Joseph Antonio Cartagena famed as Fat Joe also known as Fat Joe da Gangsta is an American rapper as well as an actor. He kicks start his music career as a member of hip hop group Diggin’ in the Crates Crew (D.I.T.C.), then forged a solo career and set up his own label, Terror Squad. His first album “Represent” in the year 1993 and spawned the single “Flow Joe”, which reached number one on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs. His most commercially successful album to date was Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.) (2001). Moreover, he has appeared in several films, including Scary Movie 3 and Happy Feet, as well as Spike Lee’s Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It. He has an upcoming album called Family Ties which is scheduled to be released in late 2019. Recently, Fat Joe, Cardi B, Anuel AA appeared in the official video of YES. Overall, he is a very talented rapper with a god-gifted voice.
Early Life of Fat Joe
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On 19th August 1970, Fat Joe was born in the South Bronx area of New York City. He was raised by parents of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent but the details regarding his parents and sibling have not been revealed by any sources yet. He lived in public housing at the Forest Houses and began stealing at a young age to support his family. He also admits that he was a bully in his childhood. His brother introduced him to hip hop music. As of 2019, he celebrated his 49th birthday with his friends and families. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is Mixed. His religion is Christian. There is no information regarding his educational background.
Body Measurements of Fat Joe
Joe is a very handsome person with green eye color and a bald hair color. His body build is large. His shoe size and dress size has not been revealed yet. His body measurements: chest size is 47 in, arms size is 15 in and waist size is 45 in. He stands at the tall height of 5 ft 10 in or 179 cm with a balanced body weight of 130 Kg or 287 lbs. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming smile on his face attracting a lot of people towards him.
Career of Fat Joe
Fat Joe began his career with the stage name Fat Joe da Gangsta.
He became the part of the rap group D.I.T.C. and then signed to Relativity Records in the early 1990s.
His debut album, Represent, was released in the year 1993. Its lead single, “Flow Joe” peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart; other minor singles from the album included “Watch the Sound” and “This Shit is Real”.
He released his second studio album, Jealous One’s Envy in the year 1995. The lead single was Success, which did not chart, but his second single, “Envy” peaked at #8 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart.
Don Cartagena was his third album and his first for Atlantic Records in the year 1998 which peaked on The Billboard 200 at #7 and #2 on Top R&B/Hip Hop albums, eventually being certified gold by the RIAA. The album featured two hit singles “Bet Ya Man Can’t Triz”, and “Don Cartagena”.
He debuted his own group Terror Squad.
He appeared on Jennifer Lopez’s single “Feelin’ So Good” from her On the 6 albums with late rapper Big Pun in the year 1999.
He released his fourth album Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.). The lead single “We Thuggin'” featuring R. Kelly was a big hit in late 2001.
His fifth album Loyalty released later in 2002.
He was featured in the pop single “I Want You” in the year 2003.
He released his sixth album All or Nothing in the year 2005.
All or Nothing spawned the singles “So Much More” and “Get It Poppin” featuring Nelly, also with guest appearances from Eminem, Mase, Remy Ma, Mashonda, and R. Kelly. Responding to “My Fofo”, 50 Cent.
His seventh album Me, Myself & I was released in the year 2006. It featured the hit single “Make It Rain” with southern rapper Lil Wayne.
His eighth solo studio album The Elephant in the Room was distributed by Imperial Records.
His new album The Elephant in the Room, 50 Cent released a video via his YouTube account, which features the “funeral” of Fat Joe, which shows 50 Cent crying in the fake footage.
His ninth solo studio album, J.O.S.E. 2, was released towards the end of June 2009.
He announced that he was working on a new album, The Darkside Vol. 1 in January 2010.
He then signed a record deal with E1 Music on 28th March 2010.
The Darkside Vol. 1 was released on 27th July 2010.
He was featured on a remix to DJ Khaled’s song “Welcome to My Hood”.
He stated The Darkside Vol. 2 is going to be his first-ever official mixtape and will feature the Mark Henry-produced songs “Massacre on Madison” and “Drop a Body” on 21st September 2011.
“Another Round” the first single off Joe’s yet to be named eleventh studio album was released on iTunes on 19th October 2011 and the second single released from the album is “Yellow Tape”.
He joined D.I.T.C. for their album Sessions. The album was released on October 2016 and was preceded by the lead single “Rock Shyt”.
He released So Excited with Dre on 2nd August 2017.
He released Attention with Chris Brown on 24th July 2018.
He has an upcoming eleventh studio album and a second collaborative album with Dre called Family Ties expected to be released in late 2019.
Recently, Fat Joe, Cardi B, Anuel AA appeared in the official video of YES.
Marital status, Married, Children
Fat Joe is a married person and he was married to his beautiful wife, Lorena Cartagena. The couple is also blessed with three children named Ryan, Joey and Azaniah. Later, it was reported that the couple separated in the year 2012. After that, Fat Joe is living a single life happily without any disturbances. He is enjoying his single life happily.
Net Worth of Fat Joe
The net worth of this famous rapper will be surely in millions as he is very successful in his professional career as well as he is one of the highest-paid rappers in the world. His net worth is estimated to have $35 Million as of 2019. But his exact salary has not been revealed by any sources yet but there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he is earning a considerable amount of salary from his present work. His major source of earning is from his rapping career.
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