Joe Budden & Amalgam Digital to Release “The Great Escape”


New York, NY --

Joe Budden

returns with

Amalgam Digital

after the successful release of his sophomore album,

Padded Room

. The company’s approach in combining traditional marketing efforts with an innovative new media strategy assisted in repositioning the former major label recording artist’s retail status while also expanding upon his existing fan base. The album debuted at #42 on the


Top 200 Charts—a tremendous achievement for an independent release.

Now,” Joe Budden is back to release

The Great Escape

. The album is the conclusion the rapper's concept trilogy, which includes

Halfway House


Padded Room

in which Budden finally finds salvation and freedom from a sense of confinement that had been pervading his life and career.

The Great Escape

will be released in both CD and digital form October 13th, 2009, with two additional bonus tracks available when purchased digitally on


In addition,

Amalgam Digital

and Joe Budden will make waves this summer by releasing digital-only album

Escape Route

as a prelude to

The Great Escape

. This digital-only prelude will give fans a taste of what to expect from Budden’s third studio effort, and it will be released July 2009 exclusively on



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