Ja Rule: Stay Around

It’s been a rough five years, but the most famous casualty of the 21st-century rap game is putting his troubles behind him and getting back to work. Don’t bury Ja Rule. He ain’t dead yet.

“Why’d you pick this chichi, froufrou spot?”

Ja Rule turns to his publicist upon entering the main dining room of Kittichai, a posh Thai restaurant in the Soho section of Manhattan that features intricate wood carvings, colorful curtains and a central viewing pool with flowers and floating candles. “How you know I ain’t want a nice big steak or something?”

You couldn’t blame the guy for wanting beef. For the past five years, he’s been publicly ridiculed by one of the biggest rap stars on the planet, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson—a campaign that rendered Ja’s name synonymous with the unflattering term “wanksta.” After totaling more than 10 million in sales with his first four discs, Ja has watched his last two projects, 2003’s Blood in My Eye and 2004’s R.U.L.E., sell 467,000 and 657,000, respectively. Meanwhile, the government effectively shut down his recording home, Murder Inc., as his longtime friend and partner Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo fought federal money-laundering charges. (Gotti and his brother Chris were acquitted in December 2005.) To top it all off, GLAAD tried to initiate a media boycott this past September after Ja was quoted in a recent interview making comments that came off as antigay. So, no, you wouldn’t blame him for being a little feisty.

Settling in with a lychee martini, though, he seems anything but. Cracking jokes, laughing boisterously, the 31-year-old Hollis, Queens, native entertains a group of friends with stories about a recent trip to Germany and insists he’s moved on. “I throw a jab here and there, but for the most part, I’m not concerned with it,” he says of his high-profile strife with 50. “I said all I had to say. If anybody needs to hear any beef or any hatred I have toward any artist, they can go get Blood in My Eye, ’cause that’s why I made it… I needed it to get it out my system, so now I don’t have to dwell on it, ’cause it’s all been said.”

After a three-year hiatus, Ja is ready to get back to the business of making hits. When it came time to record his warm-up single “Uh-Ohhh,” he enlisted the services of hip-hop’s current guest-appearance king, Lil Wayne. “It’s always good to do records with niggas that are considered the best out there,” Ja says. “Throughout my career I’ve always spit with the best spitters and sung with the best singers. Niggas can’t take that away from me. I like to be on tracks with great talent, and Weezy’s great talent. It set the tone, let people know I was back in the building and I can still spit.”

Unfortunately, not everyone was convinced. During the recording process for his new album, The Mirror, Ja kept hitting roadblocks. “I reached out to a few people for the album, and it was like I was running into dark corridors,” he says after ordering a plate of chicken fried rice with steamed shrimp. “They’d be like, ‘Yeah.’ But then it’s like, ‘Where the fuck you at when I need to do the actual work?’ I felt a lot of fake shit out there. So I said, ‘You know what? Realistically, I don’t need none of these muthafuckas to make hit records.’ They would be good collabos, it woulda made for good stories—Ja did a record with such and such—but that doesn’t always make for good music. So, after a while, I just said fuck it. I’ma go completely creative, and I’ma canvas my album with the proper voices, regardless of who they are or what they look like.”

Save for Wayne, the only high-profile guest on The Mirror is The Game, who’s featured on the California ode “Sunset.” The rest of the album is a mix of Ja’s patented aggression (the epic “300,” the paranoid “Judas”) and R&B-powered duets with as-yet-little-known songstresses (“Damn,” featuring Jenna, and “Body,” with Ashley Joi). The one track Ja notes as a highlight, though, is “Enemy of the State.” Taking cues from Biggie’s classic “Warning,” the record lets listeners eavesdrop on a phone conversation between Ja and Gotti as they relive the stress of being indicted by the feds. “People don’t really understand what we was going through with that shit,” says Ja. “‘Enemy of the State’ is kinda like a realistic but fun look into what we were going through. It was more so Irv’s situation than mine, so I definitely wanted to give him a voice on the record and let it be known it was a lot going on during the time. I felt that record had to be made.”

Over the course of the almost-three-year investigation, Murder Inc. was vilified for its principals’ association with incarcerated Queens drug kingpin Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff. Corporate parent Def Jam severed ties, ousting Murder Inc. from its Midtown Manhattan offices in March ’03. While it was only the Gotti brothers who were facing jail time, Ja owns a portion of the company, and in the event of a guilty verdict, he would’ve had to assume power—a reality the rap superstar wasn’t exactly ready for.
“I ain’t even gon’ front, I wasn’t mentally prepared for it,” he says. “I know the business very well, but as far as sitting behind a desk and doing the business and making the calls, that’s not really what I strive to do at the moment… But my nigga ’Preme always said you gotta prepare for the worst. If the worst scenario don’t come out, then, nigga, we good. Thank God we lived through that and got acquitted and everything is cool.”

