It makes the former rapper very happy to be mentioned in the ABC sitcom.
One of the most well-known individuals in hip-hop culture is Joe Budden. While he was active, he was never nearly the most well-known rapper in the industry, but he was an important Slaughterhouse member. “Pump It Up,” his 2003 hit, is unquestionably his most popular song to date.
Rage & The Machine, his final full-length release from 2016, marked his exit from the rap scene in 2018. Since that time, Budden has been a consistently successful broadcaster across a variety of platforms. Nevertheless, the 42-year-old is still relevant in society today.
The “Pump It Up” rapper is praised in a segment from the most current episode of the ABC sitcom Abbot Elementary, “Read-A-Thon.” The episode, which will air on Wednesday, January 4, is from the second season of the show.
In the episode’s opening scene, one of the students explains to his teacher who Joe Budden is while participating in the school’s brand-new podcasting club. Chris Perfetti’s character as the teacher mentions “the podfather.” The student responds, “Oh, you mean Joe Budden. Mr. Hill responds, “I believe he pronounces it Biden, but we will work on diction when the mics are hot.
The young boy then says that it’s surprising that he hasn’t heard of the former Slaughterhouse rapper. He shows a clip from The Joe Budden Podcast to the professor, but Mr. Hill is horrified by the coarse language.
“Joe is a star. It’s ok to admit. He made broadcasting cool. We changed the game forever. #AbbottElementary,” says Budden’s manager, Ian Schwartzman in a tweet.
One viewer publicly acknowledged the show’s mention of Budden on their Twitter account. Not the Podfather @JoeBudden on Abbot Elementary, the fan says besides a few laughing emojis. The 42-year-old response, “Nah don’t gas me. I love that programme lol.” He seems to be enjoying the shout-out.