Review: Fat Joe & Remy Ma “Plata O Plomo” Album

It’s been a long time since Fat Joe and Remy Ma gave us a project. There was even a time where we didn’t know if Fat Joe and Remy Ma would ever record or be cool again. The Plata O Plomo album is the return. The return of Remy and Joe. The return of the Terror Squad and the return of Bronx hip-hop. It’s been a minute, but they haven’t lost a step.

Plata O Plomo is an album of two rap vets understanding the new landscape of rap music, but still proving track for track they’re the team to beat. “All The Way Up” was regarded as the song 0f 2016 for most. “Money Showers” is also getting spins on the radio. It’s no need to discuss those songs. We already know what time it is when those come on.

The stand out track on this album for me? “Go Crazy” featuring Sevyn Streeter and BJ Chicago Kid. The Blackstreet “Don’t Leave Me” interpolation over the Floetry “Say Yes” sample is gold! You’re going to run this track back twice.

“How Long” “Spaghetti” and “Warning” with Kat Dahlia are also highlights on the album. Kent Jones makes a few appearances on this album. I must admit. I’m curious to see what he has coming up.

Fat Joe and Remy Ma display solid and interesting emceeing on every track. Plata O Plomo is a great reintroduction of Remy Ma. Some don’t know and some may have forgotten. Everyone will be aware of what time it is once this album gets played. This album is also a great confirmation for legacy of Fat Joe. Joe is one of the very few vets that now has a hit record in 3 decades. Fat Joe also has one of the most solid and consistent catalogs in hip-hop. This album is a great addition to that catalog.

Plata O Plomo is complete. Fat Joe and Remy Ma are a tandem to be feared by everyone in rap in and out of the booth. It’s been 13 years since “Lean Back”, but trust me when I tell you. Fat Joe and Remy Ma haven’t lost a step. You want a rap album? You want to hear some bars? Street anthems? Something to ride to with your lady? Then cop the Plata O Plomo album.

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CamQuotes, originally of Freeport, IL is a content creator and media personality with a sincere passion for hip-hop culture. Cam's resume includes hosting cyphers, luncheons, podcast and doing weekend shifts on Boom 102.9 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He also has his own hip-hop culture content brand, and interview series called "Cool Conversations With CamQuotes" #CCWCQ Now back in the Chicago area, Cam is on a mission to get back in tune with the flourishing Chicago Hip-Hop scene and all the great people in it. "It's a great opportunity to be working with a brand like Ruby Hornet. Ruby Hornet and J.R Bang are the reasons why I knew names like Chance The Rapper, Alex Wiley, Vic Mensa, Show You Suck and the Treated and Save Money Crew back in 2011-2012. I look forward to making that same level of impact now and in the future." Be Safe. Be Humble. Live Hip-Hop Look forward to CamQuotes being out and about in an effort to highlight all the positive efforts in Chicago Hip-Hop.