Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Jealous One's Still Envy
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Latin Music
Fat Joe - as one of the best MCs in the world during the past decade, very few MCs have matched his longevity, especially within the last five years. Throughout his career, Joe has obviously been cut from the cloth of sup... more »
Fat Joe - as one of the best MCs in the world during the past decade, very few MCs have matched his longevity, especially within the last five years. Throughout his career, Joe has obviously been cut from the cloth of supreme mic holders. He's held his own on songs with modern day legends such as Big Pun and Big L, the Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Grand Puba and one of the greatest collection of Masters of Ceremonies to ever assemble, D.I.T.C. Fat Joe has discovered some of the best artist in the rap game (Big Pun, Remy Ma, etc.), been nominated for two Grammy awards, and has achieved commercial and critical success. Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.) will have the usual supporting cast of A-level producers and guest artists including Lil Wayne, Akon and Ron Browz. Fat Joe's prophetic quote, "2008 going into 2009, when we say `Happy New Year', we're gonna really celebrate. I'm going for all the marbles. Its gonna be my biggest year." J.O.S.E. 2 will take Fat Joe to the next level and make the world stand up and recognize the era of "Crillz Mania" has finally arrived.
9th solo is 3.5 stars, probaly his worst
G$ | B-More, MD | 10/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For starters I meant to give it 3 stars, as it's closer to 3 than 4. It's been 17 months and Fat Joe returns with probably his worst solo of the 9 he has put out over the past 16 years. To his credit, I'd give 3 of his albums 4.5 stars, the other 5 I'd give 4 (one is close to a 3.5), and this one is 3.5, and it seems his last 3 albums all have gotten worse. Most people go independent to put out their own (non-radio friendly) songs, while Fat Joe seems to be going the other way. This one has 12 songs, 1 I skip, 4 are ok, 7 are good, only a few being real good and it has a lot of radio friendly songs with the highly annoying talkbox/auto-tune chorus'. Guests are on 10 of the 12 songs, and for the most part, bring the album quality down. Production is up and down. Infamous & Schife each do 2 songs, Ron Browz, Inkredibles, Rico Love, Eric Hudson, Jim Jonsin, Kevin Watson, Andrew Correa, J Buttah all do 1 song. I'd pass this one up and check out any of his pre-2005 albums, they started going downhill after that.
#1 - 7 (f/ Ron Browz & Lil Wayne - nice beat)
#2 - 8.5 (nice beat)
#3 - 8 (f/ Akon)
#4 - 7 (f/ Pleasure P & Rico Love)
#5 - 7.5 (f/ T-Pain & OZ)
#6 - 7.5 (f/ Rico Love & TA)
#7 - 5.5 (f/ Lil Kim)
#8 - 8.5 (f/ Benisour - nice beat)
#9 - 8.5 (f/ Raekwon & TA - nice beat)
#10 - 8
#11 - 9 (f/ Swizz Beats & Rob Cash)
#12 - 9 (f/ Cherlise - deeper song w/ nice beat)
Joseph Cartagena -- b. 8/19/72 -- Bronx, NY
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It's time to retire
iumak | 10/25/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"First off, I'm a Fat Joe fan. He was never the best rapper, but he always had some good songs on every album. This album is different. It's by far the worst album of the year and the cruddiest piece of crap Fat Joe ever released.
Fat Joe went into this album wanting to please the mainstream and that's were he failed. You can't do what he wanted to do on a low budget, and an indie label no matter how big. Guests like Pleasure P, Ron Browz or Raekwon aren't going to drive people to the record stores Joey.
The only songs I liked a little were, "Joey Don't Do It" and "Music". And both of those songs were watered down shells of their former selves because Fat Joe couldn't afford to clear the original samples for his album.
I wouldn't buy this.... Hell, I wouldn't steal it. It's complete garbage. I give this album a 0/10"