On August 19, 1972 a child was born in the Bronx. Christened Joe Cartenga by his loving mother, this baby would grow-both horizontally and vertically-until he took the form we know today. That form is known to the music loving public as Fat Joe. I had the pleasure of sitting down with a very cordial, yet party weary, Fat Joe at the Atlantic Records offices in New York City. It was the weekend after the Grammy celebrations stormed through the city and looked like he got his money