Joey Fatts is a mysterious artist. He may not tweet often
, but when he does his words are impactful and, at times, inspirational. After a sit down with Fatts, one can’t help but be impressed by the one-time homeless
rapper's grasp on the music business. While the Cali native has only been making music since late 2011, the quality of his production and lyrical acumen is undeniable. His Chipper Jones
mixtape series set the underground on fire and has featured collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, Freddie Gibbs, Danny Brown and more, with Chipper Jones Vol. 3 on the way next week (Aug. 3).
sat down with the Long Beach representative to discuss the origin of his Cutthroat Records label, linking with the A$AP Mob, his new deal with Waka Flocka and much more. —Christian Mordi