.. But I'll say it again, I still think Joe Budden's Padded Room will not drop February 24th, I foresee another push-back 'cause that's how it is for Jumpoff Joey.
Then again, I dunno - Amalgam Digital is pretty persistent in its promo. Matt from MAC Media shot me a press release from Amalgam today about the Jersey MC's sophomore LP and it sounds pretty serious:
"Throughout his trails and tribulations with Def Jam and sparring with Hip-Hop’s heavyweights, Joe Budden has largely reinvented himself without losing what endeared himself to fans; his deep thinking lyrical brilliance (can anyone forget Joe’s brilliant “Who” trilogy?).
In fact, with his “Joe Budden TV” videos going viral and becoming a staple on blogs worldwide, Joe has to a large extent become Hip-Hop’s “peoples champion” as Joe’s personality and “every man” personality transcends and fans can undeniably relate to his daily life (could a reality series be far behind?).
Joe’s relentless grind culminates on 2-24-09 with the release of his official sophomore LP Padded Room (which has already received rave reviews from XXL, Spin and Smooth Magazines) and the LP’s lead-single “The Future” featuring former adversary The Game is already burning up the Internet and the duo will also be filming a video for the track shortly."
Word. I'm definitely looking forward to PR - shit, it's been a long-time coming and I love seeing my home state reppin' (Stand up!). He needs his time to shine, let's see if Joey can step up and deliver a gem.
Thanks again to Matt from MAC Media and Shake & Meka for the track list heads up, Peace.
Joe Budden - Padded Room
1. Now I Lay (produced by Blastah Beatz)
2. The Future f/ The Game (produced by Fyu-chur)
3. If I Gotta Go (produced by the Klasixs)
4. Don’t Make Me (produced by Blastah Beatz)
5. Blood On The Wall (produced by Moss)
6. In My Sleep (produced by Blastah Beatz)
7. Exxxes (produced by the Klasixs)
8. I Couldn’t Help It (produced by the Klasixs)
9. Adrenaline (produced by Dub B)
10. Happy Holidays (produced by Quan)
11. Do Tell (produced by Blastah Beatz)
12. Angel In My Life (produced by Blastah Beatz)
13. Pray For Me (produced by Versatile & Dilemma)