After missing his original May 19 release date, XXLMag.com has learned that Fat Joe’s ninth solo album, J.O.S.E. 2 will now be hitting shelves on September 29.

J.O.S.E. 2 was initially scheduled to come out on the same day as Eminem’s Relapse, Busta Rhymes’s Back on my B.S., DJ Drama’s Gangsta Grillz: The Album Vol.2 and Method Man and Redman's sequel to Blackout!, but as Joe told XXL earlier this year, the disc was pushed back due to lack of promotion.

“We wanted to make sure we had a second single in the marketplace,” he explained. “We dropped the first single with Akon and will be coming soon with the T-Pain joint.”

The disc, which is a follow up to 2001’s platinum effort of the same name, features guest spots from frequent collaborator Lil Wayne, Ron Browz, Lil Kim, Fabolous, Ne-Yo and Raekwon. –Elan Mancini