Ja Rule and Ashanti ruled the radio with hits like “Always On Time,” “Mesmerize,” and “Wonderful,” and now the Murder Inc. duo is back with an “Encore.”
The longtime collaborators show off their undeniable chemistry on the breezy ’90s-inspired track, which they’ve been previewing during their live shows.
Rule even pays homage to JAY-Z’s 2003 classic off The Black Album. “Can I get an encore? Do you want more?” he asks.
— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) June 23, 2018
Back in June, Ja and Ashanti revealed that they were plotting a joint album, inspired by JAY-Z and Beyoncé’s Everything Is Love. “I think we should do one of these joint albums,” tweeted Ja.
Ashanti later confirmed that an album was indeed in the works. “We’ve been talking about that for so long, but I think now he’s like, ‘OK, now it’s time to do it,'” she told “Entertainment Tonight.”
The two have been touring together and most recently collaborated on “Helpless” off 2016’s Hamilton Mixtape.
Listen to “Encore” below (via HipHop-N-More).