That’s a bit of an understatement. Last year, Irv and company signed a $10 million distribution deal directly with Universal Music Group. As part of the agreement, Irv retained ownership of the masters for his entire roster, and Ja got his own imprint, Mpire Records. Nonmusic business is blooming, too. The gravelly voiced rapper recently went into business with Flawless Jewelry for his Asja collection and launched an umbrella organization called Rule Global Media. He has two new films in the works, and he and Gotti just landed a 50/50 partnership with electronics giant Samsung for their Ervingeoffrey clothing line.

“I got some of the biggest business deals that y’all can ever fuckin’ think of on the table right now,” says Ja, who also runs the L.I.F.E. Foundation, which provides inner-city kids with guidance. “When you are who you are and you’re not ashamed of who you are, nothing can stop your movements. Nothing can stop what you want to do in life. Nigga, that’s where I came from. If you haven’t noticed, I’m Black. I came from people saying, ‘You’re nothing. You can’t do it. You’ll never be nothing. Matter fact, you’re a slave.’ I came from that. I know what we went through as Black people. So, for me, struggle is nothing. And what y’all people—the fans, the public—call struggle, or y’all thought what I was going through was the worst thing in the world, you can’t be serious.”

THIS IS ONLY A PREVIEW! To read the rest of our profile on Ja Rule, check out the Jan/Feb 2008 issue of XXL!

  • these posts are racist

    Respect to Ja Rule. I wish him well – only a bona fide hater would say otherwise.

    • JLee

      50 didnt kill Ja’s career, he put it on life support tho….. just like they did to 50, but u can come back from that. the public has turned on G Unit just like they did murder Inc, i mean who sells in G unit but 50? plus look at his sales even this last album hardly compared 2 his first 2 big albums, and i think Ja even had better lines then 50 on blood in my eye. 50 was just backed by every radio station and every big name at the time.

  • Ja Fool

    Fuck Ja Fool and his motherfuckin’ Irv ass Gotti!
    Hi tried to black ball 50 Cent and look what happend. DMX, Busta Rhymes, Eminem, Obie Trice they all hate Ja Fool. What is the problem with this nigga tryna act like tupac in the motherfuckin’ videos and shit. Hi aint’ nothin’ just a punk ass lil’ nigga talkin’ trash 24 hours a day. That nigga 50 was right, bitch ass Ja hits notes, whata fuck. “My Boddy, My boddy, can’t complaine, yaah i yaah i yaah” for crist sake do us all a favor retire your fuckin’ punk ass bitch and never come back, matter fact just kill yourself nigga. Good luck with The Mirror, hope you go in minus with that punk ass album.

    • kingtee

      yo i respect ja work he be working hard on his album call the mirror and stop with the bull shit about 50 kill him thats bull shit ja still doing him making his money who is you to say ja a bitch 50 is the only bitch he got cut up and jump on yadig look at 50 last album that shit was weak wack as hell that album 50 put out was ass 50 is the faggot gay bitch that always talking a lot of bull shit ya dig lil nigga ja doing it big for 08 his album the mirror come out in jan08 his movie come out feb12-08 and i hear he have a mirror part 2 coming out in 08 thats a good look for ja and get off 50s dick the shit 50 do bitchs do talk shit about niggas all day long i think 50 is gay faggot ass pussy-uint niggas and 50 gay-uint niggas anit put out no big hits songs they is fallin off bad ha ha bitch.

  • LOUROC

    JA IS FINISHED NO MATTER WHAT HE DOES IT’S GONNA BE GARBAGE. HIS FIRST 2 SINGLES ARE GARBAGE

  • NIG

    HE SHOULD CONCENTRATE ON ACTING AND OTHER BUSINESS VENTURES……THE RECORD BUYING PUBLIC HAS CHANGED SINCE THE TIME HE WAS HOT…..50-CENT DESRTOYED HIS RAP CAREER…..HE NEEDS 2 REALIZE THAT BEFORE HE MAKES A FOOL OF HIMSELF.BECAUSE THE 2 SINGLES WAS NOT HOT…SORRY JA FANS JUST GIVING U THE TRUTH

  • og bobby j

    While I agree his rap career is over, I dont hate him. In reality, Ima listen to whatever I think is hot…not the industry standard. Therefore, I couldnt careless how fif played him out….if he puts out good music, i will give it an unbiased listen. Its funny, cause alot of cats sayin Ja is finished are the same cats that were knockin his shit in 2001… funny how quickly people forget. Say what you will, but his vetti venni vettchi or whaever the fuck his first album was called was hot.

    • big dick cheney

      TO me, Ja Rule was always weak as fuck. His last album that actually went triple platinum was garbage in my opinion. Yall was caught up in the hype back then. He fooled yall admit it..all Fifty did was expose him. Then you hopped of his dick quick.

      But i’ll give his new shit a try. See whats its like. I sure as hell ain’t buyin it tho.

  • Mr.Wang

    I was never feelin’ Ja, to me he just looked like a fake Tupac.

