Joseph Antonio Cartagena also is known as Fat Joe. He was the industry’s first rap Latino superstar. He is a famous American rapper, actor as well as entrepreneur, and producer. He is from Bronx, New York. He was a member of a hip-hop group called Diggin’ in the Crates Crew (D.I.T.C). He started his music career by becoming a member of this group. He climbed top by the year 1990. He launched his song with Jennifer Lopez after his friend called Big Pun died. His friend was also a rapper. He got the title of the man of the month when he got featured in a Magazine called “Playgirl” in the month of May 1993. He has broken his long friendship with Terror squad members of Cuban Link due to some dispute.
Then he started as a Solo and set his own label, Terror Squad. His debut album was Represent. It got released in 1993. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs. His most successful commercial album named Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.). This commercial album was certified by RIAA as platinum and internationally as well. It reached the top 100 on multiple music charts. He got famous for the songs like “Lean Back“, “What’s Luv?” and “All the Way Up“. He acted in many films like Scary Movie 3 and Happy Feet. He also featured in Spike Lee‘s Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It. He began as a host in the Coca Vision podcast on Tidal. He discussed music, friendships, and pop-culture here. His album Family Ties got released in the month of December 2019. His father’s name is Ernesto Delgado. Also, his mother’s name is Marie Cartagena. At a very young age, he started supporting his family by stealing. He was living in Forest houses in the South Bronx neighborhood of Morrisania. He got introduced by his brother to hip-hop music.
He was born on August 19, 1970. He now lives in Miami and has 3 children. He is married. Before being sentenced, he was a resident of Tenafly, New Jersey. He weighed 140 kg i.e 300 pounds in 1996. In 2011, news about the shredding of weight around 88 pounds from about 350 pounds came in newspapers. Now he follows a low-carb diet like eating sweet potatoes but not having carbohydrates like bread, rice, and pasta. He is known by nicknames like Da Fat Gangsta, Don Cartagena, and Joey Crack. His height is 5 feet and 11 inches ( 1.8 m ). His girlfriend and wife’s name is Lorena Cartagena. His sons’ names are Ryan Cartagena and Joey. He is afraid of flying. He got overcome with this fear in the year 2005 and enjoys a lot now before this he rarely performs outside. His friends are like Akon, DJ Khaled, Mike Epps, Busta Rhymes, and Carson Daly.
He donated a lot of computers and a media lab to students of his old school in the Bronx, New york.