Saturday, May 9, 2009

Fat Joe - Music


New Joe Crack! I 'd be lying if I said Fat Joe's recent output hasn't been impressive. His last record, Elephant In The Room, as disjointed as it is, makes for a pretty decent EP once you trim the fat. Joe shoulda learned from what happened to Ja. Once you start beefing with Curtis you're bound to take some kinda damage and while there were no police uniforms in Fat Joe's closet, 50 definitely affected Joe's sales and to a lesser extent, his credibility. This new joint, "Music" is off Joe's upcoming album Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 (J.O.S.E. 2) and Joe takes it back on this one, recalling his come up, plus he finally addresses the "misconception" that he doesn't put on rappers from The Bronx.
They say Joe too selfish, he won't let us in the door
I say, shit, I coulda left Pun in front of that store

And what follows is an entire verse dedicated to Fat Joe stroking his ego, listing his numerous contributions to the game. A humble guy Fat Joe is not. Still, after the number 50 tried to pull on him and the lackluster showing from his last album, I can understand why he would feel a need to remind folk exactly what he's brought to the table over the years. Dude's been consistent from album to album and J.O.S.E. 2 looks to continue that pattern.

Fat Joe - Music

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