News: Fat Joe's "The Darkside Volume 1" Album Cover Revealed
Friday, May 14, 2010 11:19PM
The cover art to Fat Joe's upcoming Darkside solo album has been released on the Internet today.
Joey Crack's latest project artwork features the Bronx, New York rapper by himself.
Fat Joe - The Darkside: Volume 1 (Album Cover) As always, here's your first look at Crack's new album scheduled to release on June 29th. Hopefully, it's listenable enough to warrant a volume 2. (Hip Hop N More)
According to DJ Premier, his signature sound will be featured on the hip-hop heavyweight's next solo project.
"Speaking of Fat Joe, I'm on his new album," Preemo recently told radio personality Tim Westwood. "He called me and said 'Preem, this album is straight gutta' so I gave him a nice little nasty head-nodding evil Premier joint. Be ready for that. That's just the warm-up." ("Tim Westwood TV")
The album features both commercial hit records and street tracks inspired by his fans.
"This album, I just wanted to take it to the streets crazy," Joe said in an interview. "When I go on tour I see a lot of my fans that are real loyal. They all kept telling me, 'Yo, Joe we want you to come back to the hardcore.' I tried to make them happy so I just took it all the way to the dark side. I'm just trying to give 'em that balance of that real street gritty Fat Joe -- the gangsta early Fat Joe -- but at the same time who also knows how to make hit records." (VIBE)
Darkside will contain guest spots from Cam'ron, The Clipse and more.
"I got this sh*t called 'Kilo,' produced by Infamous, with me, the Clipse and Cam'ron. Bananas! I told you I was taking you to the dark side. N*ggas is going hard. N*ggas is going super hard. N*ggas will get this album and be like, 'D*mn. Joe knows how to make the hard-core album of a lifetime.' ... I got my Just Blaze track today, so I'm excited. I got [DJ Premier], Just Blaze, Scram Jones. Me and Cool & Dre did this monster with Trey Songz. I'm real happy with the album, man. I'm like one or two gems away from wrapping the deal. I'm just trying to dumb out. [Producer] Buckwild gave me something ugly." (MTV)
The Darkside lands in stores Tuesday, June 29th.
Check out a recent Fat Joe interview below: