Recording information: Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ; Glenwood Place Recordings, Burbank, CA; Sundance Studios, Jersey City, NJ.
Photographer: Alexander Richter.
After his intended second album with Def Jam, THE GROWTH, was shelved, Joe Budden went the independent route, releasing a trilogy of mixtapes and an exclusively downloadable LP. His highly anticipated second retail album, PADDED ROOM, sees the Jersey City representative throwing verbal shots at Prodigy on the furious dis track "Blood On the Wall," and teaming with the Game on the club-friendly "The Future." Tight underground production comes courtesy of Blastah Beatz, Moss, Qwan, and the Klasix.