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Plata O Plomo
Studio album by Fat Joe and Remy Ma
ReleasedFebruary 17, 2017
GenreHip hop
  • RNG
  • EMPIRE[1]
  • Fat Joe
  • Cool & Dre [2]
  • 808-Ray
  • iLL Wayno
  • Edsclusive
  • Eric Kovacs
  • iLLA
  • Street Runner
  • Tarik Azzouz
  • Vindata
Fat Joe chronology
Remy Ma chronology
Singles from Plata O Plomo
  1. "All the Way Up"
    Released: March 2, 2016
  2. "Cookin"
    Released: August 3, 2016
  3. "Money Showers"
    Released: November 11, 2016

Plata O Plomo is the collaborative studio album by American hip hop recording artists Fat Joe and Remy Ma, released February 17, 2017 by RNG (Rap's New Generation) and EMPIRE.[1][3][4]


  • 1 Background
  • 2 Critical response
  • 3 Commercial performance
  • 4 Track listing
  • 5 Charts
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links


The title of the album, "plata o plomo", translates from Spanish to "silver or lead", meaning "money or bullets". The phrase was used by Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar who would offer government officials and law enforcement the choice of taking a bribe, or having a murder contract placed against them.[5] Fat Joe commented: "the name of the album is called Plata o Plomo...money or bullets. You know what I'm saying? However you want it."[6]

Critical response

Neil Yeung of Allmusic gave the album 3.5 out of 5 stars, praising the album for its mix of old school hip-hop with a new modern radio-friendly sound, saying that the album "plays like a mixtape (or playlist) with a wide variety of club-friendly hip-hop that often tugs on '90s nostalgia heartstrings while updating their sound with 2017 production".[7] XXL gave the album a 4 out of 5 stars, noting that the album is a "a triumphant return for Fat Joe and Remy Ma.[10] Scott Glaysher of HipHopDX gave the album a 3.2 out of 5 stars, saying "Plata O Plomo was definitely made with the right intentions and features some solid rapping but the most memorable moment remains “All the Way Up” which has since been inducted into Hip Hop’s overplayed archives."[8] Evan Rytlewski of Pitchfork gave the album a 5.3 out of 10, and also said "On this collaborative LP, their hard styles are too similar to make for a compelling dynamic."[9]

Commercial performance

Plata O Plomo debuted at number 44 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 12,000 album-equivalent units.[11]


  1. ^ a b c "Plata O Plomo". Apple. Retrieved January 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Stream Fat Joe & Remy Ma's 'Plata O Plomo' Album". Vibe. Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Fat Joe & Remy Ma Announce "Plata O Plomo" Album". 1 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Fat Joe and Remy Ma Reveal Joint Album Title". 
  5. ^ Ford, Rebecca (May 3, 2013). "Relativity Nabs Pablo Escobar Script 'Silver or Lead'". Hollywood Reporter. 
  6. ^ "Fat Joe and Remy Ma Reveal Joint Album Title". Rap-Up. March 1, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Yeung, Neil. "Plata O Plama". AllMusic. Retrieved March 12, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b Glaysher, Scott. "Review: Fat Joe & Remy Ma Can't Find A Groove On "Plata O Plomo"". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 12, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b Rytlewski, Evan. "Fat Joe Remy Ma Plata O Plomo". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 12, 2017.  line feed character in |title= at position 16 (help)
  10. ^ a b Preezy. "Fat Joe Remy Ma Plata O Plomo". XXL. Retrieved March 12, 2017.  line feed character in |title= at position 16 (help)
  11. ^ Nicki Minaj Makes Fun of Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s ‘Plata O Plomo’ Album Sales
  12. ^ "Plata O Plomo Album Credits". Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Fat Joe – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Fat Joe. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  14. ^ "Fat Joe – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Fat Joe. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  15. ^ "Fat Joe – Chart history" Billboard Digital Albums for Fat Joe. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  16. ^ "Fat Joe – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Fat Joe. Retrieved April 3, 2017.

External links

  • Howard, Janinta (February 17, 2017). "Stream Fat Joe and Remy Ma's New Album 'Plata O Plomo'". The Boombox. 

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