Budo (musician)

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Birth name Josh Karp
Born Seattle, Washington[1]
Origin Brooklyn, New York[1]
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Multi-instrumentalist, producer
Years active 2004-present
Labels Rhymesayers Entertainment
Associated acts A.R.M., Roger Lion, M.anifest, Krukid, Joe Pernice, Grieves, Macklemore
Website budomusic.com

Josh Karp, better known by his stage name Budo, is an American hip hop producer and multi-instrumentalist.[2] He is a member of A.R.M. along with M.anifest and Krukid.[3] He is one half of the duo Roger Lion along with Joe Pernice.[4]

Life and career[edit]

In 2005, Budo produced tracks for Macklemore's The Language of My World.[5] In 2008, he released a collaborative album with Grieves, titled 88 Keys & Counting.[6] In 2011, he produced tracks for Grieves' album, Together/Apart.[7]

In 2013, Budo released a collaborative single with Grynch, titled "Treadin'", on Fin Records.[8] In that year, he released the solo album, The Finger & the Moon.[9]



  • Civilized (2005) (with Ricky Pharoe)
  • 88 Keys & Counting (2008) (with Grieves)
  • One Bird on a Wire (2009)
  • The Finger & the Moon (2013)
  • Roger Lion (2015) (with Joe Pernice, as Roger Lion)


  • Daylight (2009)
  • Two Africans and a Jew EP Vol. 1 (2010) (with M.anifest and Krukid, as A.R.M.)


  • "Treadin'" (2013) (with Grynch)


  • Macklemore - "White Privilege", "Claiming the City", "Inhale Deep", "I Say Hey", "The Magic", "Love Song", "Remember High School", “Contradiction", and "My Language" from The Language of My World (2005)
  • M.anifest - "Born Free", "How I Used to Be", "Hubris", "Just Like a Lion", and "Ghana, 52" from The Birds & the Beats (2009)
  • Prometheus Brown & Bambu - "Rashida Jones" from Walk into a Bar (2011)
  • Onry Ozzborn - "The Getaway Car" and "Limbo Thus Purgatory" from Hold On for Dear Life (2011)
  • Grieves - "Light Speed", "Bloody Poetry", "Falling from You", "Tragic", "Boogie Man", "No Matter What", "Vice Grip", "Speak Easy", "Prize Fighter", and "Against the Bottom" from Together/Apart (2011)
  • Luckyiam - "Epiphany" from Time to Get Lucky (2012)
  • Sol - "The Rundown" and "Budo's Interlude" from Yours Truly (2012)
  • Time - "Auto Bio" from Newstalgia (2013)
  • The MC Type - "The Ex Laws" from Bad Tattoos Volume 2 (2013)
  • Griff J - "Better Late", "To Each Their Own", "Chase What You Want", "Burning Out", and "Home" from After the Starting Gun (2013)
  • Macklemore - "Glorious", "Marmalade", "Willy Wonka", "Intentions", "Good Old Days", "Levitate", "Firebreather", "Ten Million", "Church", and "Excavate" from Gemini (2017)


  1. ^ a b "Budo". Rhymesayers Entertainment. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ Hamm, Todd (May 31, 2013). "Last Night at the Croc: Budo Premieres His Most Revealing Work to Date". Seattle Weekly. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ Horgen, Tom (September 23, 2009). "Music video: M.anifest, A.R.M. featuring Brother Ali". Star Tribune. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ Hudson, Alex (June 10, 2015). "Joe Pernice Teams Up with Hip-Hop Producer Budo as Roger Lion". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  5. ^ Gomez, Adrian (April 4, 2014). "City inspiration: Budo's travels play into his music". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ Feldman, Nick (October 13, 2010). "Grives & Budo". Seattle Weekly. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ Harvey, Eric (August 1, 2011). "Grieves: Together/Apart". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ Webb, Jacob (April 22, 2013). "Song of the Day: Grynch & Budo - Treadin'". KEXP-FM. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ Podplesky, Azaria C. (October 22, 2013). "Budo Journey's Through a World of Emotion on New LP". Seattle Weekly. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 

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