“40 Days Of Budden” DAY 4 (Revisited 1 Year After in 4 Days, 4 Blogs)

DAY 4: Well we have reached the final day, and again I just want to say thank you to any and everyone that checked in on the blogs it is much appreciated as this was by far my most favorite series of blogs I have done. Knowing that your favorite MC saw something you did in their honor is…well…an honor in itself, so I hope that I have helped maybe open some new ears to the homie Joe Budden as well as just helped those that already are fans like myself just take a trip through some amazing music. I may possibly do one more to highlight about 5 additional songs from over the past year that would have made the list but because I was being a lazy bastard and didn’t feel like re-doing it and adjusting the original so I just left it alone. But as always click on the links to go to the original posts with the exception of the #1 post because something was wrong with the original video that I posted and I can’t find it again so I will just post the song as the closer for the series…enjoy the ending:

#10 – Downfall

#9 – Three Sides To A Story

#8 – No Comment

#7 – Russian Roulette Freestyle

#6 – Good Enough

#5 – Dumb Out

#4 – Hello Expectations

#3 – Anti

#2 – Pray For Me

*** #1 – 10 Minutes ***

“now if everyone is depending on me, and I just stop……..then what the fuck happens???”Joe Budden

I didn’t have a link provided for this one because I had done a whole video with an explanation but something went wrong with a few of my YouTube vids and that was one of them so I will explain this one myself. Well what more can I say man, if I could rap these would have been damn near the same identical words I would have put on the paper because I can relate to pretty much everything in and out with this track. When I 1st got the album (his 1st) and I heard this song I was dealing with my Pops getting locked up again, being away from home, a pending breakup and all kinds of stuff and the chorus was just money because that’s how I was feeling, I just wanted 10 minutes sometimes just by myself with no one bothering me. I can’t really go into full detail without turning this blog entry into a whole book but this song is powerful to me and will ALWAYS be my favorite Joe Budden song and as a fan I thank him for this song more than any other. Those that have been following me as well know that my Pops is finally getting out of the joint in August so he has been in since before Budden’s 1st album dropped so it has been a minute but this song still bears that same meaning for me. I don’t think any other artist could have held my attention for the duration of a song like he did on this one…I mean about 6 minutes in I probably would have turned it off but I never can, it’s like once I start listening to it I have to hear it all the way through. And I will be honest about something as soon as I heard this song I said to myself and I think also to my boy Bryan that he is in my Top 5 after this and then through the years he has not only made his way but solidified that number 1 tie for my favorite MC wit……..ha ha you didn’t think I was gonna tell you did you, well most of you know who that other guy is but to those that don’t you will know once I drop the “40 Nights Of (Said Rapper Here)” to complete the “40 Days of Budden & 40 Nights Of (Unknown MC)”  blog series. But in closing I just want to again extend thanks to Ice and Unc for letting Joe know about the blog last year, to Joe for reading it and for the amazing music (keep doing your thing man, you still got that loyal fanbase and I am right here as a part of it), and most importantly I want to thank the fellow Joe Budden fans because you guys make me feel somewhat normal for being a “stan” as they say because I know other go ape shit for the music just as much as I do. And to everyone let’s do it one more time for Joe….”it’s……..It’s………..IT’S………IT’S THAT (yall finish the phrase)!!!!!!”


The best part about this whole thing is knowing that my favorite MC had a chance to see my appreciation, and enjoy it…thanks (now back to our regularly scheduled programming)


“40 Days Of Budden” DAY 3 (Revisited 1 Year After in 4 Days, 4 Blogs)

DAY 3: Alright so 2 days down just 2 more to go so let’s get right into it, here are numbers 20 through 11 (Just click on the links to go to the original posts):

#20 – Number 1

#19 – Who KilledHip Hop (Parts 1 – 3)

#18 – Forgive Me

#17 – Warfare

#16 – Focus (Featured Post For Day 3, Original Post Below)

This was the 1st song from Budden that I had heard, I was living in Atlanta and my boy Renard was playing that Def Jam fighting game and I saw this dude in a red hoodie named “Joe Budden” and I was like who is this cat, looked it up and found this song and I was like okay 1st off homie is from New Jerz so that’s a win since that’s the homestate so I gotta give him a chance and then I downloaded the track and was hooked. The beat is ill and lyrically Joe ripped and delivered perfectly with the flow of the song. This was the 1st taste of the greatness that we know of as JUMPOFF!!!!

