If you ever asked me who my favorite artist is, undoubtedly I would respond – Joe Budden. Why? This is exactly why. While he started as a regular up and coming artist years ago trying to get that radio hit (Which he did!), he soon turned into a more retrospective artist and while I can admit it totally threw me for a loop when I first heard the material, it was a quick progression into loving that side of his work. Â He truly helped me in sort of the same fashion he said Eminem helped him in this SloughterMouse song.