Fat Joe Talks Prison Time, Says New Music Is Forthcoming
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Rapper Fat Joe melted our hearts last month when he surprised his daughter on Thanksgiving Day after serving three months of a four-month prison bid on tax evasion charges. However, their reunion was short-lived as the Bronx rhymer is currently serving his final weeks of imprisonment at a Miami halfway house.
“They gave me a pass to come home for Thanksgiving,” he explained to Revolt TV in his first post-prison interview. “It was only for a couple of hours.”
Joey Crack spent much of his time in prison reflecting, working out, reading and getting himself healthy. The rapper did offer one anecdotal story about his first day in the big house.
“The first day I walked in, I was in the building so when they put me up to the floor I was gonna be in, like in the movie ‘Lock Up,’ everybody’s watching the TV and the thing [is] nobody knew Fat Joe was walking in,” he recalls. “I felt everyone’s breath — like 500 dudes just banging on the wall, it was a lot. I had to be like, ‘Yo hold up, let me get right!’ [Laughs.] That was crazy.”
Fat Joe will officially be a free man on Christmas Eve. The ‘Pain’ rapper is looking forward to 2014. He also promises new music is on the way.
“Well, my last day of captivity [will] be Christmas Eve and I already got this joint from producer StreetRunner that’s amazing,” he said. “It’s called ‘Free,’ so look for that and I’m just spitting about everything I went through in [prison] and the things I’m looking to do.”
“It’s crazy, once I’m able to record it, [because] I’m not able to go to the studio yet so, soon as I’m able to touch that studio — I’m ready to go,” he adds.
Welcome home, Fat Joe!