Fat Joe

lord Busta Joe Did they call you 'Joey Crak' 'cause when you were little they could see your butt crak?
FAT JOE Yeah, that's why.

Winter Warz

Hey, what up Joe?

FAT JOE

Just chillin, keepin it real up in the peace.

I Paragon

You wanna battle kid?

FAT JOE

Yeah.

Moderator

If you got the rhymes, send 'em to Joe and he'll tell you what he thinks.

Winter Warz

Yo, That joint you had with Raekwon was phat, any plans for working with the Wu again?

FAT JOE

Hopefully on the new album, definitely they are my peeps and family. I got mad love for the WU.

Winter Warz

How did you get started?

FAT JOE

I grew up in the Bronx, The birth place of Hip Hop, and I always

loved the culture. I always knew since the shorty that this is what I

wanted to do, and it took a lot of hard work, determination and focus

to become who I am today.

lord Busta

Joe Did they call you 'Joey Crak' 'cause when you were little they could see your butt crak?

FAT JOE

Yeah, that's why.

Winter Warz

Who inspired you to rap?

FAT JOE

KRS-One is one of the mighty BDP crew, and LL Cool J.

Killa Massa'

How long u been rapping?

FAT JOE

About 10 years. Maybe even 12 years.

funky Christ

Name a couple West Coast rappers you like.

FAT JOE

MC Ren, Bone, Thugs & Harmony. I just did a song with Cypress Hill last night.

Winter Warz

What advice do you have for peeps gettin' into the biz?

FAT JOE

Stay focused, and motivated never give up your hopes. Because it

came true for me. Then it could come true for you.

CUTIE 24

I first want to say I think you're dope and I want to know if you

really lead the life of the song 'Hey Joey'?

FAT JOE

Most of it is true and some of it is imagination but it's all good

anyway.

TRUTH 916

I have seen that you are a big fan of MC Ren from NWA who is a west coast artist.. What is your opinion on this whole stupid east vs.

west? Myself, I feel that hip hop is universal not coastal.

FAT JOE

I have always had a lot of love for the majority of the west coast artists, but rappers like Ice Cube make it hard for everybody else

to get along going public saying "f*ck NY" and shit like that. But it

looks like everything is starting to be all good between the east and the west.

Winter Warz

What other groups do you listen too?

FAT JOE

Nas, Jay z, Biggie.

funky Christ

Why aren't you Fat Joe da Gangsta anymore?

FAT JOE

Cause I don't think that I have to prove to anybody that I am The baddest nigga anymore. I think everybody just knows.

Winter Warz

What concerts will you be in, in the NY area?

FAT JOE

Trying to hook up with LL to do the Song "I Shotcha" that I did with him on his album at the Summer Jamz show at the Meadowlands, NJ.

CUTIE 24

When & where will you be performing next?

FAT JOE

I will be performing Friday the 14 in Atlanta, GA.

Winter Warz

Envy was one of the phattest songs of the year.

FAT JOE

Thanks a lot.

Mog Blunts

Why you so fat?

FAT JOE

Have you checked lately? I am losing weight.

latire

Fat Joe I'm your biggest fan. I want you to come to Bedstuy and perform for me Love Chantayl (please answer I'll be right back)

FAT JOE

I might be a little busy to perform for you but you can catch me soon, maybe at Summer Jamz.

Timberland x

Joey Crack who's your favorite Group besides yourself?

FAT JOE

Nas Escarbar.

Winter Warz

Any chance of getting some Fat Joe clothing?

FAT JOE

Sure, if you order a catalog from Fat Joe's half time Located at 560

Melrose Ave., Bronx NY 10455.

I Paragon

My Longevity/will knock all 300 lbs./out the latitude/I'll kid wit MAD attitude/I'm slammin' you/14 years old/comin' through/and runnin' through/your whole style/Like the flu/Like Helter Skelter/your brain blew/wit double deuces/You MCs can't hang wit me/while my freestyle/flows like juices.

FAT JOE

Who gives a f*ck about the opposition/ my position is far from

fiction/I started pitchin' /seeing cream/ from all these fiends with

large addictions/partner listen/ I been doing this shit for

years/killing careers/ bring back macs from the Tangiers/yeah/ so

don't consider beefin'/ I get rid of even the largest rap artists/while

the nigga sleepin'/ and keep the street sweeper close/cause niggas who lack toast/ attract the Grim reaper the most/hahahahahaha

CUTIE 24

Are you tight with Biggie and the Bad Boy Crew

FAT JOE

I am pretty cool with Biggie, and Puffy. I enjoy their music very

much. But I wish that Biggie would hurry up and diss Tu Pac.

