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Tune into Joe Budden and his friends Rory & Mal and follow along the crazy adventures of these very random friends.

Tune into Joe Budden and his friends Rory & Mal and follow along the crazy adventures of these very random friends.


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Tune into Joe Budden and his friends Rory & Mal and follow along the crazy adventures of these very random friends.




Episode 419 | "The Unicorn"

Joe and the guys kick off Episode 419 by addressing Drake's beef with Rory (5:20) and Joe feeling uncomfortable without structure (13:25). They discuss new music including Bryson Tiller, Curren$y, and Bruno Mars & Anderson Paak’s newly announced album as ‘Silk Sonic’ (19:10). LeBron James plans to A&R a new album (39:30), Twitter introduces a new pay-wall feature (49:23), and Live Nation announces the return of live events (1:21:20). Joe shares his history of crying at weddings and calls...


Episode 418 | "Hustle and Flow"

Joe and the guys kick things off by exploring how well Mal knows Rory (3:31) and sharing their individual introductions to Hip Hop in light of the JBP’s 6th Year Anniversary (22:32). They celebrate Bobby Shmurda coming home (34:40) and share predictions over his upcoming music (45:45). Vanessa Bryant calls out Meek Mill for his insensitive lyrics over Kobe Bryant’s helicopter accident (55:05), and Jay-Z signs a partnership with Moët Hennessy buying a 50% share in his champagne brand...


Episode 417 | "Edit That"

On this episode: Joe, Rory, Mal and Parks begin with discussing if Meek Mill mentioning Kobe in a leaked verse was untimely (29:25) and debate if he should've said it or not. Joe also has a theory that certain rappers are trying to get closer to Lil Uzi Vert because they aren't "hot" anymore (48:15), new music which includes a new remix from Travis Scott (1:08:25), an upcoming documentary on the Notorious B.I.G. (1:39:30), NBA All-Star Weekend and MORE! Sleeper Picks Joe | Angelica Vila -...


Episode 416 | "Ronnie Romance"

On this episode: Joe, Rory, Mal & Parks recap their individual Valentine’s Day celebrations (17:35). They address Meek Mill & Tekashi 6ix9ine’s altercation (37:15), and Joe argues Tekashi’s relevancy (47:00). The guys jump into upcoming artists and new music (55:20), DJ D Nice’s deal with the labels (57:32), LaKeith Stanfield in ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ (1:04:30), Rick Ross’s lost verse on Nipsey Hussle & Jay-Z’s song (1:07:27), Lucky Daye’s new project ‘Table For Two’ (1:08:55), Muni...


Episode 415 | "Pacific Northwest"

On this episode: Joe asks the guys why women get upset when you cashapp other women (21:45). The guys recap Nipsey Hussle & Jay-Z’s new song “What It Feels Like” (31:05), Joe delivers a Screenman verse (47:35), and Mal delivers a freestyle in light of Drake allegedly dropping new music this week (53:40). Joe explains why he loves Karen Civil (1:01:30) and also reveals Mal’s Valentine’s Day plans (1:12:50). Universal Music Group removes their catalog from the Triller app, alleging withheld...


Episode 414 | "Mashed Potatoes"

On this episode: Joe, Rory, Mal and Parks recap their Super Bowl weekends (23:48) by reviewing Joe’s chef, the Chiefs/Buccaneers game performance, The Weeknd’s trivial half-time show (40:00), Tom Brady (25:30), his verbal altercations with Tyrann Mathieu, and whether he or Serena Williams is the real GOAT (53:45). They discuss Malcolm & Marie (58:25), Netflix’s newest film starring Zendaya and John David Washington, and Rory shares his experience with getting his cords broken (1:13:55). Bow...


Episode 413 | "Pause"

On this episode: Joe, Rory, Mal & Parks break down Cardi B’s newest single, “Up” (30:41), Chris Brown & G-Eazy’s remake of “Return of the Mack” (53:54), and more new music. Lil Uzi recently had a $24M pink diamond embedded into his forehead (1:36:30) and Lamar Odom is set to fight Aaron Carter in a celebrity boxing match (1:39:55). The guys discuss coparenting and how to explain cheating to your kids (1:47:00), and Jim Jones joins the JBP to talk ‘Drip Report,’ music, and more...


Episode 412 | "Black History Year"

New studio, same energy! Joe announces his latest role at Patreon as the Head of Creator Equity and the launch of the new Patreon page designed for new content (1:07:35). The guys also discuss the controversy surrounding Chloe Bailey (35:20), speculation on why Jeff Bezos stepped down as CEO from Amazon (2:18:17), a recap on the recent documentaries the guys watch and Your Honor (2:24:15) and MUCH MORE! Sleeper Picks Joe | Kevin Ross - “God Is A Genius” Rory | Unsual Demont - “Pine” Mal...


Episode 411 | "Power of Numbers"

Joe, Rory, Mal & Parks kick off this episode by paying respect to a few legends: actress, Cicely Tyson, television & radio host, Larry King, and NBA reporter & analyst, Sekou Smith (22:33). Joe discusses Reddit’s impact on GameStop’s stock market frenzy (55:30), Azealia Banks’ newest direct mention (1:30:10), and DJ Akademiks (1:27:23). Waived by the Seattle Seahawks, Chad Wheeler made headlines as he faces charges of felony domestic violence against his girlfriend (1:39:44), and Conway the...


