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In Conversation: Fat Joe

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Fat Joe In Conversation with Stephen A. Smith

The Apollo presents In Conversation: Fat Joe, a talk that will pull back the curtains on the life and career of the GRAMMY-nominated, platinum-selling artist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist and his new memoir, The Book of Jose. The book is a tale of early trials and tribulations followed up with triumph.

Raised in the South Bronx, Joseph Cartagena came of age during dark times of drugs, violence, and abandonment. He navigated a difficult childhood by finding solace in the art of lyricism. His ambition and vision for his life led him down a path to breakthrough trauma and achieve success against all odds. His memoir, written in his own words, depicts the ins and outs of survival in warlike conditions, life-and-death choices, friends lost and mourned, as well as the glittering lives created from the ruins.

This program is part of “The Next Movement”, Apollo’s Fall 2022 season.

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