Rock The Bells Founder: Joe Budden & Raekwon Beef Squashed

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While both Joe Budden and Raekwon have yet to speak to XXL since their altercation over the weekend, there is one man that says both parties were able to put their differences aside. Founder and owner of Rock the Bells Chang Weisberg spoke to XXLMag.com today (August 10), after the tour concluded with it’s last stop in San Francisco on Sunday and expressed that both camps have sat down and squashed any problems.

Weisberg said at first both rappers were not being cooperative, but before Sunday’s show he was able to get Budden and Rae in a room to shake to settle their differences and shake hands. “It was heated,” he told XXL, “people were not feeling some situations and at the end of the day sometimes the best action is no action at least in L.A. But in San Francisco, yes, everybody got in a room, there were a lot of discussions and were able to keep it moving. “

“I don’t believe they’ll be any more issues moving forward,” he continued.

Weisberg credits several key people for being able to defuse the tension. “At the end of the day a lot of other really good people got involved and made sure that we kept things on a positive note,” he said. “You walked into hip-hop summer camp, From KRS-One to Busta Rhymes, to Joell [Ortiz], to Royce [da 5”9”] to our entire staff, there’s a lot of people that have a lot of really good relationships. Helped to lend perspective. “

When asked if he would invite them back for next year’s festival Chang exclaimed, “Abso-fucking-lutely.”

As XXLMag.com previously reported Budden was punched on the side of his eye and his shoulder by an associate of Rae on Saturday, backstage in L.A. The New Jersey rapper and eyewitness Mickey Factz claim the fight was over comments Joe made prior to his face-to-face meeting with Method Man. Budden was reportedly forced to apologize on Rae’s IceWaterTV. As of press time, footage has yet to surface.

Jesse Gissen, XXL


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95 Responses to “Rock The Bells Founder: Joe Budden & Raekwon Beef Squashed”

  1. D. Billz Says:

    # CiCi The Intern Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    D. Billz Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 5:17 pm
    Shoutouts to Gillie for roasting one of the youngans for being a “Blood” in Philly. Gillie seems to be genuine even during his shenanigans.

    “don’t believe that shit, MUSLIMS run Philly” (c) weed carrier
    ^^^

    Have you been keeping up with the Joey Jihad/Meek Mill bullshit lately.

    Its the reason why Philly rappers will never be shit…

    ^I’m glad you brought that up because right after I finish “smh” at the reminder of this Gillie clip, I’m peepin’ that next. I haven’t been on WSHH in damn near a month so when I log on there today I see a week’s worth of fuckery that I missed. I wish this damn library connection wasn’t on auto-tard.

  2. PHENOMENON Says:

    CiCi The Intern Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    *jacks*

    ^ ^
    What’s a guy gotta do to get some “service” around here??

  3. b-ease Says:

    D_block_4_life aka heat the track up like adobo/sazon/SOFRITO Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 5:20 pm
    Ease, what are your snobbish thoughts on The International and The Knowing?

    *dead*

    but for real I haven’t peeped either, been meaning to grab both out the redbox. I heard they were dope tho, ur thoughts?

  4. Big_seth Says:

    # Mark Twain Fame Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    House of Flying Eye Jammers
    ^^

    LOL.

    Honestly I don’t think its a bitch move on budden’s part. He should have expected this to happen sooner or later though. He pops a lot of shit. It was wrong of Rae to get a group of niggas, but Joey getting touched (II) was bound to happen eventually.

    & I know it sounds dumb, but my instincts would have told me “these niggas are about to jump you. Fight back while you can. Your only hope of surviving is the element of surprise.” LOL

  5. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    nah, yall some Rae stanleys

    Rae had the problem with Joe, Rae should’ve been the one to knuckle up, not some unstable weed carrier who’s album will never see the light of day. Rae planned this shit and its perfect timing considering he’s got an album coming out soon and could use a publicity stunt like this to put said project to the forefront.

    ^^^

    says Nahgrodamus who sees and knows all on the internets

  6. Big Homie Says:

    my 20 weeks of drug/alcohol rehab ends tonight. congrats to me

  7. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    # Big_seth Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    # Mark Twain Fame Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    House of Flying Eye Jammers
    ^^

    LOL.

    Honestly I don’t think its a bitch move on budden’s part. He should have expected this to happen sooner or later though. He pops a lot of shit. It was wrong of Rae to get a group of niggas, but Joey getting touched (II) was bound to happen eventually.

    & I know it sounds dumb, but my instincts would have told me “these niggas are about to jump you. Fight back while you can. Your only hope of surviving is the element of surprise.” LOL

    ^^^

    Mickey should have had his Ninja suit on…

  8. YaBoy88 Says:

    nah, yall some Rae stanleys

    Rae had the problem with Joe, Rae should’ve been the one to knuckle up, not some unstable weed carrier who’s album will never see the light of day. Rae planned this shit and its perfect timing considering he’s got an album coming out soon and could use a publicity stunt like this to put said project to the forefront.
    ^^

    Applaud this man!

  9. Mag Says:

    Had this been any other rapper they would have been dropped of the tour.

  10. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    congrats to Hello my Name is Big Homie

  11. Ghost Writer Says:

    I got mind control over Raekwon

  12. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    # Mag Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Had this been any other rapper they would have been dropped of the tour.

    ^^^

    u talkin about Rae or Joey?

  13. CiCi The Intern Says:

    Sacario taking shots at Budden? Oh God…

  14. D. Billz Says:

    “this why I love Baltimore, because aint nobody call the cops… they was like hurry up and do what yall doin’ because the cops gone come”

    SMFH.

  15. Beezy Says:

    I dont care if it was fucking Drake that got popped like that…going to see 1 nigga with 6 goons, and then throwing punches in a situation where it is 6 on 1 is straight pussy, period.

    Im not even a Budden fan like that.

  16. Eastern_Digital Says:

    Have you been keeping up with the Joey Jihad/Meek Mill bullshit lately.

    Its the reason why Philly rappers will never be shi

    ^^
    I thoguht Meek Mill is on house arest?!

  17. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    Pinky Ring…

  18. NovemberEnd aka Respect The Architect Never Test The Elohim Says:

    SAVE OUR SHIP

  19. GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    Mark Twain Fame Says:

    Rae had the problem with Joe, Rae should’ve been the one to knuckle up, not some unstable weed carrier who’s album will never see the light of day. Rae planned this shit and its perfect timing considering he’s got an album coming out soon and could use a publicity stunt like this to put said project to the forefront.

    ^^^

    says Nahgrodamus who sees and knows all on the internets

    —————————————————————————

    smh @ huckleberry finn acting like the shit’s far fetched

    this has been many a rapper’s game plan nowadays

    word to 50 showing up at DJ Khaled’s mother’s workplace and Rick Ross hopping out the tourbus in Detroit on 8 mile rd

  20. I Fux Says:

    Yo on the real Ice Water sold 5 cd’s as of this little fracas. No shots

  21. D. Billz Says:

    “so you was the Morgan State gangsta”

    *dapz an electric eel*

  22. Beezy Says:

    i def dont have a problem with budden getting checked…even if it wasnt by rae…but only if its one on one

    6 on 1 is pussy.

    id also condone it if afterwards rae was like “yeah im a bitchass nigga, but i wanted to see him get punched and i dont have the sac to do that”

    i would respect his honesty

  23. Mag Says:

    u talkin about Rae or Joey?
    ^
    Rae.

    He’s done RTB before

  24. Taster's Choice [||] Says:

    yo buck marley look exactly like fux, no shots at bay-bro (natch) who happens to be a seriously handsome young bachelor

  25. I Fux Says:

    Ghostface took off on Mase’s face. No Problem.
    I respected that

  26. NovemberEnd aka Respect The Architect Never Test The Elohim Says:

    I Fux Says:

    August 10th, 2009 at 5:30 pm
    Yo on the real Ice Water sold 5 cd’s as of this little fracas. No shots
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    FUCK SALES

  27. CiCi The Intern Says:

    Eastern_Digital Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 5:29 pm
    Have you been keeping up with the Joey Jihad/Meek Mill bullshit lately.

    Its the reason why Philly rappers will never be shi

    ^^
    I thoguht Meek Mill is on house arest?!
    ^^^

    He is on house arrest … he recorded videos in his crib taking shots at Jihad because Jihad took a shot at him looking bummy in the crib. It’s so damn tired.

  28. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    I dont care if it was fucking Drake that got popped like that…going to see 1 nigga with 6 goons, and then throwing punches in a situation where it is 6 on 1 is straight pussy, period.

    Im not even a Budden fan like that.

    ^

    yesssss (c) Bawse

    but i would of still expected buddens to swing or do something.

  29. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    I dont care if it was fucking Drake that got popped like that…going to see 1 nigga with 6 goons, and then throwing punches in a situation where it is 6 on 1 is straight pussy, period.

    Im not even a Budden fan like that.
    ^
    co-sign

    but at the same time I don’t really expect Rae to fight anybody, he looks like his hearts about to explode

  30. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    # I Fux Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Ghostface took off on Mase’s face. No Problem.
    I respected that

    ^^^

    respectable gooney goon behavyah

  31. D. Billz Says:

    # Eastern_Digital Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Have you been keeping up with the Joey Jihad/Meek Mill bullshit lately.

    Its the reason why Philly rappers will never be shi

    ^^
    I thoguht Meek Mill is on house arest?!

    ^He is. But I think he made the vlog from his crib. And that ninja better get in shape before the label drop him. They wanted him to be the Philly lyrical version of Wayne. Not a gettin’-chubby nigga on house arrest.

  32. I Fux Says:

    im not fighting 6 niggas unless i am about to get ass raped then its on or im gone

  33. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    # NovemberEnd aka Respect The Architect Never Test The Elohim Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    I Fux Says:

    August 10th, 2009 at 5:30 pm
    Yo on the real Ice Water sold 5 cd’s as of this little fracas. No shots
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    FUCK SALES

    ^^^

    that shit is in bold…be careful fuxie…BEVEWYCAREFUWL!

  34. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    # I Fux Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    im not fighting 6 niggas unless i am about to get ass raped then its on or im gone

    ^^^

    I’ll fight 6 guys if they take a piece of my pizza…its on!

  35. jredmond Says:

    one on one is simply not realistic. do y’all even know what beef is? How many fights pop off like that, and how often does shooting the fair one really happen. like, never. What if Rae came at him solo with the burner to intimidate his ass, would that have been fair? 6 on 1 is far more fairer than most of the shit that goes on out there.

  36. - keka - Says:

    for real… u gots to swing.. only the panty wearing dudes say “6 to 1 he did the right thing.” not to start beef but…u back stage.. im sure u got dudes around.. even if they not there.. and security.. how bad can they posibly beat u up.. u gots to swing back!!

    yeah yeah yea.

  37. Mr. Brooklyn Strong to you under 25 yr old Nahggers Says:

    Ghost Writer Says:

    August 10th, 2009 at 5:17 pm
    How dafuck you let your man’s famliy get slap because of YOU and don’t do shit….the fuck?
    ==============================
    This is probably the reason Joe was in the room by himself instead of with his 6 niggas. He’s busy promoting Tahiry and being the vlog king. I don’t know of any rappers he put on. Also as far as Rae putting his hands on Joe. Why would he that would open him up to arrest or lawsuit. I’m no Rae stan at all but it was a smart move by rae anybody that was gonna cop raes cd still will and any budden haters will cop it too so they can hear the dude that got Joe punched. And if Buddens aint a got no thug blood in him why he rap like he does? And 6 on 1 aint pussy out of 6 dudes only one dude punched Joe they didn’t wash him up like they couldve and He shouldve swung back at somebody. Smdh some of you dudes must’ve lived on cotton candy ave cause shit like this go down everyday in the hood

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  40. Balls Deep Says:

    How was it six on one. the other guys in the room were watching Joe get punch. If it was really 6 on 1 the other guys in the room would have rushed joe right from the gate once that punch was thrown. It was really
    6-3 the other guys in joes party were also in the room when reakwon got to the room.

  41. BIC Says:

    Rae’s buns for this. He should’ve hit buddens if the beef was over Meth…but he let his bodyguard do it? lame…And Budden is buns for posting about it with a ice pack on his eye…Buncha Buns Ol’ heads

  42. L.P.CROOKS Says:

    The longer this bullshit goes on I start to think that Wu is worried about another “group” of individual MC’s gettin shine

    Daps Nahregs*

  43. Eviction Notice Says:

    I got snooked like that once, got played by a bitch, ex girl and shit, straight lured me to her place, walk in the room lights is out, nigga hidin behind the door came out and yoked me then like six niggas came out the bathroom, straight clowns, that’s the most bitch shit ever. I feel Joey sayin he apologized and felt he wasn’t in a place to talk shit, I don’t give a fuck how hard you say u are that’s a fucked up situation… 6 on 1, then a mutual friend said these niggas went around braggin and shit like they hard… The funny thing is these kids caught wind that i had some real niggas looking for em and the phone started blowin up with apologies… Fuck Rae for even approaching buds like that, no Stan but I think if buds wasn’t such a bloggin, Internet cat, and if he quit beefin and gettin involved in bs, the nigga might have some stans, that’s why niggas hate, the dude better than half the bullshit that’s around…

  44. djbomba Says:

    chang weisberg is the bees knees!

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