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.
Full Name Fat Joe
Date Of Birth August 19, 1970
Height 1.85 m
Profession Rapper, Businessperson, Songwriter, Voice Actor, Music artist
Spouse Lorena Cartagena
Children Ryan Cartagena, Joey Cartagena, Azariah 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
Releasing his sophomore Terror Squad album, "True Story". It will feature unreleased tracks from the late Big Pun. [July 2004]
Recently overcame his fear of flying and now enjoys it (2005).
Was Playgirl Magazine's man of the month in May 1993.
Said in a song collaboration with Jennifer Lopez that she was the first one to call him after his friend, rapper Big Pun, died.
Gave his old Bronx elementary school 20 computers and a media lab.
Has a fear of flying. Because of this fear, he rarely performs outside of the East Coast.
Is no longer friends or business partners with [now] former Terror Squad member Cuban Link, due to a dispute at Jimmy's Bronx Café.