Fat Joe to hit NYC's theater scene with "vulnerable" one-man show
New York, New York - Hip-hop legend Fat Joe is taking his talents to the NYC theater scene this fall for a one-man show with the help of a comedy icon.
The Bronx native's one-man stand-up show is said to be based on his life as chronicled in his upcoming memoir The Book of Jose per Rolling Stone.
The show, which will feature a special introduction from comedy legend Dave Chappelle, is set to detail the highs and lows of his career as a rapper and the founder of hip-hop group Terror Squad.
The stand-up performance will also feature supplementary video interviews with his friends, family, and longtime collaborators, as well as never-before-seen footage and music from his noteworthy discography that dates back 30 years.
Chris Robinson will be the show’s director, while Magic Lemonade and Roc Nation are co-producing the event.
"The world will be getting Fat Joe at his most authentic, vulnerable, and comedic self on that stage," the rapper, who turned 52 years old on Friday, said in a statement. "I’m not holding anything back. I’ve always taken pride in my storytelling, but we’re about to take it to the next level."
Magic Lemonade's executive producer Rikki Hughes complimented the rapper in a statement of his own: "I’ve worked with great storytellers, but Fat Joe is easily one of the greatest of all-time."
More details about the show will be announced in the coming weeks.
His memoir, The Book of Jose, is expected on November 15.
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