Joe Budden Has Made 1 Of The Biggest Moves In Podcasting (Again)

The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal (and Parks) is officially off of Spotify. While many listeners and Hip-Hop fans speculated that the former MC would take his show to a high-profile competitor, the Jersey City representative and cohorts have opted to go DIY instead. While taking a breather from the usually-scheduled programming, Budden launched The Joe Budden Network. Listeners know that this move walks away from a deal that would have made Joe and company quite wealthy, but no longer owners of their show and intellectual property. In lieu of remaining with Spotify or taking other offers, they have chosen to go for ‘dolo. With the announcement, came word that, in addition to the JBP, the network will host the all-female See, The Thing Is…, by Bridget Kelly, Mandii B, and Olivia Dope.

On this week’s episode of Ambrosia For HeadsWhat’s The Headline podcast, we discuss the move—what it says about Joe Budden vs. Spotify, what it says about believing in yourself, and why it’s something to admire. We also celebrate Eddie Murphy’s Emmy win, discuss Travis Scott making Hip-Hop’s best videos, explain why Chris Rock thinks Cardi B is nearly as funny as Dave Chappelle, talk new music by Elzhi, Problem, REKS, Grxwn Fxlks, and more.

Joe Budden Had The Biggest Come Up In A Year He Was Supposed To Struggle

Here Is What Else Is Happening Of Note:

Actress Sienna Miller reveals Chadwick Boseman took a pay cut to give her a raise for 21 Bridges. Boseman, who died last month, was also a producer for the 2019 film. (Vulture)

Veteran A Tribe Called Quest affiliate Consequence has revealed that he is living with the Lupus disease. That was the same disease that J Dilla, a member of The Ummah, and a Cons’ collaborator, who battled ahead of his 2006 death. (HipHopDX)

REASON has announced his debut album, New Beginnings, and given a release date of October 9. In 2018, the Carson, California MC and Top Dawg Entertainment artist re-released a self-made mixtape, There You Have It, in conjunction with his label. (Instagram)

Westside Gunn will release his solo major label debut, Who Made The Sunshine, on October 2. The Griselda/Shady Records/Roc Nation release is slated to feature Slick Rick, Black Thought, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Benny The Butcher, Conway The Machine, Boldy James, Flee Lord, Estee Nack, Stove God Cooks, Smoke DZA, Elcamino, Armani Caesar, and others. Production will be handled by Daringer, Just Blaze, Alchemist, and Beat Butcha. Last year, Gunn partnered with Benny and Conway for the Shady/Interscope Records-released WWCD, named one of Ambrosia For Heads’ best albums of 2019. (Twitter)

Public Enemy, Paris, Nappy Roots, and Arrested Development have all released new albums last week.

#BonusBeat: Ambrosia For Heads’ official playlist, featuring new music by Action Bronson, REASON, Smoke DZA, Problem, Conway The Machine, and Vic Mensa, among other new songs: