Joseph Anthony Budden II (born August 31, 1980), a rapper, is a member of the American hip-hop supergroup Slaughterhouse. Budden was born in Harlem, New York. After an emotional confrontation with his mother, because of his drug abuse, Budden willingly went into rehab. He found he had an anger problem. In therapy, he uncovered a past incident where his brother put a gun to his head to confiscate a steak sandwich he was eating. That past trauma created a method (anger) for Budden to cope with adversities in his life. His therapist pointed this fact out to him which triggered the realization of the absurdity of Budden, through anger, giving his power to any opponent. On video, I witnessed the look of awakening of his face at that very moment. He is truly on his way to enlightenment.