Fat Joe – American singer and rapper
Fat Joe’s real name is Joseph Antonio Cartagena. The celebrity was born on 19 August 1970 in New York. He has Cuban and Puerto Rican heritage. Thanks to his brother, Joseph became interested in music when he was very young.
Joe’s career began in the early 90’s as part of the rap band D.I.T.C. The young man performed under the pseudonym Fat Joe da Gangsta. Later the last two words were dropped. Back then, Joe signed a contract with Relativity Records. In 1993, he recorded his debut studio LP, Represent.
Popularity came to Joseph with the release of the single "Flow Joe", which topped Billboard Hot Rap Singles Chart. Critics also gave positive reviews to such songs as "This Shit is Real" and "Watch the Sound". Both were featured in the debut LP. Many fans tried to book Fat Joe for private events and birthdays, but he was busy recording new albums.
Joe’s second studio LP was Jealous One’s Envy. In 1995, it reached the 71st spot on Billboard 200 and the 7th position on Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart. The lead single “Envy” settled on the 8th spot of Hot Rap Tracks and reached the 76th position of Billboard Hot 100. Two more songs from the LP, "I Shot Ya" and "Watch Out", earned positive reviews from the critics.