Fat Joe is set to release his first memoir, The Book of Jose.
The book co-written by him and veteran music journalist Shaheem Reid will debut through Roc Lit 101, Roc Nation’s new publishing imprint launched with Penguin Random House in November 2022.
The book will detail his transformation from being just another South Bronx child surviving the ’80s to growing into one of Hip-Hop’s greatest. The book will “pull back the curtain on Joe’s challenging upbringing and give readers a look into his ascent to stardom, while candidly reckoning with the costs and rewards of that life: its tragedies, regrets, and glittering triumphs,” as described in a statement.
“’The Book of Jose’ is more than just a book about my career. It explores the darkest moments of my life — brushes with death, being locked up, losing friends, and dealing with depression — that shaped me as a man. I overcame significant adversity but I’m excited to be in a position to share my story and inspire others through my journey,” Joe shared in the statement.
Fat Joe’s The Book of Jose is currently available for pre-order.