Ja Rule

Rapper + Actor
Born Feb 29, 1976

Jeffery Atkins, better known by his stage name, Ja Rule, is an American rapper, singer, and actor from Queens, New York. Born in Hollis, Queens, he debuted in 1999 with Venni Vetti Vecci and its single "Holla Holla". From 1999 to 2005, Ja Rule had several hits that made the top 20 of the U.S.… Read More

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1976 Birth Born on February 29, 1976.


1993 17 Years Old Atkins began his rap career in 1993 with his hip hop group Cash Money Click. … Read More
1995 19 Years Old 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.


1998 22 Years Old In 1998 he had signed with Def Jam, and along with Amil, he was featured on Jay-Z's hit single "Can I Get A", for which Ja Rule wrote the hook. … Read More
1999 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Born in Hollis, Queens, he debuted in 1999 with Venni Vetti Vecci and its single "Holla Holla". … Read More
2000 24 Years Old Ja Rule returned in 2000 with his new single "Between Me and You", which featured Christina Milian. "Between Me and You" would end up getting Top 40 airplay and reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. … Read More
2001 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2001, Ja Rule married Aisha Murray. … Read More
2002 26 Years Old 1 More Event
The album would also receive a Grammy nomination in 2002 for Best Rap Album. … Read More
In 2003, he allegedly punched a man in Toronto, who later sued. … Read More
2004 28 Years Old 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. … Read More
The RIAA certified R.U.L.E. Gold on January 14, 2005, and by October 2007, the album had sold 658,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. … Read More


2007 - 2012 4 More Events
…  In 2013, he starred in I'm in Love with a Church Girl.
2014 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014, Ja Rule had released a memoir titled Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man, in which he reflects on his past struggles with a difficult adolescence in New York City and everything that followed, from breakout success and destructive rivalries to fatherhood and a two-year prison sentence.
2015 39 Years Old In May 2015, Ja Rule made his first business venture by partnering with Billy McFarland, the CEO of Magnises, a credit card service company to become the creative head and spokesman of that company
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