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Joe Budden

Padded Room

JOE BUDDEN PADDED ROOM (AMALGAM DIGITAL) Joe Budden’s 2003 self-titled Def Jam debut balanced high-powered hits (“Pump It Up”) with melancholy narratives (“10 Mins.”), but it wasn’t until after the label shelved his follow-up effort, The Growth, that the New Jersey native really hit his stride. With the success of his critically acclaimed Mood Muzik mixtape series, Joey opted to go indie and set the stage for his proper sophomore release, Padded Room. Playing to his strengths, Joe laments his frustrations over ...

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