Back in 1998, Fat Joe was on his third studio album, Don Cartagena, and he called on Big Pun, Nas, Jadakiss and Raekwon to help him with track-seven. Joined by Mack 10, the group shot a video and the rest is history. RevoltTV recently caught up with The Chef to get his thoughts on the infamous video shoot and what it was like having all those hip hop heavyweights involved at the time.
Fat Joe pleaded guilty to tax evasion in December, and the hip-hop star was honest about the possible ramifications. In the wake of Lauryn Hill being sentenced to three months for failing to file federal taxes, Joe opened up about his own situation during an appearance on MTV’s “RapFix Live.” “I can’t really explain that ’cause I got a real court case going on, like facing jail time. But I guess after June 24. Hopefully, it goes well,” said Joe. “At the end of the day, I’m paying all the money back that’s owed — actually I have and I’ma just go like a man, stand up.”
“You gotta understand we hire guys who are supposed to have Harvard degrees to take care of us,” he added. “All the time you see artists, the first thing they did to you when you caught money was introduce you to a bunch of fancy guys with bow ties who are gonna take care of your money and all that and then you always see an artist or a celebrity or somebody like that goin’ down for it and these guys never go down for it,” he also said.
The stars came out for DJ Khaled’s bday celebration at Miami’s LIV. Those in attendance included Diddy, Kanye, Lil Wayne, Birdman, Mack Maine, French Montana, Busta, Fat Joe, Ace Hood, Mavado, Kirko Bangz, N.O.R.E., Timbaland and more.
Chi-Ali served his time, and is back making music. The Native Tongue MC drops a new song called “Games & Things” featuring fellow Bronx rapper Fat Joe. The beat is an R&B tinged smooth groover cooked up by Statik Selektah. “Money and freedom, that’s a really nice combo, just dropped 250 on this duplex condo/Another 50 racks on a presidential writwatch, and bumping Lupe cause I love Hip-Hop,” spits Chi-Ali. He also gives a shout out to Remy Ma and shows no love to shady C.O.’s
Chi-Ali was released in August after serving a dozen years of a 14 year sentence for the shooting and killing Sean Raymond back in 2000.
Listen to and download “Games & Things Below.”