Fat Joe, born Joseph Antonio Cartagena, is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. He first rose to fame as a member of the hip hop group Diggin’ in the Crates Crew (D.I.T.C.), and is well known for his solo work, having released many successful albums throughout his career. He has also collaborated with many other artists, including Big Pun, Jennifer Lopez, Remy Ma, and many more. In this article, we take a look at the life and career of Fat Joe, from his early life to his net worth, age, height, and weight.
Early Life of Fat Joe
Fat Joe was born in the Bronx, New York, on August 19, 1970. His parents were both of Puerto Rican descent, and he was raised in the Bronx neighborhood of Morrisania. He attended the Lehman High School in the Bronx, and he began rapping at the age of fifteen. At the age of seventeen, he began performing under the name “Fat Joe da Gangsta”. After making a name for himself in the local hip hop scene, he formed the group D.I.T.C. with fellow rappers Lord Finesse, Diamond D, Big L, and Showbiz.
Professional Career of Fat Joe
In 1993, Fat Joe released his debut solo album, Represent, on Relativity Records. The album was a success, reaching number thirty-nine on the Billboard 200 chart. His second album, Jealous One’s Envy, was released in 1995 and featured the hit single “Envy”. The album was certified gold by the RIAA and featured production from Diamond D, Lord Finesse, and Showbiz. Fat Joe’s third album, Don Cartagena, was released in 1998 and featured the hit single “Bet Ya Man Can’t (Triz)”.
In 2001, Fat Joe released his fourth album, Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.). The album was a commercial success, peaking at number four on the Billboard 200 chart and being certified gold by the RIAA. The album featured the hit single “What’s Luv?”, which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Personal Life of Fat Joe
Fat Joe is married to Lorena Cartagena, and they have two daughters, Azariah and Ryan. Fat Joe is also a vegan, and he is an advocate for animal rights. He is also an avid collector of sneakers, and he has been seen wearing some of the most expensive pairs.
In terms of his net worth, Fat Joe has an estimated net worth of $6 million. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 200 pounds.
Fat Joe is one of the most successful and influential hip hop artists of his generation. He has released many successful albums throughout his career and has collaborated with many other artists. He is also an advocate for animal rights and an avid sneaker collector. With an estimated net worth of $6 million, Fat Joe is living a life of luxury.