  • Capostatus

    Fuck Ja rule. Man this nigga’s life was ended by my man 50 4 years ago. Get the fuck outta here. Even in this nigga’s peak time he never sold close to what 50 has. All of this nigga’s albums combined have sold 10 mil, well hello just 50′s first album sold 12 million. Go kill your self you fake ass murderer.

    This nigga talking bout i’m tough cause i’m black. Fuck you nigga u were born after the slave shit. Racism is everywhere nigga u ain’t tough. If u can survive in Africa then you tough. America is easier to make it than anywhere else so Ja and all u black americans that use the race card stop being childish and go get yours. Bitch ass faggot nigga. This nigga better kill himself.

    • Mr.Wang

      Don’t like 50 cent but I gotta agree that is true.

    • Durty

      Homostatus is ah fuckin pussy, you have no life, no future, kill ya self…50 deaded Ja career..but guess what fuck boy..50 career been dead along time ago…Scarface called that nigga out..& 50 didn’t say ah gotdam thang..you fuck niggaz and crackaz aint bout shit..just critize through the internet
      ggggggggggggggg- gay gasy ass muthafuckaz

    • sazep

      you dumb shit u probably used 2 be a fan of ja..no u just change face,Ja rule has sold over 20 million records worldwide which is even more than jay-z who has only 18 million under his belt in sales…u 50 dickridin faggot..get ur facts right be4 u talk shit…

  • Mr.Slapyobitch

    His career is def over!

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  • Cali is Active

    Capitan- Save a Hoe status .. your as close to a capo as wonderbread on mayo.. stop with that shit you aren’t even a man in your family moreso someone elses.

    You better by a magazine and kickback and leave the entertainers to entertaining.

    Ja made hits , 50 made much more and you haven’t done shit so what does that make you?

  • ja rule is my favorite

    honestly, this dude sucks. reeeeeallly fuckin bad. why doesnt ja get it? i mean i get it, why doesnt he? wtf is ja thinkin, oh wait he must not be thinking. nothin he puts out will ever be hot cause hes fake as hell and confused. if he would admit he sucks and never rap again i would have the upmost respect for him. i would be a ja rule fan if he admitted he sucked.

    • MACKFISHERMAN

      JARULE HE’LL DO OK AS LONG AS HE DOES’NT GET INTO IT WITH ANY OTHER RAPPER IN THE BUSINESS. I THINK HE STILL GOT SOME GOOD MUSIC IN HIM,AS FAR AS FIFTY GOES HE’S ON HIS WAY OUT,WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND.YOU JIVE ASS TURKEY

  • laf13

    wow alotta people hatin
    ja has put out good music
    he still got something to give

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  • http://www.yahoo.com what it do?

    Stop hatin on JA Rule and in al reality he beAT THE SHIT OUT OF 50 IN ATLANTA AND IN NEW YORK. AND OH YEAH THE GAME AND KANYE KILLED 50′S CAREER. THAT CURTUS ALBUM WAS GAY HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

    • k-rob

      killed 50 in Atlanta? who is this fool.
      nigga ja rule got knocked out and had his chain taken dummy.even ja admitted that 50 caught him with the hook lol.thats why they (not ja rule) ran up on 50 in the studio and clipped the lights, 50 went for the gat and black child stabbed him.nigga get your facts right, suburdan groupie

      • diddy

        dumbass ja rule admitted to beatin his ass in Atlantic and 50 cent hasn’t said one thing about the fight that’s how i know he lost and for u ja rule hater’s 50 cent is on the downfall his last 2 albums were terrible, not to mention banks and buck, and also ja has sold over 20 million records just to let u know.

        And 50 did not hurt Ja career, Eminem did, when he went at Em, the white ppl turned on him and that’s what hurt his career and now 50 is tryin to be Ja

    • http://healthydoseofskepticism.blogspot.com/ Chris

      Hard to disagree with that. The Game sort of kills 50 when you think about it, all the way around. Beats can be sort of wack at times though, lol. Kanye selling more than 50, that isn’t saying much, just shows how much off of his game 50 is. Bottom line, the Game and Kanye have something to offer, some depth to their s* 50 doesn’t so he keeps rehashing the same s* over and over again, unfortunate …

    • champ

      2 against 1 wow but 50 one man army duuuuuuuuuu

    • champ

      2 against 1 wow but 50 one man army duuuuuuuuuu

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  • Left Coast

    Fuc this buster ass nigga dont nobody want to here that wining ass shit!!!

  • http://www.hotmail.com raoul

    Sorry Ja but your fucking career is totally over. Make money through your other business ventures and do some shit for the community.

    50 and G-Unit buried you a very looong time ago!

