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Fat Joe
Fat Joe performin in April 2011
Background information
Birth nameJoseph Antonio Cartagena[1]
Forby kent asFat Joe da Gangsta
Born (1970-08-19) 19 August 1970 (age 53)[1][2][3]
The Bronx, New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
  • Rapper
  • sangwriter
  • actor
Years active1992–present
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 and there is a betch on my foot.[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]


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

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