Joe Budden
Voiced By Himself
Crew The Conglomerate
Appears in Def Jam Control
Blazin' Move (s) Pump It Up
Default Fight Song 1
Joe Budden - Wake

Joe Budden - Wake

Default Fight Song 2
Joe Budden - Walk With me

Joe Budden - Walk With me

"13 years ago you were barely a challenge now, you're nothing"
—Jay Z to Budden at Def Jam Control's finale

Joe Budden is a featured fighter in the Def Jam series and a playable character in Def Jam VendettaDef Jam Fight For NY, Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover and Def Jam Control.

Role In Def Jam Control Edit

Although not having much relevance to the overall plot, Budden has his own story branch relating to a beef with Drake of the Maybach Crew. Depending on Playa's actions and use of Budden up until the point determines the outcome of the beef. He is good allies with Eminem and Joel Ortiz whom he supports in his journey to try and defeat the Chairmen of Control.

Overtime Mode Edit

During the overtime mode, Joe is seen fighting alongside Playa and his crew to stop Jay Z's plan to kill Busta Rhymes and Joell Ortiz. During his first fight Joe ends up finding his old Def Jam hoodie before putting it on and showing up to confront his old rival, Jay Z whom he lost to in a critical match 13 years ago, which almost ended his career and greatly injured him.

Characters From Def Jam Control
Male Fighters: 2Chainz · 50 Cent · Action Bronson · Alesso · August Alsina · Big K.R.I.T. · Big Sean · Bizarre · B.O.B · Busta Rhymes · Common · Danny Brown · Desiigner · Drake · DJ Khaled · DJ Mustard · Earl St Clair · Elijah Blake · Eminem · Fabolous · Frank Ocean · French Montana · Floyd Mayweather · Future · Gunplay · HXLT · Jahkoy · Jay Electronica · Jay Z · Jadakiss · Jeezy · Jeremih · Joe Budden · Joell Ortiz · Joyner Lucas · We55 · Justin Bieber · Katt Williams · Kanye West · Kendrick Lamar · Logic · Meek Mill · Method Man · Nas · Pusha-T · Riff Raff · Redman · Skrillex · Q-Tip · YG · Rick Ross · Supa Hot Fire · Trap Beckham · Trick · Ludacris · Wale · OT Genesis · Vic Mensa · Vince Staples
Female Fighters: Alessia Cara · Amber Rose · Bibi Bourelly · Beyoncé · Cara Delevingne · Claudia Leitte · Foxy Brown · Jhené Aiko · Kacy Hill · Kim Kardashian · Iggy Azalea · Nicki Minaj · Nikki Grier · Rah Digga · Rihanna · Teyana Taylor
The Conglomerate
Leader: Busta Rhymes

Male Fighters: Alesso · August Alsina · Joe Budden · Joell Ortiz · OT Genesis · Joyner Lucas · We55
Female Fighters: Nikki Grier · Rah Digga