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Ja Rule

Ja Rule with Jaid Barrymore in February 2005
Background information
Birth name Jeffrey Atkins
Born February 29, 1976 (1976-02-29) (age 34)
New York City, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop, R&B
Occupations Rapper, singer, actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1994–Present
Labels The Inc.(1999-2009)
Mpire/Priority Records (2009-Present)
Associated acts Irv Gotti, Ashanti, Benzino, Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, Cash Money Click, R. Kelly, Lloyd, Method Man
Website www.jarule.net
Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976),[1] better known by his stage name Ja Rule (so-called because of the initials for Jeffery Atkins) is an American rapper, singer, and actor formerly signed to The Inc. and Universal Records, formerly of Def Jam Recordings. .A Hollis, New York native, Ja Rule has released six albums and 1 compilation album and has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.^ Ja Rule released Rule 3:36 .

^ Ja Rule is so much more than a rapper.
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^ The New Ja Album 8.12.2004 .
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Contents

Early life

.Atkins was born in Queens, New York.^ Atkins was born in Queens, New York.
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^ Atkins was born in Queens, New York to Debra Atkins, a health care worker.

^ Ja Rule was born in Queens, New York.
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.He was raised as a Jehovah's Witness by his mother, health care worker Debra Atkins,[2] and grandparents.^ He was raised as a Jehovah's Witness by his mother and grandparents.

^ Atkins was born in Queens, New York to Debra Atkins, a health care worker.

^ Early in my life, my grandparents and my mother and everybody was Jehovahs Witnesses.
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.At the age of five his sister died from breathing complications, leaving him as an only child.^ At the age of five his sister died from breathing complications, leaving him as an only child.
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^ His sister would die when he was five, which left him an only child to his mother.

^ At the age of five, his sister died from breathing complications, leaving him as an only child.

.He attended PS 132, a mixed school, but was later transferred to MS 172, another mixed school, due to daily fights in which he would be involved.^ He attended PS 186, a mixed school, but was later transferred to MS 172, another mixed school, due to daily fights he would be involved in.

^ He attended PS 132, a mixed school, but was later transferred to MS 172, another mixed school, due to daily fights in which he would be involved.
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^ Ja Rule said that he used to go to a school in Queens, but transferred to a private school in Manhattan because of bullying due to his small height.
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[3]
.Atkins began his rap career in 1994 with his Hip-Hop group Cash Money Click.^ I got started in 1995, working in a group called The Cash Money Click.
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^ I got started in 1995, working in a group called The Cash Money Click....
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^ Unbeknownst to many, Ja Rule was in a group called Cash Money Click, signed...
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.He told Curtis Waller of MTV News that his stage name "Ja Rule" came from a friend who addressed him by that name; other friends called him "Ja".[4] In 1995, he made his first appearance on Mic Geronimo's "Time to Build" which featured Jay-Z and DMX, who were also in their early stages of their careers.^ Who does Ja Rule collaborate with in "Always on Time"?
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^ Ja Rule Latest news .
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^ Ja Rule: At first, you do.
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In 1998, he was a featured guest on Jay-Z's hit single "Can I Get A..." along with Amil.

Venni Vetti Vecci (1999)

.His debut album Venni Vetti Vecci was released in 1999. Singles included "Holla Holla" and "It's Murda" with Jay-Z and DMX. The final single was "Daddy's Little Baby", a duet with Ronald Isley.^ His debut album Venni Vetti Vecci dropped in 1999, powered by the runaway smash "Holla...
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^ After his auspicious start on "Can I Get A...", Ja wasted little time preparing and releasing his debut album, Venni, Vetti, Vicci , in 1999.

^ Ja Rule Album Rule 3:36 - 2000, Album Venni Vetti Vecci - 1999.

Venni Vetti Vecci was certified platinum by the RIAA on July 12, 1999 and has since sold 3 million copies in the U.S. and over 4 million copies worldwide as of December 2009.

Rule 3:36 (2000)

.Ja Rule returned quickly during the summer of 2000, with his new single "Between Me and You", which featured Def Soul act Christina Milian.^ Ja Rule Latest news .
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^ Ja Rule: At first, you do.
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^ Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule .

."Between Me and You" reached #1 on the Billboard Top 100 and stayed in the Top 10 for 9 weeks during June and August of 2000. The single was quickly followed by Ja's second but very successful effort, Rule 3:36, which was released on October 10, 2000. 3:36 also featured singles "Put It On Me" (#3), "I Cry" (#40) and, "Fuck You"(#14) from the Fast and the Furious Soundtrack.^ In 2000 Ja Rule released Rule 3:36 , his second album.
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^ Ja Rule - Rule 3:36 - Extasy .
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^ Ja Rule's latest album is Rule 3:36 which is released on 2000-10-10 from record company Def Jam.

