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Latino rapper Body fat Joe (aka Body fat Joe da Gangsta, Joey Split, and his true name, Joe Cartagena) grew up within the South Bronx section of NY. It was via an old sibling that Cartagena discovered the means of the road, in addition to finding rap music via the noises of such groundbreaking performers as Theodore, Funky 4 + 1, as well as the Furious Five. Ultimately heading by the name of Excess fat Joe, the rapper guaranteed a recording agreement using the Relativity label in the first ’90s, leading to the discharge of his full-length debut, Represent, in 1993 (which spawned the solitary “Circulation Joe,” peaking at the main i’m all over this Billboard’s Warm Rap Singles graph). 2 yrs later, Excess fat Joe released his sophomore work, Jealous One’s Envy, including a cameo by KRS-One, in addition to production efforts by famous brands DJ Leading, L.E.S., and Domingo. Around once, Fat Joe made an appearance on LL Great J’s big strike “I Shot Ya” (alongside Foxy Dark brown and Keith Murray) and collaborated with Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon on the track from your “Envy” single known as “Firewater.” From the past due ’90s, Excess fat Joe had turned record brands (putting your signature on on with Atlantic) and attempted his hands at other nonmusical career ventures such as for example opening a clothes store called Excess fat Joe’s Halftime, a barber store, and a style line, FJ560. Furthermore, he authorized a creation and distribution cope with Atlantic Information and Mystic Entertainment (which he went with somebody called Big Greg). Body fat Joe’s debut for Atlantic, 1998’s Don Cartagena, highlighted cameo performances by famous brands Puff Daddy, Nas, Raekwon, Big Pun, and Jadakiss (the LOX), and was implemented up in 2001 with Jealous Types Still Envy (J.O.S.E.), including efforts from Ludacris, Petey Pablo, M.O.P., R. Kelly, and Remy. Commitment implemented in 2002, after that in 2004 he previously a major strike along with his Terror Squad staff when “Low fat Back” arrived with vocals from staff member Remy Ma. The organic Me, Myself and I from 2006 discovered the rapper by himself Terror Squad imprint, that was written by EMI. His second record for the label, The Elephant in the area, made an appearance in 2008. A season later, Jealous Types Still Envy came using a star-studded visitor list. This year 2010, the “(Ha Ha) DECELERATE” one announced the arriving of this year’s The Darkside. The record was the rapper’s initial discharge for the E1 label. Furthermore for an appearance on DJ Khaled’s 2011 strike single “Thanks for visiting My Hood,” Joe spent the next years centered on mixtapes, self-issuing two Darkside sequels in 2011 and 2013. In 2016, he reunited with Terror Squad member Remy Ma for “Completely Up,” an individual offering French Montana and Infared. The strike received a Grammy nomination to get a Best Rap Tune and seems on a complete Remy Ma joint record, Plata o Plomo, that was released in early 2017.

Quick Facts


Full Name Fat Joe
Date Of Birth August 19, 1970
Height 1.85 m
Profession Rapper, Businessperson, Songwriter, Voice Actor, Music artist
Nationality American
Spouse Lorena Cartagena
Children Ryan Cartagena, Joey Cartagena, Azariah Cartagena
Parents Ernesto Delgado, Marie Cartagena
Awards BET Hip Hop Award for Best Single of the Year, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Collabo, Duo or Group, Soul Train Music Award for Best Collaboration, Soul Train Music Rhythm & Bars Award
Music Groups Terror Squad, Diggin' in the Crates Crew
Music Songs All the Way Up, What's Luv, Another Round, Money Showers, Make It Rain, Still Not a Player, Get It Poppin', Flow Joe, Yellow Tape, I Won't Tell, We Thuggin', Cookin, Slow Down, Bet Ya Man Can't, John Blaze, Lean Back, The Shit Is Real, Ain't Sayin' Nothin', Crush Tonight, Take a Look at My Life, Aloha, One, Heartbreak, Pride N Joy, Ballin', Holla At Me, Watch the Sound, So Much More, If It Ain't About Money, Firewater, 300 Brolic, My Lifestyle
Albums Plata O Plomo, Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.), Jealous One's Envy, The Darkside Vol. 1, Don Cartagena, The Elephant in the Room, Loyalty, All or Nothing, Me, Myself & I, The Darkside Vol. 2, Represent, The Darkside III, Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 (J.O.S.E. 2), The Crack Era
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance, Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video, BET Award for Best Collaboration, iHeartRadio Music Award for Hip Hop Song of the Year, BET Hip Hop Award for People's Champ, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Hip Hop Video, Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, Soul Train Music Award for Best Video of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Artist, BET Award for Best Group, ALMA Award for Favorite Male Music Artist, Billboard Music Award for Rap Track of the Year, ALMA Award for Outstanding Album
Movies Thicker than Water, Happy Feet, Empire, Prison Song, Whiteboyz, Urban Menace, Blazin', I Like It Like That, Hip Hop Life, Feel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth, Number One with a Bullet, The Cookout 2, Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon, Don of All Dons, Lady Rider, Supermodel, Checkmate, Big Pun: Still Not a Player, Spiff TV: Vol. 1: Reggaeton Invasion, Fat Joe: Live at the Anaheim House of Blues, Slip N Slide: All Star Weekend, Death Before Dishonor, Fat Joe: Follow the Don, Hip Hop Uncensored: Vol. 2: The Real Hip-Hop, Narx, Step Your Game Up: Part 5: The Journal Story, Hood Vision, Justo Presents: The Mixtape Documentary, Live from Da Crib, NSTV Presents: For Promotional Use Only, Styles P: Phantom Ganster Chronicles: Vol 1.2, All Access: DVD Magazine: Vol. 7, Frankie Needles: Latinos Stand Up: Vol. 1, Money, Power, Respect, All Access: DVD Magazine: Vol. 9, Blow! DVD Magazine: Vol. 5: Pushin the Raw and Uncut, Blow! DVD Magazine: Vol. 4: Pushin the Raw and Uncut, All Access DVD Magazine: The Remix: Vol. 1, R.I.P. II: Eyes on Hip Hop, All Access: DVD Magazine: Vol. 3, Ricky Martin: 17, Breathe, Str8Hood DVD Magazine Vol. 1.
TV Shows Pimp My Ride, Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Club


