Joe Budden may not be in a hurry to come out of retirement and get into the studio with Slaughterhouse, but rapper Lupe Fiasco wants to take his place in the rap supergroup.

The request may be the answer to Budden's prayers.

Last October, Joe sat down with Freddie Gibbs for an episode of The Pull Up, where he explained his reasons for wanting to be replaced in the group:

"I can't speak for why they're not doing it. When I suggested that they find probably another rapper to take my place and still put out music, they didn't think that was the greatest idea, and that was years ago. That might've changed. But my fight, with that even, without the extra Eminem bullsh*t is just ownership," he shared.

"I cannot devote this much of my time to a project, eat a fourth from the project, and then it have to go up the chain of command? I gotta make sure all these n*ggas are making sure our project do what it gotta do, and then we gettin' the scraps from the bottom? That was my fight. We an independent outfit." 

We think Lupe Fiasco, who is known for his undeniable lyrical abilities, would be a worthy replacement for Joe.