Fat Joe , born Joseph Antonio Cartagena , on August 19, 1970 in the Bronx, New York, is a rapper, hip-hop artist and American graffiti artist. Fat Joe's first album is called Represent , published in 1993, followed by Jealous One's Envy in 1995. Between 1998 and 2006, he was signed to the Atlantic Records label, publishing four albums under the label, Don Cartagena in 1998, Jealous Ones Still Envy (JOSE) in 2001, Loyalty in 2002, and All or Nothing in 2005>. After the publication of All or Nothing , Fat Joe gets involved in a public rivalry with New York rapper 50 Cent, who attacked Fat Joe on his song Piggy Bank . In addition, he made a slight appearance in the film Scary Movie 3, under his true identity.
His album Me, Myself, and I is published on the Imperial Records label, distributed by Terror Squad Entertainment. The following album is entitled The Elephant in the Room , published in 2008; Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 (JOSE 2) , the sequel to Jealous Ones Still Envy (JOSE) , is published in October 2009. His tenth album The Darkside Vol. 1 is published on July 27, 2010.
Fat Joe was born on August 19, 1970, south of the Bronx in New York City, where he was raised by relatives of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent >>>. Young, he lives in social housing and starts flying at a very young age. He also admits to being hazed during his childhood. His brother introduced him to hip-hop. Teenager, he is inspired by the Latin rapper Big Pun. Fat Joe explains that he was inspired by him because "Latinos before us had the opportunity to break through, but never succeeded. They come to test black music, stirring the flag. we try to change everything in the name of all other Latinos, and it's proven>. "
Under the name Fat Joe da Gangsta, a member of hip-hop group Diggin 'in the Crates (DITC), Cartagena signed to Relativity Records in the early 1990s, recorded songs, and worked for other artists with whom he will sign to their label. In 1993, his first album, Represent , was released and included songs from The Beatnuts, Diamond D, and Lord Finesse, among others. The main single, Flow Joe reaches the top spot Billboard Hot Rap Singles; other small singles from the album include "Watch the Sound" and This Shit is Real >.