Joe Budden hasn't had an album released in five years. He plans to come back full force with his new album, "Padded Room", due out this spring. "It's complete," Budden says of "Padded Room," "It basically will be in the same vein as 'Mood Muzik,' just a little more structure and the mood will probably be a little lighter. I'm definitely pleased with the direction that it's going."
Joe Budden was supposed to release his second album called "The Growth" after his debut album, but it never came out due to his bad relationship with his previous label, Def Jam. Budden says that "the relationship went sour over the years, not something that just happened spontaneously or instantly. It was kind of a developing process."
Joe continued by talking about the leadership change at Def Jam, saying "The people
that signed me to Def Jam and had so much faith in me and believed in
me, those weren't the people who were in charge anymore," Budden
explains. "If the people who are running Def Jam now were in charge in
2002, 2003, who could say if I ever would have been signed to a deal."