Joe Budden is an American broadcaster and rapper who has established himself as a solo artist. He is famous for taking to drugs in the early days of his young life, and also for being a member of the American hip hop group Slaughterhouse. Joe is respected for his immense contributions to any song he has worked on, his style of rap is unique in the sense that he translates real life issues into sweet sounding musical lyrics.

He is one artist many people wish to know more about, here is all you should know about his bio, height, girlfriend, wife, son, family and his house.

Joe Budden’s Bio, Wiki and Music

Joe Budden whose full name is Joseph Anthony Budden was born on August 31, 1980, to Fay Southerland: father, and an unknown mother in Spanish Harlem, New York City, United States of America. He did much of his growing up in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Unlike most other kids but akin to a few others, Joe was point-blank uninterested in schooling. The very few moments he spent as a student, he invested them wholeheartedly in his rap interest. He began freestyling back in high school in conjunction with abusing drugs. He claimed to have won many freestyling battles against several acquaintances in his high school, however, his addiction and abuse of drug was winning the war over his life without recognition of the star in him.

He had several emotional confrontations with his mum and thanks to her, he willingly submitted himself for rehab on July 3, 1997, after having a heated dispute with her. His rehab was a huge success as he came out with a right mind ready to be successful in life afterwards. He continued with his musical interest and made several appearances on many New York mixtapes with the likes of DJ Kayslay, Cutmaster C and Clue.

Joe is also a member of the American hip hop subgroup called Slaughterhouse of recent times. He collaborates with fellow rappers Joel Ortiz, Crooked I and Royce da 5’9″.


In 2003, Joe Budden who also goes by the nickname Mouse released his debut solo studio album titled Joe Budden. The album included his 2003 Grammy-nominated hit song “Pump It Up”. The song was used as the soundtrack for the movie “2 Fast 2 Furious” a 2003 crime film/thriller and the video game Def Jam Vendetta, Def Jam Fight for NY and Madden NFL 2004. In the same year, he won the Vibe Next Award which was the first award he won in his musical career.

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Joe has continued to make music and has to his credit, songs like Focus which was featured in the game Budden in which he was a character in the virtual world. In the song Fire, he featured Busta Rhymes. The song was used in the movie Mean Girls which was widely loved. His song Drop Drop was also used in NBA Live 2003 and the movie Cradle 2 the Grave.

At a time he had problems with his record label which was about his Def Jam seniors not accenting to the direction his music was headed in. This disagreement led to his second album not being released and with continued disagreement between Def Jam and Joe Budden, the two were forced to part ways.

From late 2007 to date, he has been with Amalgam Digital after signing a multi-album deal with them in December 2007. He released his independent debut titled Padded Room. Albums like Halfway House and Escape Route have also come from him. He formed a group with Crooked I, Royce da 5’9″, Joell Ortiz and Nino Bless for a track titled Slaughterhouse. The name of the group was taken from the name of the first song on the album which is Slaughterhouse.

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Joe Budden Girlfriend, Wife, Son, Family

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Joe has 2 kids and was previously married to an undisclosed woman. They would later go for a divorce for personal differences. This marriage gave him a son named Trey Burden. In 2010, he was arrested by the New Jersy police for not paying child support.

Currently, Joe Budden is dating Cyn Santana who gave birth to cute Lexington Budden on 15th December 2017 for him. The happy family stay together raising their son and there are no innuendos of their separation.

Joe Budden’s House and Height

Joe lives in Verdant block in Edgewater, an affluent borough near the George Washington Bridge. Details of the interior of his house or how he went about getting it are not publicly known as Joe is yet to share such information. However, he has as fellow occupants of the house, 3 large canine friends.

Joe has an average body build. His height is put at 6 feet or 183 cm with a body mass of 80kg or 176lbs. He maintains a healthy living habit as he has not been seen or suspected to be putting on more weight or losing weight.

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