New York, NY -- The hiatus is over and the ink is finally dry. Joe Budden will be releasing the official retail version of "Mood Muzik 3" on February, 26th 2008 on Amalgam Digital. As a rising independent label and distribution powerhouse, the company rejuvenated the careers of several hip hop luminaries, bringing them out of obscurity and back into the spotlight. In addition, Amalgam Digital garnered accolades for launching Hip Hop's first genre specific digital retail store.
Joe Budden is best known for the Grammy nominated single "Pump It Up" off his self-titled debut in 2003 that sold over 500,000 copies on Def Jam. A subsequent album was never released.
For the starving Joe Budden fans, "Mood Muzik 3: The Album", will feature songs in their entirety and unreleased material, sans DJ voice overs. This will serve as a prelude to his forthcoming album entitled "Padded Room". Both releases will be exclusively distributed worldwide by Amalgam Entertainment, LLC while Amalgam Digital functions as the label.
An advanced variation of the album, "Mood Muzik 3.5" is available exclusively right now at the
online store with two bonus tracks.
Regarding the nature of the release and his relationship with Amalgam Digital, Joe Budden made the following statement:
"With the "Mood Muzik" series gaining mass attention, this is just our effort to maximize on awareness. Amalgam understands our vision, as we do theirs, so this will be first of many ventures to come. We have a full length album entitled "Padded Room" coming second quarter 2008. We're prepping for a big year...are you in the mood yet?????"
Tracklisting and credits for Joe Budden's "Mood Muzik 3: The Album" (Amalgam Digital):
1. Dear Diary
3. Family Reunion feat. Fabolous, Ransom & Hitchcock
4. Get No Younger feat. Ezo
5. 5th Gear
6. All Of Me feat. Emanny
7. Long Way To Go feat. Mr. Probz
8. Thou Shall Not Fall
10. Warfare feat. Joell Ortiz
11. Roll Call
12. Secrets feat. Emanny
13. Send Him Our Love
14. Star Inside Of Me feat. Suzzy Q
15. Still My Hood
16. 4 Walls