Joe Budden's Rap Return Might Happen Soon, He Hints

During his praise for the new Ye and Ty Dolla $ign track "Vultures," the Slaughterhouse MC said he might need to quell his haters on wax. Do you think he's just trolling?

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
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Joe Budden hasn't picked up the mic in a long time, deciding to further his media career within the culture and impact it positively from that perspective. While his track record isn't perfect, just like anyone else's in this field, it's hard to argue against his knowledge, influence, and idiosyncratic framework through which he views hip-hop. However, the Slaughterhouse MC recently hinted on his podcast that all this might change soon. Moreover, Sunday's conversation (November 26) saw him and his co-hosts discussed new music that week, including Kanye West and company's new song "Vultures." This is where Budden made his return to rap a possible reality in people's minds.

Speaking on "Vultures," Joe Budden said that he's a big fan of the beat behind it, adding that it "fills his music appetite." As discussion on the track was dying down, this is where he added some fuel to the speculative fire of the future of his rap career. "Don't worry, I called Just Blaze the other day," the New York media personality began. "I'm done talking about these rappers. I'll do it myself, I'll do it myself."

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When one of his co-hosts asked if this was a legitimate return to rap, he had the following answer. "I'ma listen to what Just Blaze has in there that might make somebody want to rap," Joe Budden remarked. "I'm laying a 15-minute record for sale, $20. It just might be [an] EP but you gonna get this first track for $20." While he clarified that he doesn't have any concrete plans, it's better than nothing. "Whenever that is I don't want to supe fans up to think that that's coming soon," the 43-year-old went on. "Me and Just Blaze have real jobs. That's what he said. He said, 'Yo I'm busy with my real job right now.' Like, 'Me too!' This works out perfectly, great."

Meanwhile, are you excited for him to potentially return to music? Which one of the "Pump It Up" spitter's rap rivals do you want to see him trade bars with? However you may feel, drop your thoughts in the comments section down below. As always, stay logged into HNHH for the latest news and updates on Joe Budden.

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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.