Album Review: Joe Budden - Some Love Lost (Score: 10/10)

Joe Budden SomeLoveLost EP Review

Lyrically nice and sonically concise, Joe Budden is one of the few emcees who wears his heart on his sleeve, touching on personal issues which affect him daily.  Budden, on part two of three in his Love Lost album series, details topics from family matters to relationship problems to recent run-ins with the law to unpaid child support to having suicidal tendencies, and more. The cover of this album shows St. Michael, the Archangel, slaying Satan; in essence, Budden is defeating evil, while showing strength, hope and perseverance. This release sounds epic, from top to bottom, putting the listener in a focused, determined, reflective state of mind.  – Adam Seyum