Tune into Joe Budden and his friends Rory & Mal and follow along the crazy adventures of these very random friends.
Episode 396 | "Lying On Your Talk"
The day has come, the (Hov)engers give their flowers to Jay-Z on his birthday and reflect on the impact he's had on them personally and within the culture throughout his career (25:19). Mal then shares a message regarding his thoughts on the current state of Hip-Hop (40:31), Teyana Taylor alludes to retiring from music (1:00:46), and early predictions for Ashanti & Keyshia Cole's Verzuz that was announced (1:06:45). In addition, Joe believes HBO has taken the lead in the streaming wars and Netflix should panic (1:22:27) and he thinks he can beat Jake Paul in a fight after watching him knockout Nate Robinson (1:58:46).
Joe | René & Angela - “Imaginary Players” & Jay Z - “Imaginary Players”
Rory | Jay Z - “It’s Like That” (Ft. Kid Capri)
Mal | Jay Z - “I Did It My Way”
Parks | Jay Z - “Blue Magic”
Episode 395 | "Rubber Ball Paul"
On this episode: Joe and the guys discuss the most anticipated fight of year between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. but somehow Nate Robinson's clash with Jake Paul was the main event (16:44). Joe then mentions a hypothetical Verzuz between two New York legends, Mase and Cam'ron (38:12 & 54:55), a recap of the Soul Train Award winners/performers (1:07:55), and the guys educate themselves on the controversy surrounding Mulatto's name (1:35:40). Joe then asks for predictions from the crew if there was a scenario where Dipset battled G-Unit and/or the LOX in a Verzuz (2:01:38) and more!
Joe | N.O.R.E. - “Grimey”
Rory | J Warner - Belong to You
Mal | Jae Millz - “High Rollers” (Ft. Anthiny King)
Parks | Roc Marciano - “Butterfly Effect”
Episode 394 | "Those Heffas"
On this episode: The guys recap their Thanksgiving and share how they celebrated with their families (12:45). They discuss Meg thee Stallion's first week album sales (26:30) and her ex-bestfriend releasing a diss track (30:05). Also, new music from Juicy J, Jim Jones and Bad Bunny (39:53), Joe addresses Kevin Hart's attempt to defend himself on Clubhouse (1:23:18), Young Thug's statement on Andre 3000 which spark a conversation on artists to artist communication (2:01:03), predictions on Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. (2:13:00), and an update from Benny the Butcher (2:22:10).
Joe | Jim Jones - “Anybody” (Ft. Sandra Conte)
Rory | Big Sean - “100” (Ft. Royce Da 5’9 & Kendrick Lamar)
Mal | Blxst - “Got It All” (Ft. Dom Kennedy)
Parks | LE$ - "Sick"
Episode 393 | "The Big Bro"
Although Joe, Rory, Mal and Parks have made it clear they don't believe the Grammy's respect or understand the culture, there are artist that still strive to win the Award (21:58). The guys discuss the nominees, the snubs and the reaction from the music industry (48:00). They also discuss Dave Chappelle's latest special and the importance of his message (1:03:22), Hip-Hop beef's that should end (1:35:17), who can Joe beat in a Verzuz (1:48:40) and an update on HBO's "The Undoing" (potential spoiler alerts) and MORE!
Joe | Protoje - “In Bloom” (Ft. Lila Iké)
Rory | Priya Ragu - “Good Love 2.0”
Mal | | JR Writer - “This Is Not New” (Ft. Royce Da 5’9)
Parks | Rasheed Chappell - “Rock Bottom” (Ft. Ransom)
Episode 392 | "Ta Daa"
Joe and the guys get straight to it this episode and recap the most anticipated Verzuz battle between Jeezy and Gucci Mane (13:06). They give their takes on the outcome, their favorite moments of the night, who they believed won and Joe reaches out to an Atlanta correspondent for better understanding of the climate in Atlanta (1:08:05). Also, new music was released (1:33:46), Joe clears his tension with Wale (2:29:35), a review of Kevin Hart's latest comedy special (2:42:41) and much more!
Joe | SAINt JHN - “Highschool Reunion, Prom” (Ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Rory | T-Pain - “She Said”
Mal | SAINt JHN - “Quarantine Wifey” (Ft. JID)
Parks | Mobb Deep - “Extortion” (Ft. Method Man)
Episode 391 | "Steam Room"
Since the previous episode, Jeezy has found a new opponent in Gucci Mane (replacing T.I.) for the upcoming Verzuz battle and the guys react and give their predictions on the historic reunion (22:24). Joe then gets in his bag regarding the current energy surrounding Hip Hop culture (38:45), an update on HBO's "The Undoing" (POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERTS) (1:09:33), and the pressure Clubhouse faces now that Twitter has announced a chat room feature (1:19:27). Also, an update on Taylor Swifts masters (1:41:15), James Harden potentially coming to the Brooklyn Nets (2:11:19), and Technology vs Government (2:25:10)!
Joe | Gucci Mane - “So Icy” (Ft. Young Jeezy)
Rory | Hailes - “Come Thru” (Ft. Jonathan Singletary)
Mal | SAINt JHN - “Pray 4 Me” (Ft. Kanye West)
Parks | Salaam Remi - “Really Real Out Here” (Ft. Black Thought & Common)
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