In business, you have to take risks daily in order to succeed. You’ll win some, you’ll lose some, but the lesson at the end is what’s most important. Unfortunately for Fat Joe, he didn’t take a risk on one of the greatest rappers of all time and he regrets it every single day.
In a recent interview with the South China Morning Post, Fat Joe admitted that he had six different chances to sign Eminem, but didn’t.
“The biggest is that Eminem gave me so many demos, six different times he approached me and I didn’t sign him. Shame on me.”
As we know, Em went on to sign with Dr. Dre at Aftermath in 1998 and Joe signed Big Pun.
Can you picture what a Pun x Eminem track would’ve sounded like in 1998?
Not one to hold grudges, Em did collab with Fat Joe for the “Lean Back” remix with Remy and Ma$e.