Hip-Hop Rumors: Jay-Z Talks Joe Budden! Royce Da 5'9" Is A-OK!

Hey, y’all! You know how much I love Columbus (sike) so I would never disrespect him, but it’s a national holiday and I have to take it easy this day! I need it. But, I would never leave you just hanging so I have a couple rumors to pass over to you like that other holiday.


First and foremost, Mistah F.A.B. is a damn good rapper, especially in the battle world. But, in a recent interview he spoke on some stuff that was categorically false. He made a statement that said to the affect that the rules of the AllHipHop Celebrity Battle told him that he couldn’t say a bunch of stuff about Royce Da 5’ 9”. "Mistah F.A.B. wasn’t allowed to mention some stint in rehab Royce had and an alleged divorce." Well, Royce has NEVER been to any sort of rehab…no he is not Amy Winehouse. And NO, Royce isn’t divorced. (Shout out to the family!) On top of it all, AllHipHop would never have access to information like that to even tell Fabbo. We don't know 'bout Royce's biz like that! The truth is, there were rules to the battle. We didn’t allow the emcees to make personal references to each other for obvious reasons. For example, could you imagine what could have happened if Joe Budden was present when F.A.B. made reference to his brother getting shot eight times? We don’t even want to think about it. Even though F.A.B. sent his condolences out, that could have been a mess. Both artists did their thing in a major way. Anyway, F.A.B. is a artist and artists express THEIR views and opinions, but not AHH’s. Royce tips his hat off to Fabster for a great battle (and so does AHH) and let it be. Now, how Budden and F.A.B.’s battle turns out is a different story. It looks like the gloves are going to come off 100% on that one. Tell you more later…

Oh yeah, Royce said he is going to go out and have a drink tonight. CHEERS!


AllHipHop’s Jigsaw had the chance to chat with Jay-Z on Friday regarding his new CD, American Gangster, and you know we had to ask about Joe Budden, since his first and only album came out in 2003! On top of everything, Budden has been removed from the Def Jam website! WTF? (Hell, even Sam Scarfo is still on the roster! Foxy Brown isn’t even on Def Jam and she’s there!) Is all lost? Read below for the deal straight from Young Hov himself.

AllHipHop.com: Is Joe Budden ever coming out?

Jay-Z: The problem with that is, coming out how? If you just want to throw an album out there then next week you recording [songs] about how we didn’t support it. We could do that. We could do that tomorrow. I don’t think that what he wants. I don’t think that what he needs. Maybe…I don’t know.

AllHipHop.com: At one point he was seen as sort of the heir to Def Jam’s throne so to speak and then you guys had a lil’ something on that song.

Jay-Z: That had never influenced my decisions. You see Beanie has a record with R. Kelly. Juelz Santana has put and album out. I’m way to big of a person to [do that]. I would never block anyone’s blessing, because of any thing personal. If I didn’t want to deal with him, there’s other people there. I mean, why do we have a problem, I freestyled on his record. He probably made his career off of freestyling over other people’s records. If I start freestyling over other people’s records…Lord forbid.

But, I would never block anybody’s blessings. You don’t stay successful like that. Things catch up to you. I believe in that for real. Karma. You can’t just do what the f**k you want…sh***ing on people for no reason.

Check out Joe and others (Jean Grae, Talib Kweli, Swizz, Cassidy) at the AllHipHop Week concert at Nokia Theater.

Hopefully, Jay sees this. Look at the fans...They love Joey!


Well, that’s it! See you all on Tuesday! Happy Columbus day (wink wink!)! If you are off, enjoy it! If you are working…still enjoy it.


They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry!


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