According to a press release, Diddy has hit the green light for Joe to premiere his new “State of the Culture” talk show this summer.
Sean “Diddy” Combs announced today that Hip Hop’s preeminent media pundit Joe Budden has inked a deal with his network, REVOLT MEDIA & TV. Budden, a veteran MC known as one of the most outspoken voices in hip hop, will create, executive produce, and host “State of the Culture,” a brand-new talk show due to premiere this summer, where he’ll lend his distinctive voice and unique perspective on current topics, politics, social issues, and more, all through the lens of hip hop. Compared to standard talk shows, “State of the Culture” will deliver raw, unfiltered, and informative debates and interviews where Budden digs deep with prominent celebrities, artists and personalities.
Both Diddy and Budden have confirmed the big power move with separate statements.
“Finally, Joe Budden is officially part of the REVOLT family,” said 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.” “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 sh*ts,” said Joe Budden. “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.”
Earlier this month, Diddy hinted at something brewing with Budden.
Back in January, Diddy shut down rumors about giving Joe a $5 million deal to join his Revolt entertainment network.
“No. I don’t know where these numbers are coming from [laughs]. That didn’t happen. I’m trying to get it together. You know sometimes it just takes time. It’s not like you can just do a deal overnight. I mean you can, but it’s best to make sure everything is right. If it works out it works out. I hope it works out.” (“The Breakfast Club”)