.The album featured guest appearances from Lil' Mo, Vita, Christina Milian, label mates Jayo Felony, and Black Child.^ The album featured guest appearances from Lil Mo , Vita , Christina Milian, label mates Jayo Felony , and Black Child .
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^ Extasy - (featuring Tah Murdah/Black Child/Jayo Felony) 12.
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^ Vita & Lil Mo) lyrics .
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.Rule 3:36 debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts selling over 270,000 copies in its first week of release.^ Rule 3:36 Released: 2000 .
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^ Rule 3:36 also topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for 3 weeks.
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^ RULE 3:36 is as solid as Ja Rule's first release.
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.It has sold over 5 million copies in the U.S. and 7 million copies worldwide.^ Ja Rule has released six albums so far which have sold over 20 Million albums worldwide, the best-selling of which are Pain Is Love and Rule.
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^ Ja Rule has sold 35 million records worldwide and from 2000-2002 he was the world's fastest selling rapper and the highest paid as well.
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^ Ja Rule has sold over 20 Million albums worldwide and has released six albums with one on the way.
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Pain Is Love (2001)

.Soon after the release of Rule 3:36, Irv Gotti signed R&B singer Ashanti to the label, which led to Lil Mo ending her collaborations with the label.^ Ja Rule released Rule 3:36 .

^ Soon after the release of Rule 3:36 , Irv Gotti would sign R&B singer Ashanti to the label, which led to Lil Mo ending her collaborations with the label.
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^ Rule 3:36 Released: 2000 .
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.During the late summer of 2001, Ja Rule released "Livin' It Up", the lead single from his third studio album, Pain Is Love, which proved to be a very successful album.^ Ja Rule released Rule 3:36 .

^ Album: Pain is love .
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^ Peep what's behind Ja Rule's 8th studio album, The Mirror...
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.It spawned 2 #1 Billboard Top 100 singles and 3 Top 10 singles and 4 Top 20 singles.^ "Wonderful," which jumps from #18 to #9-bullet this week on the Billboard R&B/ Hip-Hop Radio Monitor, and from #20 to #14-bullet on the Rhythmic Top 40 Radio Monitor, is also up to more than 60 million listeners on the Hot 100 airplay side.
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^ Ja Rule topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for 2 weeks and the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 2 weeks with " Always On Time ."

^ Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and has been used extensively during the recent major league baseball play-off games.
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."Living It Up" reached #11 on the Billboard Top 100 Chart.^ Billboard Hot 100 chart.

^ Ja Rule topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for 2 weeks and the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 2 weeks with " Always On Time ."

^ Made the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Year Chart in: 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001 .
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.The second single was the #1 hit single "I'm Real (Murder Remix)", and the third was the second #1 single "Always On Time", and the last was "Down Ass Bitch", which reached #18 on the Billboard Top 100. Pain Is Love featured guest appearances from Case, The Murder Inc.^ Ja's third LP, Pain Is Love featured the single "Always On Time," a smash duet with young R&B talent Ashanti .
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^ Case) Always on Time (feat.
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^ This album featured other Murder Inc.
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.Family, Missy Elliott, Jodie Mack, Tweet, Jennifer Lopez and a recording from the late Tupac Shakur.^ Family, Missy Elliott , Jodie Mack, Tweet , Jennifer Lopez and a recording from the late Tupac Shakur .
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^ Family, Missy Elliott, Jodie Mack, Tweet, Jennifer Lopez and a recording from the late Tupac Shakur.
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^ So Hot lyrics X (Featuring Missy Elliott & Tweet) lyrics Clap Back ( Video Verson) lyrics Reign lyrics Clowns (Skit) lyrics Bout My Business (feat.
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.Along with its critical success it was also a commercial success selling over 360,000 copies in its first week of release reaching #1 on the Billboard 200. It has reached 3x Platinum Certification in the U.S. and has sold over 10 million albums worldwide.^ The album peaked at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and has since gone on to sell over 3 million copies in America alone.
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^ The album would be a huge success going 3x Platinum.
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^ Along with its critical success it was also a commercial success it, like its predecessor went 3x Platinum.
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The Last Temptation (2002)

The Last Temptation, Ja Rule's fourth album, was released on November 19, 2002. It featured the 2 Billboard Top 10 singles "Thug Lovin'" (#8) and "Mesmerize." 240,000 copies were sold in the first week of release and debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 100 Albums making it Ja Rule's 4th Top 5 album from 1999-2002. Although it did not sell as well as his previous album, The Last Temptation was certified Double Platinum by April 25, 2003. It has since sold 3 million albums in the U.S. and over 6 million albums as of December 2009. It was after this album that the '50 Cent & G-Unit' era began, which would negatively affect Ja's future projects and career in general.

Blood In My Eye (2003)

Blood In My Eye although intended to be a mixtape, was his fifth album and the last released under the "Murder Inc." label, which renamed itself "The Inc." several days after the album release. .It spawned the one and only hit "Clap Back" which reached #5 on the Top 100 and won him the Source Awards'"Fat Tape" song of the year.^ [DECADEnce] The Top 100 Songs of the 00s .
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^ Ashanti, who collaborated with him on "Down 4 U," yet another chart-topping hit.
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^ Today, Ja Rule has released Rule 3:36 , and the album has spawned many hit singles, including "Between Me and You" and "Put it on Me" -- the latter of which is nominated for various awards.
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.It peaked at #6 on the Billboard 100 and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart selling 139,000 copies in its first week of release.^ In october 2001, Ja Rule topped ones again the Billboard 200 Album chart for 2 weeks with Pain Is Love after selling over 360,000 copies in its first week in the U.S. Pain Is Love also topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for 3 weeks.
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^ Ja Rule topped the Billboard 200 Album chart for 2 weeks with Pain Is Love after selling over 360,000 copies in its first week in the U.S. Pain Is Love also topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for 3 weeks.

