After engaging in an one-sided diss-a-thon with Drake, Joe Budden is ready to get back to the music. The New Jersey rhymer is set to release a new project called Rage & the Machine.
What makes this solo project unique is that it’s produced entirely by the acrobatic beatmaker araabMUZIK. The set’s first single is the seductive track “Flex” featuring Tory Lanez and Fabolous.
As for the rest of the 11-song album, Budden has several noteworthy features. The 36-year-old rapper enlisted fellow Slaughterhouse rapper Joell Ortiz on “Serious,” R&B singer Stacey Barthe is on “I Wanna Know” and R&B mack Emanny appears on “Time for Work.”
We have to mentioned the cover art (pictured above). The LP’s artwork features Budden clasping his hands in prayer. However, if you look closely, you can see that one hand is delivering the universal sign of “F— U.” So clearly, Budden has some rage issues he wants to addressed.
To help promote his new project, Budden went skydiving with Complex. What a trooper!
You can pre-order Rage & the Machine on iTunes ahead of its official release on Oct. 21.