NYC native, Fat Joe, returns today with a dope new track for us to check out called “Angels Sing 2”. The infectious, dope track finds Joe getting down to business as he speaks to his naysayers, haters, and anyone throwing salt towards his direction. Joey Crack sounds hungry on this one as he throws some dope bars around about the current status of the game.
The track, “Angels Sing 2”, is driven by a dope vocal sample and smooth keys that provide a melody that rides nicely over top of some rich, lush drums. Joey attacks the track and lets us know why he’s been a part of this rap shit for so long. Check out the track after the jump.
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Veteran emcee Fat Joe has enlisted an all-star team for his latest track. Joey Crack unites artists from all coasts in this behind-the-scenes look for “Pride N Joy,” which features Kanye West, Roscoe Dash, Ashanti, Miguel, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, and fellow Terror Squad member DJ Khaled.
Following the release of a 30-second trailer a few days ago, Joey takes to the cameras to provide a little insight on how both the track and the video came together. It seems to be something slightly different from his past collaborations, but by the sound of the production, fans need not worry. The most amazing thing is how they were able to get all of these artists together as we’ve seen a lot of videos fall flat due to busy schedules of the artists involved.
The Hype Williams-directed video is currently without a release date, but expect StupidDope to update you whenever it does drop.
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Fat Joe has seen it all. The Don Cartagena has clocked in more than 19 years in the rap game and rubbed shoulders with some pretty iconic hip-hop figures, so when studio pictures of him, Kanye West, Jadakiss, Mos Def (now known as Yassin Bey) and Busta Rhymes hit Twitter last week, Joey chalked it up as another one for the record books.
“Hip-hop moments, that’s it. It was just a back-in-the-days hip-hop moment,” Joe Crack told MTV News after a taping of MTV2′s upcoming “Hip Hop Squares.” “For, like, a whole week, we’ve just been vibing, everybody’s been vibing with each other, and it’s a beautiful thing.”
Though he wasn’t in the pictures, Joe confirmed Q-Tip was also in those vibing sessions. It’s no secret that Joey Crack is a fan of the former A Tribe Called Quest frontman, and he believes his recent deal with Yeezy’s G.O.O.D. Music will further cement ‘Ye as a musical genius. “Smartest thing Kanye West ever did,” Joe said of the signing.
The Bronx, New York, MC wasn’t completely forthcoming about what he has cooking with West and company. Still, Joey did liken the interaction to the days when he would randomly pop up in music videos with 1990s rap staples like Black Sheep, Das EFX and Lord Finesse. “I’m in every Lord Finesse [and] Das EFX video, so it just felt like back in the days, every hip-hop head in New York City getting together with Kanye,” he said. “We were discussing hip-hop politics, who’s hot, who’s the new, who’s this, who’s that, and we just had an amazing time.”
In February, Joe told MTV News he was a pretty big Yeezy fan, but the two have never worked together. Whether we’ll ever hear some type of collaboration remains to be seen. “You seen every rapper in that picture, but once you seen Fat Joe in there, you already know what it is,” he said. “You already know it’s official. Everybody’s joining forces, everybody’s vibing with each other, and look, Q-Tip’s on G.O.O.D. Music — that’s a beautiful thing.”
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