Episode 410 | "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter"

The guys jump into this episode by revisiting DaniLeigh’s “Yellow Bone” song and reviewing her apology in addressing colorism (29:20). Joe shares his hot take on One Night in Miami (33:25), Trey Songz gets into a fight with a police officer (40:02), and Ace Hood reveals why he left DJ Khaled’s label in a new Drink Champs interview (43:35). Venture capital firms have approached Clubhouse founders in leading its next round of funding at a $1 billion valuation (53:15). LEGO & Universal announce...


Episode 409 | "Chin Check"

On this episode: The guys recap Ashanti & Keyshia Cole’s Verzuz battle (18:27), while Joe addresses his personal bias towards Keyshia (39:30). They discuss the recent inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris (1:07:41) as well as Conway and Griselda’s alleged beef (1:21:50). DaniLeigh receives backlash after previewing her upcoming song, “Yellow Bone” (1:26:22), and Rory wants to move the podcast to Texas (1:29:30). The guys further review the Tiger Woods documentary, addressing the...


Episode 408 | "Pomp It Up"

On this episode: Joe, Rory, Mal & Parks prepare for the upcoming Ashanti/Keyshia Cole Verzuz battle and share their final takes (18:20). The guys honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s legacy in light of this past MLK Day (29:01), and Joe finds a problem with Funk Flex’s list of the Top 50 Greatest MC’s (53:18). Entrepreneur and technology investor, Anthony Pompliano, joins the show to breakdown Bitcoin to give the guys a better understanding of the cryptocurrency (1:23:30), and the guys address...


Episode 407 | "Your Why"

Joe and the guys review the most downloaded apps of 2020 (14:32), and it looks like Joe’s getting into women’s business with the launch of a new show on the Joe Budden Network (17:27). James Harden is headed to the Brooklyn Nets to join KD & Kyrie (37:20). While this affects Joe’s roster, Mal explains why he thinks James Harden should be a 6th man (1:00:17). Joe speaks directly to entitled artists (1:04:05) and addresses Spotify’s stock slipping following analyst doubts over the company’s...


Episode 406 | "A Gaping Hole"

A loaded episode this week as Rory makes his return in-person to the pod and Joe shares his concerns about Rory's arrival (15:35). Also, over the weekend Joe analyzed the U.S. Capitol breach and had a message for the participants (21:38), Mal gets a tarot card reading on the podcast which exposes his love-life (43:00), and a Drake dropbox file with unreleased music is leaked which the guys react to (1:10:20). In addition, the guys discuss how dangerous a new law that was passed which allows...


Episode 405 | "Who's In the Audience?"

The first full week of the new year and Joe gives his take on it. He also asks the guys what the first week has taught them (6:27). In addition, everyone reacts to the U.S. Capitol building being breached by Trump supporters and share's their theories on how something like this could happen (26:09). While revisiting a previous conversation, Joe and Rory still believe that Ashanti is avoiding her Verzuz battle with Keyshia Cole (1:05:06). Also, the guys highlight Jazmine Sullivan's new EP...


Episode 404 | "Think What You Want"

Joe ensures the energy for the New Year is at its peak with a reminder that he's not concerned with how people feel in 2021. Shortly after, the guys begin with comparing the annual year-end wrap ups from Uncle Murda and Mad Skillz (17:05) and Joe asks the crew what their expectations are from music in the new is (26:40). They also revisit the tension between Eminem and Snoop Dogg after Eminem responded to Snoop's statements (47:05), the world renowned Dr. Anthony Fauci calls in to discuss...


Episode 403 | "Present In the Moment"

Joe, Mal, and Parks hold it down while Rorys is out and end the year off with showing gratitude while reflecting on the unpredictable year 2020 has been (8:00). Meek Mill had an exchange with a fan on CH (33:10) and Joe share's his thoughts on people confronting him on the app as well. Also, Young Thug had interesting things to say about Jay-Z and Lil Wayne (1:02:00), a debate on if Drake's career is over (1:18:00) and much more on the final episode of 2020! Your Honor (1:39:00)...


Episode 402 | "Clout Running In Place"

Sleeper Picks On this episode: CashApp proves why it's one of the most forward-thinking companies with its latest deal with Tidal (26:24). Lil Wayne sells 1/3 of Drake and Nicki Minaj's catalogue (57:44), the guys discuss the most sampled songs in Hip Hop (1:17:15) and Joe begs people to stop giving clout chasers attention and more (1:18:55) Joe | O.C. - “Time’s Up” Rory | Nate Dogg - “I Need A Light” (Ft. Warren G) Mal | Whodini - “I’m a Ho” Parks | Kool G Rap - “Fast Life” (Ft....


Episode 401 | "Boom Bap"

The Verzuz-cast is back! Joe and the guys begin by recapping the celebration between a pair of legends (E-40 and Too $hort) and their favorite moments of the Verzuz (25:45). Joe then accuses Mal and Parks of having biased music takes and only supporting a certain style of hip hop, which leads to a heated debate (55:40) and Rory still doesn't believe DaBaby is a Pop Star during a conversation about revisiting bad takes from 2020 (1:08:49). The crew also shares their expectations for "Coming...


Episode 400 | "Man On the Moan"

Joe wants to establish that the podcast is NOT an album review podcast (13:20), although the guys do react to Eminem's response to Snoop Dogg on his latest album (16:50). B. Dot's list shook up the internet which leads the guys to give their opinion and a preview to the JBP "year end wrap up" (29:30), the transition of moving on your own from your parents house (55:25), Joe reflects on recording 400 episodes (1:20:30), LaKeith Stanfield moaning for a chance to win $300 (1:35:45) and...