Ja Rule

Sep
18
New Music: Ja Rule – ‘Fresh Out Da Pen’

Ja Rule

It’s the return of Rule. Ja Rule steps back to the mic with his first solo record since his release from prison in May. The New York-bred rapper, who previously spit a guest verse on N.O.R.E.’s “She Tried (Remix),” issues a warning to the competition on the aggressive “Fresh Out Da Pen.”

“Fresh out da pen, middle finger up, ni**a I don’t give a f**k and you know what ya’ll can suck,” raps Jule.

He recently reunited in the studio with his former Murder Inc. labelmate Ashanti and has more music on the way.

Is Rule on track for a comeback? Listen and weigh in below.

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Aug
8
New Music: N.O.R.E. f/ Lil Wayne, Ja Rule, & Birdman – ‘She Tried (Remix)’

She Tried (Remix)

N.O.R.E., or P.A.P.I. as he’s known these days, rolls out the remix to “She Tried” featuring Lil Wayne, Birdman, and Ja Rule, marking the embattled rapper’s first post-prison release.

“Closet freak, just came out/ Frank Ocean,” raps Rule on his verse.

The song is off the upcoming Good Belt Gang compilation, which will be released independently on N.O.R.E.’s label Good Belt Gang/Militainment.

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May
7
Ja Rule Released From Prison

Ja Rule

Ja Rule is a free man. The New York rapper was released from prison today after serving his sentences for attempted illegal gun possession and tax evasion.

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Feb
21
Ja Rule Leaves New York Prison, Enters Federal Custody for Tax Evasion

Ja Rule

Ja Rule left a state prison on Thursday, only to be immediately taken back behind bars. The hip-hop superstar completed his sentence for weapons charges, but now faces more jail time for tax evasion.

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Feb
28
Ja Rule Checks In from Prison on Album Release Day

Ja Rule

Ja Rule didn’t pop champagne or hit the club to celebrate the release of his new album Pain Is Love 2. Instead, the Queens rapper checked in from behind bars, where he is serving an 18-month sentence on gun possession. Rule called into “Ear Candy Mornings” on SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation to discuss the sequel to 2001’s multi-platinum Pain Is Love, starting a style that Drake and others later adopted, his Pray for the Day foundation, and support for Irv Gotti as the next Def Jam president. He had to step away mid-interview for a mandatory head count, but called back.

Upon his release next year, Ja plans to launch his “40 Days/40 Nights Around the World” tour and spend time with his family.

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Feb
22
Video: Ja Rule – ‘Believe’

Ja Rule

You can’t fence Ja Rule in. The Queens rapper, who is currently behind bars for gun possession, rises above adversity in the video for “Believe.” Ja raps behind a barbed-wire fence in the clip, which features powerful imagery of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jesus. PIL2, the follow-up to his 2001 album Pain Is Love, arrives February 28.

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Jan
20
Ashanti Reconciles with Ja Rule: ‘We’ve All Grown’

Ashanti

Ashanti stopped by “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” to discuss her new single “The Woman You Love,” patching things up with her former Murder Inc. family, recording with Busta Rhymes, and launching her own label, Written Entertainment.

On reconciling with Ja Rule: “We had a three-and-a-half hour conversation and we just hashed out years and years and years of stuff. That’s my brother. I love him and I hope he’s doing well. I think he’s in good spirits. We’ve all been through a lot. We’ve all grown. We’ve all learned. We were all young starting out in the industry. We hashed out a lot of stuff and we needed that.”

On recording her single with Busta Rhymes: “We were listening to the playback of the record and [Jerry Wonda] had the speakers knocking crazy, so Busta came in the room like, ‘Yo, what is that?’ So we had to bring the beat back. And he was like, ‘Shuck! My sister, queen. I need to be on that.’”

On launching her own label, Written Entertainment: “I am the first artist on my new record label, so I’m super excited about that, so you know that profit share is big, homie.”

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