From out of the blue, Fat Joe is dropping his free album Darkside III, and one of the tracks that’s bringing it back to New York is the Action Bronson-featured “Your Honor.” Not only is the beat produced by the legendary Primo, but it’s always good to see the OG’s showing love to the new wave of MC’s. New York, you better love this one.
As a matter of fact, Bronsolino sounds right in the pocket with this beat.
When Big Punisher was on his Papichulo shit for the chickas in magazine spreads, Fat Joe da Gangsta was entering the rap game straight from Trinity Avenue to deliver one of our favorite albums in the early 90s. Launching his record label Terror Squad over 20 years ago, Fat Joe came to “Represent” on his debut album highlighted by the video above.
For “Flow Joe”, he was the first Puerto Rican to cross over into the mainstream, while dropping some of that hardcore in the process. In our eyes Joey Crack has always been one of more underrated emcees of all time, but his raps (and album structures) sadly get overshadowed by his female-oriented singles with your favorite R&B singers.
We felt we had to pay homage the original Diggin’ in the Crates Crew member today, which he doesn’t get more recognition for his contributions to the game.
Click image to watch Fat Joe interview with The Breakfast Club video
In a few weeks, Joey Crack will be reporting to jail for alleged tax evasion over the year which he will be serving 4-months. Before he heads to the bing, Joe makes his way to “The World’s Most Dangerous Morning Show”, The Breakfast Club.
In the nearly hour-long interview, Joe breaks down everything that happened in the past causing him to be sentenced to prison. He also goes onto to touch on the past history of NYC beefing internally with each other, which in his opinion caused other regions to sneak up and grab the platoon. Charlamagne brought up Joe being the first artist from the east coast to create cross-over records in a heavy southern climate, which he was criticized for “selling out”; but now every newcomer and legend is taking Joe’s approach to the game.
You can click after the jump to watch Fat Joe’s entire interview with the Breakfast club speaking on Terror Squad, Jay-Z, Big Pun and everything else in his career.
After pleading guilty last December of failing to pay taxes totaling past $1M from 2007-2008; Joseph ‘Fat Joe’ Cartagena was sentenced today in a federal court in Newark, New Jersey. He was facing up to two years behind bars today, but Joey only received 4-months after a plea in the court systems.
The government threw allegations he failed to pay income taxes from 2007-2010, costing an estimation just of $718,038; which he informed U.S. Magistrate Cathy Waldor he’d pay back in full. There’s no date regarding when Joe will officially start his prison term, but we’re assuming it’ll be rather sooner than later to avoid missing the holidays with family.
Just today, we made a ’90s mix (sorry Joe, you didn’t make the cut on this one) and took it back to the music we grew up with, so it’s good to still see Joe trying to make his mark on the game 10 albums later. Doubleback: Evolution of R&B kicks off with his single “I’d Rather Have A Love” with a remix with Fat Joe that sounds like the year 2000.
That cover, though. The ’70s.
Musically, it’s that grown man R&B that Joe has always been known for.
Fat Joe’s been in the headlines all week, but not for music sadly as the BX native is currently facing up to a year in tax evasion. He pleaded guilty in December to charges stemming from over $700,000 worth of income for 2007 and 2008 and could face up two years in prison. While we all await the outcome for that verdict, Joe’s not letting any outside drama be the focus of his life, as he releases his a track with Future.
For “Long Time” he starts Memorial Day Weekend a bit early to clear his head with some new material that the ladies should have in rotation enjoying starting, now. Stay tuned for Joe’s next project, “The Darkside Vol. 3” coming at a later date.
Fat Joe had the internet buzzing earlier when he revealed that his new single with Wiz Khalifa was dropping tonight. Luckily for us Joe gave Funkmaster Flex the green light to drop this record for the world. It sure doesn’t disappoint either as both Fat Joe and Wiz do the damn thing over this nasty production. Word is Joey is prepping to drop an album this year as well.
After the backlash from “Instagram That Hoe,” Fat Joe loads up the cannons and gets some New York blood (A$AP Rocky & French Montana), as well as Lil Wayne on this thumper titled “Yellow Tape.” The streets are gonna go in a frenzy when they get a hold of this one! Peep that “Ante Up” sample before the track actually kicks in.
Fresh off watching Fat Joe participate in the Chris Lighty tribute at the 2012 BET Awards, he unleashes his new single “Instagram That Hoe” featuring none other than Juicy J and Rick Ross. You know the ratchet levels just turned all the way up, immediately, if you’re playing this right now. Make sure you do your job and WAVE!
Fat Joe featured everyone & their mother in the “Pride N Joy” video already, but he gets another round of guests for the remix of the single. For this one, he gets Pusha T, Ashanti, Trey Songz and Miguel, who was on the original, to ante up & give the track new life.
Trey Songz was sort of the standout on here. He killed the outro.
In light of the events late last week, Fat Joe adds a very sentimental verse on the Slaugherhouse “Goodbye” record in dedication to the late Chris Lighty. Joel Ortiz also adds a new verse in remembrance to the late Hip-Hop mogul as well.
Man, we’re in September already! This year has flown by already and with the new month here, folks should get ready for Fall season and that 4th quarter flood of videos. We had a STACKED week, which means that not only are there dope videos in the Top 10, but our notable mentions are the most potent we’ve seen this year.
Its a Hip-Hop affair with Fat Joe’s latest cut, “Pride N Joy” as he is joined by Kanye West, Miguel, Jadakiss, Mos Def, DJ Khaled, Roscoe Dash & Busta Rhymes on this Bink! produced banger. Although we only get a few lines from everyone (or singing together) it sounds very well put together and sonically complete. This is definitely set to be a summer jam for the ladies this summer and will be heard all over the radio for the next few months. The new album is on the way and it looks like the OG Joey Crack is on his grind.