*We have two exclusive clips from the upcoming new episode of “Untold Stories of Hip Hop,” featuring Fat Joe recalling some of the darkest days in his life.
In the first clip, Joe shares his heartbreak over the death of his friend and colleague, Big Pun, who suffered a heart attack and died at the age of 28. His weight had reached a peak of 698 pounds at the time of his death.
“I never seen nobody catch a heart attack at 28. I was depressed because I felt like, how could we have stopped it,” Joe says in the clip above. Following the death of his best pal, tragedy struck again when Joe’s grandfather died the next day and his sister a week later.
Hear Fat Joe tell it in the clip above.
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Big Pun was discovered by Fat Joe, and made his earliest appearance on Fat Joe’s album Jealous One’s Envy. He signed with Loud Records, and released Capital Punishment peaking at #5 on the Billboard 200 and becoming the first solo hip hop record by a Latino artist to go Platinum pic.twitter.com/zh83MRNVwz
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Meanwhile, in the clip below, the hip-hop star speaks more on Pun’s death, his battle with depression and the impact it has had on his life.
“That real depression, everyday you come out, there’s no son,” he explains. “You try and shake it off you, it won’t go off.”
Watch him explain it via the clip below.
“Untold Stories of Hip Hop” airs 10 p.m. ET Thursday on WE tv.
About “Untold Stories of Hip Hop”
In the new series, legendary radio host Angie Martinez sits down with hip hop royalty for never-before-told tales, featuring interviews with hip hop’s biggest names including Cardi B, Snoop Dogg, Queen Latifah, Ice Cube, Nelly, A$AP Rocky, DJ Khaled, Wyclef Jean, Ja Rule, Fat Joe and more.