Joe Budden

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Country USA
Genre Hip Hop
Years active 10+
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Budden was born to Joseph Budden and Fay Southerland on August 31, 1980, in Spanish Harlem in New York City.[7] He moved to Jersey City, New Jersey at the age of thirteen with his mother and older brother, where he attended Lincoln High School.[8] Budden's father was absent from his life during his childhood, a subject he would later address in his music.[9][10] Budden was a troubled youth[11] and sent to Laurinburg Institute, a boarding school in North Carolina, where he began to hone his skills as a rapper. After returning to Jersey, he began experimenting with drugs, developing an addiction to angel dust.[12][6] After an emotional confrontation with his mother, Budden voluntarily went into rehab on July 3, 1997, in exchange for him being allowed to attend his senior prom.[10][12][6] Budden did not earn his diploma, and fathered a child with an older woman by the age of 20.[12][6] With his son on the way, Budden began taking music more seriously. In 2001, he teamed up with producer Dub-B, also known as White Boy, and began releasing his first mixtapes and demos, one of which ended up in the hands of Hot 97 radio host and Desert Storm Records label head DJ Clue.

Budden was born to Joseph Budden and Fay Southerland on August 31, 1980, in Spanish Harlem in New York City.[7] He moved to Jersey City, New Jersey at the age of thirteen with his mother and older brother, where he attended Lincoln High School.[8] Budden's father was absent from his life during his childhood, a subject he would later address in his music.[9][10] Budden was a troubled youth[11] and sent to Laurinburg Institute, a boarding school in North Carolina, where he began to hone his skills as a rapper. After returning to Jersey, he began experimenting with drugs, developing an addiction to angel dust.[12][6] After an emotional confrontation with his mother, Budden voluntarily went into rehab on July 3, 1997, in exchange for him being allowed to attend his senior prom.[10][12][6] Budden did not earn his diploma, and fathered a child with an older woman by the age of 20.[12][6] With his son on the way, Budden began taking music more seriously. In 2001, he teamed up with producer Dub-B, also known as White Boy, and began releasing his first mixtapes and demos, one of which ended up in the hands of Hot 97 radio host and Desert Storm Records label head DJ Clue.

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