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Fat Joe

Joseph Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an American rapper, CEO of Terror Squad Entertainment, and member of musical groups D.I.T.C. and Terror Squad. Fat Joe's first album was Represent, released in 1993, followed by Jealous One's Envy in 1995. From 1998 to 2006, he was signed to Atlantic Records, releasing four albums under the label, Don Cartagena in 1998, Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.) in 2001, Loyalty in 2002, and All or Nothing in 2005. Around the release of All or Nothing, Fat Joe became involved in a highly publicized feud with another New York City-based rapper 50 Cent, who attacked Fat Joe in his song "Piggy Bank". His most popular song in which he performed was his Remy Ma duet "Lean Back" with Terror Squad. The song was a number-one hit in the summer of 2004. Starting in 2006, when his album Me, Myself, & I was released, Fat Joe was signed to Imperial Records, which distributes through Terror Squad Entertainment. His follow up album wasThe Elephant in the Room, which was released in 2008; Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 (J.O.S.E. 2), the sequel to Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.), was released in October 2009. His

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Big Pun -- Widow Claims Fat Joe Has Screwed Her Over ... Royally

Big Pun
Widow Claims Fat Joe Screwed Her Over ... Royally

Fat Joe is an immoral cheat who betrayed his protege, Big Pun ... so claims Big Pun's widow who claims Joe has left her out in the cold since her husband's death.Liza Rios is beside herself… READ MORE >

Scott Disick -- Wino Posing in the Hamptons Again

Scott Disick
Wino Posing In the Hamptons Again

Scott Disick returned to the scene of the crime last night with a wine glass in hand as he partied with French Montana and Fat Joe at J.Lo's 45th birthday bash.Interesting that Lord D posted… READ MORE >

- 91 days ago
Fat Joe Turns Himself in to Prison for Tax Evasion

Fat Joe
Turns Himself in to Prison

Fat Joe has just turned himself in to prison to serve his 4 month sentence for tax evasion.The rapper -- real name Joseph Cartagena -- is officially in custody at the Federal Detention Center in… READ MORE >

- 424 days ago
Fat Joe -- I'm Not Thrilled About Prison Sentence

Fat Joe
I'm Not Thrilled About Prison Sentence

Question: How does Fat Joe feel about going to prison for 4 months? Answer: He ain't exactly thrilled. TMZ spoke with Joe moments ago ... and (shocker) he didn't seem too jazzed about yesterday's… READ MORE >

- 486 days ago
Rapper Fat Joe -- 4 Months In Prison For Bilking Uncle Sam

Rapper Fat Joe
4 Months In Prison For Bilking Uncle Sam

So much for a carefree summer ... Fat Joe has just been ordered to spend 4 months behind bars for failing to pay more than $1 MILLION in income taxes. As TMZ previously reported, Joe (real name… READ MORE >

- 487 days ago
Fat Joe -- Rapper Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Fat Joe
Guilty of Tax Evasion

Rapper Fat Joe -- who's made MILLIONS cranking out hits like "What's Luv" and "Make It Rain" -- just plead guilty to tax evasion ... after failing to pay Uncle Sam a FORTUNE in back taxes. The… READ MORE >

- 673 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Clubbin' with Kanye, Diddy, Busta and Fat Joe

Lil Wayne
Clubbin' with Kanye, Diddy Busta, Fat Joe and More ...

Lil Wayne returned to the Miami club scene last night ... with some of the most powerful people in the rap game ... including Diddy and Kanye West ... and TMZ has the pic. It all went down at… READ MORE >

- 697 days ago
Fat Joe Investigated for Sexual Assault

Fat Joe Investigated for Sexual Assault

Platinum-selling rapper Fat Joe was detained by police in Madison, Wisconsin last night  -- after a 33-year-old woman told cops that Joe and his entourage sexually assaulted her inside a… READ MORE >

- 1586 days ago

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