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Tonight on 106 Joe Budden talks new album!

"Runaway" - The drug abuse that Joe's hinted at throughout this album gets a full treatment here. His lyrics are another breath of fresh air ? he has to be one of the most brutally honest rappers ever. But yet again, another kitschy sung hook and middle-of-the-road beat threaten to overshadow his great performance.  (Photo: WENN.com)

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NJ Rap Phenom Joe Budden Hits 106 Tonight! - After nearly 15 successful years in the rap industry as both a solo artist and a member of the group Slaughterhouse, Joe Budden embodies hard work, strength and perserverance. He'll be on the 106 couch tonight to reflect on his career and the latest episode of Being Mary Jane at 6P/5C!Don't miss the Jersey emcee tonight on 106 & Park at 6P/5C!(Photo: WENN.com)

Self Titled - In 2003, Joe Budden released his self-titled debut album which spawned the hit "Pump It Up." The song was featured as the final battle song in the cult dance flick You Got Served.  (Photo: Def Jam)

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Self Titled - In 2003, Joe Budden released his self-titled debut album which spawned the hit "Pump It Up." The song was featured as the final battle song in the cult dance flick You Got Served. (Photo: Def Jam)

Born and Raised - Although Joe Budden reps New Jersey to the fullest, the colorful rapper was born and raised in NYC before moving across the Hudson and settling in Jersey City. (photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Born and Raised - Although Joe Budden reps New Jersey to the fullest, the colorful rapper was born and raised in NYC before moving across the Hudson and settling in Jersey City. (photo: John Ricard / BET)

Halfway House - Taking a more independent route and a more honest approach to his music, in 2008 Joe Budden released his album Halfway House.(Photo: Amalgam Digital)

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Halfway House - Taking a more independent route and a more honest approach to his music, in 2008 Joe Budden released his album Halfway House.(Photo: Amalgam Digital)

"Ghetto Burbs" feat. Emanny - Joe Budden finally turns up the temperature with lively production and turns the introspection outward, intelligently discussing street life and how to escape it. Emanny sings another hook but with better results, this time dialing back the Auto-Tune and melodrama.   (Photo: Joe Budden/Instagram)

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In Limbo - After his successful debut release with Def Jam in 2003, Joe Budden found himself stuck between a rock and a hard place. He was still signed to the lable, but they were holding back the release of his second album. Eventually Joe decided to walk away and sign with Amalgam Digital.(Photo: Joe Budden/Instagram)

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Padded Room - Joe Budden's second album was Amalgam Digital was a step up from Halfway House and took some serious shots and industry heavyweights. The Jersey emcee dissed Prodigy on the track "Blood On the Wall" and collaborated with L.A. rapper Game on the track,"The Future."(Photo: Amalgam Digital)

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Padded Room - Joe Budden's second album was Amalgam Digital was a step up from Halfway House and took some serious shots and industry heavyweights. The Jersey emcee dissed Prodigy on the track "Blood On the Wall" and collaborated with L.A. rapper Game on the track,"The Future."(Photo: Amalgam Digital)

Ladies Man - Joe Budden is a ladies man and has been linked to Somya Reece, Tahiry and a plethora of other amazingly beautiful women. Nowadays Joe has settled down with his gorgeous girlfriend Kailyn Garcias and is truly happy and in love.(Photo: Demis Maryannakis, PacificCoastNews.com)

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Ladies Man - Joe Budden is a ladies man and has been linked to Somya Reece, Tahiry and a plethora of other amazingly beautiful women. Nowadays Joe has settled down with his gorgeous girlfriend Kailyn Garcias and is truly happy and in love.(Photo: Demis Maryannakis, PacificCoastNews.com)

Escape Route - Staying true to form, Joe Budden came out the gates like a beast for Escape Route. Now, this is during the beginning of his time with Slaughterhouse and showed his determination to being dedicated to growth as a solo artist as well as a group member.(Photo: Amalgam Digital)

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Escape Route - Staying true to form, Joe Budden came out the gates like a beast for Escape Route. Now, this is during the beginning of his time with Slaughterhouse and showed his determination to being dedicated to growth as a solo artist as well as a group member.(Photo: Amalgam Digital)

"My Time" - Okay, Joe, we get it ? you're great at reflective, personal subject matter. But there's only so much one album can take, especially after 14 tracks and three more to go. Another syrupy sung hook doesn't help.   (Photo: Chris McKay/Getty Images for BET)

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Mood Muzik Mixtape Series - Aside from hardcore rap, Joe Budden started a mixtape series that goes by Mood Muzik. It's a bit softer and biographical, but lyrically it's on par with the rest of Joe's catalogue.(Photo: Chris McKay/Getty Images for BET)

The Rundown: Joe Budden, No Love Lost - Joe Budden has lived many lives: mixtape rapper, Def Jam one-hit-wonder, major-label dropout, group member (of Slaughterhouse), online oversharer and now reality star (of VH1's new season of Love & Hip Hop). Now with his new solo album, Joe is turning a new page yet again. But is it a good read ? or album, rather? Click on for our track-by-track review of No Love Lost to find out. ?Alex Gale  (Photo: E1/Mood Muzik Entertainment)

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No Love Lost - Don't miss Joe tonight at 6P/5C! (Photo: E1/Mood Muzik Entertainment)