Fat Joe’s latest single, “Pride N Joy” , featuring Kanye West, Miguel, Roscoe Dash, Jadakiss, Mos Def, Busta Rhymes, and DJ Khaled, has drawn numerous comparisons to the Native Tongues’ style of music.
“That’s exactly what it was,” said Joey Crack of the stylistic similarities to the early 1990s collective in an interview with MTV News. “It was like Native Tongues, it was like crazy, everybody was in there, and that’s what Hip Hop is supposed to be.”
Joe continued, explaining how the collaboration came to be. ” ‘Ye hit me up and said, ‘Yo Joe, it’s time.’ He don’t even get on the phone, so when he said it was time, I flew into New York,” he said.
“We were up in there working in the lab for like three, four days,” continued Don Cartagena, who revealed that it was Kanye’s initiative that resulted in so many features on the track. “He was like, ‘Yo we gotta turn it into Hip Hop, we gotta chant the hook. He called a bunch of people, I called a bunch of people, they came down.”
“We was all in there together and it was an ill vibe.”
Watch the interview below: