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Encyclopedia > Ja Rule
Ja Rule

Background information
Birth name Jeffrey Atkins
Born February 29, 1976 (age 31)
Origin Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States
Genre(s) Hip hop
East Coast Rap
Years active 1995 – Present
Label(s) Def Jam Recordings
The Inc. Records
Associated
acts
Irv Gotti, Cadillac Tah, Black Child, Vita, Ashanti, The Inc.
Website Jarule.com

Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule is an American rapper from Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States. He rose to fame in the late 90s and early 2000's. Image File history File links Rule_3. ... February 29th, or bissextile day, is the 60th day of a leap year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 306 days remaining. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Hollis is a neighborhood within the southeastern section of the New York City borough of Queens. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area... NY redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... See also: 1994 in music, other events of 1995, 1996 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Def Jam Recordings is an American based hip-hop record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group. ... The Inc. ... Irv Gotti (born Irving Lorenzo) (born June 26, 1970 in Hollis, Queens, New York, U.S.A) is a prominent hip hop and R&B record producer and is the head of The Inc. ... Caddilac Tah is a rapper who signed to Murder Inc Records, and record label Kayoz. ... Black Child (born September 14, 1976) is an American singer and rapper. ... LaVita Raynor Vita a female rapper born on September 26, 1981, from Plainfield, New Jersey is Half-Bermudan and Half African American. ... Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (born October 13, 1980 in Glen Cove, New York), professionally known as Ashanti, is a Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, model, and fashion designer who rose to fame in the early 2000s. ... The Murder Inc. ... February 29th, or bissextile day, is the 60th day of a leap year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 306 days remaining. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... A stage name, or a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers (such as actors, comedians, musicians, clowns, and professional wrestlers. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... Hollis is a neighborhood within the southeastern section of the New York City borough of Queens. ... Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City, USA. Geographically the largest borough in the city, Queens is home to many immigrants and two of New Yorks major airports. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area... NY redirects here. ...

Contents

Career

Rule appeared with 0-1 and Chris Black as part of Cash Money Click (not to be confused with Cash Money Records). In 1998, he was signed to Def Jam Recordings, with his first major appearance alongside Jay-Z on the song "Can I Get A...". In 1999, he released his solo debut, Venni Vetti Vecci, and had a hit single "Holla Holla". The album went on to platinum status. Cash Money Records is an American-based hip hop record label. ... Def Jam Recordings is an American based hip-hop record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Can I Get A... was a hit single from rapper Jay-Zs album Vol. ... Venni Vetti Vecci 2xPlatinum (#1 US) 1: The March Prelude (1:19) 2: We Here Now (3:25) 3: Worlds Most Dangerous (5:07) 4: Lets Ride (4:22) 5: Holla Holla (4:24)US#35 6: Kill Em All (4:17) 7: I Hate Nigguz (Skit) (1...


During early 2000 Ja Rule was also featured on Irv Gotti's successful album, "Irv Gotti Presents... The Murderers". This album featured other Murder Inc. record label artists as well as DMX, Jay-Z and Busta Rhymes. In 2000 Ja Rule released Rule 3:36, his second album. The first released single was "Between Me & You" featuring Christina Milian, which proved to be a hit and was followed by another successful single, "Put It On Me" featuring Lil' Mo & Vita. The last single, "I Cry" featured Lil Mo. The album received an unexpected level of support, and went on to become triple platinum. The Inc. ... Christina Milian (born Christine Flores on September 26, 1981) is an American actress and Grammy Award-nominated R&B singer, songwriter and dancer. ... LaVita Raynor Vita a female rapper born on September 26, 1981, from Plainfield, New Jersey is Half-Bermudan and Half African American. ... Lil Mo (born Cynthia Loving in Long Island, New York) is an African American R&B singer. ...


On October 2 2001, Ja Rule released his third album, Pain Is Love. The first single, "Livin' It Up" was a hit and featured guest vocals by R&B singer Case and sampled Stevie Wonder's "Do I Do". The follow up single, "Always On Time", was released in December of the same year and was yet another mega success for the rapper. The song was notable as it introduced the public to singer Ashanti, who performed on the songs chorus. The album also featured the successful remix "I'm Real" with Jennifer Lopez. Finally, the album included the song "So Much Pain", a tribute to Tupac Shakur, and also went on to become triple platinum. October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... Pain Is Love is a 2001 album by Ja Rule. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Case (born Case Woodard) is an African-American R&B singer, born and raised in New York City. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an African American singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, and social activist. ... Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (born October 13, 1980 in Glen Cove, New York), professionally known as Ashanti, is a Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, model, and fashion designer who rose to fame in the early 2000s. ... Im Real is the name of two songs by Jennifer Lopez. ... J. Lo redirects here. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ...


His fourth studio album The Last Temptation was released on November 19 2002. Although the album was fairly successful (it was certified platinum), it failed to carry the momentum brought by Rule's previous album. Lead singles, "Thug Lovin" (featuring Bobby Brown) and "Mesmerize" (featuring Ashanti) were successful. The video for the latter song amusingly featured a cohort of Ashanti excitedly telling her friends (presumably referring to its Scrabble score) about fellatio - 7 letters, 69 points. Presumably no-one on the shoot worked out that fellatio, as an 8 letter word, must therefore be at least 70 points. The Last Temptation was the 1994 faith-based concept album by rock singer, Alice Cooper. ... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Robert Beresford Bobby Brown (born February 5, 1969 in Roxbury, Massachusetts) is an American Grammy-winning R&B singer and dancer. ... Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (born October 13, 1980 in Glen Cove, New York), professionally known as Ashanti, is a Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, model, and fashion designer who rose to fame in the early 2000s. ... Scrabble is a popular word game and board game in which 2-4 players score points by forming words from individual lettered tiles on a 15×15 game board. ... Oral sex consists of all those sexual activities that involve the use of the mouth, tongue, etc. ...


During 2002 Ja Rule also featured on "Irv Gotti Presents... The Inc" and "Irv Gotti Presents: the Remixes" both albums were successful spawning such hits as "Down 4 U" and "Ain't It Funny Remix."


Blood In My Eye was Ja Rule's fifth album and was known for tracks which were aimed at rappers 50 Cent, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Snoop, and others. Blood in My Eye is an album by rapper Ja Rule released in 2003. ... For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem, is an American Grammy and Academy Award Winning rapper, record producer, and actor from Detroit, Michigan. ... André Romell Young (born February 18, 1965 in Los Angeles, California), better known by stage name Dr. Dre, is an influential Grammy Award-winning American record producer, hip hop producer, rapper, actor and record executive. ... Trevor Smith, Jr. ... Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969[1]) is an American Grammy-winning entertainment mogul, record producer, actor and rapper. ... snoop can stand for: Snoop Dogg SUN Solaris snoop, capture and inspect network packets utility ...


Ja Rule released "R.U.L.E." On November 9 2004, and had hits with "Wonderful" (featuring R. Kelly), "New York" (featuring Fat Joe and Jadakiss), and "Caught Up" (featuring Ashanti & Lloyd). The album was certified gold in the U.S. R.U.L.E. is the 6th album by rapper Ja Rule released in november, 9th 2004. ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... Robert Sylvester Kelly, born January 8, 1967 in Chicago, IL, is a Grammy Award winning American Urban, R&B singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... New York is a 2004 single by rapper Ja Rule featuring Fat Joe and Jadakiss, from his album R.U.L.E.. The song peaked at #27 on the US Hot 100 chart, #14 on U.S. R&B and Hip-Hop, and #10 on Hot Rap Tracks. ... Jose Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an Puerto Rican-American rapper. ... Jason Jerome Phillips (born May 27, 1975), better known by his rap name Jadakiss, is a rapper. ... Lloyd Harlin Polite Jr. ...


Ja recently released new tracks from his upcoming mixtape on his myspace page, the mixtape features contributions from other artists such as Ashanti, Fat Joe, Nas, Black Child, Caddillac Tah and 0-1 and brand new signees Harry O, Young Life and The Gift. He also is releasing his first single from his upcoming album The Mirror titled "Free". Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (born October 13, 1980 in Glen Cove, New York), professionally known as Ashanti, is a Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, model, and fashion designer who rose to fame in the early 2000s. ... Jose Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an Puerto Rican-American rapper. ... Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973), known simply as Nas, formerly Nasty. ... Black Child (born September 14, 1976) is an American singer and rapper. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... The Mirror is a former and currently informal name for the British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mirror an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone; see The Mirror (The Twilight Zone) a film by Andrei Tarkovsky This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages...


He appeared on the remix of "Rakata" by Wisin Y Yandel. Yandel (left) and Wisin (right) Wisin y Yandel are a pair of reggaeton artists from Cayey, Puerto Rico. ...


