Fat Joe

Fat Joe


Joseph Antonio Cartagena, better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an American rapper from New York City.

Full Name
Joseph Antonio Cartagena
Aug 19, 1970
5' 11"
Net Worth


Joseph Antonio Cartagena, professionally known as Fat Joe, was born on August 19, 1970 in the Bronx, New York. His zodiac sign is Leo and his ethnicity is Puerto Rican and Cuban. He is the son of Ernesto Delgado and Anna Cartagena, who were both from Cuba. As a youth, he was fascinated with hip-hop culture and started rapping at the age of nine.

Fat Joe attended South Bronx High School where he met his future rap partner D.I.T.C., which stands for "Diggin' In The Crates". After dropping out of high school, Fat Joe joined forces with D.I.T.C., which included Diamond D, Lord Finesse and Showbiz & A.G., to form their own rap group called Diggin' In The Crates Crew (D.I.T.C.).

In 1993, Fat Joe released his debut studio album Represent, which featured the single "Flow Joe", which peaked at #1 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart later that year. Since then he has released nine more albums including Jealous One's Envy (1995), Don Cartagena (1998), Jealous Ones Still Envy (J O S E) (2001), Loyalty (2002), All or Nothing (2005), Me Myself & I (2006), The Elephant in the Room (2008), Jealous Ones Still Envy 2  (2009) and The Darkside Vol 1  (2010). He has also collaborated with many well-known artists such as Big Punisher, Remy Ma, Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule amongst others and has been nominated for several Grammy Awards throughout his career.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1970</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Fat Joe is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Joseph Antonio Cartagena, better known by his stage name Fat Joe, was born in the South Bronx on August 19, 1970.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Debut Album Represent</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fat Joe releases his debut album Represent and starts to make a name for himself in the rap industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Big Pun Joins Terror Squad</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fat Joe signs Big Pun to his record label Terror Squad, which helps to launch Pun's career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Nomination for “Lean Back”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fat Joe and Terror Squad receive a Grammy nomination for their hit single “Lean Back.”</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Album Loyalty</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fat Joe releases his sixth studio album Loyalty, which goes on to become a commercial success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Darkside Vol. 1 Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fat Joe releases The Darkside Vol. 1, which is one of the most successful albums of his career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Family Ties Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fat Joe releases his eleventh studio album Family Ties featuring artists such as Cardi B, Ty Dolla Sign, and Anuel AA.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Inspirational Artist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Fat Joe is an inspirational artist and role model. His lyrics are full of life lessons, motivation, and positivity. He has been able to overcome the hard times in his life through music and this makes him a great role model for everyone.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Innovative Rapper</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Fat Joe is an innovative rapper who is always pushing the boundaries of hip hop. His unique flow and style of rap have made him a respected artist among other rappers and fans alike. He has also collaborated with many artists from different genres which shows his versatility as an artist.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Generous Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Fat Joe is a generous philanthropist who has donated money to various charities and causes over the years. He is passionate about giving back to those in need and making a positive impact on the world. He has even started his own charity foundation which helps disadvantaged children get access to music education worldwide.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Hispanic Rapper to Have Platinum Album</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Fat Joe was the first Hispanic rapper to have a platinum album with his third album, Jealous One's Envy, in 1995.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Lost Over 100 Pounds</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Fat Joe lost over 100 pounds by changing his diet and exercising regularly. He went from 385 pounds to 271 in just a few months.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has Owned Several Restaurants</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Fat Joe has owned several restaurants in New York, including a pizzeria and a steakhouse. He also owned a record label called Terror Squad Entertainment.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Created His Own Clothing Line</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Fat Joe created his own clothing line called FJE which stands for "Fat Joe Everything". The clothing line features t-shirts, hoodies, hats and other apparel.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Was an Amateur Boxer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming a rapper, Fat Joe was an amateur boxer who competed in the Junior Olympics. He won several matches before retiring to pursue music.</p></div>


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