As a teenager, Fat Joe was highly influenced and loved fellow Latino rapper Big Pun and he became his role model. It was that influence on him that made him go inro rapping as a business.
In the year 1993,Represent which was his debut album,was released, featuring production from the Beatnuts ,Diamond D, Lord Finesse and many others that we cannot mention here.
Fat Joe has many jobs to his credit and one can follow him on wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_Joe. At this page one can get more about this noble and renowned rapper.