^ Ja Rule topped the Billboard 200 Albums chart with Rule 3:36 - selling over 275,000 copies in the U.S. its first week.

.It has since sold 1 million copies in the U.S. and over 4 million worldwide.^ Ja Rule has sold 35 million records worldwide and from 2000-2002 he was the world's fastest selling rapper and the highest paid as well.
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^ Ja Rule is one of the most commercially successful hip hop artists of all time with over 13 million albums sold worldwide.
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^ Ja Rule has sold over 20 Million albums worldwide and has released six albums with one on the way.
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[5] .In October 2003, Ja Rule met with Minster Louis Farrakhan, who wanted to intervene and prevent escalating violence in the feud between Ja Rule and 50 Cent.^ Double R i like ja rule and 50 cent the rule is back!
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^ Who is Ja Rule these days?
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^ Benzino, Ja Rule, 50 cent 9.1.2003 .
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[6]

R.U.L.E. (2004)

.Ja Rule's sixth studio album R.U.L.E. was released in November 2004 debuting at number 7 selling 166,000 copies in its first week of release.^ The New Ja Album 8.12.2004 .
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^ Ja Rule: At first, you do.
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^ Peep what's behind Ja Rule's 8th studio album, The Mirror...
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.Its lead single was "Wonderful" featuring R. Kelly and Ashanti which peaked on the Billboard Top 100 Singles at #5. The single was followed by the street anthem "New York" featuring Fat Joe and Jadakiss which charted at #27. The third single was the love song "Caught Up" featuring Lloyd and Ashanti which charted at #15. The track "The Manual" was also a single in the UK where it peaked at #9. The RIAA certified R.U.L.E. Gold on January 14, 2005 and the album has since sold 658,000 copies in the U.S. and over 5 million worldwide.^ R Kelly and Ashanti hook up with Ja Rule on the commercial single and chart hit "Wonderful".
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^ R.U.L.E. was a comeback of sorts, including a big hit in "Wonderful" (featuring R. Kelly and Ashanti ), which topped the UK singles chart and reached No.
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^ Fat Joe and Jadakiss) lyrics .
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Hiatus, departure from Def Jam (2005-2007)

Ja Rule performing in Fort Hood, Texas, May 13, 2005
On December 6, 2005, The Inc. released .Exodus, a greatest hits album whose only new tracks were the song "Me" and intro and outro tracks.^ No word on when his new album, The Mirror is hitting stores.
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^ Exodus Find out more about 18 songs from this album Buy this album .
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^ Exodus (Intro) Album iLike Send Find videos Fans Loading...
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.Exodus was the last album on Ja Rule's contract with The Inc.^ Ja rule last album was aiiiight!
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album EXODUS (2005) By ja rule .
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^ This album is also noted as the last Ja Rule album released by The Inc.
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.After the release of this compilation, Ja Rule took a hiatus from recording music.^ Home Music Ja Rule arrested...
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^ Complete releases from Ja Rule .
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^ After the release of this compilation, Ja Rule took a hiatus from recording music.
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[1]
In 2005, The Inc. .Records came under investigation because of drug trades by Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff, who was associated with Irv Gotti.^ Records along with Irv Gotti in 1997.
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^ Records would come under investigation because of the drug trades by Kenneth "Supreme" Mc Griff, who is associated with Irv Gotti.
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^ Instead he gives his group The Murderers a second chance to shine after their own record Irv Gotti Presents The Murderers wasnt as successful as probably expected.
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[7] .This led to Def Jam Recordings refusing to renew The Inc.'s contract.^ Universal Records, formerly of Def Jam .
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^ Universal Records formerly of Def Jam Recordings.
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  • Ja Rule Discography | StubHub ConcertHub 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: General]

^ This would all lead to Def Jam Recordings refusing to renew The Inc.'s contract.
  • Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]
  • Ja Rule - Scratchpad Wiki Labs - Free wikis from Wikia 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC scratchpad.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.From 2005 to 2006, Gotti searched for other labels until finally reaching a deal with Universal Records (ironically part of the same company as Def Jam).^ Universal Records, formerly of Def Jam .
  • Ja Rule - Free Music, Ja Rule Lyrics & Videos 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.dizzler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ From 2004 to 2006, Irv would search for other labels, and reached a deal with Universal Records .
  • Ja Rule - Scratchpad Wiki Labs - Free wikis from Wikia 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC scratchpad.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Universal Records, formerly of Def Jam Recordings.
  • Ja Rule Photos | Who is Ja Rule dating? Girlfriend, Wife 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Ja Rule - Free Music, Ja Rule Lyrics & Videos 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.dizzler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Mirror & Venni Vetti Vecci 2010 (2007-Present)

The first single of his eighth album The Mirror, "Uh-Ohhh!", featuring Lil Wayne, came out in August 2007. It peaked at #69 on the U.S Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and #7 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles. .Two other singles released after were "Body" featuring Ashley Joi, which peaked at #71 on the U.S Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and "Sunset" featuring The Game.^ Ja Rule topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks for 8 weeks and the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for 9 weeks with " Always On Time ."

