Fat Joe Pledges Loyalty, Musical Evolution

Due November 12, rapper's next album boasts maturation, collaborations.

Like his friend, the late MC great Big Pun, robust Bronx buster Fat Joe just wants to crush a lot. The first single off his upcoming Loyalty LP, "Crush Tonight," serves as a diary of debauchery as Joe and guest star Ginuwine hit the clubs, pop bottles, and promise to leave with all the sensual honeys that can fit in their stretch SUV.

From Don Cartagena to Don Juan, Joey Crack has promised that Loyalty, due November 12, will continue to show his musical evolution. Helping hip-hop's hearty heat-thrower in his studio maturation will be his abrasive-talking female protègè Remy, Roc-A-Fella commando Cam'ron and legendary lyricist Scarface. Producers on the LP include Cool & Dre, the Alchemist, Teflon, Ty Fyffe and "Crush Tonight" 's soundscape shifter, Precision.

Joe goes in front of the camera to shoot a video for "Crush Tonight" at the end of the month in New York City. According to his label, he's still looking for a director. Outside of his own project, the head of the Terror Squad has also recorded vocals for Swizz Beatz's upcoming LP as well as mixtape master DJ Kay Slay.

For a feature interview with Fat Joe, check out "Fat Joe: Bigger Than Ever."