  • theTRUTH

    all of ya’ll are some haters. how can you sit at home or where ever the fuck you are at and talk shit about somebody you don’t even fuckin know on a personal level. this whole blog shit is fucking crazy, i’ve been sittin back for a long time and reading all the shit that has been said about verious artist that have fuckin made it (meaning:actually have done something with there lifes)all ya’ll do is talk shit. i don’t care if its about ja, 50, lil wayne, saigon ect… the point is i love music and if i don’t like the way an artist rap, sing, or fucking whisle i’ll keep it to me motherfuckin self. you can’t be a hater your whole life. i wish i could post this meassage all over xxl. and i’ve been to other web sites and this one, hands down, has the most fuckin haters.

    life is to short

  • big reg

    man yall need to quit 50 is alright but he got on ja rule and then did the same sing songy shit he dissed ja for ill buy ja before i buy fifty i wont even burn that shit the last ja was tight 50 stole his style and his whole album is about singing

    • http://healthydoseofskepticism.blogspot.com/ Chris

      am i the only one that sees that, lol. been saying that * from the beginning no one ever wants to see that.

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  • CLEFY

    DO YOUR THANG NOW JA COZ 50 IS ALSO DEAD N BURRIED NOW . SO U 2 CAN START ANOTHER FIGHT IN HELL

  • shat

    funny how i think ja was never have been dead if 50 was not right about him.i think the hood and the general public opened their eyes to this fake gangsta and his dj irv.these niggas had protection from a neighborhood kingpin and they started feelin themselves.remember what started the beef,it was at ja’s video shoot in queens and he was acting funny towards niggas and thats where it started.u come to the hood u gotta show love.so premehad his back so they felt invincible lol.50 aint have no money and he was a broke nigga hustling.see what happens when u get money?now the nigga running queens and the entire far rock hood.funny how now ja wants peace and irv keep running his mouth,50 will always takes shots at the inc. this is personal and yall dont even know the half.

  • listen stupid people

    Ja Rule, is not finish 50 cents, did not ruin him 50 is rich but stupid i wouldn’t want my kids to grow up and be fucked up like him. Ja keep getting paid and don’t listen to broke people. This aint gangsta this business bitches………..

  • EDINBURGHS FINEST

    Lets just be real here, Ja aint never comin back into the rap game. Period! Granted he did drop a killer verse on the remix of “One Blood” by Game but thats all he’s gonna get away with now. If he’s happy to run wit sales of 400-600 thousand per album then good luck to him but he might as well do it on an independent rather then a major and get a better cut. Oh yeah, Murda Inc were destroyed but look at what they were up against. 50, the most bankable rapper in the world. Em, better then any lyricist on Murda Inc label and the rest of G-Unit who cold do nothing wrong at that time and they also had lyrical power of Game for a while too.

    It’s the nature of the beast though. Game single handedly destoyed the whole G-unit roster. Now look at the figured that Buck, Banks and Yayo are clocking. As Yayo said in an interview on this site “ama call ma next album Im Fiftys Tax Right Off” That says it all, they are just ridin on his success now. Fifty knows that he would have ended up like Ja had he continued the beef with Game and then Nas. In and interview on a progamme here in the UK, Game said that “G-unit is a sinking ship which i’m destroying. 50 can let his loyalty get in the way and drown or he can jump ship and save himself” – Thats exactly what he’s done with G-Unit, Mobb Deep and MOP. He’s continuing to pay the rest of G-Unit from his work but takes to active part in their material.

    P.S. – Game destorys 50 and Ja all day!

    ONE!

  • THAT DUDE

    JA is finished because him & Irv don’t have a clue what the public wants.The Wayne collabo was a cool joint but they followed that up with straight trash.
    You can’t even blame 50 cuz he not with em’ in the studio or making decision’s for them.
    He need to either step it up or concentrate on all those deal’s he got on the table!

  • Christian

    STOP THIS FUCKIN BEEF!!!!!
    please stop heating , we need just to listen da good music and thats Ja Rule , 50 too but different styles , i like like JA RULE style, and he is not over.
    Murder Inc.
    JA RULE THE MIRROR 2008!!!!

  • Rockcity

    The fact is, The music Biz is over Ja, he’s lucky he even got his time to shine because good artist that are way better than him and 50 dont even get that. He should definitly bow out gracefully and go into another business, i know he love “the game” but obviously it dont love his ass back. It’s obvious he’s a fighter and he aint go back down or give up, we see it he proved it but damn nigga jus move on and stop wastin time 4real fuck this rap shit, u can’t make a career out of this shit and thats the truth.

  • Don Martini

    Please stop that fuckin’ hature against Ja Rule…
    He made real hits in the past, just think of ” Holla Holla”.
    50 is a bitch, GZA said the truth, if yu don’t know what he said, go watch it on Youtube…
    I give Ja props for what he does and i’m very lookin’ forward to his album “Mirror”.

    one thing left: STOP ACTING LIKE THAT FUCKIN’ 50 CENT WAS THE KING OF RAP! HE’S NOTHING BUT A GOOD BUISNESSMAN!

