Joe Budden Tops Billboard With ‘Rage & The Machine’

blame it on Meka November 3, 2016

Score another one for the average joe.

Joe Budden once again landed another chart topper in the form of his and araabMUZIK’s collaborative effort Rage & The Machine. In its first week, the album topped both the iTunes Rap Chart and Billboard’s Rap/Hip-Hop & Independent Charts.

“I’m humbled and full of gratitude, not only because of the projects amazing reception, but the tremendous job done by Mood Muzik Entertainment, along with Empire in helping me execute my vision.” Joe says. “While araabMUZIK and I look forward to delivering the sequel in the near future, for this very brief moment let’s all bask in what seems like forgotten territory… artistry. Rage On.”

This is Joe’s third album to land atop a Billboard chart. In 2003 his eponymously-titled solo debut reached the top spot of Billboard’s Top Rap Albums, and ten years later his second studio album No Love Lost topped both the Top Rap and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Congrats, Joe!