Fat Joe

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Date of Birth August 19, 1970
Place of Birth South Bronx, New York
Age 50 years old
Horoscope Leo

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Fat Joe

Joseph Antonio Cartagena, better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an American rapper and actor from the Bronx, New York. He began his music career as a member of hip hop group Diggin' in the Crates Crew, then forged a solo career and set up his own label, Terror Squad, to which he signed Big Pun, Remy Ma, Tony Sunshine, Cuban Link, Armageddon, Prospect, Triple Seis, and DJ Khaled as well as discover producers Cool & Dre. Fat Joe's debut solo album, Represent, was released in 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; it was certified platinum by the RIAA and internationally certified silver by the BPI, as well as reaching the top 100 on multiple music charts. He is best known for the songs "Lean Back" with Terror Squad, "What's Luv?"

Birth name: Joseph Antonio Cartagena
Also known as: Fat Joe da Gangsta
Born: August 19, 1970, The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres: Hip hop
Occupation(s): Rapper, songwriter, actor
Years active: 1992–present
Labels: EMPIRE, R.N.G, R4 So Valid, Be Music, E1, Mr. 305 Inc, Warner Bros, Imperial, Terror Squad, Virgin, Atlantic, Big Beat, Mystic, Violator, Relativity
Associated acts: Terror Squad, Diggin' in the Crates Crew, Apache, Big Pun, Cool & Dre, DJ Khaled, French Montana, Grand Puba, Ivy Queen, Ja Rule, Jennifer Lopez, Lil Wayne, N.O.R.E, R. Kelly, Remy Ma, Ry So Valid
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About Fat Joe

Rapper who has collaborated with artists such as Jennifer Lopez and Busta Rhymes. He is best known for his 2004 #1 hit "Lean Back."

Before Fame

Born Joseph Antonio Cartagena, he was influenced by Latin rapper Big Pun.


He was berated in 50 Cent's song "Piggy Bank."

Family Life

He has two sons named Ryan and Joey and a daughter named Azariah.


He was featured in the song "What' s Luv?," with Ashanti.

Information related to Fat Joe

  • Latin hip hop - Latin hip hop or Latin rap is hip hop music recorded by Latin American artists in the United States and Spanish-speaking countries in the Caribbean, Central America and South America.
  • Relativity Records artists
  • Big Beat Records (American record label) artists
  • Diggin' in the Crates Crew members
  • Terror Squad (group) members
  • Puerto Rican rappers
  • Universal Records artists
  • Hardcore hip hop artists
  • Hispanic and Latino American rappers
  • Imperial Records artists
  • Virgin Records artists
  • East Coast hip hop musicians
  • American music industry executives
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Latest information about Fat Joe updated on January 15, 2021.

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