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Ja Rule

As the flagship artist for producer Irv Gotti's Def Jam-affiliated Murder Inc. label, Ja Rule became one of the rap industry's most commercially successful artists during the early 2000s, working closely with the hitmaking producer and his stable of talent. Born Jeffrey Atkins on February 29, 1976, in Queens, New York, Ja Rule established himself with Venni Vetti Vecci (1999), a hardcore debut album similar in style to the rugged thug rap then popularized by DMX and the Ruff Ryder collective. On his second album, Rule 3:36 (2000), he began collaborating with female R&B singers, and a string of radio-friendly hits resulted ("Between Me and You," "Put It on Me," "I Cry"). Pain Is Love (2001) followed the same template, serving up a few rap-R&B hybrids for the singles ("I'm Real," "Livin' It Up," "Always on Time," "Down A** Chick") and filling out the album with hardcore rap.

Throughout the summer of 2002, Ja Rule was at his most popular, featured on not only his own hits but also as a featured guest on Fat Joe's "What's Luv?" and Mary J. Blige's "Rainy Dayz." Near the end of the year, he released his fourth album, The Last Temptation (2002), which again paired him with R&B vocalists for its singles, this time with Bobby Brown ("Thug Lovin'") and Ashanti ("Mesmerize"). Ja Rule began to be mocked by 50 Cent around this time, and beefs ensued between the two rappers' camps; for instance, over the beat of 2Pac's "Hail Mary," 50 Cent teamed up with his associates Eminem and Busta Rhymes for a stinging mixtape freestyle dissing Ja Rule and Irv Gotti. Increasingly susceptible to the criticism as his music fell out of public favor, Ja Rule returned with as much vengeance as he could muster for Blood in My Eye (2003) and R.U.L.E. (2004). Though the latter spawned a Top Five hit single, "Wonderful," a rap-R&B hybrid featuring R. Kelly and Ashanti, both albums were met with general indifference, becoming the first of Ja Rule's albums to fall short of platinum certification.

Exodus (2005), a best-of collection, brought Ja Rule's tenure with Def Jam to a close. From 2005-2007, as Irv Gotti's Murder Inc. operation fell into shambles, Ja Rule was quiet; he charted no songs on the Billboard Hot 100 during this time period. Toward the end of 2007, he attempted a comeback, first with "Uh-Ohhh!"; featuring Lil Wayne, who was perhaps the hottest rapper of the moment, the song nonetheless stalled at number 106 on the Billboard 200. A couple other singles ("Body," "Sunset") also failed to garner significant airplay, and the planned November 2007 release of The Mirror was pushed back and then canceled. That same year he would be arrested on gun and drug possession charges, which in 2010 would turn into a two-year sentence in jail. A year later, 28 months were added for tax evasion, but it didn't stop his 2012 album Pain Is Love, Vol. 2 from landing on his new label M-Pire. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Pil 2 (Explicit)

1. Intro - F**k Fame

2. Real Life Fantasy

3. Parachute

4. Superstar (Intro)

5. Superstar

6. Black Vodka

7. Drown

8. Never Had Time

9. Strange Days

10. To The Top

11. Pray 4 The Day

12. Believe

13. Spun A Web

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Track List: Pil 2

1. Intro - F**k Fame

2. Real Life Fantasy

3. Parachute

4. Superstar (Intro)

5. Superstar

6. Black Vodka

7. Drown

8. Never Had Time

9. Strange Days

10. To The Top

11. Pray 4 The Day

12. Believe

13. Spun A Web

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Track List: Blood In My Eye (Explicit)

1. Murder Intro

2. The Life (feat. Hussein Fatal, Caddillac Tah & James Gotti)

3. Clap Back

4. The Crown (feat. Sizzla)

5. Kay Slay (Skit)

6. Things Gon' Change (feat. Black Child, Young Merc & D.O. Cannons)

7. Race Against Time II

8. Bobby Creep (Skit)

9. N****s & B*****s

10. The I.N.C. Is Back (feat. Shadow, Sekou 720 & Black Child)

11. Remo (Skit)

12. Blood In My Eye (feat. Hussein Fatal)

13. It's Murda (Freestyle) (feat. Hussein Fatal)

14. The Wrap (Freestyle) (feat. Hussein Fatal)

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Track List: The Last Temptation (Explicit)

