Joe Budden Reacts To Jim Jones Placing Big Sean Above Pusha T

“You could not be more wrong,” the media personality and rapper remarked about the Dipset leader’s hot take.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Joe Budden Reacts To Jim Jones Placing Big Sean Above Pusha T

Two G.O.O.D. Music affiliates are being pitted against each other in the world of hip-hop debate- and it's not pretty. Moreover, Joe Budden recently reacted to Jim Jones saying that Big Sean deserves to be on a top 50 rappers list before Pusha T does. Not only that, but the Slaughterhouse MC turned media mogul vehemently dismissed these claims and said that the Dipset head honcho "could not be more wrong." Wherever your take lies in that debate, you can't deny that it's at least a pretty contentious topic of conversation, especially considering both their careers.

"I think Jim Jones is incorrect saying that Big Sean should be ranked higher than Pusha T on a list. I am emphatically saying you could not be more wrong. And that's where it gets disrespectful because Sean just got here in 2012. 2011, 2013? Somewhere around there. He did everything he had to do, sold a bunch of records, but now, it's a little on the quieter side. I'm saying this respectfully. We in 2023. That's ten years. I won't assume [about label issues affecting Sean]. All I can say for fact is, ten years later, it's on the quieter side of things. So y'all out there have to put a little more respect in the people that are twenty years in." Budden's cohosts agreed that longevity, consistency, and quality are in Push's favor.

Joe Budden Blasts Jim Jones For Placing Big Sean Above Pusha T

Even though Big Sean might not be making the splash that he used to, don't think that means that he's off the map. For example, he just gave an excellent guest performance on the track "Palisades, CA" from Larry June and The Alchemist's collaborative album. Also, his last album Detroit 2 was a significant step-up in the eyes of many fans. Ultimately, the lesson here is to put some respect on both names, especially when they typically coexisted in two very different lanes despite being in the same clique.

Meanwhile, when it comes to Pusha T... well, are you going to doubt his greatness and catalog? As a true rapper's rapper, he earned a lot of respect from every corner of the game, from its most important progenitors to the young kids he inspired- and that then inspired him. Maybe Jim Jones is using a different metric to determine Push's greatness, but it's likely that the Clipse legend will get far more defense than scrutiny in this debate. Regardless, log back into HNHH for the latest on Jim Jones, Big Sean, Joe Budden, and Pusha T.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.