News: UPDATE: Fat Joe Breaks Down "Darkside" LP, "People Gotta Understand, I Don't Give A F*ck Right Now"

Friday, Jan 8, 2010 10:25AM

Written by Rosario Harper

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has elaborated on his recent announcement about his new album called The Darkside and promised the record would change rap music.

According to Joe, he has been forced to offer fans a new sound.

"The people gotta understand: I don't give a f--- right now," Joe said. "It's nothing to be political, nothing to be friends about. My n---as that's with me is the loyal n---as. Bandwagon n---as don't rock with me. Right now, I tried to give y'all the nice guy. I tried to go, 'Hello, Aloha' -- they don't want Fat Joe to do that. I'mma have to do something that I'm an expert at; it's called 'kill people.' That's why it's The Darkside: Volume 1. Once you get this one, you ain't gonna never want Fat Joe to do anything else. Just know that this new album right here is about to be the skeleton. We about to change how every n---a do their album now. N---as is gonna have to come hard." (MTV)

Writing on his popular Twitter page, the rapper said he has also been collaborating with other artists.

"In the studio rite now with Busta. Khaled and Jezzy!!!! Its a movie what's going on rite now THE DARKSIDE!!! CRACK MONEY!!!!," he wrote this week. "WOW!!!!! Jeezy Busta Khaled Man a movie its going down rite now in the studio classic going on!! THEDARKSIDE!!!!!! Get Ready 4 it Haven't Slept yet straight out the studio working on my new album the title is THE DARKSIDE!!!! CRACK $$$$ @DJ_GREENLANTERN My brother what's up with my Beats like Green what's up homie THE DARKSIDE!!!!!" (Fat Joe's Twitter)

Fat Joe collaborator Rico Love recently spoke with SOHH about the rap veteran's dominance in music.

"It was an amazing experience working with Joe on the 'Aloha' record, as well as being involved creatively on the entire album," he explained. "Fat Joe is hip-hop royalty and he withstood the test of time. Seems like just yesterday I was watching his videos on television and now I'm in a video with him. That's a great feeling. I'm honored." (SOHH)

He has even hinted at a possible name change for his next solo project.

"We talking about a future album, one after this," he said in an interview last month. "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)

Check out a recent Fat Joe interview down below:

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