Ja Rule is rumored to be in the upcoming movie Saw IV. It's being filmed as of April 16, 2007 in Toronto and is scheduled to be released October 26, 2007. Saw IV is a horror film to be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman[1], who directed Saw II and Saw III, and is the fourth installment to the popular Saw series. ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


Disputes

50 Cent

Even before signing with Interscope, 50 Cent was engaged in a well-publicized dispute with rival rapper Ja Rule and his label Murder Inc. Records. The rappers engaged in numerous mix tape "disses". The conflict stemmed from the rapper's friend allegedly stealing some of Ja Rule's jewelry, which led to a confrontation and 50 Cent's stabbing. For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ...


On 50 Cent's album, Get Rich or Die Tryin, 50 Cent hurled verbal shots towards Ja Rule and many other artists affiliated with Murder Inc., even mentioning Rule's wife and children. Towards the end of 2003, Ja Rule dropped his album Blood In My Eye, which was almost exclusively dedicated to firing back to the "disses" that he received earlier (Clap Back and The Crown became successful hits). The battle between G-Unit and Murder Inc. continued on the mixtape level until Ja Rule's release "Loose Change", which targeted 50 Cent and G-Unit, and also mentioned Eminem's daughter and claims that "Dr.Dre is a bisexual." Ja Rule later released the remake of "Who Shot Ya". Ja offered to squash the beef with 50 Cent, but 50 Cent refused to squash the beef because "it was fun". The feud appeared to die down until in early 2006, when Ja Rule along with other Murder Inc. artists released the diss tracks "21 Gunz" and "So Hot". 50 Cent, (real name: Curtis Jackson, born July 6, 1976), is a popular U.S. rap artist. ... Throughout the Commonwealth Realms The Crown is an abstract concept which represents the legal authority for the existence of any government. ...


Eminem

Eminem became involved with Ja Rule for several reasons: over Rule's involvement with popular hip-hop magazine The Source, with Eminem's involvement with 50 Cent, and with Rule's mention of Eminem's daughter Hailie in the track "Loose Change" (On the track, Ja Rule raps "Em, you claim your mother's a crackhead, and Kim is a known slut, so what's Hailie going to be when she grows up?"). Numerous diss tracks were traded back and forth by both rappers. Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem, is an American Grammy and Academy Award Winning rapper, record producer, and actor from Detroit, Michigan. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ...


Ja Rule, Irv Gotti, and other Murder Inc members immediately sided with Benzino since they shared a common beef. They also sided with Benzino when he released 11 year old rap tracks featuring Eminem saying racist comments and disrespecting black women. Raymond Scott (born October 24, 1965) is a rapper known as Benzino. ...


It does appear, however, that the feud has ended with both rappers claiming that they want no more problems.


The Game

The feud between Ja Rule and The Game is due to business affiliation since the latter was a member of G-Unit. The Ja Rule/The Game rivalry appeared to have subsided when 50 Cent dismissed The Game from G-Unit. The Game would later release a single called "It's Okay (One Blood)", which features a remix over 11 minutes long with over 20 of rap's most elite MCs. The two have since squashed their beef and Ja Rule raps 16 bars on the remix. Jayceon Terell Taylor (born November 27, 1979 in Los Angeles,[1] California), better known by his stage name The Game, is a multi-platinum American rapper signed to Interscope Records. ... G-Unit is a rap group which consists of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, (The) Game, R & B singer Olivia and, most recently, Spider Loc. ... For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ... Its Okay (One Blood) is the first single from The Games second album, Doctors Advocate. ...


Other

Ja Rule has feuded with other artists such as DMX who claimed that Ja Rule had copied his rough voice. This beef was squashed in 2006 when Irv Gotti of The Inc. visited DMX in prison. DMX originally wanted to sort it out with fists, but Irv discouraged him from doing so. This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Ja Rule has also beefed with Busta Rhymes after Ja made comments about him in a magazine. Busta Rhymes appeared on a diss track with Eminem and 50 Cent called Hail Mary, which was a rendition of 2pac's original. Trevor Smith, Jr. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem, is an American Grammy and Academy Award Winning rapper, record producer, and actor from Detroit, Michigan. ... For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ... Hail Mary (disambiguation). ... Years after his death, Tupac Shakur is still considered one of the most influential hip hop artists of all time. ...


