XXcLusive: Rock the Bells Founder Says Joe Budden & Raekwon Squashed Beef [Updated]

While both Joe Budden and Raekwon have yet to speak to XXL since their altercation over the weekend, there is one man that says both parties were able to put their differences aside. Founder and owner of Rock the Bells Chang Weisberg spoke to XXLMag.com today (August 10), after the tour concluded with it’s last stop in San Francisco on Sunday and expressed that both camps have sat down and squashed any problems.

Weisberg said at first both rappers were not being cooperative, but before Sunday’s show he was able to get Budden and Rae in a room to settle their differences and shake hands. “It was heated,” he told XXL, “people were not feeling some situations and at the end of the day sometimes the best action is no action at least in L.A. But in San Francisco, yes, everybody got in a room, there were a lot of discussions and were able to keep it moving.“

“I don’t believe they’ll be any more issues moving forward,” he continued.

Weisberg credits several key people for being able to defuse the tension. “At the end of the day a lot of other really good people got involved and made sure that we kept things on a positive note,” he said. “You walked into hip-hop summer camp, from KRS-One to Busta Rhymes, to Joell [Ortiz], to Royce [da 5”9”] to our entire staff, there’s a lot of people that have a lot of really good relationships. Helped to lend perspective.“

When asked if he would invite them back for next year’s festival Chang exclaimed, “Abso-fucking-lutely.”

As XXLMag,com previously reported Budden was punched on the side of his eye and his shoulder by an associate of Rae on Saturday, backstage in L.A. The New Jersey rapper and eyewitness Mickey Factz claim the fight was over comments Joe made prior to his face-to-face meeting with Method Man. Budden was reportedly forced to apologize on Rae’s IceWaterTV. As of press time footage has yet to surface. –Jesse Gissen

Update: It seems as if Weisberg spoke to soon.  Joe Budden has challenged Raekwon to a fight on YouTube. [Watch Below]

Update 2: Budden challenges Rae’s brother to a fight.

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    See, it’s over already.

    Supposedly…

    • $ykotic/Don McCaine

      Real talk. Good. It would only get worse.

      Oh my bad,

      FUkk the Commission! They’re KKK!

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

        Bow-and-Arrow Warfare!!

        • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

          @P & $yk

          Wait, Jimmy Wulf (no Harvey Kietel) said that the Commission is KKK….

          So, does that mean I can officially change my name to Clayton Bigsby?

    • Green

      Raekwon already “put his differences” to the side of joe buddens head

      wu tang clan aint nuthin to fuck wit

    • Lil’ A

      man nobody knows shittt.. All you fuckers saying this guy is a bitch, no this guy is a fag… shut the hell up! its hip hop man get used to it..

      • $ykotic/Don McCaine

        Lil’ A says:

        man nobody knows shittt.. All you fuckers saying this guy is a bitch, no this guy is a fag… shut the hell up! its hip hop man get used to it..

        OK LITTLE A. BUT WHO YOU REPLIED TO NEVER SAID THOSE WORDS.

        YOU REALLY KNOW HIP HOP LITTLE A? GO TO THE BACK OF ERIC B & RAKIM’S “FOLLOW THE LEADER” ALBUM. SEE THE DUDE ON THE BACK WITH THE GLASSES?

        THAT’S THE ORIGINAL 50 CENT NIGGA. SEE THE ROPE AROUND HIS NECK?

        THAT’S LL COOL J’S ROPE CHAIN. FOUR FINGER DISCOUNT.

        STILL THINK I DON’T KNOW HIP HOP TO TELL ME TO GET USED TO IT? I AM HIP HOP.

        Y’ALL NIGGAS ARE DELUSIONAL IF YOU DON’T THINK THE BROTHERS WHO WERE THERE THEN AIN’T ON THE INTERNET’S BUILDING NOW.

        ANYONE WHO BELIEVES, COME GET THAT KNOWLEDGE. YOU WOULD KNOW THAT BUDDEN IS IN DEEP DOODOO RIGHT NOW.

