Top 52 Quotes of Fat Joe

When I first started, I thought I was wack. Lyrically, I thought I was wack. The thing I had over everybody was that I was the realest rapper.

Fat Joe

When I came up in hip hop, there was no such thing as a Puerto Rican rapper doing hip hop for many mainstream people, so I was the ship, the captain, and the crew.

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What I can tell you is that for Puerto Rico being such a small island, it has culturally impacted the entire world.

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We go after legacies because we just know that, sooner or later, people will understand what we bring to this culture and bring to the game.

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To have so many years in the rap industry and so many number one songs, and sold so many millions of records, introduced the world to people like Cool & Dre, DJ Khaled, Pitbull, Rick Ross, Trick Daddy, Remy Ma, Big Pun, Rico Love… I could go on and on. Having been able to influence the rap game for so long is very important to me.

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To be slandered the way I get slandered is really uncalled for, but life goes on.

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There’s millions of gay people in the world. In 2011, you’ve got to hide that you’re gay? Like, you know what I’m saying? Like, be real.

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There isn’t a country I ain’t touch in Africa. I just came back from South of France, I toured China, Japan, wherever you name, 60,000 people come out to see Fat Joe.

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The hip hop industry is most likely owned by gays. I happen to think there’s a gay mafia in hip hop. Not rappers – the editorial presidents of magazines, the PDs at radio stations, the people who give you awards at award shows.

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The biggest misconception in the hip-hop industry is that people are only focused on the money. We should just be happy for everybody that is working in the hip-hop culture.

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Talking to people from the heart matters, and it’s unfortunately something brands have forgotten about. Celebrity endorsement deals try to gain recognition for brands, but at their core, what matters is if the celebrity truly backs the brand.

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See, me, I don’t run away. During my successes or my failures, I put it on me.

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Pun was just a natural-born genius with music, and he basically taught me so many tricks on how to make better music, even though I was the one that discovered him. He was so far advanced than me; he taught me a lot.

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Puerto Rico is a powerful island.

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Once you achieve a level of success… you learn, something tells you, ‘Man this ain’t even for you.’ You got to share with the people. You got to inspire the people.

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Never get involved with a business that you can’t really be hands-on – that if your employees quit, you can’t run yourself. If I can’t cut hair, why open a barbershop?

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My coldest days, my darkest days, ain’t no sun out, all I got is my fans. They the only people I ride for. Believe it or not, if you’re a real Fat Joe fan, a Terror Squad fan, I do it for ya’ll.

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Mister Cee’s a legend, man.

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Mike Bibby’s my brother.

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Man I got so many regrets. The biggest is that Eminem gave me so many demos – six different times he approached me, and I didn’t sign him. Shame on me.

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Latinos been a part of hip-hop culture and every other culture; we’ve been influential in every aspect of life.

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J. R. Smith’s incredible, man, just incredible off the bench.

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I’m known to be hands on 100%. I don’t know any other way to be than a leader by example.

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If you really analyze my music, there is a lot of violence in my music because the Bronx, at the era and time I was coming up, was almost equivalent to how a ‘Braveheart’ or ‘Gladiator’ movie would be.

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If you gay, you gay. Like, that’s your preference, you know?

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I was really from the streets, and I really did hustle in a major way. When I got my record deal, I left the streets alone as far as hustling. I never, ever hustled again. I said, ‘I’m gonna change my life, I’m going legit. This is where I’m at.’

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I was a diabetic for 16 years, since I was 14. Being that I lost weight, no more diabetes. You don’t have to lose your eyesight, cut off your toes, have a stroke, get kidney failure. You just have to lose weight – you know – for most of the diabetes.

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I think I’ll die underrated, but it’s alright, man.

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I started out in the Apollo Theater. That’s where I got my start. I won Amateur Night four weeks in a row.

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I never lose touch. If you let me tell it, I’ll tell you I never got my just due and my respect for being one of the greats in hip-hop, and because of that, the fire never burned out. There’s more and more of a need for me to succeed or take the legacy a step further, and that’s what it is.

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I love to eat. If I could eat everything in the world and still be healthy or wouldn’t catch a heart attack or stroke, I’d eat everything. I just can’t. So I got to watch my health and take care of my family.

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I love Lil Wayne; that’s like my little brother. He’s just the coolest dude on Earth.

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I have been Fat Joe since I was a kid. It’s always been my name and always will be.

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I don’t rate Heat fans like I rate Knicks fans. We are true basketball fans. No matter what – rain, sleet or snow, or even if we don’t make it to the playoffs for 10 years – the Garden stands are still full.

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I come from nothing, and growing up, I really didn’t have many people to inspire me, at least no good people to inspire me.

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I always loved being fat, obviously. I’m Fat Joe.

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I ain’t here to tell nobody what’s right or what’s wrong.

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Food is like a legal drug. You can take 50 cents and walk into the store and buy a Twinkie and get high. And it’s killing people.

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Fat Joe ain’t out here trying to battle-rap everybody in the world. That’s not what I’m about.

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Everything has to evolve. Music has to go somewhere. That’s what keeps it fresh.

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Every ghetto you go to, Latinos and blacks are the two people that are together. We don’t look at each other in any different way, like ‘He’s black; I’m Latino.’ I look at us as one.

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Envision what the end result is supposed to be… what do you want to be when you grow up? Where do you see yourself? Once we identify what the painting on the wall is, it is so much easier to bring in the right colors, canvas and brushes to paint that picture.

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DJ Premier, this guy is like a god, a walking god. Guru, he put it down legendary.

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Culturally, the arts of Puerto Rico is really unmatched by any other island.

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Chances are if I am the one to cosign people, they will become a big part of the industry.

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Biggie has been the logo for success, the logo for doing it big – from popping champagne, the ladies, the fashion.

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Before I was rapping, I was always around the rap game, even though I was in the streets. I would be at all the parties and all the events, and I was pretty hard to miss. I was one of the few Spanish cats sitting there with jewelry on, Dapper Dan suits. It was pretty hard to miss me.

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As U.S. citizens, Puerto Rico has paid their part.

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As long as you get your education and you stay focused, you can do anything.

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As a little kid, I watched hip hop get created. So it’s an honour for me to represent the Bronx, the motherland of hip hop.

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Allen Iverson was the Tupac of basketball; he was a true revolutionary.

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All I know is stars and hits, you know what I mean? I don’t just sign a guy because he has a hot record. I sign a guy because he’s a star. He’s a pillar of the community.

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