Fat Joe hinted at retirement this morning.
At this point, we can confidently refer to Fat Joe as a legend. The Bronx-based rapper has contributed so much to the industry and with his next album coming out at the end this week, we’re expecting even more solid music from the 49-year-old. Once you get to a certain age, rap just doesn’t seem appropriate anymore and Joseph Cartagena might be realizing that he’s nearing the end his run. Family Ties will be out on December 6 with features from Eminem, Cardi B, Lil Wayne, and more the heaviest hitters in the game. Unfortunately though, this may turn out to be the final album in his discography.
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During an appearance on CBS This Morning, Joe reportedly hinted that he could be done releasing music after this one. Reaching the program with Dre from Cool & Dre, Joe gave an exact percentage as to how “done” he is with music. “I’m almost out here,” he said. “I think I’m retiring. I think it’s time to give it up. I’ve got mad at all the other rappers who said that they’re retiring and they came back. I’m a strong advocate against that so I’m really… I’ve been flirting with it. I’m like 85% gone.”
This could just be means to boost his album sales but, considering the fact that he specifically mentioned how he finds the fake retirements annoying from other rappers, there’s a good chance he could be telling the truth. Do you think Fat Joe has accomplished all that he was destined for in music?