Fat Joe

Apr
2
New Music: Fat Joe f/ Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Fabolous, & Kirko Bangz – ‘Another Round (Remix)’

Mary J. Blige

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul graces the remix to Fat Joe’s “Another Round” featuring Fabolous, Kirko Bangz, and Chris Brown. MJB adds her soulful touch, Loso and Bangz deliver new bars, and Joey Crack tops it off with some icing. “Cake, cake, cake, cakin’ on your lovin’,” he raps on his sweet verse.

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Mar
12
New Music: Rick Ross f/ Wale & Stalley – ‘Another Round (Remix)’

Rick Ross, Wale, and Stalley

The Maybach Music crew caters to their female constituency on the smooth remix to Fat Joe and Chris Brown’s “Another Round.” Rick Ross wines and dines his girl, Wale gets his Papi Chulo on, and MMG’s rookie Stalley rekindles his romance. Ladies, this round’s for you.

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Jan
14
New Music: Cherlise f/ Fat Joe – ‘I’m So Ready’

GroundZero

Cherlise gets some encouragement from her mentor Fat Joe on “I’m So Ready,” a sexy cut off her DJ Khaled-hosted mixtape GroundZero, dropping Monday. With the radio blasting in the back seat, the Division1 songstress gets ready to take her relationship to the next level as she coos over the slinky beat, written and produced by herself and Pierre Medor.

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Dec
25
Video: Fat Joe f/ Chris Brown – ‘Another Round’

Fat Joe and Chris Brown

Fat Joe and Chris Brown rise from the sand in the sexy video for “Another Round.” In the Colin Tilley-directed clip, a slimmed-down Joey Crack soaks up the exotic beauty surrounding him, while a shirtless Breezy panders to the ladies. Escape to paradise with the fellas.

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Nov
23
Fat Joe and Chris Brown Escape to Egypt in ‘Another Round’ Video

Fat Joe and Chris Brown

Fat Joe and Chris Brown brought Egypt to the beaches of Southern California while shooting the Colin Tilley-directed video for “Another Round.” The Bronx rapper showed off his slimmed-down physique and a blond Breezy rocked the sold-out Versace for H&M velvet bomber jacket, also worn by Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, and Diggy Simmons. The fellas were surrounded by pyramids and beach babes as they performed scenes in the sand.

Joey Crack explained how his smooth collaboration with Chris came together. “I’ve known him for years and we toured together in Africa and he was like, ‘We gotta do something.’ I’m like, ‘You are the hottest ni**a in the game right now; why wouldn’t I want to do something with you?’” he told Rap-Up.com. “He always told me that for years but at the time, he was like 15, 16 and just so young. I was like, ‘Yo, it wouldn’t even be right.’ But now he’s a grown ass man, so it makes sense.”

Check out some on-set pics from their voyage to Egypt.

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Oct
30
New Music: Fat Joe – ‘The Darkside, Vol. 2’ [Mixtape]

The Darkside, Vol. 2

Fat Joe ventures to the dark side once again on The Darkside, Vol. 2, the sequel to his 2010 album. The Don Cartagena, who recently shed nearly 100 pounds, returns to his hardcore hip-hop roots, enlisting Cool & Dre and Macho as executive producers and Mark Henry for the bulk of production. The 10 street tracks feature collaborations with Jadakiss, French Montana, and Raekwon.

“I love making hardcore hip-hop shit. That’s where my heart is at,” the Bronx MC told Rap-Up.com. “It’s just some more of that Fat Joe; that hardcore shit. That smokin’ weed and driving a car-type shit.”

Crack open Joey’s Halloween gift below.

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Oct
28
10 Questions for Fat Joe

Fat Joe

Following the release of his 10th solo album The Darkside, Vol. 1, Fat Joe has spent the better part of 2011 finishing up the follow-up The Darkside, Vol. 2, his first official mixtape out October 31. With guest appearances from Raekwon, Jadakiss, and French Montana, Joe returns to his hardcore hip-hop roots after 2009’s more commercially-minded Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 (J.O.S.E. 2), enlisting Cool & Dre and Macho as executive producers and handing the bulk of production over to fledgling producer Mark Henry.

But the Bronx rapper, who recently shed nearly 100 pounds, hasn’t completely abandoned his mainstream aspirations, having just released the slow, R&B-laced “Another Round” with Chris Brown. While no release date has been set for Joe’s upcoming album of the same name, his confluence of street, club, and bedroom hip-hop has allowed him to remain popular long after other rappers his age have faded from the scene.

Rap-Up.com spoke with Joey Crack about his support for Chris Brown, keeping in touch with Ja Rule, opening weight loss clinics, and why, regardless of his size, he will always be Fat Joe.

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