^ Ja Rule topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for 2 weeks and the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 2 weeks with " Always On Time ."

^ The song is currently Number 62 on the Billboard Hot...
  • http://ca.music.yahoo.com/ar-291021-news--Ja-Rule 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC ca.music.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

[1] .Originally, The Mirror was to be released on September 12, 2007,[8] then delayed to November 13.[9] That release date was delayed, and further delayed for an October 14 release.^ By anonymous , on September 12, 2007 18:01:13 .

^ Posted on October 24, 2007 14:24 .
  • Ja Rule Finally Gives His Take on Torre (The Zo Zone) 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC blogs.phillynews.com [Source type: General]

^ Released date : November 13, 2007 Label : Murder Inc.
  • Ja Rule The Mirror - Hip Hop Galaxy 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.hiphopgalaxy.com [Source type: General]

That too, was delayed.[1] .Ja Rule's official Myspace page states a "Coming Soon!"^ Ja Rule: That comes from business.
  • Ja Rule: The Road To Redemption | Rappers Talk Hip Hop Beef & Old School Hip Hop | HipHopDX 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: General]

^ Ja Rule Official Site  ( http://www.defjam.com/jarule/ ) Biggest unoffical Murder Inc.

^ Ja Rule: And so, like, crooked federal agents have been coming around, you know, offering him amnesty and, you know, all types of deals.
  • Ja Rule Tells ‘Cold’ DMX That He’s Not The Dude To Mess With | rapdirt.com 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC rapdirt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

release for the album, and the .JaRule.net website later listed a 2008 release time frame for The Mirror.^ Template:Unreferencedsection In March, 2008, Ja Rule plans to release his Universal Records debut and eighth studio album, The Mirror .
  • Ja Rule - Scratchpad Wiki Labs - Free wikis from Wikia 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC scratchpad.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ In March, 2008, Ja Rule plans to release his Universal Records debut and eighth studio album, The Mirror.
  • Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ A source says, “Ja is mad because Irv pushed his new record, The Mirror, back again to some time in 2008.
  • 2007 November | RAPWEEKLY.COM 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.rapweekly.com [Source type: General]

.Addressing the leak of tracks from his original version of The Mirror, Ja Rule announced in a 2009 interview with HipHopDX that he would record an entirely new album, The Mirror: Reloaded[10] which would be a remake of the original.^ The New Ja Album 8.12.2004 .
  • Rap News Network - Ja Rule News Archive 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.rapnewsdirect.com [Source type: General]

^ Peep what's behind Ja Rule's 8th studio album, The Mirror...
  • JA RULE: INTRO TO THE MIRROR | GUEST STAR | SOHH BLOG 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC blogs.sohh.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ja Rule The Mirror, by tt [2009-10-03 03:42:54] .
  • Ja Rule The Mirror - Hip Hop Galaxy 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.hiphopgalaxy.com [Source type: General]

.That version of the album was released as a free online download on July 31, 2009 as only a digital album.^ July 31, 2009 4:31 AM Flow said...
  • Welcome To @RuleYork Week: Ja Rule - "The Mirror" THE ALBUM 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.doctorexclusive.com [Source type: General]

^ The Beatles Collector's Boutique On 09-09-09, experience music history when the original studio albums by The Beatles are re-released, digitally remastered for the first time!
  • Music: R.U.L.E. (EXPLICIT) (CD) by Ja Rule (Artist) 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.tower.com [Source type: General]

^ July 31, 2009 12:45 PM Anonymous said...
  • Welcome To @RuleYork Week: Ja Rule - "The Mirror" THE ALBUM 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.doctorexclusive.com [Source type: General]

.In 2009, Ja Rule recorded a new song with Brazilian singer Wanessa, "Fly", sung entirely in English despite the singer's nationality.^ Show all Ja Rule songs .
  • Ja Rule - Free Music, Ja Rule Lyrics & Videos 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.dizzler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New Music: Ja Rule feat.
  • Welcome To @RuleYork Week: Ja Rule - "The Mirror" THE ALBUM 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.doctorexclusive.com [Source type: General]

^ Ja Rule - "New York" ft.
  • Ja Rule News - Topix 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

.The song also received a version named "Meu Momento", also featuring Ja Rule, in which Wanessa sings in Portuguese.^ Show all Ja Rule songs .
  • Ja Rule - Free Music, Ja Rule Lyrics & Videos 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.dizzler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ja Rule song lyrics .
  • Ja Rule Music 91 Lyrics, 6 Albums 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.lyric.su [Source type: General]

^ Ja Rule was careless on the singing.