1. Intro

2. Thug Lovin' (feat. Bobby Brown)

3. Mesmerize (feat. Ashanti)

4. Pop N****s

5. The Pledge Remix (feat. Ashanti, Nas & 2Pac)

6. Murder Reigns

7. Last Temptation (feat. Charli Baltimore)

8. Murder Me (feat. Caddillac Tah & Alexi)

9. The Warning

10. Connected (feat. Eastwood & Crooked)

11. Emerica (feat. Young Life & Chink Santana)

12. Rock Star

13. Destiny (Outro)

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Track List: Pain Is Love (Explicit)

1. Intro

2. Pain Is Love

3. Livin' It Up

4. The Inc.

5. Always On Time

6. Down A** B*ch

7. Never Again

8. Holla At Me

9. Leo (Skit)

10. I'm Real (Murder Remix)

11. Nothin' But Gangstas

12. X

13. Where I Am (Skit)

14. Lost Little Girl

15. So Much Pain

16. I Do I Do

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Track List: Rule 3:36

1. Intro

2. Watching Me

3. Between Me And You

4. Put It On Me

5. 6 Feet Underground

6. Love Me, Hate Me

7. Die

8. F**k You

9. I'll Fucku Girl (Skit)

10. Grey Box (Skit)

11. Extasy

12. It's Your Life

13. I Cry

14. One Of Us

15. Chris Black (Skit)

16. The Rule Won't Die

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Track List: Venni Vetti Vecci

1. The March Prelude

2. We Here Now

3. World's Most Dangerous

4. Let's Ride

5. Holla Holla

6. Kill 'Em All

7. Hate N**gaz (Skit)

8. N**gaz Theme

9. Suicide Freestyle

10. Story To Tell

11. Chris Black (Skit)

12. Count On Your N**ga

13. It's Murda (Feat. Jay-Z & DMX)

14. E-Dub & Ja

15. 187 Murda Baptiss Church (Skit)

16. Murda 4 Life

17. Daddy's Little Baby

18. Race Against Time

19. Only Begotten Son

20. The Murderers

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Track List: Everything / Fresh Out Da Pen (Single)

1. Everything

2. Fresh Out Da Pen

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Track List: R.U.L.E. (Explicit)