  • joe p

    what up p ? ummm publicity sunt ? albums coming out soon … lol ?? thats what im thinkin

  • AK

    Punched in the side of the eye and in the shoulder. Who gives a fuck, doesnt sound like much of anything happened here, dude that hit him couldnt even hit him with a good shot.
    Budden all on the internet after with a ice pack with tears in his eyes, c’mon man you look like a fucking pussy.

    Hope his shoulder is ok. Biiitttccccchhhhh

  • Hanch

    Whats up P? I totally agree it looks real suspect to me when Rae comes out immediately and says his guy just got a little jumpy. If he just wanted to talk then why go in there 6 deep? Then when Crooked I got involved he backtracked and apologized! It just seems real suspect and bitchness to me. Why didnt Rae say something OH a month ago when this came out. And it came out before they squashed so i dont see why he was so upset. Publicity stunt!! Its worse than these fools in here now Yelling its Modern Warfare Motherfuckers!! What the hell is up with that? Mr Wulf which im thinking he misspelled Wolf but i guess he is going to come in here and blow us all up with missles and M16′s and AK47s an shit!! What a Fucking Clown!!!

  • Nate

    Mr Chang,

    How about NEXT YEAR you get rid of the extra groups that can’t hang on the large stage, so half the crowd who cares about real hip-hop that hasn’t been properly supported by radio/t.v. to get to show their talents on a fitting size stage.

    I had wanted to go to RTB the first few years, and finally was excited to do so this year seeing as how there was about 17 artists. Worth the $80 for a Reserved level 2 seat. NOT worth going in and out to the large to small stage and having to pick between artists playing at the same time somtimes skipping a artist I would like to see and having to make a choice. A lot of these artists can get 2X as many fans in a club event and get a higher % of the money for headlining. Don’t be so greedy that you guys can’t just pick 10 artists instead of 18 and have them all perform on the large stage…Just charge 15% less. You already filled up the place.
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    Chang exclaimed, “Abso-fucking-lutely.

  • http://www.hotboxbeats.blogspot.com hotbox

    I like Joe Budden and all, but he deserved that eye jammie. But whatever, at least it’s a feud being settled with fists (sort of) and not gunfire. Hopefully both camps just move on and make some good music.

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  • capcobra

    it ain’t over yet..it’s probably going to end up being an assault case …police gon want that tape and the name of the guy who did the punching..cops are hip hop fans too…lol..you seen what happened to ransom and his dude…i believe rae really approached him to intimiate him into apologizing on camera..joe prolly got too loud or was explaining too much and rae homie prolly japped off instinct..rae prolly had to calm him down and then finish his convo with joe..but my thing is where was the other slaughterhouse niguz?..why freq ain’t go get help?..why joe ain’t get a 2pc off and cover up?…how he gon get japped and not swing back?…these niguz pussy…and mickey factz dry snitching.

  • http://www.myspace.com/atlatino404 El Tico Loco

    Now Joe needs not to speak unless he’s rhyming.

  • http://xxl All Dae

    See no biggie and no beef. Joe’ll be alight.

    Much success to both camps.

  • grengreeny

    it’s over because joe don’t want to get hit in the face anymore.

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  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    Snack on this for minute y’all.

    foxsports.com/nhl/story/9916718/Hurricanes-sue-hip-hop-artist-over-song?gt1=39002

    Bear witness to the greed of men…

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  • whats CraCCin

    he got young berged LMAO

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  • Brooklyn

    if a nigga closed my eye like joe’s got closed i’d want to end the beef too

  • http://www.myspace.com/atlatino404 El Tico Loco

    Somebody’s been drinkin that 2Pac juice. Dude shut the hell up, he obviously ain’t about to “square dance” witcho ass. He keep talkin greasy just dead it, is not gonna be pretty and I’m speakin for both sides.

  • http://www.jamal7mile.blogspot.com Jamal7Mile

    “Update: It seems as if Weisberg spoke to soon. Joe Budden has challenged Raekwon to a fight on YouTube. [Watch Below]”

    ^^^^^^^^^
    YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!!

  • Monty B.

    I plead ignorant about Joe Budden. I don’t know much about dude, except for “Pump It Up” that came out a long time ago…

    Does anyone know if Budden has a substance abuse issues currently or in his past? Dude, looks all glazed and cracked out on that video.

