s jittery dance moves seen in OutKast’s “Hey Ya!” music video.
Elsewhere in his sit-down with Drink Champs, Joe Budden spoke on the long-standing rumor that JAY-Z once said he’d hop on a remix of Budden’s 2003 hit “Pump It Up” if the former Slaughterhouse MC paid him $250,000. He said he couldn’t confirm or deny the rumor.
“That’s the rumor. That’s a rumor,” Budden said around the 5:30 mark. “I didn’t personally ask him. I couldn’t personally speak to him,” he continued, revealing that it was A&R Skane who reached out to Jay in hopes of snagging a verse.
“I just know that I don’t have 250 grand,” he said, before mentioning Webb, an executive producer of his 2003 self-titled debut studio album. “I think Webb put the battery in my back. [He said], ‘You gon’ let him do that? Nah, you gotta get to the studio right now!’”