On Tuesday (Nov. 9), Jersey emcee Joe Budden officially released the fourth installment of his rabidly downloaded Mood Muzik mixtape series. Since departing from Def Jam in 2007, Budden used his extremely personal and self-identifying MM releases to build a devoted fanbase and online presence larger than any major label could ever produce for him.
Several days following his first headlining show at B.B. Kings in New York City, VIBE connected with the Slaughterhouse butcher who spoke candidly on the issue of catering to fans, Just Blaze, records he regrets making, and coming to terms with his place in the rap game. –Mikey Fresh