Tale of Two Cities

A New Yorker at heart, FAT JOE still loves his Florida Keys

Joseph “Fat Joe” Cartagena doesn’t have a problem with Range Rovers, the SUV of choice for most rappers and athletes with deep pockets. He just prefers a more patriotic truck, the American-made Cadillac Escalade.  The poster child for brand loyalty, Cook Coke Crack copped five of the V8 monsters, which he divvies between his estates in New Jersey and Miami.  “Escalades are better than Range Rovers to me because they’re more spacious,” says the Bronx-bred rapper whose been truckin’ on with hits such as “Lean Back” and “Let It Rain.”  To read more, pick up RIDES May 2008 at a newsstand near you.