Moderator

Anyone else besides I Paragon got some rhymes for Joe? Send 'em in now.

Mog Blunts

Hey cocksucker I'm gonna kick your fat ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FAT JOE

Suck my dick.

latire

Nuff Respect to the Puerto Ricans and you Phat Joe you are my role model. Loves Ya.

FAT JOE

It's really all for you.

EROC96

Yo if Joe was up on rhymin'...why he took so long to come out...if he was down with Lord Finesse and the whole Diggin' in da Cratez crew??

FAT JOE

I guess no one really believed in me like that. But I still was determined to get mine. And here I am.

KathrynF

Joe...How do you feel about Tupac's recent "Take Money" song

downplaying you and the rest of us here on the East Coast? It seems fake.

FAT JOE

I think that shit is dope. Taking the rap shit back to the battle rhymes plus the song is phat. But I am pretty sure Biggie is gonna get in his ass soon. and I don't think Tu Pac wants to diss me.

nu guy

IS JOEY GOING ON TOUR NOW?

FAT JOE

Not right now, working on a new album.

brueman

HOW WAS IT WORKING WITH ROSIE PEREZ?

FAT JOE

It was real dope. I admire her work and I thank her for showing another Latino brother love.

Eddie Buaer

Fat Joe I heard that song with you and SADAT X, that is a fly song.

FAT JOE

Yeah the song was to bring forth awareness of Aids in the youth in

the Latino and black community.

Killa Massa'

Fat Joe, how did it feel to do that video "I Shotcha"?

FAT JOE

It felt really dope that I had the opportunity to work with my idol LL Cool J.

EROC96

Yo Joe...I wanna know wussup with this east coast west coast shit...cause...myself, being Bronx born and some what raised, hate when Cali try to come up and diss NY, who needs to get respect for even starting the whole hip hop scene...a lot of people is keepin' that west vs. east coast but i wanna know if you down with that or not? Cause some artists don't wanna get involved in that!!

FAT JOE

I wish that everybody could just get along. But if it came down to

it, I am a NY nigga.

Killa Massa'

YO JOE! Wanna battle?

FAT JOE

I am scared of you.

KathrynF

Joe, hip-hop contains a lot of so-called vulgar music towards another.

Behind the scenes are most rappers actually friends with one

another--like Tupac friends with Big Poppa?

FAT JOE

I doubt that Tu Pac and Big Popa are friends but most rappers are

cool with one another. Another thing that you have to realize is

that most of these rappers haven't been through half the shit they be

saying on their records.

Eddie Buaer

Fat Joe are you ever gonna come to Lehman anytime soon and represent all your Indian fans there, and if you are send your free stuff out, loved "Envy" and "Firewater."

FAT JOE

Much love to Lehman. From Fat Joe.

I C I Z

Yo Joe...props ta you god...you keepin' it REAL and not forgettin' where you from...stay TRUE.

FAT JOE

Thanks for recognizing that god, peace be on to you.

EROC96

Joe get mad props for both his joints but I wanna know if he still down with BDP?? Cause he wasn't in the Double Trouble video.

FAT JOE

Of course I am still down with BDP. I love KRS-ONE if it wasn't for him, I wouldn't even be rhyming. He inspired me very much and I thank him for it everytime I get a chance to.

CUTIE 24

Where is your store located in the Bronx? What kind of gear do you carry?

FAT JOE

We carry Brim wear, 560 wear, Pelle Pelle, Pepe, Levi, Mark Buchanan, Mecca, and a whole bunch of other shit.

Killa Massa'

Yo, how does it feel to work with bone thugs and harmony?

FAT JOE

It was definitely dope. f*cking with Bone, Thugs. Being that not

a lot of artists have the opportunity to work with them. Fortunately

I was one of the few that they wanted to f*ck with. Therefore they're family for life.

Killa Massa'

Man, I had to tell you , your style is phat. How did you come

up with it?

FAT JOE

Just sit down and write baby. Sometimes it be dope and sometimes

it be even doper. But overall it takes a lot of imagination.

brueman

DO YOU KNOW MY COUSIN TEE LAROCK FROM WHEELER ST.

FAT JOE

Yes I Tee Larock from the old school. Big respect to him.

I 'TruLife'

Yo Joe, call the medical, phonetical through cybernetical, analytical with a Berretta, the vendetta it'll call for better, usage of a rhyme, I'll give you mine, but that'll be a crime, tomorrow you'll be divine, even fine, with an atmospheric type of lyric, the spheric process, Joe confess, my progress, with this announcement, you I bless.

FAT JOE

Keep a tight ass buddy.