After A Miami Hip-Hop Altercation, Uncle Luke And Fat Joe Exchange Flowers
After a brief social media argument regarding the beginnings of the careers of Miami rapper Pitbull and Trick Daddy, Fat Joe and Uncle Luke have made amendments.
On Friday, December 8, Luke welcomed Fat Joe during an Instagram Live session in which the Terror Squad leader explained a statement he had made on the role he played in signing both musicians to their respective record deals.
Luke shared the original remarks he made on My Expert Opinion Podcast on Instagram along with a statement disputing what Fat Joe claimed.
“I love Joe but I find this very interesting because I discovered @trickdaddydollars he did his first song with me as soon as got of the lock up and he stayed with me, l also discovered signed @pitbull to the platinum selling Luke records label he did his first song’s with me.”
“Maybe I’m missing something here I do have the receipts,” the Miami legend added. “By the way because you don’t see all the videos at the birthday partys. @DjKhaled I found him on underground radio mix 96 brought him to main stream. radio @99jamzmiami The Luke show.”
Before expounding on the interview comments. Fat Joe kicked off the Live conversation by giving Uncle Luke some flowers. “Like I told you luke is an icon, living legend,” Joe said. “He created the sound of Miami. He put everybody on.”
He recounted how he first came to know of Trick Daddy during a trip to Miami for Super Bowl thirty three in 1999.
“Trick Daddy shit was playing all over the Carol Mart, all over the parties,” Fat Joe explained. “I went back to New York, I sat in the office with Craig Kallman, who’s still the boss of Atlantic. I don’t fuck with him no more, but I took the demo of Trick Daddy, I put it on his desk and said, “You need to sign this girl guy, he’s the next guy.”
He continued, “I know you discovered Trick Daddy, you discovered Pitbull. I never said I discovered them, Luke. I took his demo, out of love for HipHop. And Craig Kallman called me two days later and said, ‘I signed the guy Trick from Miami.’
Similarly, Fat Joe stated that he introduced Pitbull’s music to TVT records founder Steve Gottlieb and the label’s VP of A&R, Brian Leach, after his own success had the label searching for a Hispanic artist.
“I wanted a Cuban artist because I was from Miami,” Luke told his followers after Fat Joe left the live, “I told Jullian Boothe, he was my A&R guy, Big Teach, Jeff Sanchez, ‘We need to find a Cuban artist. I don’t give a fuck what y’all do. Go find me a God Damn Cuban artist because I will not be complete in Miami unless I have a Cuban artist. Them dudes got Big Pun and Fat Joe ouuta New York, we gotta compete.”
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