Joe Budden and araabMUZIK’s joint project Rage & The Machine is set to drop on Oct. 21, and the third single “I Gotta Ask” finds Joe in a 1990s state of mind. With araab flipping a sample of the Broadway hit Into The Woods, Joe cribs a few lines from Jay Z’s classic “Hard Knock Life,” which recycled the theme song from “Annie,” to create a whole new experience.
“The beat immediately brought me to a very nostalgic place, it just felt good” Budden says. “Hopefully, it’ll have that same effect when others hear it; I’d like for that to resonate.”
Turn up your speakers and press play because this one knocks.