Age: 31
Label: Shady/Aftermath
From: Jersey City, NJ
Active Since: 2002
Twitter: @JoeBudden
Career Highlights: The track "Pump It Up" off his debut album Joe Budden was nominated for a Grammy in 2003. His debut album with Slaughterhouse peaked at No. 25 on the Billboard 200, and he signed to Shady Records in 2011 with Slaughterhouse.

While he was feuding with his label in the mid-00s, Budden kept the hip-hop heads happy with his Mood Muzik mixtape series. Those mixtapes still hold up today, and Budden continues to match the quality with hip-hop supergroup Slaughterhouse.