Rocktober: Fat Joe

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Enough with these so-called sequels, already! A month after Jay-Z dropped The Blueprint 3 and Raekwon released Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. 2, Fat Joe is set to unveil J.O.S.E. 2 this Tuesday. If it's anything like Jay and Rae's work, it bears only a nominal connection to the original album. Perhaps this blatant pandering to rap fans' nostalgia can be forgiven if Joe's latest is stacked with tracks as club-ready as "Lean Back" and "Make It Rain." Saturday's tour stop at Club Fire should offer some clues.

Fat Joe

When: 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3

Where: Club Fire, Downtown

Web: myspace.com/fatjoe