I’m calling bullshit. On Jay-Z. On Joey’s Behalf.
“Why would they get a ni**a like me started?”–Ja Rule, The Pledge (remix)
Read over at www.allhiphop.com:
JAY-Z TALKS JOE BUDDEN
AllHipHop’s Jigsaw had the chance to chat with Jay-Z on Friday regarding his new CD, American Gangster, and you know we had to ask about Joe Budden, since his first and only album came out in 2003! On top of everything, Budden has been removed from the Def Jam website! WTF? (Hell, even Sam Scarfo is still on the roster! Foxy Brown isn’t even on Def Jam and she’s there!) Is all lost? Read below for the deal straight from Young Hov himself.
AllHipHop.com: Is Joe Budden ever coming out?
Jay-Z: The problem with that is, coming out how? If you just want to throw an album out there then next week you recording [songs] about how we didn’t support it. We could do that. We could do that tomorrow. I don’t think that what he wants. I don’t think that what he needs. Maybe…I don’t know.
AllHipHop.com: At one point he was seen as sort of the heir to Def Jam’s throne so to speak and then you guys had a lil’ something on that song.
Jay-Z: That had never influenced my decisions. You see Beanie has a record with R. Kelly. Juelz Santana has put and album out. I’m way to big of a person to [do that]. I would never block anyone’s blessing, because of any thing personal. If I didn’t want to deal with him, there’s other people there. I mean, why do we have a problem, I freestyled on his record. He probably made his career off of freestyling over other people’s records. If I start freestyling over other people’s records…Lord forbid.
But, I would never block anybody’s blessings. You don’t stay successful like that. Things catch up to you. I believe in that for real. Karma. You can’t just do what the f**k you want…sh***ing on people for no reason.
I call exquisite, stanky, see-the-hay-still-in-it BULLSHIT.
Look, I’ve been waiting for almost 4.5 years for a new Joe Budden album. Four and a half years have gone by in between dudes Freshman album, and this rant right’chea.
Jay-Z, Jay Hova, Shawn Corey Carter.. This shit is *officially* ridiculous. Reading this interview just makes you come off as grumpy as fuck. You really do sound like a bitter old man. You heard whispers that Joey hit a homerun with a Just Blaze beat you passed up on, so you decided to get on the beat just to show what you COULD HAVE DONE with it. You jumped on the beat to sorta bop Joey in the head with a newspaper, remind dude who you were and what you were capable of. You put the track out, and that was supposed to be that.
Joey said, “Okay, dude wants to spar, let’s spar.” So Joey got back on the beat and one-upped you. He didn’t twist your lyrics. He didn’t diss you. He just saw what you were betting with, and raised you…and he ended up wiping the floor with you.
This pissed you off. Didn’t it, Mr. Carter? Less than 2 years after Ether poked holes in your bravado and showed your vulnerabilities, another rapper came along and showed us that maybe you’re not invincible Superman, but that you were more like IronMan or BatMan. A formidable dude in a cool suit, but human afterall.
Fast forward a bit. Now you’re Def Jam president. The world is at your fingertips. You have the blank check, you give the green light, you’re Kermit The Frog, and the rest of the world are just reg’lar ol’ muppets.
You decide Joey should languish. His album didn’t sell. His approach wasn’t marketable. He wouldn’t come out with a “Push it to the Limit” or a “Soul Survivor” or a “The Whistle Song”, so you sat him down on the bench. You said to him, “Gosh Joey, the girls like you but you’re just so stubborn about making a song with motherfucking Sean Paul or Ashanti or Akon.”
Hova, Hovito, Jigga-Man: You. Just. Don’t. Get. It.
The above quote about stealing someone’s beat, about jumping on somebody’s beat.. “I mean, why do we have a problem, I freestyled on his record. He probably made his career off of freestyling over other people’s records. If I start freestyling over other people’s records…Lord forbid.”
That really just shows how bitter you are. It’s really kinda sad.
Joey rapped on other people’s beat to build up his “Buzz”, a stupid word that Record Industry fossils toss around like it fucking means something. You rapped on his beat to show him up.
So, sum all that: Fuck you, Mr. Carter. You bitter fuck. If you didn’t think you could make money with him, you woulda dropped his ass off Def Jam like a bad fucking habit. He couldn’t possibly still owe money, as there were no real big samples on his album to have to recoup.
No, this is about wittle Shawn Cowey Cawtew getting his feewings huwt.
Free Joe Budden, you bitter, rich old bastard.