Fat Joe performin in April 2011
|Birth name||Joseph Antonio Cartagena|
|Forby kent as||Fat Joe da Gangsta|
19 August 1970|
The Bronx, New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
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, wis released in 1993 an spawned the single "Flow Joe", which reached number one on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs. His maist commercially successfu album tae date wis Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.) (2001); it wis certified platinum bi the RIAA an internationally certified silver bi the BPI, as well as reaching the tap 100 on multiple muisic charts.
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