New Jersey native Joe Budden is one of hip-hop’s most introspective emcees. He’s also notoriously open about his flaws and mistakes. His lyrics reference his failed relationships, history of drug abuse, inner conflict and a host of other demons that most rappers either shy away from or tend to glamorize.
Budden’s personal life is currently on full display in every episode of VH1’s hit reality series “Love & Hip-Hop,” but if you’ve been listening to him over the years, his lyrics have revealed more about who he really is than television cameras ever could.
With Joe’s new album No Love Lost ready to hit stores, we decided to put together 10 of his most memorable verses; ranging from guest spots, to his work with the supergroup Slaughterhouse, to his solo cuts.