    I can see why Rae would feel bad. If his camp knocked out a crack head… That’s embarrassing. I mean, we’re talking about the guy that made “The Purple Tape”. What has Budden ever done?

    • 619

      Yeah, Joe used to smoke sherm.

  • sealsaa

    Budden sounds like a scared little kid with that Crooked I shit. He can’t handle himself, so he’ll get his “big brother” to fight his battles for him. WEAK.

    • General

      I agree he should fight his own battles, which is why I called Rae a bitch for this incident too, because he couldn’t handle it by himself…

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  • lames

    what a bunch of fucks you all are. As if being outnumbered 6-1 , then getting sucker punched, not by the guy you have beef with, but the guy who was ordered to handle his beef for him(pussy move), somehow makes joe budden some kind of punk , and makes WU look like these hard ass tuff niggas.

    What the fuck is wrong with people , your the type of people that make the world fucked up, and why our people will never be anything but a bunch of ‘niggas’.

    once again for slow ones. Hiring a goon to sucker punch someone in the face, because you cant do it yourself , does not make you a hard body, or worthy of respect. It makes you a coward. Conforonting someone 6-1 , does not make you a hardbody, it makes you a coward. Getting sucker punched doesnt make you a pussy.

    go kill yourselves, or try very hard to understand logic, and concepts of reality and real situations.

  • wow
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  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    aaawww shit… SMH. i dont see this going well for Joe.

    • $ykotic/Don McCaine

      PEACE S.A.T!

      I was at the bar letting people read the comments about this endeavor and you won’t believe how people were laughing at how naive dudes really are on here dropping comments. All the Joey posts.

      Real talk, I’m talking about people young and old. They never even heard about a Budden but even they know he’s about to get swung on again.

      What’s wrong with telling you’re man to shut the fukk up before cats shut him the fukk up?

      Where I’m from that’s love.

  • KQ

    Budden stays losing. Biggest dickhead in hiphop.

  • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

    square dance?
    *raekwon thinking*
    nigga we old round this bitch! I ain’t throwin hands wit’ nobody, either my lil’ mans gon’ snuff you off gp or i’m put one in ya’ knee cap. sorry niggas ain’t worth bodyin’. fuck all the wanna be gangsta shit i’m just not finna fuck up my swag boxin gettin all sweaty and shit. fight this baby deuce and have a nice day.

    • 619

      Hell yeah, Rae’s an old head, all he gotta do is say he’ll let the lil’ homie square off with Joe. Rae don’t even gotta get down anymore. Square dance? WTF? Nobody call it a square dance Joe. Square off, catch a fade, come from the shoulders, take flight, sling ‘em, line it up, just don’t say square dance again.

  • General

    Why can’t we all just give peace a chance, lol…

    Well apparently their issue isn’t over…

    I knew from Budden’s music he was suicidal so I guess I shouldn’t be suprised, but I guess the challenge is on the table so we will see what happens…

    Call up Dana White and lets gets these cats in the octogan and get it over with…

  • kingequality

    Come on this is bullshit for real I hate blogging with youngins yall dont know your history Yall talking bout joe like he a new school artist Its about time for him to reinvent himself or move on he gonna fuck up the slaughter house money only nigga thats really a true emcee in the group is really joell only niggas in detroit checking for royce and crooked is the studio gangsta of the group yall niggas like your rap water down with a twist of lemon for niggas that aint really making any real contribution to the game form a group and yall comparing them to the wu thats like comparing micheal jackson to james brown it could be only one god father pay homage or get the fuck out the way

  • http://pimpinpens@gmail.com enzo

    Come on this is bullshit for real I hate blogging with youngins yall dont know your history Yall talking bout joe like he a new school artist Its about time for him to reinvent himself or move on he gonna fuck up the slaughter house money only nigga thats really a true emcee in the group is really joell only niggas in detroit checking for royce and crooked is the studio gangsta of the group yall niggas like your rap water down with a twist of lemon for niggas that aint really making any real contribution to the game form a group and yall comparing them to the wu thats like comparing micheal jackson to james brown it could be only one god father pay homage or get the fuck out the way

    ^^^
    you’re being generous using that analogy comparing slaughterhouse to Wu. A more appropriate analogy would be someone the likes of Ginuwine To James Brown.

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