News: Fat Joe Considers Name-Change For Next Album, "No More Fat Joe, The Return Of Fat Gangsta" [Video]

Thursday, Sep 24, 2009 11:15AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Fat Joe recently updated fans on his delayed J.O.S.E. Part II album and said he is considering a name change for his follow-up project which will be more reflective of his early rap days.

Joey Crack also talked about the all-star line-up on J.O.S.E. Part II.

"We worked very hard for this, October 6th, my album Jealous Ones Still Envy Part Two," Joe revealed. "Lil Kim on that album, Weezy on that album, Akon, T-Pain, Fabolous, Raekwon, I ain't even play that Raekwon The Chef yet. It's called 'Ice Cream Man.' Get at me...I like to think I'm better than ever...We talking about a future album, one after this. Probably no more Fat Joe, probably Fat Gangsta is coming. 360. So we just gonna go in so hard, body on that thing like just killing people. The whole joint is gonna be straight violence on that joint right there, so, look out for that. That's the Fat Gangsta, the return of the Fat Gangsta, 'Flow Joe, fat n*gga with the shotty...'" (Invasion Radio)

The Terror Squad leader's J.O.S.E. 2 was initially slated to drop on May 19th.

"I got bad news for everyone," Joe wrote on Twitter unmodified. "My album got pushed back. Monday I will have the new date!!!!!! I'm just as upset as ya!!!! CRACK!!! We pushed my album back my brother, sample clearance, you know. The album is coming late June." (Fat Joe's Twitter)

He previously spoke about the album's motivation with radio personality Jenny Boom Boom.

"The album will be in stores April 7," he promised in an interview last February. "I've just been making that hit mania...It just feels big. My first album Jealous Ones Still Envy was my biggest album and I haven't did no album to this day that I felt I made music as big as that. So I just went hit mania on this one right here. It feels great." (Jenny Boom Boom)

The project will feature a diverse grouping of artists and producers.

Joe's new project will have guest appearances by Ron Browz, Fabolous, Lil' Kim, T-Pain, Lil Wayne, Raekwon, Akon along with production from Jim Jonsin, The Incredibles and The Street Runners. Cuts from the album include "One" and "Winding On Me." (Press Release)

J.O.S.E. Part II will land in stores Tuesday, October 6th via EMI Music.

Check out Fat Joe's interview below:

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