Fat Joe, who is known by his common name Joseph Antonio Cartagena was born on 19th of August, 1970 in The Bronx, New York City. Marie Cartagena and Ernesto Delgado are his parents. Initially, he used to a robber so that he could support his family. His brother indulged him in rap music.
Big Pun was his mentor. He belongs to the mixed family background of Puerto Rican and Cuban. He was arrested for 4 months for tax dodging in 2013. He got married to Lorena Cartagena. And they blessed with 3 children named, Azariah Cartagena, Ryan Cartagena, and Joey Cartagena.
Genres: Hip hop
Labels: Terror Squad, Atlantic, Universal, R.N.G., Big Beat, Violator, Imperial, E1, Relativity
Associated acts: Jadakiss, R Kelly, Ashanti, Pitbull, Remy Ma, Big Pun, DJ Khaled, Terror Squad, Cool & Dre, Ja Rule, N.O.R.E., Rick Ross, Ivy Queen, Raekwon, Lil Wayne, D.I.T.C., DJ Premier, French Montana, Aache, Grand Puba, Kool G
Albums: The Darkside Vol. 1 , Family Ties, Represent , Loyalty, All or Nothing , Me, Myself & I, The Elephant in the Room, Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.), Don Cartagena
He started his career via becoming part of a musical group, ‘D.I.T.C.’ and ‘Terror Squad’. After his successful career, he owns a company, Terror Squad Entertainment. Some of his most popular albums include The Darkside Vol. 1, Jealous One’s Envy, The Elephant in the Room, Don Cartagena, Me, Myself, & I, Don Cartagena, All or Nothing, Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.) and Loyalty. And another most viral single is, Lean Back when he performed with his terror squad. Plata O Plomo was his most famous album released back in 2017.
Back in 1993, another debut album was released named as ‘Represent’. Later ‘The single “Flow Joe” was considered among the top hit songs. Some other singles are; Watch the Sound and This Shit is Real. After two years his second album got released named as Jealous One’s Envy and it stood at 7th number among the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album. And he released his 3rd album called Don Cartagena in Atlantic Records after the gap of 5 years. But still, it stood at #7 on the Billboard 200.
He gave guest appearance in many shows by Raekwon, Eminem, Jadakiss, Big Pun, 50 Cent, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Ja Rule, Nas, and Diddy. After collaboration and understanding with Big Pun, they made a “Terror Squad”. During 1999, he was invited by Jennifer Lopez in a song, “Feelin’ So Good”. After two years he succeeded to release his another album named, ‘Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.)’.
He has worked with many other hit artists like N.O.R.E., Ashanti, Petey Pablo, Busta Rhymes, Ja Rule, Ludacris, R. Kelly and M.O.P. another song, Lean Back from his another successful album, True Story got released in 2004. After one year, ‘all or nothing’ was his another milestone. With Virgin Records, he came up with another release titled, Me, Myself & I.
Awards and achievements:
During 2002, he was voted in the MTV Video Music Awards. Earlier he was voted in Grammy Awards. For more than 4 times. In 2005, he won Soul Music Awards and ASCAP Rhythm award. In next year, he got Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Fat Joe Net Worth
The total net worth of Fat Joe is $6 million. All this money is earned via the selling of his albums, his appearance in various shows and by working together with famous artists. He owns a company named, Terror Squad Entertainment. Moreover, he worked for the computer students of Bronx as well. He got arrested two times in 1998 and 2002 upon stealing a gold chain and later in combating with a fellow in Times Square.