Discography

Albums

Album cover Album information
Venni Vetti Vecci
Rule 3:36
Pain Is Love
The Last Temptation
Blood in My Eye
R.U.L.E.
Exodus Greatest Hits
The Mirror

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In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Image File history File links TheLast. ... Fourth Studio Album by Ja Rule. ... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Image File history File links Blood_IN.jpg images. ... Blood in My Eye is an album by rapper Ja Rule released in 2003. ... 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The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... New York is a 2004 single by rapper Ja Rule featuring Fat Joe and Jadakiss, from his album R.U.L.E.. The song peaked at #27 on the US Hot 100 chart, #14 on U.S. R&B and Hip-Hop, and #10 on Hot Rap Tracks. ... Image File history File links Exoda. ... Reviews = Exodus is a 2005 album by rapper Ja Rule. ... December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... 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Soundtrack albums

Album cover Album information
The Fast and the Furious (Original Soundtrack)

The Fast and the Furious is an soundtrack of Ja Rule. ... June 5 is the 156th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (157th in leap years), with 209 days remaining. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ...

Singles

Year Title Chart Positions Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop U.S. Rap Rhythmic Top 40
1999 "Holla Holla" / "It's Murda" #35 #11 #2 #20 Venni Vetti Vecci
1999 "Daddy's Little Baby" (featuring Ronald Isley) - - - - Venni Vetti Vecci
2000 "Between Me and You" (featuring Christina Milian) #11 #5 #11 #3 Rule 3:36
2000 "Put it on Me" (featuring Lil' Mo and Vita) #8 #2 #11 #1 Rule 3:36
2001 "I Cry" (featuring Lil' Mo) #40 #11 #25 #25 Rule 3:36
2001 "I'm Real (Murder Remix)" (featuring Jennifer Lopez) #1 #2 - #1 Pain Is Love
2001 "Livin' it Up" (featuring Case) #6 #4 #4 #4 Pain Is Love
2002 "Always on Time" (featuring Ashanti) #1 #1 #4 #1 Pain Is Love
2002 "Down Ass Chick" (featuring Charlie Baltimore) #21 #8 #5 #9 Pain Is Love
2002 "Thug Lovin'" (featuring Bobby Brown) #42 #16 #10 #24 The Last Temptation
2003 "Mesmerize" (featuring Ashanti) #2 #5 #2 #2 The Last Temptation
2003 "Reign" - - - - The Last Temptation
2003 "Clap Back" #44 #17 #12 #25 Blood in My Eye
2004 "New York" (featuring Fat Joe and Jadakiss) #27 #14 #10 #17 R.U.L.E.
2004 "Wonderful" (featuring R. Kelly and Ashanti) #5 #3 #2 #6 R.U.L.E.
2005 "Caught Up" (featuring Lloyd) - #65 - - R.U.L.E.

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Lil Mo (born Cynthia Loving on 1978 in Long Island, New York) is an R&B singer and songwriter. ... LaVita Raynor Vita a female rapper born on September 26, 1981, from Plainfield, New Jersey is Half-Bermudan and Half African American. ... See also: 2001 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2001 Record labels established in 2001 other events of 2001 list of years in music 2000s in music // January 1 Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues Hum disbands. ... Lil Mo (born Cynthia Loving on 1978 in Long Island, New York) is an R&B singer and songwriter. ... Im Real is the name of two songs by Jennifer Lopez. ... J. Lo redirects here. ... Pain Is Love is a 2001 album by Ja Rule. ... Case (born Case Woodard) is an African-American R&B singer, born and raised in New York City. ... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 other events of 2002 list of years in music 2000s in music // 2002 was marked by significant trends in Rock Music. ... Always on Time is a 2002 hit single for rapper Ja Rule featuring Ashanti, produced by Irv Gotti. ... Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (born October 13, 1980 in Glen Cove, New York), professionally known as Ashanti, is a Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, model, and fashion designer who rose to fame in the early 2000s. ... Charli Baltimore (born Tiffany Lane on August 16, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a Grammy nominated female rapper who came about in the mid to late 90s and is mostly known for her relationship with The Notorious B.I.G.. She adopted her stage name after Geena Davis character... Robert Beresford Bobby Brown (born February 5, 1969 in Roxbury, Massachusetts) is an American Grammy-winning R&B singer and dancer. ... Fourth Studio Album by Ja Rule. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 other events of 2003 list of years in music 2000s in music // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands... Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (born October 13, 1980 in Glen Cove, New York), professionally known as Ashanti, is a Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, model, and fashion designer who rose to fame in the early 2000s. ... Blood in My Eye is an album by rapper Ja Rule released in 2003. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) other events of 2004 list of years in music 2000s in music // January 1 Vienna New Years Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Vienna, conducted by Riccardo Muti Kurt Nilsen wins World Idol January 3 - Britney Spears marries Jason Allen Alexander, a... New York is a 2004 single by rapper Ja Rule featuring Fat Joe and Jadakiss, from his album R.U.L.E.. The song peaked at #27 on the US Hot 100 chart, #14 on U.S. R&B and Hip-Hop, and #10 on Hot Rap Tracks. ... Jose Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an Puerto Rican-American rapper. ... Jason Jerome Phillips (born May 27, 1975), better known by his rap name Jadakiss, is a rapper. ... R.U.L.E. is the 6th album by rapper Ja Rule released in november, 9th 2004. ... Robert Sylvester Kelly, born January 8, 1967 in Chicago, IL, is a Grammy Award winning American Urban, R&B singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (born October 13, 1980 in Glen Cove, New York), professionally known as Ashanti, is a Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, model, and fashion designer who rose to fame in the early 2000s. ... See also: 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 other events of 2005 list of years in music 2000s in music January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock and roll songs recorded in 1954... Lloyd Harlin Polite Jr. ...

