Budo (musician)

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Birth nameJosh Karp
BornSeattle, Washington[1]
OriginBrooklyn, New York[1]
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Multi-instrumentalist, producer
Years active2004-present
LabelsRhymesayers Entertainment
Associated actsA.R.M., Roger Lion, M.anifest, Krukid, Joe Pernice, Grieves, Macklemore

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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