10 Mins.

10 Mins.

Joe Budden

“10 Mins” From Joe’s Self Titled Album

While the first verse does little more than rep his hometown, the second finds the Jersey rapper opening up regarding his father’s jail stint and literally losing his voice and tears in the booth over this emotional setback. The final verse foreshadows what would endear Joe to fans for years to come: a vastly in-depth personal narrative regarding his outlook and guilty conscience over a subsequent affair with a cuffed woman. The beauty of the record, however, is that it’s told over the course of one of Joe’s ten minute smoke breaks