“we pump diesel, I ain’t talking bout jeans and sneakers”

“jumpoff that nigga known to see me with at least 2 birds like Jack Tripper”

“I won’t see ya tomorrow how we going out to eat…I thought you ain’t swallow”

#15 – Thou Shall Not Fall

#14 – Unthinkable Freestyle

#13 – Sacred 

#12 – She Wanna Know

#11 – Fire

DISCLAIMER: I know everyone isn’t going to agree with some of the selections or positions but remember this is MY list, if you have different views that’s cool but all I ask is that my joints be respected…also I know he has dropped a lot of shit since I made this blog thus there would be many changes anyways so maybe I will add another day to it and highlight another 5 of his releases from over the past year

Earn Your Stripes!!!

I got inspired to write this due to the NBA Playoffs being on and seeing a lot of suspect fans out there reppin various teams, well more like doing the bandwagon thing and I just wanted to share my thoughts on the subject. 1st off half the people out there screaming for various teams aren’t real fans anyways and I want them to know why it makes true fans of not only these teams but these sports so upset and basically it’s because you haven’t put in any work with that team, no struggle, no nothing. The only time when you claim them is when they are winning or on top, but what about those lottery years in the NBA or those top 10 draft pick years in the NFL, or those NCAA years when they aren’t making the tourney or a bowl game? Yeah we know yall aren’t around for those, again just the good times like when the Lakers are winning the title or when the Heat get Lebron and Bosh to go with Wade and no suddenly everyone is a Heat fan…or now that the Steelers are good almost every year now you are a Steelers fan, man get all the way the fuck outta here with that. I had a few tweets this morning where I was telling people to earn their stripes with the teams they claim and until you do sit down and shut what they call the fuck up.

I have been a Knicks fan since 1989, a Titans fan since 1990 and a UNC Tarheels fan since about 2003…wasn’t that into collegiate ball prior to that and I became a fan of UNC’s football team 1st and that was mainly from playing NCAA football for the Playstation so don’t even come at me with that oh you just a fan cause of their basketball program because that wasn’t an instant thing. My uncle’s Jeff & Chris were my primary reasons for becoming a Knicks fan as one used to take me to games all the time when he worked for TBS and the other would watch any and every Knicks game that came on the MSG Network and something about the way they played and that tough nature always intrigued me. As far as the Titans I explained that in my blog before and on my YouTube vid located here ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJqMmXJmhps&feature=channel_video_title ) and I just sort of explained the UNC love, also with UNC I haven’t even started really getting into it as far as trash talking and all that because it’s only been about 8 years and I don’t feel like I have fully earned my stripes yet so I take it light…I am a fan yes but I haven’t earned the same rights as some of the fans that have followed them their whole lives but after that 10 year fan mark yall can’t tell me shit!!!

So basically what I am saying is if you have no time invested in the teams you are running around shouting about then your suspect ass opinion is not going to be respected at least not by me and I am sure you are saying “So…I don’t need your respect” but trust me I am not the only one feeling that way about your corny ass. Be down for the team when they are a 2-14 NFL team not just a 14-2 team, be down for them when they have no one to call a star, no one to dick ride…when your NBA team has endured the type of struggle that my Knicks have over the past decade plus. Be down with your team when your football program isn’t nationally ranked like the 1st years of me being a fan of UNC or when the basketball team struggles like last year’s squad. Stand up and be a fan when people shit on your team on ESPN, TNT, Twitter, Facebook etc, stand up and claim your team and hold them down because no team stays down forever and you look quite stupid like many people I see that claimed one team one year and then another the next due to whatever reasons. For instance many people don’t hate the Lakers, Celtics, Cowboys, Steelers, Duke, etc because of the teams themselves (although some do) but it’s because of those suspect bitch ass fans that act like they been fans since they were conceived meanwhile they only been a fan since the last championship or whatever. And props to all the true fans I know out there, disease and death to all you suckas jumping ship every year and being bandwagon…….1