[11] "Fly" was released as a single in Brazil in April. .The song was ranked number #1 on Crowley/Brazil[12], and it was nominated in the "Hit do Ano" ("Hit Song of the Year") category at the 2009 MTV Video Music Brasil awards show, where Ja Rule and Wanessa performed together for the first time.^ Ja Rule performed at the ceremony.

^ Ja Rule: At first, you do.
  • Ja Rule: The Road To Redemption | Rappers Talk Hip Hop Beef & Old School Hip Hop | HipHopDX 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: General]

^ Ja Rule 2004 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals Miami 08/29/2004 .
  • Ja Rule Pictures, Ja Rule Photo Gallery and Biography - Celebrity Pictures by WireImage.com 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.wireimage.com [Source type: General]

[13]
.Ja Rule also recently ended his long running feud with his former Def Jam labelmate DMX at VH1's 2009 Hip Hop Honors.^ Ja Rule signed with Def Jam Records.

^ VH1 Hip Hop Honors - Performances New York 09/23/2009 .
  • Ja Rule Pictures, Ja Rule Photo Gallery and Biography - Celebrity Pictures by WireImage.com 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.wireimage.com [Source type: General]

^ Ja Rule on stage at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Septe...
  • Ja Rule Pictures, Ja Rule Photo Gallery and Biography - Celebrity Pictures by WireImage.com 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.wireimage.com [Source type: General]

[14] Ja Rule has announced that he is no longer signed to The Inc. Records, the label he has been with since its beginnings in 1997. [15]
.It had been announced that Ja Rule will release a new studio album in the summer of 2010. The album will be entitled Venni Vetti Vecci 2010, naming it after his 1999 platinum selling debut album.^ Ja Rule released Rule 3:36 .

^ His debut solo album Vetti, Venni, Vecci was released in 1999.
  • Ja Rule - Hip Hop Galaxy 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.hiphopgalaxy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The New Ja Album 8.12.2004 .
  • Rap News Network - Ja Rule News Archive 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.rapnewsdirect.com [Source type: General]

[16] .Ja Rule had also mentioned that the new studio album will probably be a three-disc set.^ The New Ja Album 8.12.2004 .
  • Rap News Network - Ja Rule News Archive 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.rapnewsdirect.com [Source type: General]

^ Ja Rule Latest news .
  • Ja Rule - Biography, pictures, photos, photo, images, latest news, horoscope, lyrics, photo gallery, links 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.biggeststars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Peep what's behind Ja Rule's 8th studio album, The Mirror...
  • JA RULE: INTRO TO THE MIRROR | GUEST STAR | SOHH BLOG 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC blogs.sohh.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[17] .However, the album may now instead be a double disc or single disc having 14-15 songs.^ The third disc was gonna be Rule, my new sound and that was gonna be that but the album is coming out crazy so I think I wanna give 'em, maybe a double.
  • Ja Rule Changes His Mind, Drops Triple Disc Album Idea 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC slumz.boxden.com [Source type: General]

^ Right now it?s coming on the 6th of May, crazy, incredible album.
  • Ja Rule - Blog Toplist 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.blogtoplist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ja Rule Keeps It Moving 3/23/2001, USRN Ja Rule is set to release the third single, "I Cry," from his double-platinum sophomore album Rule 3:36.
  • http://ca.music.yahoo.com/ar-291021-news--Ja-Rule 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC ca.music.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

[18][19]

Personal life

Family

.In April 2001, Ja Rule married Aisha Atkins;[20] whom he met in high school.^ He met his wife, Aisha Murray, in high school.
  • 33 Things You Should Know About Ja Rule - Blender 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.blender.com [Source type: General]

^ Spouse: Aisha Murray Atkins (April 2001 - present) 3 children.
  • Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ Atkins is married to his high school sweetheart, Aisha Atkins née Murray.They have three children: Brittney (11), Jeffrey Junior (6) and Jordan (3).He and his family live in a mansion in New Jersey.
  • Ja Rule Discography | StubHub ConcertHub 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: General]

[21] They have two sons, Jeffrey Jr. (born 2000) and Jordan (born 2004), and daughter Britney (born 1995).[20][22]

Criminal charges

.In 2003, he had punched a man in Toronto, who later sued Ja Rule, but they settled out of court.^ Ja Rule: Yeah, I love it, man.
  • Ja Rule Tells ‘Cold’ DMX That He’s Not The Dude To Mess With | rapdirt.com 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC rapdirt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ja Rule: I’m kind of out of the loop.
  • Ja Rule On Conan O’Brien | rapdirt.com 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC rapdirt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ja Rule, who used to perform with...
  • http://ca.music.yahoo.com/ar-291021-news--Ja-Rule 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC ca.music.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

[23] In 2004, police investigated whether a feud involving The .Inc. led to fatal shooting outside a nightclub party hosted by Ja Rule.^ Fatal shooting at Manhattan nightclub party hosted by Ja Rule .
  • Ja Rule R.U.L.E 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

^ Ja Rule: And I was shooting a movie at the time .
  • Exclusive: Ja Rule Talks 50 Cent, Superhead, and Curl Kits | Bossip.com 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC bossip.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ja Rule co-founded The Inc.
  • Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

