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".
Remy Ma Squashes Beef With Fat Joe; Reveals Plans After Prison
The return of Remy Ma is quickly approaching. In July, the Bronx rapper will be released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for assault, and she plans to make up for her lost time. In a new interview from prison with Billboard, Remy touched on several topics including reconciling with her old partner Fat Joe, and her plans after she's released.
Fat Joe Licks His Jordan 11s To Show They're Clean
Fat Joe is still practicing the technique of licking the soles of his deadstock sneakers. We all remember the episode of MTV Cribs where he proved his Olympic 7s were clean by licking the soles. The most recent soles Fat Joe slobbered over were the "Gamma Blue" Air jordan 11, which are a release that has everybody drooling. The GB 11s will officially release on December 23rd, but as we've seen time and again, the celebrities get there kicks early. And they can do whatever they want with them.
Fat Joe Released From Jail
Fat Joe is reportedly out of jail, just in time to celebrate Thanksgiving. The rapper was serving a four-month sentence on tax evasion charges, in addition to paying a $15,000 fine. According to producer DJ Nasty (he did "All I Do Is Win"), Joe is a free man today.
Fat Joe Sentenced To Four Months In Prison For Tax Evasion [Update: Fat Joe In Custody]
As we're seeing become a trend with many rappers, Fat Joe had to face the tax man and ended up pleading guilty to tax evasion, and he was aware that jail time was a possibility. Now the judge has handed out the sentence and it looks like Joe will be serving time behind bars.
Fat Joe Explains In-Depth Story Behind Tax Evasion Charges On The Breakfast Club
Fat Joe was recently sentenced to four months in prison for tax evasion. Joe had plead guilty to the charge, after failing to pay his taxes from the years 2007-2008 on an estimated near three million.
Fat Joe Speaks On Tax Problems & Possibility Of Jail Time
Fat Joe pled guilty to charges of tax evasion back in December, although the rapper is among good company. Most recently we reported on Mary J.