Fat Joe made an appearance on Checc’n-In Podcast with Big U and explained how Joe helped to de-escalate the much-hyped "East/West" rap feuding of the mid-1990s. Joe shared that an arranged meeting at Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Chicago home ultimately led to him meeting Inglewood rapper Mack 10.
“Mack 10 was Ice Cube’s guy right?" Joe says. "At the time. So me and Mack 10 hit it off and he was like, ‘Yo man, I fuck with you Fat Joe, everything I hear about you, this and that. And I’m like ‘Yo, you know I fuck with all of y’all too,’ like you know what I’m saying? So he was like ‘Yo man, let’s show them that an East Coast and West Coast could do something positive, let’s work together, and we shot the movie Thicker Than Water out in L.A.”
“From there, that showed people that New York and L.A. could work together and we became a bond and we was doing videos together and working, and I would like to say that eased the tension between the East Coast and West Coast,” Joe said. “It needed something like that. A Fat Joe, Mack 10, and everybody start working with each other and showing brotherhood and unity.”