New York rapper Fat Joe is showing love to the closest neighborhood to his Bronx borough. The hip-hop star has stepped up to salute Hollywood heavyweight Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s must-see In The Heights movie.
Fat Joe Makes Movie Night Decision No-Brainer
Joey Crack went to his Instagram page with a massive salute to the newly released flick. The Big Apple native went the extra mile by shouting out lead actor Anthony Ramos.
“Go support this movies amazing @anthonyramosofficial I’m proud of you my brother”
The movie has already received a stack of epic co-signs from TV mogul Oprah Winfrey, music star Ariana Grande and movie heavyweight Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Fat Joe Compares DJ Khaled to Quincy Jones
During a recent episode of rap veteran N.O.R.E.‘s podcast “Drink Champs,” Fat Joe made a comparison between music producer DJ Khaled‘s achievements to entertainment icon Quincy Jones, which immediately sparked criticism online. Joe publicly disagreed with rumors suggesting Khaled merely used big-name talents on his albums to succeed, pointing out that other producers attempt to do the same and fail.
“People take away the greatness from Khaled and they think, ‘Well, he just gets a bunch of big-name rappers and puts them on the same song.’ There’s a million producers and deejays that try that – and it’s been a long time since we heard Nas and JAY-Z in what, to me, sounds like a smash hit. Like a smash, hit – it can play on the radio, it’s streaming – Khaled really is the Quincy Jones of hip-hop right now.”
Joe faced the backlash head on by posting on social media. The Terror Squad boss clarified he meant no disrespect to Quincy, but was merely referencing the work ethic that Khaled unarguably has with the number of hits he’s produced over time.
“All these back seat drivers Monday morning quarterbacks always got an opinion but can’t do it themselves shit crazy to me the term Quincy jones of this time was used in reference to the work khaled has put in years and years of hit obviously there’s only one Quincy but f*ck it tune in tonight EXPLOSIVE lol.”
Fat Joe Reveals How Beef W/ 50 Cent Ended
During a recent appearance on Talib Kweli‘s podcast, Fat Joe sparked more drama online by revealing his infamous feud with 50 Cent didn’t end until the death of music executive Chris Lighty. When Lighty passed away in 2012, Joey Crack and Fifty buried the hatchet out of respect for their mutual friend.
“I never thought in my life I would squash the beef with 50 Cent. If we would have bumped heads somewhere, it would have went down physically, 100 percent.”
“I think we have an obligation, a responsibility to show these young brothers that beefing over words can be squashed. You can become friends. It doesn’t have to result in us killing each other. The rap beef doesn’t have to turn violent in the streets. I hope everybody sees that and says, ‘The sh*t they were saying to each other, and now they’re friends? It can happen.”
Meet The Parents: Fat Joe Shares Rare Look At His Mom + Dad
In early May 2021, Fat Joe switched it up by showcasing his dedication to putting family first. The hip-hop veteran took a moment away from music-making this week to share a glance at his true day ones. Joey Crack hit up Instagram with the must-see shot.
“Sooooooo blessed to still have moms and pops ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️”