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Latino rapper Fat Joe (aka Fat Joe da Gangsta, Joey Crack, and his real name, Joe Cartagena) was raised in the South Bronx area of New York. It was through an older brother that Cartagena learned the ways of the street, as well as discovering rap music via the sounds of such groundbreaking artists as Theodore, Funky 4 + 1, and the Furious Five. Eventually going by the name of Fat Joe, the rapper secured a recording contract with the Relativity label in the early '90s, resulting in the release of his full-length debut, Represent, in 1993 (which spawned the single "Flow Joe," peaking at the number one spot on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart). Two years later, Fat Joe issued his sophomore effort, Jealous One's Envy, which included a cameo by KRS-One, as well as production contributions by the likes of DJ Premier, L.E.S., and Domingo. Around the same time, Fat Joe appeared on LL Cool J's big hit "I Shot Ya" (along with Foxy Brown and Keith Murray) and collaborated with Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon on a track from the "Envy" single called "Firewater." By the late '90s, Fat Joe had switched record labels (signing on with Atlantic) and tried his hand at other non-musical-career ventures such as opening a clothing store called Fat Joe's Halftime, a barber shop, and a fashion line, FJ560. In addition, he signed a production and distribution deal with Atlantic Records and Mystic Entertainment (which he ran with a partner named Big Greg). Fat Joe's debut for Atlantic, 1998's Don Cartagena, featured cameo appearances by the likes of Puff Daddy, Nas, Raekwon, Big Pun, and Jadakiss (the LOX), and was followed up in 2001 with Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.), which included contributions from Ludacris, Petey Pablo, M.O.P., R. Kelly, and Remy. Loyalty followed in 2002, then in 2004, he had a major hit with his crew Terror Squad when "Lean Back" landed with vocals from crew member Remy Ma. The raw Me, Myself and I from 2006 found the rapper on his own Terror Squad imprint, which was distributed by EMI. His second album for the label, The Elephant in the Room, appeared in 2008. A year later, Jealous Ones Still Envy arrived with a star-studded guest list. In 2010, the "(Ha Ha) Slow Down," single announced the coming of that year's The Darkside. The album was the rapper's first release for the E1 label. In 2016, he reunited with Terror Squad member Remy Ma for "All the Way Up," a single featuring French Montana as special guest. ~ Greg Prato
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Albums by
Fat Joe

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

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    Darkside III

    13 songs

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    The Darkside, Vol. 1

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    All or Nothing

    16 songs

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    All or Nothing

    14 songs

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    Loyalty

    14 songs

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    Loyalty

    18 songs

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

    15 songs

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    Don Cartagena

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    Jealous One's Envy

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

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

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    Stressin

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    Another Day

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    Another Day

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    MGM Grand - Single

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    Your Honor (feat. Action Bronson) - Single

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    Love Me Long Time

    2 songs

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

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

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

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

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

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    Pride N Joy - Single

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Top Songs by
Fat Joe

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  2.   What's Luv?
  3.   All The Way Up by French Montana
  4.   Make It Rain by Lil Wayne
  5.   Lean Back
  6.   Pride and Joy
  7.   We Thuggin'
  8.   The Profit
  9.   Get It Poppin'
  10.   Bet Ya Man Can't (Triz)
  11.   No Problems by Rico Love
  12.   Temptation, Pt. 1
  13.   Beat Novacane
  14.   Temptation, Pt. 2
  15.   Story to Tell
  16.   Get It for Life
  17.   Another Round by Chris Brown
  18.   Envy
  19.   I Won't Tell
  20.   Another Day featuring French Montana
  21.   Bass
  22.   Born in the Ghetto by Lamajic
  23.   Fat Joe's Way
  24.   Deep Cover
  25.   So Much More
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