The summer time is officially upon us. That means less clothes and more skin, folks. We know it’s hard to get that beach body, but it's not impossible. Take Fat Joe for example.  The Don Cartagena recently shed 80 pounds. The Bronx MC has lost so much weight that he may want to rethink his moniker. Get inspired as we show you this gallery of hip-hoppers that are looking great after managing to shed the weight. Jenny Craig, eat your heart out.—XXL Staff

Birdman

Birdman

The five star general lost so much body weight, he had to start gettin’ tats on his head.

Bone Crusher

BoneCrusher

Bone’s motto: Crush kill destroy body fat.

Cam'ron

Camron

Oh Boy, did Killa Cam kill them extra calories or what?

Da Brat

DaBrat

With a few pounds off her frame, Da Brat looks like her sis, Lisa Raye.

Dr. Dre

DrDre

Fuck Detox, Dre is on that Chronic gym vacation.

Eminem

Eminem

Em’s road to Recovery was on the treadmill.

Fat Joe

FatJoe

Looks like Fat Joe has been drinking some Skinny Martini’s as of late.

Foxy Brown

FoxxyBrown

It’s plain to see that Fox Boogie lost a lil jiggle in her wiggle.

Young Jeezy

Jeezy

Jizzle has been staying chisel lately huh? Word to Nas and Large Pro.

Kevin Liles

KevinLiles

The hip-hop exec is lookin like money since he lost a few pounds.

Lil Cease

LilCease

Let’s face it, there’s nuthin Lil bout Cease A Leo any more. That boy is cock diesel. PAUSE

Mike Jones

MikeJones

See what happens when you stay away from that Sizzurp.

Missy Elliot

MissyElliot

We hear that Missy used the “get your freak out” work out plan.

Noreaga

Noreaga

Drinking nutcrackers and smoking bogeys is the best way to lose weight. Just ask Nore.

Queen Latifah

QueenLatifa

This cover girl has gone a long way.

Timbaland

Timbaland

Timbo said goodbye to the lobster and shrimp and look what happened.

50 Cent

50cent

50 lost 50, then he gained back 50 in muscle.

LL Cool J

LLCoolJ

We think Cool James cut the Cool Whip out of his diet.

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