After months of tantalizing fans with a possible union with Puff Daddy and REVOLT, Joe Budden on Monday (May 14) announced his latest venture with the media company, which includes his new show State of the Culture, Billboard exclusively reports.
“Finally, Joe Budden is officially part of the REVOLT family,” says REVOLT chairman Sean “Diddy” Combs. “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.”
Last year, Budden departed from his role as co-host of Complex’s Everyday Struggle. Once Budden announced his decision to curtail his relationship with the media company, he began fielding offers, most notably from Combs and REVOLT. With this new partnership, Budden will host, create and produce State of the Culture, which is slated 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,” Joe Budden tells Billboard. “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.”
According to REVOLT, State of the Culture will look to “deliver raw, unfiltered, and informative debates and interviews where Budden digs deep with prominent celebrities, artists and personalities.”
“We are excited to launch a new era of REVOLT content with Joe Budden,” adds 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.”