Joe Budden’s brand-new weekly show Music Lovers Only With Joe Budden premiered on Amp – the new live-radio app – on Monday at 5 p.m. EDT.

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Budden got listeners in their feelings by playing notable ballads and classic hit jams from Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” to Brandy’s “Baby,” Musq Soulchild’s “SoBeautiful,” Foreigner’s “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” and more, thanks to a catalog of tens of millions of licensed songs available on Amp for show creators. Joe’s breadth of music knowledge and performance packed of R&B deep cuts and classics were praised by fans on Twitter, who were impressed by his act.

“If your head don’t bob my head might be dead on the job,” shared Budden on-air about the show during his two-hour set.


Every week on Amp, the iconic artist and personality, who has created a media empire around being one of hip-hop’s most engaging and powerful voices, promises to curate his favorite songs from all genres and decades while commenting on the topics and news that matter most to the culture. Callers will share the mike with Joe and discuss their favorite songs and artists, producing a show unlike any other for music fans.

Joe Budden has been bringing the enthusiasm of rap’s golden age to the culture for 15 years. Joe Budden’s signature has always been music anchored in honesty, powered by human relationships, and presented with precise lyrics, even as his brand has grown to television, video games, podcasts, battle rap, and social media. Joe has built a cult following as one of hip-most hop’s famous voices, sharing his life and personal ideas on shows like State of the Culture, The Joe Budden Podcast, and now Music Lovers Only.

Amp is a new app that allows anyone to DJ their own live radio program and listen to a diverse array of live audio for free, alongside some of the biggest names in the industry. It is now in public beta. No subscription, new hardware, or editing skills are required for creators to use a database of tens of millions of licensed music while communicating with their community in real-time.

Pusha T, Lil Yachty, Tinashe, Travis Barker, and Nikita Dragun are among the high-profile artists that have launched shows on Amp during the test period.