1. The Inc Intro

2. Last Of The Mohicans

3. Wonderful

4. What's My Name

5. New York

6. Stripping Game (Skit)

7. The Manual

8. Get It Started

9. R.U.L.E.

10. True Story (Skit)

11. Caught Up

12. Gun Talk

13. Never Thought

14. Life Goes On

15. Weed (Skit)

16. Where I'm From

17. Bout My Business

18. Passion

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Follow for sexy music ;)
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F**k that guy lmao
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Have mercy upon DONALD TRUMP, O God, according to thy lovingkindne s s : according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out his transgressio n s . Wash him throughly from his iniquity, and cleanse him from his sin.
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I acknowledge DONALD TRUMP transgressio n s : and his sin is ever before YOU. AGAINST YOU GOD, YOU ONLY, have DONALD TRUMP sinned, and done evil in your sight: that YOU be justified when YOU speak, and be clear when YOU judgest. LORD REMEMBER DONALD TRUMP was shape in iniquity; and in sin did his mother conceive him. FATHER you desires truth in the inward parts: so I know in the hidden part YOU shall make DONALD TRUMP to know wisdom.
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Purge him with hyssop, and he shall be clean: wash him, and he shall be whiter than snow. Make him to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Hide Your face from his sins, and blot out all his iniquities. Create in him a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within him. Cast him not away from You presence; and take not Your holy spirit from him. Restore unto him the joy of his salvation; and uphold him with Your free spirit.
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Then will DONALD TRUMP teach transgressor s YOUR ways; and sinners shall be converted unto YOU. Deliver him from bloodguiltin e s s , O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousnes s . O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
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SO Father i pray YOU shall break DONALD TRUMP spirit and give him a contrite heart Oh God i know THEN YOU shall not despise him. Do good in thy good pleasure unto DONALD TRUMP: build up the walls of United States of America. Then shall thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousnes s , Praise, Prayers and Worship upon thine altar. IN Jesus name I PRAY! Amen
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JaRule will always be one of my favorite rappers. I love his voice& flow
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Hits
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His voice was unique and ladies love ❤️ it. Nice lyrics.
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lindsie.alem a n
Mesmerize
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Ja is a bum.
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Follow mee(:
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Although ja rule isn't making music anymore, and his career got ended, I still love all of his music. Too bad he doesn't write songs anymore..
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This song is pretty
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Ja rule put it down on the line.
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Say I-Phone 5 times
Pick a color
Post on two other songs
Look under your pillow
There should be a nw I-Phone
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I'm a ride or DIE
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Stupid ejido Dodd diode orchid d mod thur child food food rod nod Nicki hood hood snake hood look node midi for Ruiffo nk off nk of mine Jodr fjord of hooded Khios mod j odd upright nk off Jeff kid n ejido enjoin diode mood modded Jim Judd Jodr guide dmid dk dunk dmid Khloe dmid joe
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Always On Time
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Don't read this. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of ur life. Don't stop this is freaky! But if u read and ignore this you will have bad luck. Put this in 15 different songs in 143 minutes. When you are done press the space bar. Your crushes name will appear on the screen it is so creepy but it works.
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I'm not sure what it is, but I really like ja's music.
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Frfr❤️❤️❤️❤️
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FR doooe....
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love this song
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I wish he would get himself together get off that s-----t and get in the studio and let everybody know , you are better than those clowns, do it man, for your true fans, JC
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God Bless Hiis Musiic, Man Honestly Bettr Than Drake. Thiis Brings Back feelings Good Feeliings! I Wiish He Stiil Made Musiic.... Haven't Heard From Hiim:(
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and as far as eminem, f**k if everyone didnt wana a WHITE rapper at the time because of all the damn black rappers out there and no white kids could say n**ga along with there favorite rappers in public, em wouldnt have been much more then another rapper rapping, he had writters just like 50, em was a SLAM POET uh NOT a proffesional song writer, and thus why he fell off so hard after encore..
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i cant believe he isnt one of raps top 10 he literally had NO writers on his s**t EVERY album was ALl him how the f**k did he not make it above 50? 50 had ONE good album and that s**t was tweeked by em and dre..like wtf man sorry im a rule fan for life..get em rule bet 50 wouldnt talk much s**t now after he beefed the f**k up the way he did one on one no posse's involved..ps h h h
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I LOVE this song! ����
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Everybody loved Ja years ago. When 50 started hatin' on him, all you followin' a** sheep fell right in line.
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Always On Time
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He prolly would of still been producing hot tracks till this day and we probably would of still loved him if he never f**ked with em and went into hiding...he got to cocky
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Dont read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day if your life. However if you dont post this you will be injured but wont die in two days. Now you started reading this so dont stop. Post this on at least 5 songs jn the bext 143 minutes. When your done press f7 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letter. This is so scary it actually works
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Ja Rule will always be remembered unique and different voice... Always makes me calm n wanna groove
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His voice was different but cool because it was unique - Ja Rule . Cool and rough with rhymes that flowed. Thanks.
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50 murdered Ja...then 50 got murdered by everyone!
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�� Rule and Ashanti!!!!
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Always On Time ....
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Brings back memories of riding around with my pops ❤️
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Remind me of the good times
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Memories with this song
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LOving it JaRule no more
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�� me some JaRule!!!
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Ja da s**t real talk son ��������
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JaRulen It..My Mans!#
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