Featured Singles

Awards history

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap UK singles Album
1998 "Can I Get A..." Jay-Z (featuring Amil and Ja Rule) 19 - - 24 Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life
2000 "How Many Wanna" - 72 - - Light it Up Soundtrack
2001 "Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)" Jennifer Lopez (featuring Ja Rule) 1 4 4 - J to tha L-O!: The Remixes
2002 "Rainy Dayz" Mary J. Blige (featuring Ja Rule) 12 8 - 17 No More Drama
2002 "Down 4 U" Irv Gotti (featuring Ashanti, Ja Rule, Charli Baltimore, & Vita) 6 3 3 4 Irv Gotti Presents: The Inc.
2007 "Give it to me [Remix]" Timberland,(Featuring Ja Rule, Justin Timberlake,Nelly Furtado) align="left" valign="top" }
Award Category Genre Song/Album Year Result
Source Hip-Hop Music Award Single of the Year Rap/Hip-Hop "Put It On Me" 2001 Won
Source Award R&B/Rap Collboration of the Year R&B/Rap "Thug Lovin'" 2003 Won
Source Award Fat Tape Song of the Year Rap/Hip-Hop "Clap Back" 2004 Won
MTV Video Music Award Best Rap Video Rap "Put It On Me" 2001 Nominated
MTV Video Music Award Best Hip-Hop Video Hip-Hop "Im Real (Murder Remix)" 2002 Won
MTV Video Music Award Best Hip-Hop Video Hip-Hop "Always On Time" 2002 Nominated
American Music Award Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Rap/Hip-Hop - 2002 Nominated
American Music Award Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B Male Artist Hip-Hop/R&B - 2003 Nominated
Grammy Award Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group Rap/Hip-Hop "Put It On Me" 2002 Nominated
Grammy Award Best Rap Album Rap "Pain Is Love" 2002 Nominated
Grammy Award Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Rap/Sung "Livin' It Up" 2002 Nominated
Grammy Award Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Rap/Sung "Always On Time" 2003 Nominated
World Music Award World's Best-Selling Rap Artist Rap/Hip-Hop - 2002 Won
BET Award Best Male Hip-Hop Artist Artist Hip-Hop - 2002 Won
GQ Men of the Year Award Musician of the Year Rap/Hip-Hop - 2002 Won
Teen Choice Award Male Artist of the Year Rap/Hip-Hop - 2002 Won
NAACP Image Award Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Rap/Hip-Hop - 2002 Won
Soul Train Award Best Rap/Soul or Rap Album of the Year Rap "Pain Is Love" 2002 Nominated

