Joe Budden Inks New Talk Show Deal With Diddy’s Revolt TV
On Monday (May 14), the rapper-turned-media personality announced that he’s partnering with Revolt to launch his own talk show called State of the Culture. According to a press release, the show will deliver raw, unfiltered and informative debates with prominent celebrities, industry figures, and artists.
“Finally, Joe Budden is officially part of the Revolt family,” said REVOLT Chairman Sean “Diddy” Combs (via Billboard). “Joe has an authentic approach and he’s never afraid to speak the truth. His many talents deserve a platform that pushes the culture forward and we are excited to produce next-level content with him.”
As part of the deal, Budden will host, create and produce State of the Culture, which is scheduled to premiere this summer.
“It was important to partner with a company that recognizes the growing need for our voices and ideas to stream freely without interruption. That was a much prettier way to say, we bout to be with the shits,” he said. "Thank you to my business partner Ian Schwartzman and Revolt for the opportunity to highlight my brutal honesty, passion, and integrity. I love REVOLTING!! Together, we will continue to take this thing to heights unseen.”
Last year, Budden left his co-hosting gig at Complex’s Everyday Struggle due to creative differences. "I created that show...I’ll create another if need be...& another & another...it’s when u CANT create that you move WITHOUT integrity....," he tweeted last year after he departed from the show.
Budden joins Revolt after hosting the network’s 2017 year-end special This Year Was Dope/Trash with co-host radio personality/author Charlamagne tha God.
"We are excited to launch a new era of REVOLT content with Joe Budden,” said Revolt CEO Roma Khanna. "This is just the beginning of more great things to come as REVOLT leads from the center of hip-hop culture."
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