You still underground
How you go mainstream and run back underground?
Budden had a hit with “pump it up” then faded into obscurity and became relatively undeground. Lil B is wondering how he could fall off that bad
Joe Budden was introduced to the world through the “Triangle Offense” consisting of himself, Fabolous and Paul Cain on “underground” DJ Clue mixtapes. Upon signing with Def Jam Joe found very brief success with singles like “Focus” and “Pump It Up”, but faded from the mainstream limelight back to the underground where he focused on mixtapes like his Mood Music series. Lil B’s analysis of Joe proved to be a premonition, as he “relapsed” + chased mainstream appeal twice after with the second Slaughterhouse album and his 2013 studio album “No Love Lost”; both of which were critically panned and did not achieve the mainstream success he had hoped for.
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