Terror Squad leader Fat Joe‘s upcoming J.O.S.E. 2 album has reportedly been pushed back to next month due to sample clearance issues.
Keeping his fans updated via Twitter, Joe confirmed his new project would not drop on May 19.
“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)
The Bronx, New York-bred emcee 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)
The Terror Squad leader’s latest effort will drop via EMI Music.
“We are thrilled to be backing Fat Joe’s latest creation and continuing EMI’s relationship with him,” said Dominic Pandiscia, senior vice president and GM of EMI Label Services. “He’s a significant musical and cultural force whose appeal cuts across so many different genres and fans. This is a great record and the response is terrific.” (Press Release)
J.O.S.E. 2 will reportedly drop June 2009.