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Fat Joe

Fat Joe

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Famous as :

Rapper

Birth Name :

Joseph Antonio Cartagena

Birth Date :

August 19, 1970

Birth Place :

Bronx, New York, USA

Spouse :

Lorena

Claim to fame :

Single "Lean Back" (2004)

Biography


Fat Joe was born on August 19, 1970 by the name Joseph Cartagena. He was raised in the South Bronx area of New York and heavily influenced by the Zulu Nation culture as a youth. His brother, Angel, would bring home tapes of the music played at those events, and the original sounds piqued the interest of young Joe. From discovering rap, he also learned the ways of living on the street through his brother.

As he got older, he became involved in hip-hop culture, taking a liking to not only rap, but graffiti art and breakdancing as well. Along with that, he was heavily involved in the drug trade and from there, he got his nickname, Joey Crack. Before delving deeper into the drug trading world, he returned to his younger roots and discovered in time that his true love was music.

Latest News


Fat Joe Turns Himself In to Begin His Jail Sentence for Tax Evasion

August 27, 2013 02:18:50 GMT

is heading behind bars. The Bronx-born rap mogul surrendered Monday, August 26 at the Federal Detention Center in Miami to serve his jail sentence. He was slapped with four months in prison after pleading guilty to evading taxes.
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Fat Joe Sentenced to Four Months in Jail After Pleading Guilty to Tax Evasion

June 25, 2013 02:06:41 GMT

Joseph "" Cartagena has been sentenced to four months in prison for tax evasion. The rapper got jail time after pleading guilty in a December court hearing to two counts of failing to file tax returns on more than $1 million in income in the years of 2007 and 2008.
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Fat Joe Facing Up to Two Years in Jail After Pleading Guilty to Tax Evasion

December 21, 2012 01:53:31 GMT

entered a guilty plea in a New Jersey federal court Thursday, December 20 to misdemeanor charges stemming from his failure to pay taxes on nearly $3 million of income in the years of 2007 and 2008. Due to the offense, the 42-year-old rapper could face a maximum of two years in prison.
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Video: 50 Cent, Fat Joe and Missy Elliott Honor Chris Lighty at 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards

October 10, 2012 06:35:28 GMT

2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards was glittered with a lot of big stars. One of the highlights was a star-studded performance to pay tribute to Chris Lighty, the late former manager of , , , , and .
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Fat Joe's 'Pride N Joy' Video Features Kanye West, Ashanti and More

August 26, 2012 17:57:55 GMT

premieres his star-studded music video for "Pride N Joy", one of the singles lifted from his upcoming 11th studio album. The video features , , , , , and but excludes who could not make it to the video shoot.
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Fat Joe's 'Pride N Joy' Video Shoot Ft. Kanye West, Ashanti and More

July 30, 2012 05:11:27 GMT

Instagram was flooded with photos from a music video shoot which featured quite a number of guest stars. After losing 100 pounds, Joey Crack wasn't so fat anymore in the visual for "Pride N Joy".
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Video Premiere: Fat Joe's 'Another Round' Ft. Chris Brown

December 26, 2011 03:57:09 GMT

and are beach buddies in a music video for their joint track "Another Round". They perform the song in a Southern California beach being surrounded by exotic ladies clad in barely-there bikinis. The rapper keeps himself warm in a sweater and scarf, while the R&B singer opts to go with Versace x H&M Jacket.
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Fat Joe Hopes No Jail for 'Worst Enemy' Remy Ma

September 18, 2010 07:12:29 GMT

Rapper is keeping his fingers crossed his former protegee wins her appeal against her eight-year prison sentence for a 2007 shooting, insisting he sympathises with her despite their past war of words. The "Lean Back" hitmaker dropped Remy, real name Reminisce Smith, from his Terror Squad crew in 2007 and the pair went on to throw lyrical shots at one another in subsequent interviews.
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Jim Jones to Join Fat Joe and Other Rap Stars for Anti-Violence Rally

August 23, 2010 05:53:51 GMT

Rapper will join hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons to pound the streets of New York later in August as part of an anti-violence rally. Big Apple natives Jones and Simmons will be joined by , , and on the Tsunami of Peace: Ride, Walk & Rally Against Violence protest against the rise of gun crime in some of the city's toughest areas.
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Video: 50 Cent 'Crying' Over Fat Joe's Album Flop Speculation

August 04, 2010 07:11:54 GMT

There is still no peace between and who have started feuding since around 2005. Although the rapper previously said he was done having a beef with other stars, he apparently won't make amends with Joe anytime soon. Most recently, he mocked Joe in a viral video, making fun of "" sale prediction.
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Artist of the Week: Fat Joe

August 02, 2010 07:09:02 GMT

is probably the most diligent rapper in terms of releasing an album. The CEO of Terror Squad Entertainment came out with another effort this year after releasing two others in the past three years. This time, Joe is confident that when his fans listen to it, they would say "He's one of the greats."
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Fat Joe: Lil Wayne 'Funnier' While Sober

July 09, 2010 09:15:21 GMT

Incarcerated has something to smile about while in jail - the rapper is much "funnier" now he's behind bars and sober, according to his hip-hop pal . The star is currently serving a year-long sentence in a New York prison after pleading guilty to gun possession charges in March.
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Video Premiere: Fat Joe's 'If It Ain't About Money' Ft. Trey Songz

July 08, 2010 07:17:04 GMT

"If It Ain't About Money" music video arrives, featuring and hosting a party under the Queensboro Bridge in New York City. Producer Cool & Dre as well as fellow artists and are seen attending the crowded bash.
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Rep: Fat Joe Wrongly Accused of Sexual Assault

June 23, 2010 08:35:04 GMT

's lawyer has categorically denied the hip-hop star and his crew inappropriately groped a woman following a concert on Sunday, June 20. The "Lean Back" rapper was detained by cops in Madison, Wisconsin at the weekend following a complaint in the early hours of Monday from a woman who alleged she was sexually assaulted by Joe and his entourage.
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Fat Joe Investigated for Sexual Assault

June 22, 2010 08:50:23 GMT

Rapper has been questioned by police in Madison, Wisconsin following allegations he and his entourage were involved in a sexual assault on Sunday, June 20. A 33-year-old woman, whose identity has not been released, filed a police complaint in the early hours of Monday, claiming she had been traveling with the hip-hop star and his crew in their limo as they headed to a hotel following a gig in the city.
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Video Premiere: Fat Joe's 'Haha (Slow Down)' Feat. Young Jeezy

May 01, 2010 04:00:04 GMT

goes on a night out in the Big Apple as seen in a music video for his new song "Haha (Slow Down)". The video is directed by Parris and features a cameo from Joe's collaborator .
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