For a brief period in the late '90s, the short-lived super group of Jay Z, DMX and Ja Rule - known as Murder Inc - was the talk of the rap world. But after releasing a couple of well-received tracks “Mudergram” and “It’s Murda,” and even appearing on the cover of XXL Magazine in 1999, the project fell through for reasons unknown. So what happened? MTV's Rob Markman recently caught up with Ja Rule following his performance at Def Jam's 30th anniversary concert in Brooklyn and got the scoop on the why the LP never got off the ground. "We tried to deliver that album, said Rule. "It was a situation where egos all just played a part in its demise. We couldn't get X and Jay in the same room - from long ago from their storied battle on the pool table with the guns out and all that. That carried over into our careers, when we were all trying to do our thing separately. It was hard to get us all in the studio to do what we needed to do. We did a few records together. And those records will always be classics to a lot of people in the history of hip-hop. But I wish that album would have came to fruition."

When asked whether there are any unreleased tracks that haven't seen the light of day, Ja responded, "There might be one or two joints out there that y'all haven't heard."

Peep the entire interview, above.

[via MTV]