On his weekly Instagram live stream, The Fat Joe Show, the “Lean Back” rapper shares his unfiltered thoughts on all sorts of topics, from the controversy surrounding Joe Rogan to why no one wants to see Busta Rhymes in a battle of Verzuz hits. Given his status as a veteran of the rap game — his first album Represent came out almost 30 years ago, in 1993 – his opinions carry weight, even when his expertise isn’t always evident. For example, in his latest episode, he has some criticism for J. Cole’s new pro hoops career.
Even if it doesn’t look like it, Joe is just as heavy on the New York streetball circuit. And while ESPN’s recent mixtape And 1 documentary showed that pro ball and streetball are two very different games, Joe’s success at world-famous tournaments like Rucker Park lends him some credibility. “Now, is J. Cole really good?” he wonders “They say he’s nice. Are you sure they say he’s nice? Because it’s a classic story…” He then compares Cole’s exploits and the praise he received while playing in the Basketball Africa League and the Canadian Elite Basketball League to another rapper-turned-hooper whose success has been exaggerated. these last years.
“Master P didn’t score a single point at the Rucker,” he recalled. “Master P keeps showing these videos of him going to the league. I respect Master P at the highest level, but that’s not true. It’s categorically unencrypted. He came to the Rucker and reeked of it. Did not score a point. I don’t know how he’s doing in the league. So while Drake, Rick Ross and others have backed Cole’s hoop dreams, it looks like he has at least one peer who remains skeptical – and probably for good reason, given Scarborough’s losing record. Shooting Stars and Jermaine’s ho-hum stat lines so far. .