  • Facts
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  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1 Releasing his sophomore Terror Squad album, "True Story". It will feature unreleased tracks from the late Big Pun. [July 2004]
2 Recently overcame his fear of flying and now enjoys it (2005).
3 Was Playgirl Magazine's man of the month in May 1993.
4 Said in a song collaboration with Jennifer Lopez that she was the first one to call him after his friend, rapper Big Pun, died.
5 Gave his old Bronx elementary school 20 computers and a media lab.
6 Has a fear of flying. Because of this fear, he rarely performs outside of the East Coast.
7 Is no longer friends or business partners with [now] former Terror Squad member Cuban Link, due to a dispute at Jimmy's Bronx Café.
8 Paid for the funeral of rap star Big Pun.
9 Is half Puerto-Rican and half Cuban.
10 Always referred to Big Pun as his twinsito.
11 Mother's name is Marie Cartagena.
12 Has two sons, Ryan and Joey.
13 Father's name is Ernesto Delgado.
14 Although bald-headed, used to have hair during his hip-hop career, according to his music video "Flow Joe", for example.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BET Awards 2016 2016 TV Movie performer: "All the Way Up" / writer: "All the Way Up" - as Joseph Cartagena
Rap Critic Reviews 2014-2015 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2012 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland 2012 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Alpha and Omega 2010 performer: "Feelin' So Good" / writer: "Feelin' So Good"
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game performer: "The Crackhouse" / writer: "The Crackhouse" - as J. Cartagena
MTV Russia Music Awards 2007 2007 TV Special writer: "Bip! Bip!"
Tracks of Color 2007 Short "Raggaeton Latino"
Premiya Muz-TV 2007 2007 TV Special lyrics: "Lean Back" / music: "Lean Back" / performer: "Lean Back" - as Fat Joy
Happy Feet 2006 performer: "The Message"
In the Mix 2005 performer: "Get It Poppin'"
Summerslam 2005 TV Special performer: "Get it Poppin'"
CSI: NY 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Love Don't Cost a Thing 2003 performer: "Take All My Money" / writer: "Take All My Money" - as Joe Cartagena
Scary Movie 3 2003 lyrics: "Mad Cow Rap" - as Joe Cartagena / performer: "Mad Cow Rap"
Bad Boys II 2003 performer: "Girl I'm a Bad Boy" / writer: "Girl I'm a Bad Boy" - as Joseph Cartagena
Chasing Papi 2003 performer: "Chasing Papi" / writer: "Chasing Papi" - as Joseph Cartagena
Cradle 2 the Grave 2003 performer: "C2G" / writer: "C2G" - as J. Cartagena
Jennifer Lopez in Concert 2001 TV Movie documentary writer: "Feelin' So Good"
Jennifer Lopez: Feelin' So Good 2000 Video documentary writer: "Feelin' So Good"
Saturday Night Live 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hak hap 1996 writer: "The Enemy" - as J. Cartagena
I Like It Like That 1994 performer: "I'm Tryin' to Tell 'Em" / writer: "I'm Tryin' to Tell 'Em"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Supermodel 2016 post-production Xavier
179th Street announced King Cesar Colon
Narx 2011 Big Ed
The Cookout 2 2011 TV Movie Bookie
LiL DPC 2: The Life of a Don 2011 Short Fat Joe
Breathe 2009/III Short Eddie Cortes
Def Jam: Icon 2007 Video Game
Happy Feet 2006 Seymour (voice)
Def Jam Fight for NY 2004 Video Game Crack (voice)
Empire 2002 Tito Severe (as Fat Joe 'Joseph Cartagena')
Prison Song 2001 Big Pete
Blazin' 2001 Big Jay
Thicker Than Water 1999 Lonzo
Whiteboyz 1999 Don Flip Crew #2
Urban Menace 1999 Video Terror
I Like It Like That 1994 Biker Inmate (as Fat Joe Da Gangsta)

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Big Pun: Still Not a Player 2002 Documentary

