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Fat Joe

Joseph Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an American rapper. He is also the CEO of Terror Squad Entertainment, and member of musical groups D.I.T.C. and Terror Squad.

Fat Joe's first album was Represent, released in 1993, followed by Jealous One's Envy in 1995. From 1998 to 2006, he was signed to Atlantic Records, releasing four albums under the label, Don Cartagena in 1998, Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.) in 2001, Loyalty in 2002, and All or Nothing in 2005.[1] Around the release of All or Nothing, Fat Joe became involved in a highly publicized feud with another New York City-based rapper 50 Cent, who attacked Fat Joe in his song "Piggy Bank". His most popular song in which he performed was his Remy Ma duet "Lean Back" with Terror Squad. The song was a number-one hit in the summer of 2004.

Starting in 2006, when his album Me, Myself, & I was released, Fat Joe was signed to Imperial Records, which distributes through Terror Squad Entertainment. His follow up album was The Elephant in the Room, which was released in 2008; Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 (J.O.S.E. 2), the sequel to Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.), was released in October 2009. His tenth album The Darkside Vol. 1 was released on July 27, 2010.


Fat Joe runs his own label called Terror Squad Entertainment. He is the CEO and main artist.
He has a fear of flying but later on got rid of the fear and now enjoys flying.
He's half Puerto-Rican and half Cuban.
He's always referred to Big Pun as his twinsito.
His father's name is Ernesto Delgado and his mother's name is Marie Cartagena.
He has two sons named Ryan and Joey.
In 1993, his debut album "Represent" was released, featuring production from The Beatnuts, Dimond D, Lord Finesse, and others.
In 1995, Fat Joe released his second studio album, "Jealous One's Envy", which peaked at #71 on The Billboard 200 and at #7 on Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums.
When Fat Joe was part of a hip hop band named D.I.T.C., he was signed to Relativity Records in the early 1990s.
Fat Joe constantly got into fights because of his weight.
He was a well-known pusher around his neighborhood and throughout the five boroughs.
He has collaborated with people like, Ja Rule, Ashanti, Thalia, Irv Gotti, Nas, Raekwon, Busta Rhymes, DMX, KRS-One, Nelly, Jadakiss, R. Kelly, The Game, Birdman, Lil Wayne, Jennifer Lopez, Mims, Jim Jones, Cam'ron, Eminem, J. Holiday, Lil Jon, Sean Combs, of course his own group Terror Squad, and The Diplomats.
He was Playgirl Magazine's man of the month in May 1993.
He proposed to Kelis on Christmas Eve, 2002.
He used to have hair during his hip-hop career.
His father's name is Ernesto Delgado and his mother's name is Marie Cartagena.
He gave his old Bronx elementary school 20 computers and a media lab.
Fat Joe has a fear of flying.
He paid for the funeral of rap star Big Pun.
He has two sons, Ryan and Joey.
His height is 6'1" (1.85 m).
He has worked or is currently working under the following label records:
Terror Squad
Imperial Records
Virgin Records
He was friends with Big Pun.
As of 2007, Fat Joe has 15 singles.
As of January 2007, he has 7 albums.
Fat Joe is of Puerto Rican descent.
Fat Joe played himself in the game, Def Jam: Fight For New York.
Fat Joe's nickname is 'Joey Crack.'

 

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