Fat Joe, born as Joseph Antonio Cartagena on August 19, 1970, is a Puerto Rican musician who holds United States citizenship. He is known for his work in the music industry, specifically in East Coast hip hop, hip hop music, and rap. Fat Joe is a singer, songwriter, rapper, and singer-songwriter.
He attended Morris High School in the Bronx and has used various pseudonyms throughout his career, including Biel Saenz Corbera, Cook Coke, Fat Joe, and Fat Joe da Gangsta. As an artist in the music, musician, and music technology industries, Fat Joe has experienced rivalry with artists like 50 Cent.
Fat Joe is the founder of Terror Squad Entertainment, and his work has earned him accolades such as Billboard Latin Music Awards and ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.