  • Don Martini

    where’s my comment?! Oô

  • http://DA DA

    ya stupid if ya think 50 is a gangsta.Especially if you think he better than ja aka the LOKI from NY you KID

  • LISTENNNNNN

    MAN IS A RESPONSE EVEN NECESSARY AFTER LISTENING TO THIS FAKE THUG TALK. THEY SEY 50 CENT UP…BY HAVING SUPREME SHOOT 50. NOW SUPREME LOCKE DUP IN COLORADO AND WHO GOING TO SAVE JA NOW..SEE PAC SAID ALONG TIME AGO YOU CANT GO TO WAR IF YOU DONT HAVE NO CHEESE. AND 50 GOT ALL THE CHEESE SO GUESS WHAT MURDER INC AND SUPREME IS FINISHED.
    PIMP C SAID IT BEST WHEN HE SAID I JUST THE BET AWARDS AND WATCHED 50 CENT PERFORM WITH NO BODYGUARDS AND ALL THEM NIGGAS DIDNT DOSHIT THAT WAS SUPPOSE TO GET AT 50! DEEP INSIDE THESE NIGGAS DONT WANT TO GET SHOT AND I DO BELIEVE THAT IF ONE OF THEM NIGGAS WOULD TRY TO GET AT 50 THEY WILL GET FUCKED UP.

  • thelistener

    I JUST WANNA KNOW??? IF EVERYBODY HATES JA and NEVER SUPPORTED HIM… WHO THE FUCK BOUGHT 10 MILLION ALBUMS?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    (I say over 65% of you are some lying dick ryders)

    • BK Cyph

      real talk i know i got everyone of his albums _except blood in my eye…

      Rule started the resurgence of sensitive rap. lol…
      nah but really son had some hard shit, i dont doubt that he can do it again. But i hear this album, it isnt his return to race, he still has a lil further to go.

  • http://kellsfetish.com Lo-Doe

    Ja Rule is a Great lyrical artist, especially when he spittin’ that street shit. It’s never too late. Any true hip-hop fan that knows music DEFINATELY know that Ja Rule’s first album Venni Vetti Vecci is one of the best rap albums ever! All of his albums was nice with the exception of “Blood In Me Eye”. This album was so-so, it’s just that he had too much focus on 50. Like he stated in his interview, he needed to get that out of him and continue to advance as an artist (I could roll with that). R.U.L.E. was a nice album to really put him back on the map. He dropped “Wonderful” with R.Kelly & Ashanti. That album touched a lot of different issues and the best joint on there is “Where I’m From” feat. Lloyd. I was pissed off November 11 at Best Buy tryng to purchase my copy. It was in the paper for the new releases (I had already knew the release date) and they pushed it back-WTF….I know this album gotta be nice and it’s finished. It’s one of my most anticipated LP’s for 2008.

  • kingtee

    yo get off 50s dick 50 anit a thug out nigga 50 just be talking bull shit look at this who got cut up and anit do shit who got jump on anit do shit about so who is the bitch and for dmx was raw but he suck ass now just like 50 with that wack weak ass album k.west kill 50 this year with album sell yadig and for you for saying that gay bitch ass shit go suck a dick bitch ass nigga get off 50s dick g-uint anit have a hit song in a long time they is fallin off bad and for 50 his time is up now he is wash up with beef shit dont no one like 50 bitch ass in his own hood but you say he so thug out then why he want go to his own hood cuse they going kill his bitch ass jay-z dont fuck with 50 like that or p-diddy or nas or game or snoop or fatjoe or camron niggas can still get 50 kill if they want to 50 is not real thug out nigga he just be talking that shit hes not a real nigga hes a bitch a real nigga will go to they hood he cant do that shit if he did them nigga will kill his bitch ass dead 50 is dead meat yadig so get off his dick and get a life hes not thug he is a hoe that hate on niggas he hate on lil wayne game jay-z lox p-diddy fatjoe camron nas ja his own niggas 50 think about his own ass so when the last time g-uint had a big hit cant say ha take 50s dick out your ass hole you gay lil faggot bitch and stop the haet on ja and tell the fun boy bitch boy pussy nigga 50 he is a gay lil faggot bitch that last album 50 put out is weak wack ass hell and it suck ass bad nigga k.west kill his gay ass ha ha ha ha the end of g-uint is coming in 08 bitch.

  • Danny

    News Flash people!!!

    EVERYBODY’S CAREER IS OVER!!!

    HIP-HOP IS D.E.A.D!!!!!!!

    Why are we focusing on Ja Rules career when the whole game is fucked?