[24][25] .Ja Rule was also arrested that year for driving with a suspended license and possessing marijuana on July 1.[26] In July 2007, Ja Rule was arrested for gun and drug possession charges along with Lil Wayne.^ Due to a 2007 gun possession charge in Manhattan, Ja could spend three years in prison.
  • Ja rule - surchur 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC surchur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Check these Categories below for more on Ja Rule & Lil Wayne Arrested .
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^ Log in to Reply Ja Rule & Lil Wayne Arrested Click here to cancel "reply".
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[27][28] .New York Supreme Court judge Richard Carruthers rejected Ja Rule's argument that the gun was illegally obtained evidence.^ Judge: Gun stays as evidence in Ja Rulea s NYC case .
  • Ja Rule News - Topix 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

^ New Music: Ja Rule feat.
  • Welcome To @RuleYork Week: Ja Rule - "The Mirror" THE ALBUM 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.doctorexclusive.com [Source type: General]

^ Ja Rule - "New York" ft.
  • Ja Rule News - Topix 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

[29][30]

Controversial comments regarding homosexuals

When interviewed for an article in the September 2007 issue of Complex magazine, Ja Rule spoke against media depiction of homosexuality:
.And if it is, then we need to go step to Paramount, and fuck MGM, and all of these other that's making all of these movies and we need to go step to MTV and Viacom, and lets talk about all these fucking shows that they have on MTV that is promoting homosexuality, that my kids can't watch this shit," he continued.^ "And if it is, then we need to go step to Paramount , and fucking MGM , and all of these other motherfuckers that's making all of these movies and we need to go step to MTV and Viacom , and lets talk about all these fucking shows that they have on MTV that is promoting homosexuality, that my kids can't watch this shit," he continued.
  • Ja Rule - Scratchpad Wiki Labs - Free wikis from Wikia 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC scratchpad.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ You can’t talk shit about someone and then go out and do the same shit.
  • Ja Rule – Judas (Disses DMX & Ashanti) | RealTalkNY Brought To You By Nigel D. 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC realtalkny.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And if it is, then we need to go step to Paramount, and f***ing MGM, and all of these other motherf***ers that’s making all of these movies and we need to go step to MTV and Viacom, and lets talk about all these f***ing shows that they have on MTV that is promoting homosexuality, that my kids can’t watch this s***.
  • Ja Rule Vh1 Blog 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC blog.vh1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

."Dating shows that's showing two guys or two girls in mid-afternoon.^ "Dating shows that's showing two guys or two girls in mid afternoon.
  • Ja Rule Looks in 'The Mirror,' Comes Clean on Homophobia - Spinner 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.spinner.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dating shows that’s showing two guys or two girls in mid afternoon.
  • » JA RULE INTERVIEW W/ COMPLEX CATCHING HEAT // 'CONCRETELOOP.COM' - QUALITY NOT QUANTITY 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC concreteloop.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Dating shows that's showing two guys or two girls in mid-afternoon.
  • Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]
  • Ja Rule - Scratchpad Wiki Labs - Free wikis from Wikia 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC scratchpad.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Let's talk about shit like that!^ Let's talk about shit like that!
  • Ja Rule 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.complex.com [Source type: General]
  • Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]
  • Ja Rule - Blog Toplist 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.blogtoplist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Let’s talk about shit like that!
  • » JA RULE INTERVIEW W/ COMPLEX CATCHING HEAT // 'CONCRETELOOP.COM' - QUALITY NOT QUANTITY 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC concreteloop.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And if it is, then we need to go step to Paramount, and fucking MGM, and all of these other motherfuckers that's making all of these movies and we need to go step to MTV and Viacom, and lets talk about all these fucking shows that they have on MTV that is promoting homosexuality, that my kids can't watch this shit.

.If that's not fucking up America, I don't know what is.^ If that's not fucking up America, I don't know what is.

^ SHUT THE FUCK UP N KNOW UR ROLE. 2010-01-08 00:02:10 Guest Aye this boy Go!
  • Video: Giggs (Feat. B.O.B) - Dont Go Their [U.K. Hip Hop] 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.worldstarhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don't know the reasons he got beaten up, do you?

[31]
For the above comment he was publicly impugned by the GLAAD:
.No fair-minded person can look at Ja Rule’s interview with Complex Magazine and believe for one second that his children could be more harmed by what they might see on television than by the vulgarity and prejudice that comes out of their father’s mouth.^ Ja Rule: So he backed out on the play.
  • Ja Rule On Conan O’Brien | rapdirt.com 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC rapdirt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More CD albums by Ja Rule .
  • http://www.play.com/Music/CD/4-/857387/Exodus/Product.html 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ More Ja Rule downloads .
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  • Ja Rule MP3 downloads music and videos at - 7digital 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC ie.7digital.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Now that media have seen Ja Rule's intolerance unmasked by his own words, they have a responsibility not to provide in the future a platform for his ugly, vulgar displays of prejudice.^ Now that media have seen Ja Rules intolerance unmasked by his own words, they have a responsibility not to provide in the future a platform for his ugly, vulgar displays of prejudice.
  • Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ They get to see Ja Rule .
  • Ja Rule: The Road To Redemption | Rappers Talk Hip Hop Beef & Old School Hip Hop | HipHopDX 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: General]

^ Now that media have seen Ja Rule’s intolerance unmasked by his own words, they have a responsibility not to provide in the future a platform for his ugly, vulgar displays of prejudice.” [5] .
  • Ja Rule - Scratchpad Wiki Labs - Free wikis from Wikia 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC scratchpad.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[32]
.During an interview with online MySpace interview channel The Hook Up on October 24, 2007, Ja Rule claimed that Complex magazine had misquoted him, and that he is "not at all" homophobic.^ Ja Rule was misquoted.

^ Ja Rule - Caught Up ft.

^ Wait, why was any magazine interviewing Ja Rule?

[33] .He went on in a January 2008 issue of XXL magazine to state his words were taken out of context.^ I was taken out of context.
  • Ja Rule Looks in 'The Mirror,' Comes Clean on Homophobia - Spinner 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.spinner.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He went on in a January 2008 issue of XXL Magazine to state his words were taken out of context.
  • Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ Ja proclaims himself a “a very avid speaker for all people’s rights and people having their own preference” and contends that his comments were “taken out of context.” Which: duh.
  • Ja Rule Vh1 Blog 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC blog.vh1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He is quoted as stating:
.What I was saying in that article is everyone has that same responsibility.^ "What I was saying in that article is everyone has that same responsibility.
  • Ja Rule - Scratchpad Wiki Labs - Free wikis from Wikia 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC scratchpad.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ He is quote as stating: "What I was saying in that article is everyone has that same responsibility.
  • Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

.They're absolutely right: Rappers have a responsibility to the kids.^ They're absolutely right: Rappers have a responsibility to the kids.
  • Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]
  • Ja Rule - Scratchpad Wiki Labs - Free wikis from Wikia 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC scratchpad.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ I just don't understand why these guys lie about their height, it just draws more attention to the fact that they're short, right?
  • Ja Rule Height - how tall 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Who really sits right next to their kids and supervises everything they watch??

.But don't just pin it on the hip-hop.^ But don't just pin it on the hip-hop.
  • Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]
  • Ja Rule - Scratchpad Wiki Labs - Free wikis from Wikia 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC scratchpad.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Now you know I don’t usually rock with Jeffrey, but I figured I’d post this because of its historical signifigance in the canons of hip-hop beef.
  • XXLmag.com - » Ja Rule Recruits Former Adversary, The Game, for New Album 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There's just hip-hop, just words, you know.
  • Ja Rule Looks in 'The Mirror,' Comes Clean on Homophobia - Spinner 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.spinner.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If I gotta curb my lyrics or censor what I say, no problem.^ If I gotta curb my lyrics or censor what I say, no problem.
  • Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]
  • Ja Rule - Scratchpad Wiki Labs - Free wikis from Wikia 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC scratchpad.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Other Songs__ / Bitch Betta Have My Money Chris Black (skit) lyrics (No lyrics avaible)...
  • Ja Rule Music 91 Lyrics, 6 Albums 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.lyric.su [Source type: General]

^ It's refreshing because you don't gotta say it, I say it my motherf---in' self.
  • Ja Rule Looks in 'The Mirror,' Comes Clean on Homophobia - Spinner 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.spinner.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.But if you gonna show sexual images during the daytime for children, that should be censored as well...^ But if you gonna show sexual images during the daytime for children, that should be censored as well ...
  • Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]
  • Ja Rule - Scratchpad Wiki Labs - Free wikis from Wikia 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC scratchpad.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.And I'm not just talking about homosexuality.^ And I'm not just talking about homosexuality.
  • Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]
  • Ja Rule - Scratchpad Wiki Labs - Free wikis from Wikia 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC scratchpad.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ You got all of america reppin homosexuality everywhere u look but hiphop is the only problem we talk about.
  • » JA RULE INTERVIEW W/ COMPLEX CATCHING HEAT // 'CONCRETELOOP.COM' - QUALITY NOT QUANTITY 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC concreteloop.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If they really feel that way we shouldn’t say a damn thing about anybody posted on this blog not just homosexuals/lesbians.
  • » JA RULE INTERVIEW W/ COMPLEX CATCHING HEAT // 'CONCRETELOOP.COM' - QUALITY NOT QUANTITY 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC concreteloop.com [Source type: Original source]

.I'm talking about any sexuality.^ I'm talking about any sexuality.
  • Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]
  • Ja Rule - Scratchpad Wiki Labs - Free wikis from Wikia 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC scratchpad.wikia.com [Source type: General]

If it's too sexy for kids, it's too sexy for kids. [34]

Philanthrophy

.Ja Rule founded the L.I.F.E Foundation, which opens its doors to underprivileged children through various programs such as art, music, poetry and sports.^ The foundation has various programs which include art, music, poetry and sports.
  • Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]
  • Ja Rule - Scratchpad Wiki Labs - Free wikis from Wikia 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC scratchpad.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Ja Rule co-founded The Inc.
  • Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ To say Ja Rule has been through some controversy over the last couple of years would be an understatement.
  • Amazon.com: R.U.L.E.: Ja Rule: Music 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

