Throughout the rugged terrains of hip-hop, Fat Joseph “Fat Joe” Cartagena has cemented his legacy not only with solo bangers but through a slew of heavyweight collaborations that have left an indelible mark on the culture. The Don has a knack for conjuring magic in the booth, whether he’s trading verses with Remy Ma or harmonizing with Ashanti.
His sonic partnerships range from the soulful serenades with the smooth operator Chris Brown to the lyrical kombat with Eminem. With Fat Joe, it’s all about bridging voices – the guttural growls of Lil Jon, the street-savvy of Mase, and the relentless flow of Ja Rule. Even industry titans like JAY-Z and the innovative sounds of Amorphous step into Joe’s dimension for remixes that have clubs shaking. And let’s not forget the anthem-like knocks alongside Infared and French Montana, and the cool command of DJ Khaled.
Fat Joe’s collaborated with the following great artists:
- Chris Brown
- Remy Ma
- French Montana
- Lil Jon
- DJ Khaled
- Lil Wayne
- Ja Rule
So let’s get into the songs collabs list. From “Lean Back” to “What’s Luv? (feat. Ja-Rule & Ashanti), here are the Best of Fat Joe collaborations ranked.
5. Lean Back
Features: Eminem, Lil Jon, Mase, Remy Ma
Fat Joe brings that raw Bronx energy, sharing his street tales and success with a nonchalant swagger. The Terror Squad general makes it clear: this is a celebration of overcoming the struggle, staying real, and dominating the game without conforming—just pull up your pants, do the Rockaway, and lean with it.
Features: DJ Khaled, Amorphous
Teaming up with DJ Khaled, Joe Crack delivers a laid-back flow that cruises over nostalgia-evoking melodies, letting the sunshine seep into the track’s DNA. It’s a toast to luxury, yet there’s a tinge of past longing—a clever blend of new wave rhythms with that unmistakable Fat Joe charisma, making it more than just a seasonal hit but a smooth reminder of his versatility.
3. Make It Rain
Features: Lil Wayne
Fat Joe, alongside Lil Wayne, explores themes of wealth, power, and the streets, contrasting gritty tales with the high-rolling act of making it rain—slang for throwing cash in the air, manifesting one’s financial prowess. The track’s gritty edge juxtaposed with its lavish chorus captures the essence of hip-hop’s hustle and opulence.
2. All The Way Up
Features: Remy Ma, French Montana, InfaRed
Teaming up with Infared and Remy Ma, Joe vividly narrates a rags-to-riches story, showcasing the lavish lifestyle and unstoppable mindset that come with success. With its hook boasting of elevation against all odds, the track is a sonic high-five to anyone hustling their way up the ladder.
1. What’s Luv?
Features: Ja Rule, Ashanti
The track’s playful inquiry about the nature of love lays bare a hip-hop flavored romance, where attraction, fidelity, and the streets collide. It’s a clever juxtaposition of gangsta posturing with the sweet vulnerability of R&B, capturing that era’s fusion of hard beats and smooth harmonies.