Miami producer Scott Storch recently discussed how much of a close-knit relationship he shares with Terror Squad leader Fat Joe and noted why the rap heavyweight receives so much respect.

In Storch’s opinion, Joey Crack is respected amongst all of his fellow rap peers.

“Awesome, we came away with some amazing stuff. I can’t wait for everybody to hear it, it’s definitely the epitome of what he and I do. We’ve worked together numerous times and never failed to make a hit record. Joe is like the Godfather of rappers, I’m telling you. Even at the “Mastermind” listening party we just did, rappers look at him like Don Corleone. … It’s definitely a handicap being a Latino rapper, I can’t even front, but he still overcame that because he’s great.” (Complex)

Recent reports revealed what all Joe has lined up in new business ventures.

Fat Joe said he’s moving on. He is now the president of the urban and Latino division of Market America, an Internet-based marketing company. “It’s a product brokerage company,” he explained. “We don’t manufacture anything, we just go with what’s hot.” He’s also hosting a new show on MTV 2, “Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave,” which focuses on the lifestyles of professional baseball players. (New York Daily News)

Earlier this year, Storch spoke out on what Joey Crack had cooking up musically.

Footage of the two reigniting the flame that brought them the “Lean Back” monster smash back in 2004 reveals Storch sharing how he met Joe, and the significance of their reunion. “I let a lot of people down a lot of times. He and I, we’d come together a few times a couple years back,” he shared. “And he was kind of disappointed I guess, because I didn’t have that fire. I wasn’t cookin’ it up. And now to come and f-ckin’ reunite together, after he’s back home and he’s inspired and doing his thing again, it’s such good timing.” (VIBE)

In January, Storch said he was most excited about hooking back up with the New York native and churning out new hits.

“One of the things that I’m really looking forward to is getting back and working with my brother Fat Joe,” Storch said in an interview. “I just talked to him over the [winter] holiday and he’s anxious and excited to get back in and we’re both in a good place now. I always have good luck with Joe. Lightning has struck quite a few times in the same place — Joe’s got a great ear [for music] too.” (“Mikey T The Movie Star”)