Original album: Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.) (2001)
Why the sequel was made: While recording songs for what eventually became J.O.S.E. 2, Joe said that it felt a lot like when he recorded the original J.O.S.E. "Jealous Ones Still Envy was my biggest album," he said, "and I haven't did no album to this day that I felt I made music as big as that. So I just went hit mania on this one right here. It feels great."
Was it as good as the original? No. J.O.S.E. featured several of Joe's most commercially successful songs to date, including "What's Luv?" J.O.S.E. 2 featured a lot of songs that sounded like they could become hits-"One," featuring Akon, "Aloha," featuring Pleasure P and Rico Love," etc.-but, in the end, none of them were as strong as Joe's previous singles. As a result, J.O.S.E. was easily one of Joe's weakest solo efforts.