Fame can be fleeting. This is especially true for rappers due to hip hop's obsession with youth. As such, credit must be given to rappers who achieve longevity -- rappers like Fat Joe, who set the streets aflame last year with his single "All the Way Up." Joe is now 46, twice as old as he was when he released his debut album Represent.

This article covers the first decade of Joe's career, from his 1993 debut single "Flow Joe" to his 2004 mega-hit "Lean Back." Click through the image gallery to read on.