Joe Budden Signs with Amalgam Digital, Preps Retail Release of Mood Muzik 3

Fresh off his release from Def Jam Records, New Jersey MC Joe Budden has announced a new deal with Boston based label Amalgam Digital. Through the agreement, Joe will release a retail version of his latest highly anticipated mixtape Mood Muzik 3, in its entirety and without DJ voiceovers. Mood Muzik 3: The Album is scheduled for a February 26 release, and will serve as a prelude for Joe’s next project, an album called Padded Room, which will also be distributed through the digital only label. “With the Mood Muzik series gaining mass attention, this is just our effort to maximize on awareness,” Joey said in a statement announcing the partnership. “Amalgam understands our vision, as we do theirs, so this will be first of many ventures to come. We have a full length album entitled Padded Room coming second quarter 2008.” An advanced variation of Mood Muzik 3: The Album, called Mood Muzik 3.5, features two special bonus tracks and is currently available for purchase at Amalgam’s website.

  • fireforreal

    Joe budden has been the truth for years and now his voice will be heard even more than before. I bet Def Jam will be kicking themselves for letting such a great talent get away.Also haters who blame Jay for any album wack or not on Def jam not selling let’s all see how these artist’s next albums do because if the quality ain’t there you don’t deserve to sell.Def Jam was slackin on giving Joe proper treatment before Jay became ppresident so everyone let’s look at the bigger picture and wish this man the best and hope other cats who ain’t gettin treated right stop bitchin and leave. Oh and before I forget 1st Bitches !

  • http://xXLMAG jb-da b.stuy reppa

    Whoo!!!!!! Big splash Joey. What happened? Nobody else wanted to sign ya hating ass. Get used to it. Ya time is done and Jay is still a legend. You’ll might wind up on Koch if you lucky…Fucking douche bag lol.

  • LEGIT B.K.A (O.G)ONLY GOD’S PUPPET

    I’M HAPPY TO FINALLY ANOUNCE JOE BUDDENS CAREER DEAD.DEF JAM WAS SLACKING ON GIVING JOE BUDDEN PROPER TREATMENT KUZ DEF J KNEW JOE’S SHYT WASNT GONNA SELL.

  • LEGIT B.K.A (O.G)ONLY GOD’S PUPPET

    I’M HAPPY TO FINALLY ANOUNCE JOE BUDDENS CAREER DEAD.DEF JAM WAS SLACKING ON GIVING JOE BUDDEN PROPER TREATMENT KUZ DEF J KNEW JOE’S SHYT WASNT GONNA SELL.

  • whats CraCCin

    Who is joe budden? lol up in the club.

  • one shot deal

    Im happy he can finally get some material out. Budden is definitely one of the best talented artists out and I hope he gets the recognition he deserves. I cant wait for the album if its like mood music 2 and 3. Should definitely be a classic!

  • KID PANAMA

    IM NOT REALLY FELLIN THIS NIGGA JOE BUT MAYBE HE CAN CAN CHANGE MY MIND IF HE CATCHES MY ATTENTION.

  • ImaCreep

    Congrats to Budden for this!
    All things considered, this seems like a good logical move for him. I still think it’s funny how much the masses are brainwashed and conditioned by the majors and how peoples perceived notion is major and if not, than its koch. Lets face it people, the majors are falling apart right before our eyes and Koch has been the grave yard. I am yet to see koch do anything revolutionary yet aside from working indie albums with tradtional major marketing efforts but on a lower scale budget. Let us not forget it was the unconvential moves made that led Jay-Z to where he is today. Taking the road seldom traveled is not for all. Budden knows exactly what he is doing and his fans are finally getting what they been waiting for.

  • ImaCreep

    C

  • yo

    I really don’t get peeps hating on joey . People will deny the truth forever .he has proved he was nice time and time again. WAKE UP!!

  • imdone

    @yo…yeah he’s nice…u can’t make peeps like him because of the name…sorry to say but it’s a name thing in the industry…i let some peeps listen to him and didn’t say who he was…they were feeling him then when i said who it was…a few lips started popping like a bunch of lil’ bitches…but at the end of the night…they still wanted to download that ish!

  • http://www.myspace.com/illwititproductionsb BULLSNBPG3

    STOP HATIN, JOEY KEEP DOIN IT!!!!!!!

    DUDE IS THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!

  • Jonny-0

    Amalgam also is home to DJ Benzi, Tash, & Treach from Naughty By Nature.

    Benzi’s album is dropping first..

  • http://www.gramwork.com gramwork

    It was the hook and beat on Joey’s “Pump it up” single. No he is not better than Redman. Yes he can rap, but he has the charisma of a Chia Pet. Common is wittier with the words. We don’t feel sorry for you Joey, get a job behind the scenes. We feel sorry for artists that can make a real impact:Field Mob, Spade-O(Major Figgas), Shawnna,Beanie Mack,Pretty Ugly, ….

  • Brown Boi

    Where has dis nigga been for da last past 6 years???? i haven’t seen him on TV since 8th grade. you been gone dat long and your tryin to throw shots at Jay-Z. come on my nigga

  • WAT-WAT-WATT

    im sorry dude lost me on his pump it up* album and i never looked back since then, the cd is still looking brand new in the case and nobody ever asked to borrow the damn cd, i dont think i wanna listen to anything budden got to say no more.

  • girl

    his songs are so nice ~~~~god bless him~~ He was found to appear on a millionaire$celebrity dating club “WealthyKiss.com”where Chairle sheen found some dates with hot girls.
    is it true?

  • http://www.myspace.com/starrscream Vega Diamond

    I like most of the sngs on pump it up at the time. but I personally like music that is timeless. He tarnished his image when he jumped on the ” I want to diss Jay-Z too” bus. stick to being original. we all know he can spit, but this game is not just about spitting. it’s connects, loyalty, image, talent, originality, and marketability!!!! You know damn well Jay is not the reason for your shit not going right. so MAN UP and handel your business. oh and

    Listen to my Shit!!!

    http://www.myspace.com/starrscream

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    I don’t personally think I gave Buddens a chance, I have never liked him.

    Hopefully this will change my mind.

  • SugarHill

    Lyrically, Joe Budden is one of the best in the game. There’s only a handful of people that can fuck with Budden lyrically. But the problem with this is that by the time the February retail release comes around, everybody that wanted MM3 will already have it, since people are already banging it in the streets.

    They may as well cancel the February retail release and focus on the Padded Room, because sales will be very low in February after 2 months of people already having it.

  • Snakeyez

    I am a big Budden fan and think this is sadly a horrible move. I think that he should have just tried another major because at least then he would have a marketing push then you go the Koch route a la Fat Joe. Good luck Jump Off I’ll cop I just don’t know who else will. Note that even though XXL says that you can get the album from the label’s web site they don’t tell you what the web site is, already a bad move.

  • wywy

    cool

  • garaz

    zimbabwean nigga here nd i gt sense enaf to knw dt joey z lrycaly sick…chck out “the return” nd listen to hz green lantern radio freestyl tht wz on big mike nd on wytowl ish.get with the prgrm ngaz real recognise real. “tell me how u iz a thug and u superman i jus seen u in the clb doin superman!” and ” a nd r’s thinkin evry rapper is the one im walkn aroun thinkg evrybody my son” i rest my case….

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  • yonkers

    joe budden is lame hes like an north version of souldier boy lame ass niggas