  • fauck

    ja rule is da don

    fuck all haters

    http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/index.php

  • P

    ya’ll cryin over what happened in atlanta and in the studi in NY, who fuckin cares, the atlanta incident was false, Ja aint did shit, he got snuffed, Everytime 50 is called a snitch or someone saying they clipped him why the fuck you think he dont respond, CUZ IT AINT TRUE, tha mans smart you fuckin internet flunkies, you read articles and think you got muh fuckas life stories, ya’ll drama queens..and by tha way if you are seriously, i mean seriously a fan of ja rule, then you need to stop kissin on this fools poster before you go to bed at nite cuz he aint shit, was never, looks like a smurf that got shitted on, IRV think hes a gotti, hes lucky tha Fam never clipped his ass on some Reference shit…..Stupid shits

  • haha haters

    First of all you fuckin faggots,
    i know y’all were blazing fuckin RULE hits outta ya speakers back in 1999/2001. Why the fuck you turn your back on him you guys didnt even listen to his albums or his snippets. He gonna suprise y’all.. and for the people that turn their back now on ja.. dont dare to dickryde him when he’s back on top.

    And u backstabbers listen to JUDAS
    snippet online on youtube!

    bye mofo’s

  • liqthez

    Hattin iz a disease,
    and U niggaz iz sick
    The cure, keep your mouth
    off tha next man dick

  • onlypussieshate

    @All Ja and 50 haters

    atleats this negros have careers. What the fuck do any of you niggas have? a computer and a broadband connection? lol you guys are so fucking lame.

  • I hate G-Unit white stans

    So wut if 50 killed Ja’s career. Game and Kanye killed 50′s career. “Wut goes around comes around”.
    PS: I would really like to meet some of you G-Unit groupies. I bet ur jus a bunch of 12 year old kids from wonderbread country. You guys have a fuckin clue wut hip hop iz about.

  • southside nigga

    50 destroyed ja fool and murder inc you have to understand 50 is a real thug he hes rap sheets and criminal records he had everybody workin for him on Guy R.Brewer in south jamaica queens wtf has ja fool done? ja aint a gangsta he aint never sold drugs or busted guns

  • http://xxlmag.com c-bo

    50 cent is a real thug he has criminal records and rap sheets he sold drugs and busted guns he had everybody workin for him on Guy R.Brewer in south jamaica queens ask about him hes a gangsta and murder inc never murdered anyone

  • http://dubcnn.com raskizzo my nizzo

    how u gonna hate Ja Rule n be all over 50 dick when 50 is the new Ja Rule. Yah 50 killd him but 50 killd him so 50 can become Ja! Nigga 50 singin the same luv songs, same formula Ja provided for the nigga. Just cus 50 got bigger biceps, talk more grimy. If u gonna say fuck JaRule style u needa also say fuck 50.
    50 just a rapper anyway, he not MC like my niggas Nas, Talib, Scarface, Game, Saigon.

    all these other bloggers like “southside” n “durty” ya act like you thugs ur damn self. Ya bunch of internet gangstas. Aint no real gangsta, thug at home on a laptop cocksuckin niggas like 50 dick. Real gangstas out there curb servin. Yah, I bought JaRule shit and I bought G-unit records n it was a nice beef. But at the end o the day, I’m listening for rhyme skills. I hated JaRule luv songs with JayLo n other hoes, but same thing go for 50! So why all these G-unit loyal niggas hatin JA when ur own man (50) IS THAT DUDE! Saigon is the next dude to blow, I’m callin it now! That dude got flow, clever delivery and he spit gutta! Joell Ortiz comin up too! I like that beef brewin between the WU. That gonna create some tight battle skills. I wonder where GZA stand since he RZA’s fam! Shout out to Bishop Lamont, Glasses Malone, West Representas!

  • Dimos

    Aren’t Eastwood and Crooked I supposed to be on the remix of “Sunset” also?

  • RaisedOnBiggieNPac

    damn 50 cent groupies never stop that bullshit hating they do lol…y everytime JA RULE got a song or interview groupies gotta bring up 50 Cent? GET A LIFE

  • http://xxlmag.com YoungLRob

    All respect to Ja for never giving up. But on some real shit. If Ja continue to makes commerical music for the hoes, then his career is done. Stick to low budget films nigga. Ja teased us all. That first album was hard and made you want more. With each album afterward, is flow and style got soft. Making songs for hoes only gets you so far but you lose the streets. Just ask 50! After all the beefn’between them 2 niggas, they are both in same boat now.

  • Freddy(Vega$)

    Big Ups to Ja, everyone can hate all they want but this dude got flow and rhymes… there was a time where Ja, DMX and Hov were going to become a group, do u think those 2 other niggaz would of rode with a Phony?? hell no!!! and that nigga got mad street cred in the East, yall niggaz need to listen up!!!

  • Mr.Wang

    I can’t totally knock off Ja. He had some hits but he really not all too great.

