Bend over, make it rain… Are songs that would immediately remind any hip-hop lover of Fat Joe, the American rapper from New York who first entered the rap scene in the early 1990s. been heard in recent years, it still manages to stay relevant in the entertainment scene. The four-time Grammy nominee is also an actor and podcast host. Follow us as we reveal some details about his career as well as facts about his personal life.

Fat Joe Ethnicity (Bio)

Fat Joe was born Joseph Antonio Cartagena on August 19, 1970, in the Bronx, New York. Her father is Cuban and moved to the United States for a better life and to help his 10 brothers. He would eventually earn enough money to bring his entire family to the United States. Joseph’s mother is from Puerto Rico.

After being introduced to rapping by his brother, Fat Joe, began recording in the early 90s as part of the band DITC His first record deal was with Relativity Records under which he released his debut album Represent. Fat Joe rose to prominence with his fourth album The Jealous Always Envied (JOSE) which featured big names like Ja Rule, Ashanti, R. Kelly, Busta Rhymz, and more.

Like most hip-hop rappers, he’s had a lot of run-ins with the law. In 2013, he spent three years behind bars for owing the IRS $3 million in arrears. In addition to his music, Joe has starred in several films, including Happy Feet (2006) and Night School (2018). Starting in 2017, he began appearing in the television series, She Gotta Have It

family, brother

He grew up in a family that managed to get by through the day. As a young boy, Joe was forced to steal to support his family. In his teenage years, his brother named Andre introduced him to rap. Joe and his brother were influenced by the culture of the Zulu nation. André regularly attended events and brought tapes of songs from the event to present to young Joe.

Although André introduced his brother to music, Fat Joe was to become more popular. In addition to Andre, another man often referred to as a brother by Fat Joe was fellow Latino rapper Big Pun. Although they both bear a striking resemblance, they are not related by blood.

Big Pun and Fat Joe met in 1995, and Pun debuted on Joe’s second album, The Jealous Still Envious. Big Pun struggled with weight for most of his life and in February 2000, at the age of 28, he died of a heart attack. Fat Joe often pays tribute to him.

wife, son

For two decades, Fat Joe has only called his wife by a woman and she is none other than Lorena Cartagena (née Milan). She also goes by the name of Lola.

Fat Joe seriously threw himself at her neck on social media and while celebrating her on Valentine’s Day 2017, he called her a backbone. Unlike Joe, his wife Lorena is not in the entertainment space and very little is known about her. We followed her social media pages and discovered one thing she adores so much: her family.

The couple live with their three children including sons Joey and Ryan and daughter Azariah, born in 2006. Ryan is an aspiring rapper. Of Fat Joe’s two sons, the one that has generated a lot of interest is his first son, Joey, who has autism.

Fat Joe is private with Joey but occasionally takes to his social media to post sweet words about him, something that has earned him praise from many. Joey was born in December 1992 and Ryan three years later in 1995. In a 2010 interview with UrbLife, Fat Joe revealed how he had Joey at a time when he was very young and not yet ready to have children. . The boy’s mother was not there for him, so Joe had to raise him with his parents.

Fat Joe’s wife, Lorena, is Azariah’s biological mother, but it’s highly unlikely that she gave birth to her two sons, especially Joey.

Net value

With over 1.5 million albums sold worldwide, Fat Joe is undoubtedly one of the most successful rappers of his age. He has released 10 studio albums and 22 singles. His most successful album to date is Les Jaloux Toujours Enviés (JOSE) released in 2001 which was certified platinum by the RIAA. Although Fat Joe also earns as an actor, his music remains his biggest money maker. His net worth is estimated at $5 million.

Height and other quick facts

Date of birth: August 19, 1970

Place of birth : The Bronx in New York

Parents : Marie and Ernesto Cartagena

Ethnicity : Cuban, Puerto Rican

wife : Lorena Cartagena

Children : 3 (Joey, Ryan and Azariah)

Weight : 200 pounds

Height : Fat Joe is 5ft 11in

Net worth : $5 million.