After the New York Knicks’ 112-99 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at the world famous Madison Square Garden on Tuesday (October 26), Fat Joe, like all Knicks fans left the arena elated.
But on his way out he encountered Jewish rapper and street performer Kosha Dillz, who was freestyling on a microphone and speaker. In a video posted to his Twitter account, Joey Crack approaches and passes Dillz while he’s rapping but then turns around and tosses $20 into his hat and grabs the mic. Subsequently, he raps a verse from Harlem native Big L’s 1997 single “The Enemy,” which Dillz also knew word for word.
“I felt I shouldn’t go out because it was pouring rain and it’d ruin the equipment,” Kosha told HipHopDX after the incident. “But I thought this is New York City, and you never know what could happen. I was supposed to upload my music video yesterday but decided to rap in the rain instead. Knicks are 3-1. Ten minutes before Fat Joe came up, someone stole merchandise from me for the first time in forever, but I told myself ‘keep your cool.’ The world is in a weird place and magic is right around the corner. I thought, ‘Is it me?’ Nah. Keep going. Then boom … Fat Joe pulled up.”
The super New York moment apparently caught the attention of Chuck D, who upon seeing the video praised Fat Joe for being a “man of the people.”
“Let it be known @fatjoe is a MAN of the people… I’m fannin out yo,” wrote the Public Enemy founder, replying to the video, which has now gone viral.
Fat Joe is coming off of his Verzuz against Ja Rule from last month and recently went viral for a video he posted on social media during which he declared his now-famous phrase, “Yesterday’s price is not today’s price.”