In the latest episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy is joined by rapper Joe Budden. In addition to rapping, Joe is also a host of Complex’s show ‘Everyday Struggle’ and ‘The Joe Budden Podcast.’ Alex and Joe discussed a wide range of topics including…
1:30: Joe’s interest in basketball and how he was during his playing days.
4:00: His thoughts on his favorite team, the New York Knicks.
4:40: How frustrating it is to be a fan of the Knicks.
7:20: What New York should do with Carmelo Anthony.
9:00: Kyrie Irving‘s trade demand.
10:00: Which teams are most intriguing in the Irving sweepstakes.
14:00: Joe’s favorite NBA players over the years.
15:00: The NBA players whom Joe considers friends.
17:45: Rappers who are good at basketball.
19:20: NBA players who are legitimately good at rapping.
23:00: How ‘Everyday Struggle’ came together and what it’s like working on the show.
27:00: His reaction to his interviews with Migos and Lil Yachty blowing up and spawning memes.
28:00: A behind-the-scenes story about Vic Mensa‘s contentious interview.
32:00: His beef with Drake and where they stand now.
34:00: The success of ‘Pump It Up’ and what it was like hearing his song everywhere, including Madden and several movies.
35:30: Misconceptions about being a rapper and the negatives that come with that lifestyle.
37:20: His desire to mentor younger rappers and what advice he has for up-and-comers.
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