On “Heartbreak,” Joe and Remy exchange verses about their love interests over Vindata’s dancehall beat – the kind of influential, Carribean-flavored groove that continues to dominate pop radio. “Let’s go to Paris/ Let’s go to Rome,” Remy raps. “I’m so all into you/ I can’t contain it now.” The-Dream pops in for the chorus, wistfully crooning, “They say nothing lasts forever, but forever’s always wrong.”
“Heartbreak” appears on Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s recently released collaborative LP, Plata o Plomo. The album also features surprise 2016 hit “All the Way Up,” which earned Grammy nominations for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.
Last summer, the 46-year-old Fat Joe boasted to Rolling Stone about scoring a hit so deep into his career. “We’ve been able to accomplish some shit nobody’s been able to,” he said. “That’s why you haven’t been hearing your favorite rappers on the radio. It’s like some real diabolical shit – you take elements of that original hip-hop, but make it so that young kids today can feel like it’s the shit they’re vibing with.”