Fat Joe Brings Hip Hop to SummerStage

New York rapper Fat Joe headlines a night of Latin themed music at SummerStage

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New York rapper Fat Joe headlines a night of Latin themed music at SummerStage. Photos by Michel Dussack
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First up was a local four piece rap group called Cuarto Poder. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The show was also part of the Latin Alternative Music Conference, which is why all the artists had Latin influences in their music. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Cuerto Poder spoke and rapped only in Spanish, except for thanking the crowd at the end of their set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Next up were Panamanian rap duo Los Rakas, who hail from Oakland. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Raka Dun is one half of the duo, and seemed to be more of a hype man than a rapper. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Raka Rich seemed like the leader of the duo, rapping most of the verses of the songs. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The group played a 45 minute set, and clearly had their own fans at the show who left once they were done. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Fat Joe hit the stage around 9:00 p.m. and played an hour long career spanning set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The show will probably end up being Fat Joe's last show before he serves a four month stint in prison for tax evasion. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Fat Joe wasn't the only one on stage, he was surrounded by three other rappers that filled in on guests' verses and choruses. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Several times during the show, Fat Joe played another rappers song just to rap his verse and cut the song. Photos by Michel Dussack
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At one point during the set, Fat Joe brought out a new artist that he manages to perform a couple songs. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Hit songs such as "Lean Back" and "What's Love" sparked particular interest in the strong crowd. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Fat Joe was unrelenting in his delivery, with the show barely slowing down once it started. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The rapper even showed his softer side during the set, bringing his daughter on stage at one point during the night. Photos by Michel Dussack
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