In some alternate Hip-Hop multiverse, Joe Budden and DMX had a rap battle. In this current one, Budden attempted to get it going on the set of Belly.

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Joe popped up on the Flip Da Script podcast and revealed how he saw X shooting a scene in New Jersey. At that moment, Budden saw it as a time to put his skills to the test.

“I used to say I battled DMX, but that wasn’t really a battle,” Joe Budden said. “I was battling, he wasn’t battling”


Budden would state that DMX would eventually leave to complete a scene and didn’t drop a single bar. The attempt did catch the eye of Swizz Beatz, who wanted to put Budden in a group with Cassidy and Drag-On, but it fell through.

You can hear it from Budden below.

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