Going away to jail is no laughing matter. Getting out and not being able to readjust yourself back into society is even worse. Ja Rule, the once famed early 2000s New York rapper, has been in and out of the system quite extensively over the last decade — he’s been hit with a gun charge back in 2007. As just when things were looking up, in 2011, Ja Rule received an additional 28-month prison sentence for tax evasion. Good news is he’s been out since 2013 (see: pic above) and it’s nice to see/hear he’s in good health. Unfortunately the music he’s putting out could definitely use some jailhouse-like dicipline, for lack of a better word. He’s sharing a pair of new tracks here, in “New York Giant” and “Nah!!” Neither one of these tracks is all that popping, to be honest. Hopefully Ja receives some assistance from notable contemporary producers and writers to bring him back to 100% in this modern rap ish. Listen to both “New York Giant” and “Nah!!” after the jump.
As the legend goes, on December 4, 1969, Gloria Carter and Adnes Reeves (who made love under the sycamore tree) brought Shawn Corey Carter into the world. Their lives and the lives of millions around the world would never be the same from that point forward. Read More
IT’S MURDAAAAAA. Irv and Ja stop by the Power 105 studios (presumably for the first time this decade) to speak on Murder Inc., their relationship with Queens drug kingpin Supreme, financial & legal troubles, 50 Cent and more. Part two after jump. Read More
It’s safe to say the Ja Rule wants to put that last ten years or so behind him. Since releasing his single “Fresh Out Da Pen,” Rule has been doing the media blitz, getting back on the horse, so to speak. Good for him. Now the job of introducing an entire generation to his music and winning back some of the old fans.
In this clip of an interview with Peter Parker, 50 not only says he’s going to put French out of business, but he also calls him “The New Ja Rule.” Given 50 and Ja’s history I don’t think that was meant as a complement. Fif also discusses his relationship (or lack of) with Floyd Mayweather and his new joint with Adam Levine and Eminem.