Fat Joe: He and Jennifer Lopez Are "Like A Fake Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre"
Of all the great musical pairings to compare to his work relationship with Jennifer Lopez, Fat Joe made a surprising connection between himself, J. Lo and two of California's biggest hip hop game-changers.
"This is my third single with J-Lo," he said of "Stressin,'" his latest endeavor with the multi-talented diva. He and Jenny from the Block go way back, and the creative kismet is just as strong on their third track together as it was on their first. "We just have such a success rate. The fans love to see us together. We're like a fake Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. For the latinos, Fat Joe and J. Lo, it's an event!"
With "Stressin,'" it was important for the two Bronx-bred artists to keep it real on every level, even when it comes to reflecting J. Lo's crazy success in the opulent video. (He even had to make up a new word to truly describe how successful she really is.) "We all know Jenny's from the block, so I wanted to do something where she touches the block, and she touches the Bronx and the hood, but at the same time, we can't hide the fact that Jenny's a kabillionaire. We're going to intertwine the two, and it's going to be really, really nice. It's almost like I'm kidnapping [her]. I love working with her. She's like a sister to me. We just make great music together."
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