Introducing Joeprah. That’s Fat Joe’s new nickname thanks to his brand new REVOLT series “The Fat Joe Show.” On the show, the recording artist turned media personality chops it up with some of your favs for dope conversation and good laughs. Get into it.
Sometimes we all have to work on vacation — a statement Fat Joe proved true on this week’s episode of “The Fat Joe Show.” Opening up with a clip from the private jet he shared with DJ Khaled’s son Asahd, he let us know it’s a celebration as the three geared up for a flight to paradise for Khaled’s birthday. But, before the festivities officially began, Joe chopped it up with the legendary rapper and actor, and longtime friend Ludacris.
Without hesitation, the two got into the most recent Verzuz between two more Atlanta rappers: Jeezy and Gucci Mane. The battle that had viewers shook took place at Magic City nightclub on Nov. 19 became a moment that will go down in hip hop history.
“I don’t know how much bigger it could have gotten bro, it was historic on many fronts,” Luda stated. “I was very, very moved because none of us have been through situations quite like the dynamic of what happened with those two, and for them to come to that ending where they came together, I just feel like it was magical, man.”
Whether you watched in terror or with hopes for peace, the two proved that maturity is the move and let the past be the past. For Luda being from ATL, the moment spoke volumes. So, it was only right the “Fast and Furious” star paid his respects. “Everybody handles things differently and I’m just glad that evolvement and that maturity came around because they couldn’t have said it best man,” Luda explained. “Them making that example for a lot of kids that’s out here and deem it impossible, and understanding that’s how you make power when you come together like that, it can’t get any better!”
Luda added that was proof anyone can resolve their issues. In a similar situation, Joe revealed why he found it important to squash his beef with 50 Cent so that the youth could see there’s peace within hip hop. Unfortunately, violence still occurs and he questioned whether or not it’s happening in increased numbers amongst young rappers. “I wanna say that, but obviously with the age of social media, it’s no telling,” Luda responded.
As they continued to chat about music and movies, Joe dropped this week’s Joeprah moment. “To tell the truth, I don’t want nobody to get mad at me, Ludacris my favorite ATL rapper ever,” the host said. He pointed out that Luda’s lyrics and flows were always so crazy, and Joe has always admired his work. So, it made perfect sense when rap god Nas hit Luda up for a verse on the “Made You Look (Remix).”
“After doing that, it broke wide, opinions not necessarily changed, but it solidified me in a sense of people putting me in a certain category to rap with those two up north or just New York heavyweights when it comes to lyrical content,” Ludacris explained. “It did wonders for my career, a whole new respect came about. A whole lot of conversations and people was arguing, a lot of people shut the fuck up after that. So, it was a lot going on, man.”
Luda even shared how he’d perform the track in The Tunnel nightclub in NYC, a spot known for making or breaking careers. Being from the south, he said, “I would have never thought for one second anybody would say I rocked the living shit out of that place!” Grateful and still excited by his success, he continued, “I’m blessed to be somewhat accepted by the tri-state area, New York in particular.”
Continuing to speak on his journey, Luda added, “The two most sought after jobs in the entire world are rockstar/rap star and fucking movie star. So, to be able to satisfy my curiosity on both of those, I don’t know what else I could ever want out of life.”
The guys finished with Luda giving his top five rappers — a quality list that you can watch the full episode above to hear!