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Studio album by Fat Joe


July 27, 1993


September 1992 - March 1993


Jazzy Jay's Recording Studio
(New York City)


East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop




Relativity, Violator


The Beatnuts, Chilly Dee, Diamond D, Fat Joe (exec.), Chris Lighty (exec.), Lord Finesse, Showbiz

Fat Joe chronology


Jealous One's Envy (1995)

Represent is the debut studio album by American rapper Fat Joe (then known as Fat Joe da Gangsta), released in July 27, 1993 on Relativity and Violator Records. The album was produced primarily by Diamond D, with additional contributions by fellow D.I.T.C. members Lord Finesse and Showbiz, labelmates The Beatnuts and Chilly Dee.

The album's lead single, "Flow Joe", reached #1 on the US Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart and #82 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1993. The album's other singles were "Watch the Sound" featuring Diamond D and Grand Puba, and "The Shit Is Real". The latter release featured a remix by DJ Premier, which would appear on Fat Joe's second album Jealous One's Envy.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time


"A Word to da Wise" - - - 0:21
2. "Livin' Fat" Fat Joe Cartagena Lord Finesse 3:37
3. "My Man Ski" - - - 0:49
4. "Bad Bad Man" Fat Joe Cartagena Diamond D 3:50
5. "Watch the Sound" Fat Joe, Grand Puba, Diamond D Cartagena, Dixon, Kirkland Diamond D 4:22
6. "Flow Joe" Fat Joe Cartagena Diamond D 4:17
7. "Da Fat Gangsta" Fat Joe Cartagena Diamond D 4:06
8. "Shorty Gotta Fat Ass" Fat Joe Cartagena Diamond D 3:17
9. "The Shit Is Real" Fat Joe Cartagena The Beatnuts 4:45
10. "You Must Be Out of Your Fuckin' Mind" Fat Joe, Kool G Rap, Apache Cartagena, Peaks, Wilson Diamond D 3:58
11. "I Got This in a Smash" Fat Joe Cartagena Showbiz 4:11
12. "Another Wild N*!#% from the Bronx" Fat Joe, Gismo, Kieth Kieth, King Sun Cartagena, Gismo, Kieth, Turnbow Chilly Dee 5:30
13. "Get on Up" Fat Joe Cartagena Diamond D 4:06
14. "I'm a Hit That" Fat Joe Cartagena Showbiz 2:24

Samples[edit | edit source]

Livin' Fat

  • "Valley of the Shadows" by Bob James
  • "Hey Jude" by O.C. Smith

Bad Bad Man

Watch The Sound

  • "Lover and a Friend" by Eddie Bo and Inez Cheatham
  • "Ring the Alarm" by Tenor Saw

Flow Joe

  • "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by Lee Dorsey
  • "The Long Wait" by Morton Stevens

Da Fat Gangsta

  • "Pride and Vanity" by Ohio Players
  • "A View from the Underground" by Diamond D

Shorty Got a Fat Ass

  • "Overnight Sensation" by Avalanche
  • "Please Sunrise, Please" by Young-Holt Unlimited

The Shit Is Real

  • "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by Grassella Oliphant
  • "Get Out of My Life Woman" by The Mad Lads
  • "Fakin' the Funk" by Main Source

You Must Be Out of Your Fuckin' Mind

  • "Outside Love" by Brethren
  • "Calypso Frelimo" by Miles Davis

I Got This In a Smash

  • "The Rainmaker" by The 5th Dimension
  • "Los Indios" by Mongo Santamaria
  • "Tranquility" by Sam Rivers

Another Wild N*!#% from the Bronx

  • "Blacks and Blues" by Bobbi Humphrey
  • "What is Soul?" by Ben E. King
  • "Hand on the Pump" by Cypress Hill

Get on Up

  • "Spinning Wheel" by Lonnie Smith
  • "Keep on Movin' On" by J.J. Johnson
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