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Hot Rap Tracks is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... Can I Get A... was a hit single from rapper Jay-Zs album Vol. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Amil (an acronym for All Money Is Legal) is a female rapper (nee Amilian) who had prominence in the late 90s as a Jay-Z protegé. Her album included Aretha Franklin singing background on the first track and the hit single I Got That, a duet with Beyoncé, featuring Eve. ... Aint It Funny is an latin-pop song written by American singer-songwriter Jennifer Lopez, and Cory Rooney for Lopezs second studio album, J. Lo (2001). ... Rainy Dayz is a 2002 single by Mary J. Blige & Ja Rule, taken from Bliges Re-release of her seventh album No More Drama. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971 in The Bronx, New York), is a six-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B, soul, and hip-hop soul singer, songwriter, producer, and actress. ... No More Drama is R&B artist Mary J. Bliges critically acclaimed fifth album. ... Irv Gotti (born Irving Lorenzo) (born June 26, 1970 in Hollis, Queens, New York, U.S.A) is a prominent hip hop and R&B record producer and is the head of The Inc. ... Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (born October 13, 1980 in Glen Cove, New York), professionally known as Ashanti, is a Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, model, and fashion designer who rose to fame in the early 2000s. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... LaVita Raynor Vita a female rapper born on September 26, 1981, from Plainfield, New Jersey is Half-Bermudan and Half African American. ... Timberland has several meanings: Timberland a village in Lincolnshire. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning American pop/R&B singer, and actor. ... Nelly Kim Furtado (born December 2, 1978) is a Grammy Award and Juno Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and record producer. ...

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Da Hip Hop Witch Himself
2000 Turn it Up David 'Gage' Williams
2001 Crime Partners 2000
2001 The Fast and the Furious Edwin
2002 Half Past Dead Nicolas 'Nick' Frazier
2003 Scary Movie 3 Agent Thompson
2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself
2004 The Cookout Bling Bling
2004 Shall We Dance? Hip Hop Bar Performer
2005 Back in the Day Reggie Cooper
2005 Assault on Precinct 13 (2005 film) Smiley
2007 Kenny TBA post-production
2007 Furnace TBA post-production

This is a list of film-related events in 2000. ... Da Hip Hop Witch is a 2000 film directed by Dale Resteghini and starring Eminem, Ja Rule, Pras, Vanilla Ice, Rah Digga and Mobb Deep. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2000. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey // August 8 - Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman get divorced. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey // August 8 - Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman get divorced. ... There are two films called The Fast and the Furious The Fast and the Furious (1954) The Fast and the Furious (2001) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Half Past Dead is a 2002 action movie in which a criminal infiltrates a prison to interrogate a prisoner about the location of a fortune in gold and an FBI agent has to stop him. ... // February 24 - The Pianist, directed by Roman Polanski, wins 7 Cesar Awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Music and Best Cinematography. ... Scary Movie 3 (2003) is an American comedy film directed by David Zucker and is a sequel to Scary Movie (2000) and Scary Movie 2 (2001); it was followed by Scary Movie 4 in 2006. ... // February 24 - The Pianist, directed by Roman Polanski, wins 7 Cesar Awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Music and Best Cinematography. ... Pauly Shore is Dead is an American comedy motion picture released in 2003. ... // Please note that these are the top grossing films that were first released in 2004; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing films for calendar year 2004. ... DVD case cover for The Cookout The Cookout is a 2004 comedy film, directed by Lance Rivera. ... // Please note that these are the top grossing films that were first released in 2004; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing films for calendar year 2004. ... Shall We Dance? is an American motion picture released in 2004. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Back in the Day is a 1994 West Coast hip hop single by Ahmad. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Assault on Precinct 13 is a 2005 action / thriller movie, directed by Jean-François Richet. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing wide-release films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2007. ... Kenny may refer to: Look up Kenny in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing wide-release films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2007. ...

