Represent (Fat Joe album)

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Studio album by Fat Joe Da Gangsta
Released July 27, 1993
Recorded 1992–1993
Genre East Coast hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 49:34
Label Relativity, Violator
Producer Diamond 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
  2. "Watch the Sound"
    Released: October 12, 1993
  3. "The Shit Is Real"
    Released: March 22, 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews (7.5/10)[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 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 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]

No. Title Length
1. "A Word to da Wise"   0:20
2. "Livin' Fat"   3:39
3. "My Man Ski"   0:50
4. "Bad Bad Man"   3:50
5. "Watch the Sound" (featuring Grand Puba & Diamond D) 4:22
6. "Flow Joe"   4:17
7. "Da Fat Gangsta"   4:07
8. "Shorty Gotta Fat Ass"   3:19
9. "The Shit Is Real"   4:45
10. "You Must Be Out of Your Fuckin' Mind" (featuring Apache & Kool G Rap) 3:57
11. "I Got This in a Smash"   4:12
12. "Another Wild Nigger from the Bronx" (featuring Gismo, Keith Nut & King Sun) 5:32
13. "Get on Up"   4:06
14. "I'm a Hit That"   2:25
Total length:


A Word to da Wise

  • "We Gotta Think Big Now" from Scarface

Livin' Fat

Bad Bad Man

Watch the Sound

Flow Joe

Da Fat Gangsta

Shorty Gotta Fat Ass

The Shit Is Real

You Must Be Out of Your Fuckin' Mind

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

I Got This in a Smash

Another Wild Nigger from the Bronx

Get on Up

I'm a Hit That

  • "Hey Wado" by Eddie Harris
  • "Uphill Peace of Mind" by Kid Dynamite



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. 
  2. ^ "Fat Joe Da Gangsta :: Represent :: Violator Records/Relativity Records". 2006-11-28. Retrieved 2015-06-17. 
  3. ^ "Fat Joe: Represent : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". 1993-10-28. Archived from the original on April 15, 2008. Retrieved 2015-06-17. 
  4. ^ "The New Rolling Stone Album Guide - Nathan Brackett, Christian David Hoard - Google Books". Retrieved 2015-06-17. 
  5. ^ "Fat Joe – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Fat Joe. Retrieved September 19, 2013.