Joe Budden will now bring his media pundit skills to a new platform with today’s announcement of a new deal with Diddy’s Revolt Media & TV.
Budden is set to executive produce and host State of the Culture, a new talk show premiering this summer that plans to tackle current events from a Hip-Hop perspective. The show aims to deliver its content with “raw, unfiltered and informative” debates featuring Budden and well-known celebrities and artists.
“It was important to partner with a company that recognizes the growing need for our voices and ideas to stream freely without interruption. That was a much prettier way to say, we bout to be with the shits,” said Budden. “Thank you to my business partner Ian Schwartzman and Revolt for the opportunity to highlight my brutal honesty, passion and integrity. I love Revolting! Together, we will continue to take this thing to heights unseen.”
Budden’s first collaboration with the network came via the 2017 year-end special This Year Was Dope/Trash with Charlamagne tha God. Diddy further hinted at a partnership by inviting Budden to his star-studded New Year’s Eve bash.
“Finally, Joe Budden is officially part of the REVOLT family,” said Diddy. “Joe has an authentic approach and he’s never afraid to speak the truth. His many talents deserve a platform that pushes the culture forward and we are excited to produce next-level content with him.”
State of the Culture will be Budden’s third show, rounding out a rotation that includes the weekly Joe Budden Podcast and Pull-Up.
Not that this is much of a surprise, but kudos nonetheless for Budden continuing to further his brand and redefine Hip-Hop media. With Diddy and Revolt’s reach, Budden will be able to secure higher profile guests than his tenure on Everyday Struggle. Speaking of that show, you have to wonder how much regret Complex has for not locking Joe down for a long-term deal.
When you know your worth (and leverage), sky’s the limit.