“I don’t know what to say Joe, there’s never a good time to stop… catching on fire” – Chandler Bing (Friends S6E4, 1999).
Since the firing of Mal and Rory there was narratives of their own demise and fall-out with the owner/host of the Joe Budden Podcast, Joe Budden. Now, that has been aired out by the former co-hosts of the podcast Mal and Rory. Who days after the sacking on-air released their own 1 hour long clip addressing the matter.
Clearly, these two went in solid and wasn’t acting as erratic as Joe Budden did. Since he surely knows these guys well. Long before the business of the podcast and the network itself. If he wants to run. He needs to address his employees better and be a grown man. Not only let his ego and his own objectives run in the way of the stipulations that is possibly written into contracts.
Joe Budden called them “lazy” and not accurate. He blamed them and said they were acting out of spite. That they didn’t follow his calls and didn’t put their work in. Neither was their creative or able to build things. Since his an artist and entrepreneur.
Now it seems that his ungrateful and not telling the truth. He has attacked his friend and co-hosts. The ones who has all been part of building up the podcast. It has his name, but nobody is there is to listen to Parks or Ian. No, they were there for the collective and the energy between these three hosts.
Budden has destroyed his meal-ticket. He could have shown character and growth, instead he shows his greed. Joe Budden are anticipated and have the ability to get new deals, but his co-hosts are not allowed to do that. Mal and Rory cannot even ask for what they have in their contracts. Contracts that Joe spoke so kindly of in his podcast. He gave his opinion, but clearly his not honest about what they had or what stipulations they did have. He made it look like they were employees and not co-hosts.
Mal and Rory had percentages on the earnings. That means they didn’t have a direct salary, but earning accordingly to what the Podcast was profiting. The IP and LLC was in the name of Joe Budden. However, Joe … you lost this one too. Just like you wasted the opportunity of being part of a great group and make a huge impact in hip hop with Slaughterhouse. You broke the cord there too and gave way.
Joe Budden can have Parks, but nobody cares about him. He is just another “yes-man” and a fool to light up your ass. The podcast is now torn to pieces, because of your ego. Budden wants to be big businessman and a network-executive. However, you cannot even keep things straight with your friends. How can you be with your associates and random bloke that gets hired to your company in the future?
Budden you need counselling and guidance on business. He speaks of loyalty and keeping things in order. Only Joe can control and not let other people have oversight. Even if he has promised that to his fellow co-hosts. How can you trust a man like that? When he can suddenly self-destruct on air and become the Hulk without telling the world the truth.
These folks wasn’t some random brothers. These folks was your friends and business-partners. They built this up with you and you just let it all go when it went BIG. You have now destroyed your biggest achievement with your ego. Parks will not bring the golden goose, but he will be a token home-boy who lights up your ass. Mal and Rory was refreshing and speaking their mind. Something you clearly cannot handle.
How can you speak of big business and moving as a network. When you cannot even take care of the ones who helped to build your flag-ship? Who can trust you and your moves, when you are doing this to the ones closest to you?
That is what I wonder about and wonder how Patreon is paying the podcast. Just like I wonder how you tricked the Spotify funds too. Just like you have never come forward with your demands to Complex or Revolt. Joe Budden you have nuked yourself and they are more trustworthy on the contracts they had.
Budden better chill and pay his respects. His clearly not built for this. He better get a great team around him and set things straight. Since his not doing that himself. Peace.