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.
Both Fat Joe and Jim Jones have a long-standing history with JAY-Z, having beefed with him in the early 2000s. However, that’s all in the past, so much so that Jones signed a management deal with Roc Nation three years ago. “Even though we’ve had our little attitudes or whatever, back and forths with JAY-Z, we’ve always respected him and what he brought to the game as a businessman, as a human being,” Joe said on this new episode of “The Fat Joe Show.”
Jones spoke to the inspiration the Brooklyn rapper imparted on him, “I can’t lie, JAY’s always been one of my favorite rappers even from before we had a deal, even from before Cam and Mase went down trying to get signed to JAY and them,” he said as he strolled down memory lane. The Dipset rapper also added that Hov’s always been a dope person, and that he’s always admired how far he’s come.
“To see somebody like us really putting on, really getting to a serious bag... He went from getting a bag to doing good business and what he was making is something that can’t be duplicated,” Jones explained. “It’s a trip to see a Black person out of rap become a billionaire.” JAY-Z hit billionaire status in January 2019 and became the first hip hop artist to reach that status. Jones continued, “It gives me inspiration where it’s no time to stop now ‘cause it can happen for a few of us.”
Speaking to Hov’s legacy, which includes Roc-A-Fella Records, countless hit songs and albums, and the numerous entrepreneurial fronts and investments, Jones said, “He broke a lot of walls down that we probably wouldn’t be able to do at all if he didn’t take that step. Not to mention what Roc-A-Fella did for the whole culture … they put on, they made us feel good for New York.” Jones made it a point to say his efforts and legacy reached every coast in America, and across the globe, keeping the city of New York afloat one venture after another.
Jones’ respect for the rapper stems deep. “I definitely tip my hat to him above all. I don’t regret anything and I wouldn’t change anything. It was better, this was especially for me to come around full circle and to be able to do business with JAY and Roc Nation,” he added.
Bringing up a track where JAY really schooled the game on the millions he’d been tapping into, Joey Crack said the whole time Jones was speaking, all he heard was the lyrics to Hov’s “U Don’t Know.” The two laughed over how those lyrics were and are still true to this day.
Throughout the remainder of the show, the two talked about growing up in New York, playing basketball at Rucker Park, which is also the situation that sparked the beef between Joe and Hov. Jones also spoke to his latest endeavor, Quarantine Studios, which has been deemed a very successful and lucrative business by several musical powerhouses and influencers like DJ Envy and our show host, Fat Joe. “We have every component that a record label has under Quarantine Studios from publicists to entertainment lawyers to engineers, producers … you name it, we can tap you in,” Jones revealed.
Watch the full episode to hear more of Jones’ stories above!