Fat Joe Is Opening Up A New Sneaker Store With This 19-Year Old Reseller
One of hip hop's greatest sneaker connoisseurs, Fat Joe is finally opening up a sneaker shop of his own- with a little help from a teenager named Scotty Spina. The 19-year old New Jersey native has made a name for himself as the sneaker plug for such artists as DJ Khaled, Jay Z, Rick Ross, Future, Lil Durk, Fetty Wap, French Montana... the list goes on.
Fat Joe, Remy Ma & French Montana Have Another Single Coming
Fat Joe and Remy Ma's "All The Way Up" is the surprise hit of the summer; a smash single that is both rooted in New York's history, and in touch with the current rap landscape. The French Montana-assisted track is still everywhere, particularly in NY, but Fat Joe has revealed in a new interview that he and Remy will be taking the same formula to the follow-up next month.
Fat Joe Robbed Of His One Of A Kind Air Jordans At Las Vegas Baggage Claim
One of Fat Joe's rarest pairs of Air Jordans were stolen over the weekend after only having them in his possession for a few hours. According to the Bronx-born rapper his "Terror Squad" Air Jordan 8s, which were a 1-of-1 made from the recently released "Confetti" 8s, were stolen at baggage claim in Las Vegas. He posted an image of the unique kicks on his instagram with the caption:
Watch Every BET Awards 2016 Performance
Sunday night's BET Awards was one of the show's best iterations in years. Performers included Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Usher, Young Thug, Future, Bryson Tiller, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, French Montana, & Anderson. Paak -- and that doesn't even include any of the Prince tributes, which were bountiful and glorious. Sadly, the scheduled D'Angelo Prince tribute never came to pass. Otherwise, the show was nearly flawless.
Summer Jam 2016 Recap
“SEVERE WEATHER ALERT: A storm is expected to hit between 6:00pm – 7:30pm. For your safety, please seek shelter in your vehicles.” Thus began Summer Jam 2016.
Top Tracks: May 23 - May 29
Happy Memorial Day. The past week has been a wild one, what with the chaos at T.I.’s NYC show, Gucci Mane’s release from prison, and a new Kevin Gates tape. Summer’s officially here, so expect things to keep picking up in the rap game— we’ve got a ScHoolboy Q album, SremmLife 2, and a bunch of other heat on the way. On the top tracks side of things, there was quite a bit of turnover in our list this week, with only the bottom and top tracks from the last edition making return appearances.
Fat Joe Claims Biggie Was Talking About Anthony Mason In 'I Got A Story To Tell'
One of rap's biggest mysteries finally has an answer. Appearing on ESPN's Highly Questionable, Fat Joe was asked about Biggie's 'I Got A Story To Tell' and whether or not he knew which member of the Knicks that B.I.G was rapping about. After saying he wasn't going to name names, Joe Crack revealed that the song was about the late Anthony Mason. Not only does Biggie rap about banging Mason's girl during the song but he also claims to have pulled a gun on him, robbing him of thousands of dollars in the process.
HOT 97's Summer Jam Adds Future, Travis Scott & Terror Squad To Line-Up
HOT 97's annual Summer Jam is fast-approaching, and that means that summer is approaching quickly as well, which we're not complaining about. Early this morning, the NYC-based radio station announced a few more notable acts to the main stage line-up.
Top Tracks: April 25 - May 1
We've officially entered the whirlwind release period of 2016, with hip hop's (arguably) biggest current male and female stars, Drake and Beyoncé, both dropping projects in the past ten days. What's more, Chance 3 should be dropping any moment now.
Fat Joe Reveals Title Of His Joint Album With Remy Ma
Last month, Fat Joe announced that he would be releasing a a joint album with his old Terror Squad partner-in-crime Remy Ma. In an interview on N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN's 'Drink Champs' podcast, Joe discussed the album and revealed that it would be called Platas o Plomo. Money or bullets. In other words, if you don't take this bribe... consider your ass capped.
Fat Joe & Remy Ma Are Releasing A Joint Album
Are you ready to go back to 2005? Fat Joe and Remy Ma are ready to take you there. Fat Joe revealed the news to Hip Hop Wired that the two New York emcees are planning on releasing a joint album soon. “Me and Remy just wrapped up a new album. Just me and Remy. I’m super excited about that. The album is ridiculous. So we’ve been working musically like crazy.”
Fat Joe Passed On Signing Eminem Six Times
Eminem chronicled the first chapter of his rags-to-riches tale in the 2002 movie 8 Mile. The movie didn't get as far as the period when he was shopping around his demo tape in hopes of getting a record deal. One such recipient of an early Eminem demo was Terror Squad don Fat Joe. In a new interview, Joe revealed he passed on Eminem not once, but six times.
#TBT: Fat Joe
Bronx MC Fat Joe celebrated his 45th birthday yesterday, and today we tip our cap by giving him the throwback treatment. One of the great Latin rappers of all time, Joe helped to break down the boundaries of color and ethnicity and open doors for his people in hip hop.
10 Rappers Who Have Used Ghostwriters
Early yesterday morning, Meek Mill revealed to the world that Drake's verse on "R.I.C.O." was co-written by a guy named Quentin Miller.
Houston Astros Are Selling Hats Signed By Bun B And Fat Joe For $200
The Houston Astros are selling hats in their team store designed by Bun B and signed by Bun B and Fat Joe. The going rate: $200. If these seems incredibly random, Bun B is an official Astros team ambassador who has designed a couple of hats for them, and Fat Joe paid him a visit last at Minute Maid Park last year.
#TaxDay: 10 Rappers Who've Had Tax Trouble
Blame it on self-employment, shady labels or a simple lack of knowledge about this country's impenetrable tax system-- rappers have historically had problems with unpaid taxes. Time and time again, we've seen stories of various artists in the game getting hit with either a tax lien or tax evasion charges from the IRS and owing the government a ton of their hard-earned money. As today's tax day, we're listing all of the rappers who've been popped for tax problems in recent memory. If we forgot any big ones, let us know.
Big Pun's Widow Sues Fat Joe
Fans of Big Pun probably know that the emcee's entire mainstream career was kickstarted by Fat Joe. Making his commercial debut on Joe's Jealous Ones Envy way back in 1995, the New York emcee was put on the fast track to success, coming out the gate with a platinum major label debut, Capital Punishment, a few years later in 1998. Now, it appears that Joe, the man arguably responsible for Pun's success, isn't willing to share any of profits he's earned off of his protege.
Many Men: A History Of G-Unit Beefs
Perhaps it would have been easier to make a list of every rapper that 50 and the crew haven't had any altercations with over the course of their 10 years in the game--it certainly would have required less writing.
Jennifer Lopez Brings Out Ja Rule, French Montana & Fat Joe In The Bronx
Last night Jennifer Lopez gave residents of her hometown, The Bronx, the opportunity to catch her in concert for free, throwing an outdoor show at Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park. Her first-ever concert in the borough, last night's show was made even more special by the guests J. Lo chose to bring out, including Ja Rule, French Montana and Fat Joe. Performing "Ain't It Funny," "I Luh Ya Papi" and "Lean Back," respectively, Lopez and her guests wowed the crowd, most of whom seemed eager to film the surprise appearances on their smartphones.
Samples Of The Week: April 10
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".