Fat Joe


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

Fat Joe's debut solo album, Represent, was released in 1993 and spawned the single "Flow Joe", which reached number one on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart. His most commercially successful album to date was Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.) (2001); it was certified platinum by the RIAA and internationally certified silver by the BPI, as well as reaching the top 100 on multiple music charts.

He is best known for the songs "Lean Back" (2004; with Terror Squad), "What's Luv?" (2002; featuring Ashanti and Ja Rule), "Make It Rain" (2006; featuring Lil Wayne), and "All the Way Up" (2016; with Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Dre).

Fat Joe has appeared in several films, including Scary Movie 3 and Happy Feet, as well as Spike Lee's Netflix series She's Gotta Have It.

In 2018 he began hosting a podcast on Tidal, Coca Vision, where he discusses music, friendships, and pop culture with various guests. His album Family Ties was released in December 2019.


August 10, 2022

Irv Gotti Says Fat Joe Is No Longer His Friend After Rapper Criticized Him for Speaking on Ashanti Relationship

Joe called Irv a "sucker" after he spoke about his alleged relationship with Ashanti 20 years ago. "He’s not my friend. I was fooled," Irv said.

August 9, 2022

Ja Rule Responds to Fat Joe Criticizing Irv Gotti for Ashanti Comments: 'Stop Saying I Didn't Defend Sis'

Fat Joe called Irv Gotti a "sucker" over remarks he made about his relationship with Ashanti while he was a guest on the 'Drink Champs' podcast.

June 16, 2022

50 Cent shares stacked line-up for ‘Green Light Gang’ Malta experience

Akon, Fat Joe, Trina and more will join the hip-hop mogul on the Mediterranean island this summer The post 50 Cent shares stacked line-up for ‘Green Light Gang’ Malta experience appeared first on NME.

June 7, 2022

LeBron Reveals Warriors Are the Remaining Playoff Team He’d Want to Play Alongside in Exclusive ‘The Shop’ Trailer

Watch a trailer for the forthcoming 'The Shop' episode—which will feature Don Lemon, Amy Schumer, Fat Joe, Maverick Carter, and Paul Rivera—here.

May 27, 2022

Fat Joe Discusses Being Jumped By His Best Friend as a Kid: 'That Was the Birth of Joey Crack'

In a clip from A&E's 'Origins of Hip Hop' series, Fat Joe talked about how being bullied as a kid and getting jumped by his best friend impacted him.

May 24, 2022

Fat Joe Disses 6ix9ine and Says He’s 'Convinced He Wanna Die,’ Tekashi Hits Back

Fat Joe was asked to share his thoughts on 6ix9ine during a recent sit down with Math Hoffa, and held nothing back as he eviscerated the New York rapper.

May 1, 2022

Here’s What’s Happening at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The event returned to D.C. on Saturday night for the first time since 2019. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson, and Fat Joe were in attendance.

April 27, 2022

Premiere: Flee Lord and Mephux Drop "Final Four" f/ Conway the Machine, Roc Marciano, and Trae tha Truth

Flee Lord and Mephux are teaming up to release 'Pray for the Evil III' featuring Conway the Machine, Fat Joe, Roc Marciano, and more next week.

April 20, 2022

Fat Joe & E-40 Remember DJ Kay Slay: ‘We’re Gonna Represent Him the Right Way’

The pair of rap dignitaries recall their fondest memories of the self-proclaimed Drama King.

April 18, 2022

Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Fat Joe & More Pay Tribute to DJ Kay Slay: ‘Rest In Power, King’

"Such a real one," wrote LL Cool J. "So solid. Rest in power King."

April 13, 2022

Fat Joe Explains Why He'll Probably Never Stop Rapping: 'I'm Pushing P Right Now'

Though he's previously hinted at retirement, the Terror Squad rapper says he has no intentions of stepping away from the game: "I’m really good at this sh*t."

April 12, 2022

Jay-Z, Diddy, and Fat Joe Show Up to Celebrate DJ Khaled Receiving Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Jay-Z, Diddy, and Fat Joe all stopped by to celebrate with DJ Khaled as he was honored with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

April 12, 2022

DJ Khaled receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame with Jay-Z, Diddy and Fat Joe in attendance

"We the best. It’s not just me, it's we" The post DJ Khaled receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame with Jay-Z, Diddy and Fat Joe in attendance appeared first on NME.

April 8, 2022

The Game Insists 50 Cent Didn't Put Him On: 'At That Time in L.A., I Was It. I Was the N***a'

During an appearance on Fat Joe's Instagram Live this week, The Game denied the assumption that 50 Cent put him on in the early stages of his career.

April 8, 2022

Fat Joe Responds to Question on If Will Smith Slap Makes Minorities Look Bad, Says Will 'Is Like the Best We Got'

With the aftershocks of Will Smith’s infamous slap on Chris Rock at the Oscars still reverberating, Fat Joe gave his take on a specific question posed by TMZ.

April 5, 2022

Fat Joe Is Releasing an In-Depth Memoir About Moments ‘That Shaped Me’

"I overcame significant adversity, but I’m excited to be in position to share my story and inspire others through my journey," he said.

April 5, 2022

Fat Joe to Publish New Memoir 'The Book of Jose' Detailing His Life and Legacy

Roc Lit 101, the publishing arm of Roc Nation, has announced Fat Joe's upcoming first memoir, 'The Book of Jose,' which is due on November 1.

April 4, 2022

LL Cool J Turns Quick Bodega Run Into Rock the Bells Festival Lineup Announcement

The inaugural event in Queens, New York will feature appearances from Ice Cube, Lil Kim, Rick Ross, Jadakiss, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, and more

March 17, 2022

Premiere: Nems Recruits Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, and Styles P for "Bing Bong" Remix

Nems has recruited some of New York City’s finest—Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, and Styles P—for a new hard-hitting remix of “Bing Bong." Hear the premiere here.

