Joe Budden Speaks On Sophomore Album

posted August 08, 2008 03:32:32 PM CDT | 29 comments

In 2003, Jersey City rapper Joe Budden [click to read] was reaping the benefits of his successful debut album, Joe Budden [click to read]. The album reached gold status and Budden even received a Grammy nomination.

But fast forward several years and fans of Budden have yet to see a sophomore album from the rapper. Instead, Budden's sophomore effort remained on the shelves at Def Jam for several years.

Budden finally severed ties with Def Jam in 2007 and is currently signed to independent label Amalgam Digital. As a result of the split with Def Jam, Budden will finally have the opportunity to release his sophomore album, Padded Room.

"This album I attempted to step outside of myself, or at least go back to a time in life where everything was different, mentally and emotionally," Joe Budden told HipHopDX. "I wanted to create a space where there were no boundaries, no limits, no walls aside from the ones I chose to create."

Budden delves into matters of sanity and insanity with Padded Room and instead of tracks like "Pump It Up" fans can expect not so club friendly tracks such as "Blood On The Wall". [click to listen].

"With this album, I wanted the listener to get a better idea of what its like to have no idea. The booth became my safe haven. I wanted to be able to showcase insanity, but at the same time have people cater to it, and the only place where that's possibleIs in the Padded Room," Joe Budden explained.

"Touch And Go" the first single off of Padded Room will debut in September and the Padded Room will be released on October 28 on Amalgam Digital.

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