Joseph Antonio Cartagena or commonly known by its stage name ‘Fat Joe’, is an American rapper who was born in Bronx, New York. In his early years of making music, he gained a huge fan base, and still, a lot of people love his music around the globe. He is best known for his hit albums that include “Lean Back,” “What’s Luv,” “Make it Rain,” and “All the way up” in his music career. He has always been a child who was fascinated with the Hip-Hop culture of America, and now he stands as one of the top Hip-Hop artists in the whole wide world.
Fat Joe or Joseph Antonio Cartagena had a rough childhood. He was driven to a life of crime due in his early childhood, and he had to steal things to support his poor family. He is decent of Cuba and Puerto Rico and the neighborhoods at that time were impoverished. He talked about his school life in an interview and termed himself a “bully” during his years in school. His brother Joseph used to listen to Hip-Hop, and he is the one who introduced Fat Joe to Hip-Hop music, and the legacy started.
Fat Joe is married to Lorena Cartagena and is blessed with three children. He lived in Miami nowadays, and before he was sentenced to prison, he was living in New Jersey. He is associated with a lot of community work, and he helps out homeless and needy people. He is also seen supporting the LGBTQ community as he said in an interview that “he believes that gay people should not hide their sexuality, and it is normal human behavior.”
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In his early years, the rapper was signed to Relatively Records, and he started his career with them. He released his debut album when working with them named “Represent.” Some of the songs from the album were super hit, and a single from “Flow Joe” reached the Billboard Hot Rap Singles listing.
Fat Joe then worked with Atlantic Records and also got a chance to work with 50 cents. He released his two singles named “Bet Ya Man Can’t Triz” and “Don Cartagena.” With that, Fat Joe announced his group “Terror Squad” to the world and later on worked with all the members for the new album release. His eight solo albums “The Elephant in the Room” while working with Imperial Records. It was one of his greatest works, and it portrays the funeral of Fat Joe, and 50 Cent is seen crying in fake footage.
Awards and Achievements
Fat Joe won the very first award for “What’s Luv in 2005 for the nomination of Top track of the year. Moving on to 2006, his song “I Don’t Care” won the Latin Dance Club Play Track of the Year. Rests of his songs are loved by the audience, and he has a huge fan base, which is the biggest achievement of all.
He has earned a lot of name and fame in the Hip-Hop and music industry. After all these years of hard work and amazing music, he has a net worth of 4 million dollars. He started his career as a solo and ended with his squad “Terror Squad.” Throughout the past years of his career, he has collaborated with a lot of amazing records and earned a good amount of money and fame.