Yesterday (August 3), Joe Budden sat down at the XXL offices to take part in our weekly UStream series, Channel Live.

One quarter of the Slaughter chopped it up with the XXL staff and answered fan questions for slightly over an hour. Joey talked about what he learned during his time at Def Jam, as well as the ways that he has navigated the industry and built a die-hard fan base through the Internet and new media. He also spoke on the dynamics of Slaughterhouse and disagreements within the group, the possibility of signing with Shady, leaving a wedding to write his response to Saigon, and a current lack of beef and competition within hip-hop. There was also a heated discussion about the politics of the industry, from the standpoint of both the artists and the magazine, plus much more. Watch the entire interview below.

Be sure to tune in next Wednesday at 4 p.m. EST for the next episode of XXL’s Channel Live.—Adam Fleischer