[35]

Discography

Albums

Digital albums

Compilations

  • Irv Gotti Presents: The Murderers (2000)
  • Irv Gotti Presents: The Inc. (2002)
  • Irv Gotti Presents: The Remixes (2002)
  • Exodus (2005)

Awards and nominations

Year Award/Nomination
2001 Source Hip-Hop Music Award Won for Single of the Year - "Put It on Me"
MTV Video Music Awards nomination for Best Rap Video - "Put It on Me"
2002 MTV Video Music Awards Won for Best Hip-Hop Video - "I'm Real (Murder Remix)"
MTV Video Music Awards nominated for Best Hip-Hop Video - "Always on Time"
American Music Award nominated for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist
Grammy Awards nominated for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group - "Put It on Me"
Grammy Awards nominated for Best Rap Album - Pain Is Love
Grammy Awards nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - "Livin' It Up"
World Music Awards Won for World's Best-Selling Rap Artist
BET Awards Won for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist Artist
GQ Men of the Year Award Won for Musician of the Year
Teen Choice Awards Won for Male Artist of the Year
NAACP Image Awards Won for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist
Soul Train Music Award nomination for Best Rap/Soul or Rap Album of the Year - Pain Is Love
2003 Source Award Won for R&B/Rap Collboration of the Year - "Thug Lovin'"
American Music Award nomination for Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B Male Artist
Grammy Awards nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - "Always on Time"
2004 Source Award Won for Phat Tape Song of the Year - "Clap Back"
2009 MTV Video Music Brasil nomination for Hit do Ano (Song of the Year) - "Fly"

Acting career

.During his break from rapping, Ja Rule had an appearance as another street racer in The Fast and the Furious with Vin Diesel.^ Ja Rule have no street cred?
  • Ja rule - surchur 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC surchur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During his break from rapping, Ja Rule co-starred in the movie The Fast and the Furious with Vin Diesel .
  • Ja Rule - Scratchpad Wiki Labs - Free wikis from Wikia 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC scratchpad.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Ja Rule could be seen in the film The Fast And The Furious as street racer, Edwin.

.He appeared in the 2004 movie Back in The Day along with Ving Rhames and Pam Grier.^ Ja's next role will be in the movie "Animal," where he acts alongside Ving Rhames.
  • Ja Rule R.U.L.E 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

^ Rule and Rhames also shot "Back in the Day" last year, but that film still hasn't been released.
  • Ja Rule R.U.L.E 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

^ The rapper has revealed acting out the steamy scene with y actress-turned-singer Tatyana Ali in new movie 'Back In The Day' was far from fun.
  • Ja Rule R.U.L.E 11 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

.He also starred in the movie The Cookout with Queen Latifah.^ He was also starred in the movie The Cookout with Queen Latifah .
  • Ja Rule - Scratchpad Wiki Labs - Free wikis from Wikia 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC scratchpad.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.He is currently working on the movie Don't Fade Away.^ I just finished two films: 'Half Past Dead' and 'Don't Fade Away.'
  • Ja Rule Looks in 'The Mirror,' Comes Clean on Homophobia - Spinner 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.spinner.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ja Rule: It’s called Don’t Fade away.
  • Exclusive: Ja Rule Talks 50 Cent, Superhead, and Curl Kits | Bossip.com 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC bossip.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think 'Half Past Dead' will be going straight to video and 'Don't Fade Away' will be out in theaters.
  • Ja Rule Looks in 'The Mirror,' Comes Clean on Homophobia - Spinner 9 February 2010 14:24 UTC www.spinner.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Filmography

2010
Year Title Role
2000 Da Hip Hop Witch Himself
Turn It Up David "Gage" Williams
Backstage Himself
2001 Crime Partners Hitman
The Fast and the Furious Edwin
2002 Half Past Dead Nicolas 'Nick' Frazier
2003 Scary Movie 3 Agent Thompson
Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself
2004 The Cookout Bling Bling
Shall We Dance? Hip Hop Bar Performer
2005 Back in the Day Reggie Cooper
Assault on Precinct 13 Smiley
2009 Don't Fade Away Foster
Co2
2010 Wrong Side of Town Razor
I'm in Love With a Church Girl With Adrienne Bailon from The Cheetah Girls and 3LW

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Ja Rule
File:Ja Rule Fort
Ja Rule performing in Fort Hood, Texas, May 13, 2005
Background information
Birth name Jeffrey Atkins
Born February 29, 1976 (1976-02-29) (age 34)
New York City, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, singer, actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1994–present
Labels Universal, Mpire
The Inc. (1999-2009)
Associated acts Ashanti, Black Child, Case, Hussein Fatal, Jennifer Lopez, Vita
Website www.jarule.net

Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976),[1] better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American recording artist and actor signed to The Inc. and Universal Records, formerly of Def Jam Recordings. A Hollis, New York native, Ja Rule has released six albums.

References

  1. Birchmeier, Jason (2007). "Ja Rule > Biography". allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p366173. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 

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