Fat Joe

New York rapper Fat Joe released last Tuesday his ninth solo album, “J.O.S.E. 2.” Following in the steps of fellow New York MC Raekwon and his “OB4CL2,” Fat Joe released this LP as the sequel of his classic platinum album “J.O.S.E” released in 2002.

You may only know Fat Joe from his classic club hits like “Lean Back” or “Make It Rain,” but there is more to the Bronx rapper career. Fat Joe debuted on the New York hip hop scene as part of the legendary crew D.I.T.C, and released his first solo act “Represent” in 1993 under the name Fat Joe The Fat Gangsta. He quickly built a name for himself, being featured on numerous tracks and releasing the gold-certified “Don Cartagena” in 1998.

This new release is a true test for the Terror Squad CEO. The past years have been rough for Joe, engaged in various beefs, among which the one with 50 Cent… Fat Joe is indeed one of the favorite targets of the G-Unit boss. Highlights in their much-publicized battles include Fifty releasing an entire mixtape “Elephant In The Sand” mocking Fat Joe’s low album sales for “Elephant In The Room,” and Fat Joe dissing the G-Unit bully in several tracks.

Will this album be Fat Joe grand comeback on the charts? If such is the case, it won’t be thanks to 50 Cent who – once again – took shots at him, leaking “J.O.S.E 2” for free on ThisIs50.com a week before the official release, then creating an internet buzz over fake videos of Fifty being rushed to the hospital…after hearing Joe’s new music!

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