Joe Budden trucked from New Jeruz from the Upper Westside for some dinner and conversation with ItsTheReal for another Waste of Time episode. Never one to shy away from his storied past in the rap industry, Mouse discussed some pretty interesting topics. One that Roc-A-Fellas stans will love (like myself) is about the time Dame Dash blurted out that Budden was signed to the Roc on a Clinton Sparks mixtape in 2005. To make a long story short, Joey never signed a contract.
“We were pretty close. I was down with Rocafella for about a week and a half. Yeah, that was around the time of their dissension, Jay and Dame. I was looking to be down with Rocafella but they were breaking up and it was rumored that Jay was going to be the head of Def Jam, and I was on Def Jam, so it just made for a really sticky situation. But it really didn’t work out. [I] don’t think I would’ve fit in any crew; I’m too much of a weirdo.”