AllHipHop.com: We heard you got arrested recently?
Joe Budden: No. No. No. No. No. No. [In my life,] I have been artested. Ive been arrested quite a few times.
AllHipHop.com: For what?
Joe Budden: Oh, man. Bulls**t. Suspended license here, child support there, different bullrandom bulls**t that people go to jail for for short periods of time, but, like I said, anytime somethin happens to me, I dont go and call my publicist to tell her to make a big deal out of it. I dont tell her to go and call the magazines and call the websites and call the radio stations. Not at all. Even a couple years ago when a dude input that gun in my car, and I ran and tried to hurt that boy, I didnt make a big deal outta that. I dont even know how somebody found out about it. Im discrete. Im on the low. I hate all the same bulls**t that comes with this rap s**t, but it comes with the territory.
Morlocks: Okay, this question Did you know DJ Clue was gonna put you on that freestyle with Game?
Joe Budden: I did know that.
Morlocks: Okay. Kidman123 asked this. Did you ask for that to happen so you could blow s**t up with G-Unit?
Joe Budden: No. I told Clue that I was doin a freestyle, and he had one already with Stack Bundles and Game, and he suggested that if I wanted to, I could get on that one. And I said Id rather not because I dont wanna spit 16s. I dont like spittin 16s. It doesnt do anything for me. And then he was like, No. Come on. and thats what happened.
Morlocks: Okay, Ramzy286 asks this: who do you consider to be iller than you?
Joe Budden: Well, Ill change that question to who I consider to be just as ill or iller. Of course, you got your usual suspects of Em and Jay and Nas.
Morlocks: Eminem five years ago, or seven years ago?
Joe Budden: Yall know that if Em feels like it, hell write some s**t. Who else?
Morlocks: Did you say 50?
Joe Budden: I didnt say 50. Im a big 50 fan. I think that 50 can do a lot of things better than a lot of people. Im not gonna say that hes the best lyricist in the world. Im not gonna say that. Im a big Sigel fan, [Jadakiss], who else? There just aint too many n***as thats just ill anymore. Common is ill. I like Kanye. I like Mos. And after that, yeah. Thats pretty much where my list will stop.
Morlocks: MrIrreverent asks: Do you have beef with Grafh?
Joe Budden: No.
Morlocks: Why did you diss him?
Joe Budden: I didnt diss Grafh. I said what happened. N***as was runnin around sayin I was tryin to sound like Grafh. And I was signed way before Grafh. Common sense will answer a lot of these. I dont think it was a diss.
Morlocks: How do you feel about the comparisons to Canibus? Do you think thats fair?
Joe Budden: No. And I resent it.
Joe Budden: Cause Canibus fell off like a Big Mac topping. Canibus is not the same Canibus that I once ran to the mixtape store to go and get and support. He sounds like s**t right this very second. And Canibus cant make a song to save his life. And Canibus is not marketable. Why am I bein compared to Canibus? And dont get it f**ked up. I was the biggest Canibus fan in the universe, but nah. I dont think that thats a fair comparison.
Morlocks: Whats the situation with the
AllHipHop.com: Wait a minute. Wait. Wait. You skipped the Gloria Velez
AllHipHop.com: Yeah. I skipped that one.
Male Speaker: Im not sayin you gotta
Joe Budden: [Mr. Criminal asked] Did Gloria Velez give me herpes? Gloria Velez didnt give me herpes, or anyone else herpes, and regardless of how many people she may have slept with Im not saying that I know, but its rumored that she sleeps with a lot of people she takes very good care of her vagina.
Morlocks: Okay, what producers are on the album?
Joe Budden: Theres no way I could answer that. I work with a different producer every single day, and I have not handed in my album, so I dont know whats gonna make it. I dont know whats not gonna make it. Well, I do know whats not gonna make itwell, some of em anyway, but Stack Bundles just asked me today whats goin on with my shit, and I sarcastically told him that Im tryin to be out before Christmas of 06.
