One year ago today Eminem, Royce Da 5’9″, Joell Ortiz, KXNG Crooked, Joe Budden and YelaWolf, celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of Shady Records by releasing the explosive Shady CXVPHER videos. Each MC was filmed in their respective hometowns spitting acappella bars that helped build anticipation for the Shady XV compilation released on November 24th.
During our interview for Verse Behavior, Joe Budden talked about his very personal verse where he says “Moment of truth, I give you facts right now/ Fuck this cypher, my mind ain’t on rap right now/ so it’s fuck metaphors, punches, all the witty shit/ Gota missing uncle and another need a kidney flip/Face says I been stressed/I got an aunt getting her ass kicked by MS.”
“I spoke to Royce around that time and just let him know that I didn’t want to do it, I didn’t want anybody to take it personally, but the space I’m in and where my mind is and all that’s happening in my life I don’t have time to go on a bridge and rap.” – Joe
The CXVPHER also served as the promotion of Shady XV album by Shady Records. Get it on iTunes here.
So how did Royce convince him to do it? Watch the video bellow.
Watch the Shady CXVPHER below: