BY BANDINI • OCTOBER 8, 2018
The Joe Budden Podcast typically functions as a talk show among its hosts. However, on the most recent episode (#185), Joe, Rory, Mal, Parks, and company welcome Chance The Rapper to their circle for a lively discussion. One of the most significant points of the discussion was when Joe Budden debated with The Chicago, Illinois superstar about his independence, suggesting that it is not an accurate representation of the artist, especially given a relationship with Apple.
At 60:00, Joe makes his perspective known. Budden, who divided his Rap career between major labels and indies says, “You’re misleading and misguiding the f*ckin’ kids with your semantics.” Chance disagrees. The host then asks the guest to define independence. “To me, it means an artist’s ability to own their masters, to own their publishing, to work everything in-house and create their own [brand]. That’s, to me, what it means.”