Trivia

  • He is a Leap Year baby.
  • He married his high school sweetheart Aisha Atkins (Murray) and the couple have three children together, Brittney(11), Jeffrey Jnr(6) and Jordan(3).
  • Not only is he a musician and an actor, but he is a mogul as well. As well as co-owning The Inc Records, he has a clothing line "ErvinGeoffrey", a film production company, a deluxe liqour company, real estate and he is the first ever rapper to own an online casino "StarsOnPoker.Com"
  • Although he has homes in L.A, Miami and New York, he and his family live in a mansion in New Jersey.
  • He did a collaboration with rock band Metallica titled, "We Did It Again."
  • He had a sister that died when he was five years old, due to respiratory problems.
  • "Ja Rule" is an acronym for, "Jeffery Atkins Represents Unconditional Love's Existence."
  • Irv Gotti and Ja Rule recently made peace with rapper The Game.
  • He teamed up with associates of 2pac's children organization and founded L.I.F.E Foundation which opens its doors to under privileged kids. Especially those most prone to a street life of drugs and violence. The foundation has various programs which include art, music, poetry and sports.
  • He was featured in the 1999 Hard Knock Life Tour, also featuring DMX, Jay Z, DJ Clue, Memphis Bleek, Redman, Method Man and many other mainstream artists.
  • Has started his own record label, Mpire Records.
  • He has a dispute with Mariah Carey over the track they collaborated on called "If We" for her 2001 flop Glitter (album). He believed the song deserved to be a single.
  • Ja Rule and Fat Joe recently collaborated for a remix of Musiq's song entitled "Buddy."
  • Ja Rule recently appeared on a remix of Snoop Dogg's song called "Imagine" featuring himself and Dr. Dre.
  • Has appeared on MTV Cribs.
  • Ja is good friends with both N.O.R.E, Hussein Fatal, Shyne, and Suge Knight.
  • Is apparently friends with celebreties Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez.

A leap year (or intercalary year) is a year containing an extra day (or, in case of lunisolar calendars, an extra month) in order to keep the calendar year synchronised with the astronomical or seasonal year. ... Metallica is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1981,[1] which became one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Backronym and Apronym (Discuss) Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, such as NATO, laser, and ABC, written as the initial letter or letters of words, and pronounced on the basis of this abbreviated written form. ... Jayceon Terell Taylor (born November 27, 1979 in Los Angeles,[1] California), better known by his stage name The Game, is a multi-platinum American rapper signed to Interscope Records. ... DMX can mean: DMX, alias for Earl Simmons, American Rap artist DMX Krew, an electronic music producer Digital Multiplex or DMX-512, a lighting communications protocol. ... Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known as Jay-Z, is an American rapper and current president and CEO of Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella Records. ... Ernesto Shaw (born January 8, 1975 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, USA), better known as DJ Clue, is a Mixtape DJ known for his involvement in the Mixtape circuit and for being one of the first DJs to not mix songs in his mixtapes. ... Malik Thuston Cox (born on June 23, 1978), better known by his rap persona of Memphis Bleek, is a New York rapper who regularly came in contact with rap legends such as The Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z. After his childhood, he has collaborated with artists such as... For the chewing tobacco, see Red Man. ... Method Man (born Clifford Smith, March 2, 1971 in New York) is a Grammy-winning American rapper, record producer, actor, and member of the hip hop collective, Wu-Tang Clan. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director and actress. ... Glitter is a 2001 album released by Mariah Carey on the Virgin Records label. ... Jose Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an Puerto Rican-American rapper. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... André Romell Young (born February 18, 1965 in Los Angeles, California), better known by stage name Dr. Dre, is an influential Grammy Award-winning American record producer, hip hop producer, rapper, actor and record executive. ... N.O.R.E., formerly known as Noreaga, is a rapper and member of the rap group C-N-N. N.O.R.E. stands for Niggaz on (the) run eatin. His birth name is Victor Santiago. ... Hussein Fatal (also known as Dizza and Fatalveli, after Tupac Shakurs Makaveli alias), born Bruce Washington in 1974 in Montclair, NJ, is an African-American rapper. ... Moses Michael Leviy (born Jamal Barrow on November 8, 1978), best known as Shyne, is a Belizean-American rapper. ... Suge Knight, CEO of Death Row Records Marion Suge Knight, a. ... Vin Diesel (born Mark Sinclair Vincent on July 18, 1967) is an American actor, writer, director, and producer, and is of Italian and African-American descent. ... Michelle Rodriguez, (born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez[1] on July 12, 1978 in San Antonio, Texas), is an American actress, best-known for her roles in the television series Lost and movies The Fast and the Furious, S.W.A.T. and Resident Evil. ...

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Ja Rule was born Jeff Atkins on the leap year of February 29th in 1976.
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Ja Rule first appeared in 1995 on the song, "Time to Build" with fellow rappers Jay Z and DMX on Mic Geronimo's debut album, "The Natural." Rule later appeared with 0-1 and Chris Black as part of Cash Money Click (not to be confused with Cash Money Records).
Ja Rule appeared on the celebrity remake of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On", with proceeds going to Artists Against AIDS Worldwide and to help with the tragedy of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Ja Rule is especially noted for his gruff, gravelly voice, garnering numerous comparisons to the similar-sounding DMX.
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