While Ja Rule sits behind bars, he keeps on giving the gift that gives. Videos. Here’s his latest “Believe” off his upcoming Pain Is Love 2 album.
Ja Rule is set to stand trial in August on felony gun charges. On Tuesday, a supreme court judge ruled that “low copy” DNA evidence could be used by prosecutors against him. Rule and his lawyer asked for a hearing on the reliability of the evidence and the judge denied it. According to investigators, Rule’s DNA was found on the handgun that was found in his possession after he was stopped after coming from a concert in July of 2007. The loaded handgun was found inside the door casing of the Maybach he was in. His trial is set to begin August 18th.
Aside from his legal issues, Ja is working on a new album entitled Venni Vetti Vecci 2. Here’s an excerpt from Rule.
It’s been a good ride, you know what I’m sayin’? It’s been a wild ride but it’s been fun. But with this album I feel like I’ve conquered all those little obstacles that I had to get around, and now I’m ready to get this product out to the world again… I worked with a lot of different producers on this album. Some new guys, some veterans. The album’s put together really well. It just has an overall feel to it, the sound is vintage Ja Rule, but then it’s different, I’ve been playing with this new sound that I’ve been trying to develop. It’s kinda hot, it’s David Guetta meets the hip-hop world. The beats are different, they’re fresh, some of them are hard bass driven, and some of them have the big drums, big kick. It’s kinda that sound that’s tearin’ up overseas right now, but we haven’t really put our finger on it yet over here in the states. So I kinda put my own stamp on it with the sound and the music and stuff, and hip-hopped it out. It sounds real good.”
Stay tuned to StreetHop.com as more information becomes available.
Game seems to be helping two down on their luck musicians with this one, Ja Rule is trying to make a come back and Scott Storch is still trying to pay off his coke habit taxes. This is off of Game’s R.E.D. album, and the most surprising thing? It’s dope.
Lola (who I am developing a huge net crush on right now) caught up with Ja Rule via iChat to discuss his current career moves, here is what she had to say about it and then the video itself:
Last night, Rick and Buck randomly called me from the studio to chit chat and play me some records. They told me Ja was in the studio too. Rick was like “Hey, you want that drop for your website from Ja now?” and I thought….well why don’t I just do an #ichatsessionwith Ja since it would be over ichat anyway. Ja said “Let’s do it” so Buck set it up on his computer. Unfortunately for me, all the questions I wanted to ask him including something along the lines of “Where have you been? What have you been doing? Where you at?” litterally went out the window. It was 3 am and I had had a very long day…but this was gonna go down regardless. So here’s what came out of it. I think it’s a pretty dope conversation either way. His volume is kind of rough too, but it is what it is.“If you don’t have a chance to sit back and see the clip, here’s a brief blurb on what Ja says. Basically he is no longer on The Inc., but rather on his own label Mpire where he has 2 other artist signed as well: Harry O (who’s in the studio next to him) and Merc Montana. He’s now working on an album that’s due to come out in summer of 2010.” – Lola
This was actually released before the ODB/Wu Tang one [click here], but I just found it and it’s too good not to post. Fredro Starr talks about being offered a record deal with Death Row Records after Suge Knight and Tupac went to the Sunset Park premier, and how ‘Pac and others reacted to the offer.
For the record, the ‘Pac song on the Sunset Park soundtrack that ‘Dro mentions is the amazing classic “Pain” that was later bastardized by Ja Rule on his album Pain Is Love.
UPDATE: Thanks to Jon Peters below for pointing out my mistake, the song on the Sunset Park soundtrack was actually “High ‘Til I Die.” “Pain” was released on the soundtrack of another basketball movie, Above The Rim, in which Tupac also stared. My comments on Ja Rule’s version of “Pain” still stand though. Terrible.
During an interview with Ja Rule as he plays Madden 2010 with a homie, he talks about thanking 50 Cent for mentioning his name on VH1′s Behind The Music. Rule also goes on to state that Fif owes him a lot of checks. He refers to 50 Cent as “this bitch ass nigga Boo Boo” who always has shit to say about Ja. They also discuss Barack Obama, sports and a possible upcoming three disc album.