Fat Joe To Drop New Studio Album & Kill All Rats Comp On Same Day

Bronx-bred rapper Fat Joe will be returning to the shelves this April with two new releases, as he is set to drop both his ninth studio album, Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 (J.O.S.E. 2), and a compilation by New York affiliates K.A.R. (Kill All Rats).

J.O.S.E. 2 follows up Joe’s 2008 disc The Elephant in the Room, which sold 107,450 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It will also serve as a sequel to his 2002 platinum album, Jealous Ones Still Envy.

The CD boasts production from Jim Jonsin, The Street Runners and The Incredibles, alongside guest vocals from frequent collaborator Lil Wayne, Ron Browz, Fabolous, Lil’ Kim and T-Pain. The first single “One,” features R&B crooner Akon. [Listen Here]

In support of the new LP – Joe’s third release on EMI’s indie imprint Imperial Records – he is planning to hit the road through March for a national tour.

In addition to the new solo set, the hip-hop vet has linked with E1 Music (formerly know as Koch Records) and fellow Terror Squad associate Pistol Pete to drop Joe Crack and Pistol Pete Present K.A.R. Joe and Pete, who both serve as executive producers on the disc, have recruited Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Hell Rell, Raekwon, Sean Kingston, Ace Hood and DJ Khaled to lend their talents. K.A.R., who consists of Rob Cash, Onez, Leader and Mike Beck, have released several mixtapes – most notably last year’s Gay-Unit Volume 1 that poked fun of Fat Joe rivals G-Unit.

Both discs are set for release on April 7th. – Elan Mancini

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  • that nigga

    Damn Joey, you dont even get hate comments. Thats bad.

  • http://xxlmag.com Ben

    How can this dude keep dropping shit bomb after shit bomb. Actually Me, Myself and I had a few dope cuts, but talk about a guy who makes radio friendly ass music, and still can’t push 250,000 combined. I can’t wait for that new Cam.

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    That J.O.S.E. was fire IMO, but doing another one? I don’t know if he can live up to it, but we’ll see. If anything it’ll be more radio-friendly (boooooooo)

  • E-Hustle

    Didnt G-Unit just eat this nigga alive with that Body Snatchers: Elephant In The Sand Mixtape? Joe should feel proud, he was the 1st bum to get murked via thisis50.com, now it’s Officer Riiiiiiickey Ross The Frauds turn!

  • cold

    i’ll check for the k.a.r. , jose 2′s line up is straight bubble gum bullshit !

  • brand-new

    fat joe might sell more than cappadonna did (for those that don’t know thats 300 copies 1st week, not 300k , but 300!!!!)

  • http://foshiggadale.blogspot.com Foshiggadale

    this is the problem with rap nowadays, instead of a new talent releasing their first record, Fat Joe gets to release his ninth. And his third or fourth in a row that was nothing more than him swagger-jacking whatever trend or artist he can to remain relevant. He’s been at this for a minute, spitting Houston-Atlanta-Miami rhymes…..I bet this album has him using AutoTune on at least half of the tracks.

  • mike

    You go Fat Joe and do the damn thing! Fuck all these dick riding fisty scent fans.

  • steve

    dam joe been doin his thing for over 15 years and still sound like he only a few years in.but he will be known as the dude that makes some of the bigest hits of the year and still dont sell good.

  • steve

    i didnt finish the article before i posted but he puttin kiss on the group album but not his solo?come on man.

  • Keyser Soze

    I hate the people who have to trash-talk EVERY artist! Fat Joe is a LEGEND. He is a REAL Gangsta rapper. Always has been, he just doesn’t snitch himself out on every record. Every Fat Joe album that comes out is better and better. Stop hating cowards!

    • http://xxl ryan

      keyser soze
      u must be out ur cottoning pickin mind negro. gangsta rappers dont get knock out. big ups papoose. u must be talkin about big pun cuz he is the only latino rapper that is a legend in most people books. no disrespect 2 other latinos like chino XL.

  • latinpistol07

    lol Rob Cash corny ass nigga still rappin lol

  • tommy gunz

    XXL where the fuck r my comments??!!..LIKE I SAID THE FIRST TIME…go on joe get your lil rap money cant hate on that but everybody in the industry knows your shit is weak, and will never sell…thats just real talk..next time maybe pistol pete’ll put his baby moms on a fuckn leash ‘fore pimpin ass curly smacks her on her fat ass again..

  • problems

    It’s good to see joe still grindin and dropping music in an era where one hit wonders and ringtone rappers are here today gone tomorrow.I been said joe is a real dude and thorough.No hiding behind precincts and mansions in connecticut with provate security.Fiddy stans can swallow they leader all they want but the time has come for them to realize curtis career is over and what goes around come around so it’s pretty funny to see fiddy go down the ja rule route and slowly fade away to where nobody give a flying fuck what he has to say….karma is a muhfucka

  • http://xxlmag.com The General’

    Joe might not sell that many records but, he still cool wit’ me. Do ya’ thing Joe.

  • Nate

    I don’t even have to do the “hate”. It’s turned into pity. I only respected dude in the mid 90′s when he was doing him, real hip hop. But now after almost 20 years in the game he’s seen through. Damn, the idea when you get to your 8th, 9th album is to sell MORE records, not less. Joe got it backwards. Probably because he forgot what real hip hop was- not all the posturing…

    Take care of Pun’s wife first Fatty, give back some before you keep (attempting) to make yourself more money.. It’s sad she had to auction off his chain… even Diddy provided more to Big’s mother than you have for Pun. Pun is what gave you the buzz and co-sign not the other way around. Without Pun you would still be local.

  • Nate

    That’s it Joey. Recruit the no-names to diss your enemies, because you could never take them down yourself.

    From the no-names perspective they have only a name to try to make and nothing to lose. And that way if they fail, you just try to roll the dice again with other dudes, till one of them does what you can’t….

    Fat Diabetic Heart Attack Prone Bitch

  • Brandon

    It’s whatever…I actually feel bad for son….107 thousand damn homie….Prediction For Fat Joe with no big record…Dat Akon joint aint dat hot he’s had better….Imma say 85,000 total…..and KAR 3,000 total…Word ta KAR beefin to get in the games played out b…yall look like puppets…one

  • Tariq


    Paps, didn’t knock Fat Joe out. You G-Unit groupies need help.

    • http://xxl ryan

      well his ass got knock out by sum1. n im not a g-unit fan idiot

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  • 92FS

    I remember when Joe was with DITC,that fool was working with some real hardcore muhfuckaz in the rap game! From Big L to Big Pun. Now he fuckin’ with pusseh holes like Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled. What the hell happened??

  • Who Dat?

    Joey Crack could spit too in that DITC era. Remember “who shot ya”? Gully!! The truth is Joey can spit but he is so consumed with moving units, being on cribs and keeping that phantom ( and why not , they are now legal obligations )that he tries SO HARD ( obviously hard ) to be radio friendly. The fucked up thing is that J.O.S.E is really part of his legacy and that radio bullshit JOSE2 will just kill a little bit of it – call it something else man.

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