Fat Joe, The Man, The Myth, The Legend.
Never mentioned in peoples list of great Rappers, or important Hip Hop figures.
His history is second to none in the game, From leaving 20 drug spots to go straight for much less money in the beginning this man signed “BigPun” one of the best to ever do it.He made a major misstep by turning down signing Eminem 6 times loosing out on hundreds of Millions of dollars.
An original member of the Diggin in the crates crew, He broke solo with the excellent Flow Joe.His album had guests such as Grand Puba and fit right in as a Latin American in a game that at that time was mostly Black with a few white MC’s such as the Beasties,3rd bass and Everlast.3rd bass in my view was the all time best white rappers until R.A the Rugged man came out. The thing with Joe is he never got the love and respect that He had earned..When He formed Terror squad, he ended up being turned on by the whole crew, and after Pun died and left His family with nothing ” like a real deadbeat” Joe caught tons of media harassment.Some Bitch ass Clown named Cuban link is still running around cracked out on YouTube talking shit about Joe..They had a major deal thanks to Joe, Cuban had a million dollar deal, He blew it being a gutter rat as did the rest of the crew.
New York died for a while as the Hip Hop scene went down south, Joe rode the wave
rocking with Ross and Wayne, while our NY kings went silent for a while..In His 40’s and still riding the success still not getting His props.
He may not be the best Rapper but He makes great songs, stays true to the roots while always remaining current…This is for Fat Joe, some of us Know that You truly are the Don!!!