Ja Rule

May
19
Ja Rule Plans ‘40 Days/40 Nights’ World Tour Following Prison Release

Ja Rule

It’s been a busy year for Ja Rule, who is currently putting the finishing touches on two new albums before beginning his 18-month prison sentence on gun possession charges. The former Murder Inc. rapper hasn’t done much preparation for his bid, but he already knows the first thing he’s going to do upon his release.

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May
7
New Music: Ja Rule – ‘Superstar’

Ja Rule

With a month to go before he starts serving his prison sentence, Ja Rule toasts to the good life on “Superstar,” a cut off his forthcoming album P.ain I.s L.ove 2, due June 7. The Queens MC grapples with fame over the haunting beat produced by former Murder Inc. affiliate 7 Aurelius.

“Dear heavenly father, this devil wore a blue dress, Angelina, Madonna/ Fame monster, no relation to Gaga/ Bitch got a lot of problems/ Money ain’t one of them, promise,” raps Rule before the breathy hook kicks in.

Listen to a two-minute snippet below.

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Apr
28
Ja Rule Sounds Off on Drake and Other Singing Rappers

Ja Rule

At the height of his reign, Ja Rule took the formula of a rapper singing his own hooks to the mainstream stratosphere. With MCs like Kanye West, Drake, and Diddy making hits with the signature style, Ja doesn’t hold any hard feelings.

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Apr
23
New Music: Ja Rule – ‘Real Life Fantasy’

Ja Rule

Ja Rule asks “Is this my life?” on the reflective first single from his new album P.ain I.s L.ove 2. Produced by longtime collaborator 7 Aurelius, “Real Life Fantasy” addresses the former Murder Inc. rapper’s recent troubles.

“Get high, go to prison, and evade taxes/ This is not what I envisioned when I started rapping,” he confesses, adding, “If this was ’03, then I’da told ya you was crazy if you told me that is what it’d be/ I miss Vita, Caddie, Black Child, Charli/ I thought we was tighter than the Marley family.”

PIL2 and The Renaissance Project drop June 7, the day before Rule is scheduled to start serving his two-year jail sentence.

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Apr
23
Video: Lloyd, Ashanti, and Ja Rule Reunite at New York Show

Ja Rule, Ashanti, and Lloyd

It’s Murder! The Murder Inc. camp, including Lloyd, Ashanti, and Ja Rule, reunited onstage at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Friday night (April 22) during Lloyd’s opening set on Diddy-Dirty Money’s “Coming Home” tour. The love was palpable as Lloyd brought Ashanti to the stage to duet on their 2004 collaboration “Southside” before the R&B princess joined Ja Rule on their No. 1 smash “Always on Time.” Rule, who will start serving a two-year jail sentence in June, also debuted his new single “Real Life Fantasy.”

“The REUNION was epic,” tweeted Ja after coming offstage. Reminisce on their glory days below.

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Mar
22
Ja Rule Pleads Guilty to $3 Million Tax Evasion

Ja Rule

Ja Rule is headed for more “Rainy Days.” The embattled rapper, who is currently scheduled to begin serving a two-year sentence in June, pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion in New Jersey, admitting that he failed to pay taxes on more than $3 million earned between 2004 and 2006.

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Mar
9
Ja Rule Headed to Prison in June

Ja Rule

Ja Rule only has a few months left of freedom. The New York rapper is set to report to prison in June stemming from charges from a 2007 gun case.

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