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Big Pun: Still Not a Player 2002 Documentary

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Big Pun: Still Not a Player 2002 Documentary video tape

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me 2003 Video composer: song "Feelin' So Good"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Big Pun: Still Not a Player 2002 Documentary co-executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chelsea Lately 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Himself
A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the Brave 2008 TV Special Himself
5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2008 TV Movie Himself
Number One with a Bullet 2008 Documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2008 TV Series Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2002-2008 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
BET Hip-Hop Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
Premiya Muz-TV 2007 2007 TV Special Himself - Surprise Guest Performer
Hip Hop Life 2007 Video Himself
MTV Live Spring Break 07 2007 TV Special Himself
BET Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself
Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops 2006 Documentary Himself
Fuse Celebrity Playlist 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Death Before Dishonor 2006 Video Himself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Tats Cru: The Mural Kings 2006 Video documentary Himself
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2006 TV Movie Himself
Pimp My Ride International 2006 TV Series Host
DJ Khaled Makes a Video: Grammy Family 2006 TV Special
This Is Paris 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mighty D-Block 2006 Video documentary Himself - 'New York, New York' Video
Jim Jones: A Day in the Fast Life 2006 Video documentary Himself
Lockdown, USA 2006 Documentary Himself
DJ Khaled Makes a Video: Holla at Me 2006 TV Movie documentary
Fat Joe Live at the Anaheim House of Blues 2006 Video Himself
Premio lo Nuestro a la música latina 2006 2006 TV Movie Himself
Rampage 2006 Documentary Himself
Driven 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes 2006 Documentary Himself
Spiff TV: Volume 1 - Reggaeton Invasion 2005 TV Movie Himself
I Love the 80's 3-D 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Boost Mobile RockCorps Concert 2005 TV Short documentary Himself
2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2005 TV Movie Himself
Hood Hoops 2005 Video documentary
MTV Video Music Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Andy Milonakis Show 2005 TV Series Himself
The Great American Bash 2005 TV Movie Himself (voice)
Diary 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
MTV Movie Awards 2005 Pre-Show 2005 TV Special Himself - Interviewer
Showtime at the Apollo 2005 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
The Apprentice 2005 TV Series Himself
Unique Whips 2005 TV Series Himself
Iced Out New Year's Eve 2005 2004 TV Movie Himself
My Coolest Years 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - 'B-Boys & B-Girls'
Cribs 2004 TV Series Himself
The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Hip-Hop Honors 2004 TV Special Himself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Himself
Slip N' Slide: All Star Weekend 2 2004 Video documentary Himself
Making 'Scary Movie 3' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
F.E.D.S. 2004 Video documentary Himself
Nas: Video Anthology Vol. 1 2004 Video Himself (segment "Made You Look")
The Making of 'Love Don't Cost a Thing' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
TV's Illest Minority Moments Presented by Ego Trip 2004 TV Movie Himself
Intimate Portrait 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me 2003 Video Himself (segment "Feelin' So Good")
Inside the Industry 2003 Video documentary Himself
Scary Movie 3 2003 Himself
Scarface: Origins of a Hip Hop Classic 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Hip Hop Babylon 2 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Posse 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Paper Chasers 2003 Documentary
Hip Hop Uncensored Vol. 1: Newrock Stars 2003 Video Himself
Chappelle's Show 2003 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Inside Hip Hop 2003 Video documentary Himself
Big Pun: Still Not a Player 2002 Documentary Himself
Slip N' Slide: All Star Weekend 2002 Video documentary Himself
Outlawz: Worldwide 2002 Video documentary Himself
$2 Bill 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Luke's Freakshow, Vol. 1 2001 Video documentary Himself
Jennifer Lopez: Feelin' So Good 2000 Video documentary Himself
Hip Hop Uncensored Vol. 2: The Real Hip Hop 2000 Video Himself
Rap Sheet's Free Expression in the '90s 1995 TV Movie Himself
The 1995 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1995 TV Special Himself
Feel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth 2017 Documentary post-production
Soul Train Awards Post Show 2016 TV Movie Himself - Guest
Love & Hip Hop 2016 TV Series Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2016 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Straight Stuntin Chronicles: Volume 3 - The Man in the Mirror 2016 Short Himself
The Real 2016 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave 2014 TV Series Himself - Host
RapFix Live 2013 TV Series Himself
2012 BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Barstars TV 2011 Video short Himself
Lopez Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself
Beef: Behind the Bullet 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
The Best of: BlacksInActionTV.Com 2010 Documentary Himself
LiL DPC: The World of Richard P. Cummings Jr. 2010 Short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
E! True Hollywood Story 2009 TV Series documentary
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2006-2007 TV Series Himself - 'We Takin' Over' Video / Himself
Video on Trial 2005 TV Series Himself - Accused
Beef III 2005 Video documentary Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group · Lil' Wayne
2003 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap/Sung Collaboration · Ashanti


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#Quote
1 I'm used to young people dying by gettin' shot. Ya know, a lot of my friends have died by gettin' shot, killed, or an accident. But I've never seen a young nigga die 'cause he was fat. -- on Big Pun


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