Fat Joe’s Album Pushed Back To February

Rapper doesn't want to compete with his Terror Squad.

Is there such a thing as too much Fat Joe? Conventional wisdom would say no, but apparently that’s not the case. Atlantic Records has decided to push the release of the Terror Squad leader’s album, Things of That Nature, back to early next year.

“We feel ['Take Me Home'] is gonna be a major, major hit, so I didn’t want to have my album out at the same time and compete against ourselves,” the rapper said. “So we just pushed it back to the first week in February.”

Terror Squad recently shot a video for “Take Me Home,” the album’s second and final single, with director Raul Conde in Los Angeles (see “Remy Martin Provides Steamy Action On Terror Squad Video Set” ).

The additional time has also allowed the MC the chance to add three additional tracks to the set. Joe has also recorded a song with Jennifer Lopez that will appear on her forthcoming album and possibly on his (see “A Boastful Fat Joe Shows Off His Things Of That Nature ).

Plans also call for the album to include the “Lean Back” remix that features Eminem, Mase and Lil Jon (see “Eminem, Mase Pitch In To Make ‘Lean Back’ Even Hotter” ).

Originally slated for release on November 30, Things of That Nature is said to feature production and guest appearances from the Terror Squad, R. Kelly, Timbaland, Scott Storch, Swizz Beatz, Cool & Dre and DJ Khaled.