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Album Review: Joe Budden – “No Love Lost”

No Love LostBy Hardcore Critic
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Ironically, Joe Budden has risen to the peak of his career and much of this newfound attention for Budden comes from his role on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop.” During the fall of 2012, Joe Budden released A Loose Quarter, his new mixtape. While promoting the mixtape, Joe Budden announced his next album, No Love Lost.

Going into his third studio album, Joe Budden showed he could stand the test of time, overcoming a lot. Now signed to E1 Music, Joe Budden released No Love Lost through the label, boasting collaborations with Fabolous, Kirko Bangz, French Montana, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Twista, Tank, Juicy J, Slaughterhouse, Lloyd Banks, and more. A number of guests are featured on the album, but Joe Budden holds his own.

Joe Budden delivered with the singles, “She Don’t Put it Down,” and his new anthem, “NBA (Never Broke Again).” This early in the year, fans are not expecting much good music, so it was easy for Joe Budden to come out. Instead of just “coming out with a new album,” some of Joe Budden’s best work was delivered in the form of No Love Lost, though the album was full of ups and downs.

Hip Hop Vibe’s Rating: 6/10

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