Fat Joe is a Grammy-nominated recording artist, actor and entrepreneur that hails from the Bronx, New York. With an acclaimed career that has spanned four different decades, Joe has cemented his legacy as a hip-hop heavyweight, having amassed several multiplatinum and gold studio albums, mixtapes, singles and collaborations, including “Lean Back,” “What’s Luv,” “Make It Rain,” and “All The Way Up,” among countless others. Most recently, Joe released his latest hit single “Sunshine (The Light)” in January 2021, which recently cracked the Top-10 rhythmic radio and reached No. 1 on urban radio.
Over the course of his career, Joe has collaborated with a versatile array of fellow superstars across several genres and eras in music, including JAY-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, Nas, Cardi B, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Mary J. Blige, Pitbull and many more. Beyond his unprecedented longevity and versatility, Joe – who is of Puerto Rican descent – helped played an integral role in bridging the intersection of hip-hop and Latin music, releasing music with Gloria Estefan, Thalia, Ricky Martin, Don Omar, Anuel AA, etc. Joe has also displayed an eye for discovering and developing new talent, having signed the likes of Big Pun, DJ Khaled and Remy Ma to his Terror Squad imprint.
In addition to his music-related endeavors, Joe has starred in limited acting roles, most notably shining alongside Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish in “Night School” as well as in Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” Netflix series. He also procured acting credits in Scary Movie 3, Happy Feet, Supermodel, etc.
Additionally, Joe is the owner and founder of two UP NYC stores in uptown Manhattan, which sells exclusive sneakers from brands such as Jordan and Nike as well as sports apparel, caps, etc. In March 2020, Joe launched “The Fat Joe Show,” a nightly Instagram Live talk-show where he has interviewed politicians, musicians, athletes, actors, entrepreneurs and personalities such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Floyd Mayweather, Dwyane Wade, Jamie Foxx, Diddy, Snoop Dogg, etc.
His latest track ‘Sunshine’ features DJ Khaled and Amorphous, sampling Luther Vandross and Rihanna for a tune that will undoubtedly be one of the sounds of the summer.