  • Tha Ace

    never been a fan of ja but u lil kids are a lil too harsh on dude….u weren’t around when his debut album turned the whole industry’s head

  • Trillla

    OMG THIS NIGGAS STILL ALIVE!!!!
    FUCK JA RULE HES TO BUSY FUCKIN DUDES

  • http://healthydoseofskepticism.blogspot.com/ Chris

    f* most of ya haters. Ja was the real artist in the first place 50 just found a good hustle, plus a good come up stepping on Ja. 50′s whole s* is hating on n* and using them to further his own cause, I’m shocked most of you m* haven’t seen that yet.

    But “Blood in my Eye” was a mistake, I copped that s* it was garbage. Ja should have kept doing what he was doing instead of responding to the s*, a gentleman trying to beat a thug a* n* at his own game, s* never works. He had the right ticket; didn’t have to do that gangsta s* if he didn’t want to, and was a fool for trying to return back to it. No one else was doing the s*, so why change that, now you got 50′s a* singing on breaks and copping the biggest hip-hop singer out there, Akon, for his breaks, wtf no one sees the hypocrisy on that s*, you have to be f* kidding me.

    a bunch of young n* who don’t know s*, weighing in on adults business as usual.

  • http://kellsfetish.com Lo-Doe

    *Correction to my above statement.
    *November 13, 2007 for Ja’s release date.

    Kellsfetish.com

  • JAY STONE

    ja Rule is the shit

  • Listen!

    Here is the truth with this Ja vs 50 situation. (1) 50 got shot 3 times (only 3 bullets hit him) maybe by Preme, cats hating on Ja. (2)50 got stab by Ja’s camp, cats still hating on Ja. (3)Ja fought 50 and 50 put a restraining order on Ja, cats STILL hating Ja. (4)Ja still make hits while his carrer was “over”, people still hating on Ja conclusion. So the conclusion is clear and simple. Anyone hating on Ja must be just dumb ass shit, or got 50′a dick on their lip.

  • Lucky

    i just got a few words for gayrule..lol retire already.lol and stop gettin at 50. i guess people dont learn..lol

  • onetyme

    yo yo who give a fuck they both rapp and datz it

  • Weirdo

    Mad respect to ja rule for dissin 50 a.k.a snitch a.k.a leave him alone or he tells fuc gay-unit is all bout tha inc.Ja went threw so many bullshit these last couple of years and he is comin bac up so fuc all haters dat is hatin on JA ITS MUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURDAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!! bitches and miss. curtis “50 cent” jackson-mayweather better not try to diss ja again cuz if he does JA is gunna shoot dat muthafucer wit 9 more shoots so fuc 50 snitch,young fuc,Llyod fake,tony gayo,girl-unit

  • Igotmoney

    You know, as I have read through the the current posting on how so many of you hate JA RULE, and talk about how 50 cent killed his career. I don’t think so, in fact, I’m sure many of you were in the club at some point, listening and dancing to one of JA songs. Stop being hypocritical! 50 cent first album, I admit was good, but like all things, he has gone mainsteam, and the albums that followed are just garbage. 50 talked about JAY-Z (that’s my nigga) then about NAS, Jada KISS, etc; I just trying to figure this out; does he even have anything else to talk about, instead of someone, plus he is no way, better than Jay, or NAS. Enuff Said… This is coming from an educated brother, paid in full, and drinks Armand de Brignac, that new Cristal.

  • brooklynboy1980@yahoo.com

    Ja Rule is a fucking dick he is so lame really he is Oh yea and 50 did kill his bitch career

  • brooklynboy1980@yahoo.com

    Ja Rule is a fucking dick he is so lame really he is Oh yea and 50 did kill his bitch career

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    Respect to Ja Rule.

    I hope he comes back strong and tears the game apart!!

  • Ace

    I kinda like ja but 50 did to murder INC what Game did to the GGGGGG-Unit. Hey who still says that hahahaha

  • damn

    I never liked the nigga. not even baxk in 99-01 when he was in his “prime”. but i gotta say he still got a chance for several reasons but hes gotta do some things first. the public us turning on 50 anyway. he needs some hot collabos with some atrists from the south. maybe a young geezy or a rick ross. he needs to keep other people names out his mouth for a minute. and he need to do a song with mariah carrey or some shit. then the public will forget everything they heard and said about him cuz theyre mostly idiots and kids……but i still wouldnt buy the album. scarface is the last dude thats gettin my money until detox drops.

  • do you know what’s real

    i heard that “wanna lick” and i thought that was Ja. 50 is a biting muthafucka, and he’s a rat. A rat gets no respect, I don’t care if they kill 100 careers. That gunot general is a certified rat. I don’t know why MURDER INC didn’t expose 50 the way GAME did. They got the court documents. 50 IS JUST A STEROIDED UP VERSION OF JA RULE WITH LESS LYRICAL CONTENT. THAT’S THE TRUTH

    • Jimmylee

      Ja rule is broke now!! period!!So who gives a fuck! the nigga is wack..50 ended the nigga career and thats it…And someone on here said that ja beat 50′s ass in a fight in atlanta..The guys only like 5′foot 5..110 pounds..Get the fuck real!!JA RULES A HOMO

  • b

    Ja is good
    Las year on that Cassie Me n You Remix he killed it. He did Ja, i wanna hear the new shit!

