Sports agent and head of Klutch Sports agency, Rich Paul is adding a new title to his resume with the release of Fat Joe’s new album, “Family Ties.”
Paul is listed in the credits as a co-producer on the song “Hands On You” off of “Family Ties,” alongside Boi-1da.
The album will also feature big artists such as Eminem, Lil Wayne, Mary J Blige, and Cardi B.
Speaking with Sports Illustrated about Paul, Fat Joe said, “Rich Paul’s creativity isn’t just limited to sports and business – he brings strong ideas from a music standpoint too. Rich is family, so it’s only right that we collaborate with him and Boi-1da on ‘Family Ties’ and this special ‘Hands on You’ record.”
Paul is known for representing some of the biggest players in the NBA, including Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons, Draymond Green, and LeBron James, just to name a few.
This album is also a huge deal for Fat Joe, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, as it may be his last one. In an interview with CBS News, Fat Joe said he is considering retiring after the release of his 11th studio album this month.
“I think I’m retiring,” he said. “It’s time to give it up. My love for hip hop is crazy. And I’ve got mad at all the other rappers who said they’re retiring and they came back. No, I’m a strong advocate against that. So I’m really – I’ve been flirting with it. I’m like 85% gone,” he said.
While Fat Joe may be retiring from music, he has no plans on giving up acting as he most recently starred in the comedy “Night School.”
Going further into detail, Fat Joe explained his reasoning and said he wants to be in his children’s lives with his daughter turning 14-years-old.
“So I want to make sure every time she turns around, her dad is there when she looks around and I’m there for her. Family ties,” the hip-hop icon said. Speaking on his son, Joey, who has autism, he said, “I feel like all my blessing comes from Joey.”
Fat Joe said his 11th and possibly final album, “Family Ties,” is his “greatest album” yet and is a classic album he’s always wanted. “Family Ties,” will be available Friday, Dec. 6.