Represent (Fat Joe album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 27, 1993
GenreEast Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop, gangsta rap
LabelRelativity, Violator
ProducerDiamond D, Lord Finesse, The Beatnuts, Showbiz, Chilly Dee
Fat Joe da Gangsta chronology
Jealous One's Envy
Singles from Represent
  1. "Flow Joe"
    Released: May 20, 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone Album Guide2.5/5 stars[4]

Represent is the debut studio album by American rapper Fat Joe, then known as Fat Joe da Gangsta. The album's lead single "Flow Joe" peaked number 82 on the Billboard Hot 100 by late 1993. In mid-1994, he released his second single "Watch the Sound" followed by "The Shit Is Real", featuring a remix by DJ Premier, which would appear on Joe's second album.

Track listing[edit]

1."A Word to Da Wise" 0:20
2."Livin' Fat"Lord Finesse3:39
3."My Man Ski" 0:50
4."Bad Bad Man"Diamond D3:50
5."Watch the Sound" (featuring Grand Puba & Diamond D)Diamond D4:22
6."Flow Joe"Diamond D4:17
7."Da Fat Gangsta"Diamond D4:07
8."Shorty Gotta Fat Ass"Diamond D3:19
9."The Shit Is Real"The Beatnuts4:45
10."You Must Be Out of Your Fuckin' Mind" (featuring Apache & Kool G Rap)Diamond D3:57
11."I Got This in a Smash"Showbiz4:12
12."Another Wild Nigger from the Bronx" (featuring Gismo, Keith Keith & King Sun)Chilly Dee5:32
13."Get on Up"Diamond D4:06
14."I'm a Hit That"Showbiz2:25
Total length:49:34



Chart (1993) Peak
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[5] 46


  1. ^ Jason Birchmeier (1993-07-27). "Represent - Fat Joe da Gangsta | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-06-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Fat Joe Da Gangsta :: Represent :: Violator Records/Relativity Records". 2006-11-28. Retrieved 2015-06-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Fat Joe: Represent : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. 1993-10-28. Archived from the original on April 15, 2008. Retrieved 2015-06-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide - Nathan Brackett, Christian David Hoard - Google Books. ISBN 9780743201698. Retrieved 2015-06-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Fat Joe Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2013.