Rage & The Machine. . .
Over the last few years, Joe Budden hasn’t been too fond of the way he departed with his brothers at Slaughterhouse. For whatever reason, the media has been painting this as a Joe Budden vs. Eminem situation (not really the issue). From airing out their issues on his podcast a few years back and leaving the music industry as an artist; Budden seems happily retired.
However, when Eminem dropped his new album, Music to be Murdered by; he sent a few jabs at Joe. Over the holidays, Buddens had Royce da 5’9″ on his podcast, as the two chopped it up amidst the fallout with Eminem and the label.
Well, after partaking in that sit-down, Joey has been quiet on saying anything negative about Marshall. Recently, Joey addressed why he’s not releasing music with Slaughterhouse on Shady Records.
The real reason why the world may never see content from the hip-hop collective; is because they don’t have control to dictate project releases. This was very key with the entire Griselda Records movement, as their team insured, they owned everything. Essentially, they filled in the void Shady Records was missing with more talent, and are now entering mainstream success.
Although they work with both JAY-Z’s Roc Nation and Eminem’s Shady Records, Griselda controls their entire music roll-outs (something Slaughterhouse sadly didn’t have). It’s not a personal issue Buddens has with Eminem or Paul Rosenberg (both good people); which is what the public is missing.
Joey moves differently now, so he has to see a certain percentage on anything he does (see: SOTC and TJBP).
So, new artist reading this and especially people on the come up; do not sell your masters or career over to a major if you’re that passionate about music vs. gaining clout. Maybe a few years down the line when wounds have been healed on both sides, this can be revisited; but it looks like a longshot for now.