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Fat Joe
FatJoeApr2011.jpg
Fat Joe performin in April 2011
Background information
Birth name Joseph Antonio Cartagena[1]
Forby kent as Fat Joe da Gangsta
Born (1970-08-19) 19 August 1970 (age 48)[1][2][3]
The Bronx, New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Thrift
  • Rapper
  • actor
Years active 1992–present
Labels
Associate acts

Joseph Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970), better kent bi his stage name Fat Joe, is an American rapper an actor frae the Bronx, New York. He began his muisic career as a member o hip hop group Diggin' in the Crates Crew (D.I.T.C.), then forged a solo career an set up his own label, Terror Squad, tae which he signed Big Pun, Remy Ma, Tony Sunshine, Cuban Link, Armageddon, Prospect, Triple Seis an DJ Khaled as well as discover producers Cool & Dre.

Fat Joe's debut solo album, Represent,[1] wis released in 1993 an spawned the single "Flow Joe", which reached number one on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs.[4] His maist commercially successfu album tae date wis Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.) (2001); it wis certified platinum bi the RIAA[5] an internationally certified silver bi the BPI,[6] as well as reaching the tap 100 on multiple muisic charts.

He is best kent for the sangs "Lean Back" wi Terror Squad, "What's Luv?" featurin Ashanti & Ja Rule, "Make It Rain" featurin Lil Wayne an "All the Way Up" wi Remy Ma featurin French Montana an Dre.

Fat Joe has appeared in several films, includin Scary Movie 3 an Happy Feet, as well as Spike Lee's Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It.[7]

In 2018 he began hostin a podcast on Tidal, Coca Vision, where he discusses muisic, freendships, an pop cultur wi some o the industry's maist entertainin voices.[8]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Prato, Greg (2010). "Fat Joe - Biography". Allmusic. Archived frae the oreeginal on March 15, 2016. 
  2. Walker, Andrea K. (November 10, 1996). "Fat Joe: Hip-Hop Celebrity Faithful to Old Neighborhood". The New York Times. Retrieved August 1, 2009. 
  3. Lakhman, Marina (September 20, 1998). "Fat Joe Faces a Different Music". The New York Times. Retrieved August 1, 2009. 
  4. "Rap Music: Top Rap Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  5. "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA (in Inglis). Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  6. "Fat Joe - J.O.S.E". BPI. 2002-05-17. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  7. "Fat Joe". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  8. "COCA VISION PODCAST". TIDAL - High Fidelity Music Streaming. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 

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