Fat Joe recently talked about the inspiration behind his upcoming "Dark Side" album saying that it has its commercial hits but lots of street hits for his hardcore fans. "This album, I just wanted to take it to the streets crazy," Joe said in an interview. "When I go on tour I see a lot of my fans that are real loyal. They all kept telling me, 'Yo, Joe we want you to come back to the hardcore.' I tried to make them happy so I just took it all the way to the dark side. I'm just trying to give 'em that balance of that real street gritty Fat Joe — the gangsta early Fat Joe — but at the same time who also knows how to make hit records."
Fat Joe – Talks About His New DarkSide Album