February 18, 2022

A Critical Survey of All the Random Things Older Rappers Are Doing Now

Including Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s recent stint as daytime TV hosts, Ludacris’ new cooking show, and Freeway’s cameo in the gritty Fresh Prince reboot.

February 14, 2022

Fat Joe Calls Joe Rogan a 'Piece of Sh*t' for Using the N-Word

Fat Joe is not feeling Joe Rogan. Continue reading…

February 7, 2022

Fat Joe’s Legal Battle Over ‘All the Way Up’ Isn’t Over Quite Yet

The rapper's accuser will appeal the dismissal of his copyright case seeking co-ownership “All the Way Up.”

January 29, 2022

Fat Joe Sparks Memes for Wearing Pink Hoodie and Yeezy Boots

Joe gets meme treatment. Continue reading…

January 20, 2022

Fat Joe Reminds His Family They Don't Have Money Like Jay-Z

Joey Crack keeps it real. Continue reading…

January 18, 2022

Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Fat Joe Backing Law Limiting Rap Lyrics at Criminal Trials

The rap superstars, along with Fat Joe, Yo Gotti, Kelly Rowland, Killer Mike, Robin Thicke, and others, urge New York lawmakers to pass the proposed bill "Rap Music on Trial"

January 12, 2022

Fat Joe Asks ‘Everyone That Has a Heart’ to Donate to Bronx Apartment Fire Relief Fund

"It’s 10 degrees in the Bronx today! WE NEED YOUR HELP," the star wrote.

January 6, 2022

Fat Joe launches new burger range in the US

"I'm here to destroy your New Year" The post Fat Joe launches new burger range in the US appeared first on NME.

January 6, 2022

Fat Joe & Remy Ma Beat Copyright Lawsuit Over ‘All the Way Up’

A federal judge ruled that a jilted co-author signed away his rights in return for a $5,000 payment made by Fat Joe during a meeting at a Miami IHOP.

October 13, 2021

Fat Joe responds to criticism for calling DaBaby modern day 2Pac

The rapper thinks DaBaby is a "super real one" who "lives what he raps about" The post Fat Joe responds to criticism for calling DaBaby modern day 2Pac appeared first on NME.

October 12, 2021

Fat Joe Calls DaBaby the 2021 Version of Tupac Shakur

Fat Joe compares DaBaby to Tupac Shakur. Continue reading…


X Marks the Spot (Remastered)

September 10, 2021

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Back Outside

July 16, 2021

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Sunshine (The Light)

January 21, 2021

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Family Ties

December 6, 2019

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December 2, 2019

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September 6, 2019

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June 27, 2019

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March 5, 2019

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Los Gordos (feat. DJ Khaled)

August 10, 2018

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July 24, 2018

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May 11, 2018

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Pick It Up (feat. Dre)

January 19, 2018

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So Excited

August 2, 2017

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Heartbreak (feat. The-Dream & Vindata)

April 21, 2017

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Plata O Plomo

February 17, 2017

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Money Showers

November 11, 2016

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All The Way Up (Asian Remix) [feat. Jay Park, AK-69, DaboyWay, SonaOne & Joe Flizzow] - Single

August 17, 2016

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Cookin (feat. RySoValid) - Single

August 5, 2016

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All The Way Up (Westside Remix) [feat. French Montana, Infared, Snoop Dogg, The Game, E-40] - Single

June 24, 2016

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All The Way Up (Westside Remix) [feat. French Montana & Infared] - SingleE-40]

June 24, 2016

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All The Way Up (Remix) (feat. French Montana & Infared) - Single

May 27, 2016

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All The Way Up (Remix) (feat. French Montana, Infared & GLOWINTHEDARK) - Single

May 12, 2016

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All The Way Up (feat. French Montana & Infared) - Single

March 2, 2016

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August 7, 2014

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Another Day

June 3, 2014

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MGM Grand - Single

September 24, 2013

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Darkside III

September 3, 2013

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Your Honor (feat. Action Bronson) - Single

August 27, 2013

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Love Me Long Time

July 2, 2013

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Ballin' (feat. Wiz Khalifa & Teyana Taylor) - Single

March 19, 2013

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Yellow Tape (feat. Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky & French Montana) - Single

October 25, 2012

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Instagram That H** (feat. Rick Ross & Juicy J) - Single

October 9, 2012

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Pride N Joy Remix (feat. Trey Songz, Pusha T, Ashanti & Miguel) - Single

September 17, 2012

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Pride N Joy - Single

May 23, 2012

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No Country for Old Men (feat. 2 Chainz & French Montana) - Single

April 26, 2012

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Another Round (feat. Chris Brown)

January 1, 2011

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Another Round (feat Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige, Fabolous & Kirko Bangz) [Remix] - Single

January 1, 2011

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The Darkside, Vol. 1

July 27, 2010

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Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 (J.O.S.E. 2)

October 6, 2009

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The Elephant In The Room

March 11, 2008

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Me, Myself & I

November 14, 2006

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All Or Nothing

June 14, 2005

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Get It Poppin' (feat. Nelly) [Radio Version]

April 26, 2005

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So Much More (Radio Version)

March 1, 2005

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All I Need (Online Music)

January 1, 2003

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November 12, 2002

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Crush Tonight (Radio Edit)

September 17, 2002

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Opposites Attract (What They Like) [Online Music]

May 14, 2002

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What's Luv? (feat. Ashanti)

February 5, 2002

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Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E)

December 4, 2001

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We Thuggin' (feat. R. Kelly)

November 27, 2001

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Don Cartagena

September 1, 1998

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Jealous One's Envy

January 1, 1995

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January 1, 1993

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