NEW YORK — Tuesday night at Battery Studios in Manhattan, Fat Joe was singing, dancing and get, get, getting it poppin'. Joe, who was playing joints from his new LP, explained that he felt his career and the climate of rap were taking such a serious turn that he's changing the title of his album from Things of That Nature to All or Nothing.
Another change for Joey Crack is that his long-talked-about solo LP has been pushed back one more time to April 26 due to some wheeling and dealing. His "Hold You Down" duet with Jennifer Lopez will now not only be on her Rebirth album, but on his disc as well (see "Fat Joe Nearly A No-Show To Flow With J. Lo"). Joe also went back in the studio and recorded about six new songs with producers Cool & Dre.
He's finally decided on an official first single: "So Much More." It's another heater for the clubs and finds Joe promising to make your hair stand up like "Growing Up Gotti" and referencing actress Brigitte Nielsen, minister T.D. Jakes and Snoop's "Drop It Like It's Hot," all in a jovial manner.
"I know you came to party, so get up on your feet," he raps on the chorus. Later on the hook he pays homage to Roger Troutman, singing, "I know you been searching for someone who satisfies you and gives you so much more."
Coming down the pike after "So Much More" will be "Get It Poppin" with Nelly, a call-and-response number on which the ladies agree to "get, get, get it poppin'."