  • http://www.webcrawler.com what it do?

    Ja Rule, Irv Gotti, Black Child, The whole murder INC, The Game, Fat Joe, Nas, Jadakiss,Styles P.,Sheek Louch,Yukmouth, Z-Ro, Trae, ABN Gang, Rap-a-lot mafia And Lil Wayne…. All these Niggaz would slap the shit out of 50. 50 aint even close to as gangsta as Trae and Z-Ro. S.U. C 4 life. And state the facts. The last 2 times Murder Inc and G-unit met up, murder inc fucked them niggaz up and black child stabbed 50′s snitch ass.. All you dumb suburban kids are dumb thinking 50 is a G.

  • JLee

    thats what im sayin, and dont forget bout shyne! since when did getting shot make u a G? shouldnt a gangsta be the one shooting? They shootin! ha made u look, 50′s a bitch and a snitch in my book

  • http://healthydoseofskepticism.blogspot.com/ Chris

    50 is a hypocrite at best, f* whatever happened with JaRule, when did it become cool to speak on that and use it to get one up in the rap game anyway. Anyway you catch that press conference where 50 said “Master P doesen’t sell records anymore”, they tried to make it out like it was a diss but I’m not sure it was, at the same time 50 didn’t clarify that and just went along with it.

    Then at the radio station he was talking about India and the incident over in Europe where someone got caught sniffing. He had a lot to say but what I want to know is, to have that level of stardom why didn’t he have anyone with him to let him know what the customs were in those countries, makes you think a bit if he thinks the entire world is the slums of New York.

  • mac 10 handle

    ja rule may be over

    50 did kill ja rule. but lyrically, 50 lost more than he won i.e game, joe buddens, …..

    i’d take jarule over just about any southern rapper though

  • SCOTLAND’S TRUTH

    Yo Rule gotta keep spittin’ that fire and drop his album before people forget about him completely.
    Lyrically, Rule got one over on 50 when you break down the lines. If Ja wanna become top dog again, he gotta break free from Gotti….Nigga too busy on making a tv show and should be considering on the hot artists at the INC (Lloyd, Ashanti, Newz, Tah)
    And what happened to Nas and Jigga on the 300 track?
    50 Cent ai’ght, But it’s still Murda!

  • lucky

    JUST RETIRE GAYRULE. YOU CANT DO SHIT ANY MORE. NOT EVEN THE WHITE KIDS LISTEN TO U ANY MORE..LOL

    • JLee

      sadly lucky is one of the white kids he is speaking of…..

      • Lucky

        lol sadly ur dum as fuck no disrespect just pointing out the facts.

        oh yeah i’m not white in any form son. i’m half mexican half black.thank you.
        your probly the white one homie

  • JLee

    yeah ur right i am white which proves that ur stupid cause i do listen to ja rule. maybe u should stick to speaking for yourself and not stereotype.

    • The Wang Dynasty aka Mr.Wang

      White boy, white boy you like rap music? Aren’t you supposed to be listening to your punk rock?

      I love my white homies but you JLee are a…how do I say this…a B-I-T-C-H.

      2008 mine nigga!

  • goofy328

    I have to admit the new single is garbage though.

  • HYPEONE THE GOD

    FUCK 50 FUCK JA THE ONLY GOOD MUSIC COMIN OUT OF THE STATES AT THE MO IS MUSIC FROM WEEZY AND THE CLAN RESECT THE GODS IT’S A SHAME THE COUNRTY THET INVENTED THIS CULTURE HAS LOST IT’S WAY ANYONE INTO REAL HIP HOP CHECK OUT THE AUSSIE SCENE DOWN UNDER THIS IS WHERE IT’S AT NOT TO MENTION NEW ZEALAND,ENGLAND AND CANADA WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU GUYS

  • Milka

    When I was listen first time Ja Rule in him song Caught Up I been raptured with him.
    He’s the best rapper,better then Fiddy,but and he ain’t bad.
    I think that Fiddy is elate and he don’t make real rap music like that do Ja Rule.
    Go go go Ja!!!
    Inc. Records!!!

  • PlayB

    Ayo Much luv to Ja Rule man! i think da nigger needs 2b respected for not givin up. as far as 50cent my man never realy said any facts on a track about ja he was just chatin bout wot he would do and never ever done it. ja is a real nigger an yall haters no it coz when it comes too either walkin da streets of new york who’s most likely go come back home. ive heard bits from ja rules newist album and on a real too come bk now where da game is full of collabos he needed to have more gest on his project, im still go get dat joint coz i respect the inc game for life but again it would had been better to t least let Timbaland make a beat.

  • Moses

    Ban the N word in Rap Music.

  • Jules

    all in the past. wish him luck. i wont cop the album tho