New Jersey rapper Joe Budden is really looking like the new Stephen A. Smith of the hip-hop journalism world. R&B singer Tory Lanez has credited the veteran rap artist for putting together one of his most memorable interviews – ever.

On Tuesday, Tory jumped on Instagram with major salutations to Budden following the release of their “Pull Up” Q&A.

On Friday, Tory celebrated his album’s rollout by urging fans to carefully listen to each banger off his new Chixtape 5 album.

Hours before it dropped, Lanez released his album’s 2000’s-inspired tracklisting.

Recently, Lanez treated fans to his new “Jerry Sprunger” single and video premiere.