Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Fat Joe has spent his entire career as one of the top ten rappers as far as radio play goes. Having been in the game for seventeen years, he has proven himself as a hitmaker. But, when people discuss the best rappers of the 1990s and 200s, they mention Jay-Z and Nas, hits usually are credited to Ja Rule and Jay-Z.
Despite all his accomplishments, Fat Joe has never held the number one spot. Due to his age, it appears as if he will never have a run on the top. His feud with 50 Cent does not do much to help matters, either. For years, 50 Cent has been a thorn in his side, but he has used his internet popularity to lampoon Fat Joe.
Before his feud with 50 Cent, Fat Joe was well-respected in the hip hop game and now he is viewed as a joke. This was reflected in the sales of his last album. Embarrassed, Fat Joe went to work on his most-recent album, The Darkside, Vol. 1. Hoping to finally solidify himself, Fat Joe lost the nice guy image to return to the hardcore music that landed him the initial deal with Relativity Records.
Even with 50 Cent breathing down his neck, Fat Joe is confident in his album. Having made millions in the rap game, Fat Joe could care less about how much his album sells. But, having been in the game for seventeen years, Fat Joe is hoping the album will be well-recieved. Despite logging more years than the likes of Jay-Z and Nas, he has still yet to cross that barrier. With this album, Fat Joe feels he has rightfully earned his spot among the greatest of all-time.
While 50 Cent teases Fat Joe about record sales, Joe replies about his latest music, which is recieving just as much hype as the last 50 Cent album.