AllHipHop.com: Were you and Just Blaze cool, or not?
Joe Budden: Nah. Me and Just are real cool.
Morlocks: Snidely asks: Ask him why I never heard a track from him, and why I would want to?
Joe Budden: Tell him to suck my d*ck. No homo or whatever that stupid game is. Some of them guys on there are very young and immature, but I guess thats supposed to happen when youre on the Internet. I got in a couple of e-beefs with a couple of those guys.
Joe Budden: Where I threatened to come to their house and tear they f**kin neck off, but thats cause I didnt have anything better to do at the time.
Morlocks: Okay, XXclipsXX asks: what does he honestly think this music s**t has in store for him?
Joe Budden: S**t. If I was in this music s**t for me, I wouldve stopped this s**t a long time ago. Hopefully, itll make sure little Tre has a way better upbringing than I did, not to say that my upbringing was all that bad.
Morlocks: Fudge asked: Whats your relationship with Jay-Z?
Joe Budden: That one I couldnt answer, either. Hov is all right with me.
AllHipHop.com: Is it because some believe you upstaged him on the Pump It Up remix?
Joe Budden: People be sayin that. I would hope not. Hov, to me, is the best rapper on the universe, so even though him bein the President of Def Jam, it may change how I look at him as a businessman or a person, hes still gonna be the best rapper in the universe in my eyes.
Morlocks: Deeznutz asked: Why havent you done a track with Redman yet?
Joe Budden: I love Redman, and Im a big fan of Redman. Anyone thats ever been around Redman, knows that Redman is normally high, and hes normally on another planet. Not to say that is a bad thing, but I dontIm normally sober. Its justreally just two totally different worlds. I would love for it to happen, and itd be crazy from a lyricist point of view, but I dont see it happenin.
Morlocks: OJ LOOPZ asked: What exactly are the A&Rs saying about you that is unmarketable? Do you agree with them? Are they just coppin out of pushing you for other reasons?
Joe Budden: Well, Im not gonna say that Im not marketable. I f**k some pretty bad bitches, as ignorant as that may sound. Im not gonna say Im not marketable. They cant really say I dont have too much charisma. I held down the Hot 97 morning show for a good four or five months. You cant do that and be boring at the same time. Im not gonna say that I agree withI dont even understand that one. No. I do understand. I do understand. I know exactly what it is. I take that back. Its because rapper comes with theyre poppin bottles, theyre buyin the bar out, theyre standin on top of the couch, ten chains on, bunch of bracelets, watches, a bunch of s**t that I just dont do, cause I refuse to do it.
Morlocks: OJ LOOPZ also asked: How do you feel about payola?
Joe Budden: I dont know of it to be happening. I think that it should happen more often. I love it. Thats probably totally the wrong thing to say, butnah. Im serious though. If DJs are takin moneytheyre takin money to play records, great.
Morlocks: Acebooncoom asked: Whos your dream collaboration?
Joe Budden: Yeah. Hov. Yeah. Im itchinI am itchin forto do a track with Mr. Carter.
Morlocks: What non Hip-Hop artists are you inspired by?
Joe Budden: Im inspired by Bill Withers and f**kin Queen, and other s**t.
Morlocks: Last one. On your recent song, Dumb Out, you threw a jab at Lloyd Banks. Do you plan to continue your assault?
Joe Budden: Not at all. I have no problem with G-Unit or anyone else, and I only said that because he sent a jab at me on his f**kinThe Big Withdrawal bootleg that he left in that girls car that she sold for $50,000. If he does it againif a n***a comes at me, Im comin at him, but Im done comin at him. That was it. I spoke my piece on it, and Im done. He puts out a record, Im gonna listen to it. Whatever. I dont have any beef with anybody until they say my name. Then Im gonna say whatever I got to say, and Im done with it.
Morlocks: Alright, thats it.
AllHipHop.com: Thanks Joe.
Joe Budden: Let me just end this by saying I love AllHipHop.