August 19: Fat Joe Was Born. (1970)

August 19, 1970 – On This Date In Hip-Hop, Joseph “Fat Joe” Cartagena was born in the South Bronx, New York. Fat Joe would grow up to: (1) live in public housing, (2) bully niggas, (3) rap as Fat Joe Da Gangsta, (4) become a member of DITC and Terror Squad, (5) lean back, (6) release 10 albums, (8) act in films, (9) be a video game character, (10) be nominated for a Grammy, (11) beef (and later resolve issues) with 50 Cent and Jay-Z, and (12) go all the way up… Happy Birthday Joey Crack!

ABOVE: Fat Joe Rap City Freestyle (1995)
ABOVE: Fat Joe Freestyle on Rap City

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