Today In Hip-Hop: Ja Rule Releases ‘Pain Is Love’

On this day, October 2, in hip-hop history... 2001: After the tremendous success of his first two albums, Queens rapper Ja Rule was primed for the biggest album of his career. Enter his third album, Pain Is Love, in October 2001. The album would serve as a career benchmark for the platinum-selling rapper. Although it was derided by hardcore fans for it's overtly commercial leanings, Pain Is Love entered the charts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 361,000 copies in it's first week on it's way to being certified triple platinum by the RIAA. The album would feature three of ...

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