Ja Rule

Rapper, actor Ja Rule

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.
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Yes, Ashanti Is Still Here And Ready For You To ‘Say Less’
Huffington Post - 2 months
The singer gets real about her new album, Ja Rule and staying relevant.
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Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland faces wire fraud charge
LATimes - 8 months
The collapse of the Fyre Festival is one of the year’s most dramatic music stories, and the saga continued Friday with the arrest of the failed event’s organizer, Billy McFarland. McFarland, the 25-year-old entrepreneur who co-founded the festival with rapper Ja Rule, was arrested by federal agents...
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Infamous Fyre Festival Under FBI Investigation For Fraud
Huffington Post - 9 months
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); The disaster known as Fyre Festival has been surrounded by controversy for basically the entirety of its short existence. Now, the music festival intended to take place over two weekends in the Bahamas this spring is reportedly the subject of an FBI investigation. The FBI has launched a criminal investigation into the infamous festival, looking at “possible mail, wire and securities fraud” committed by parent company Fyre Media in relation to the festival...
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Fyre Fest founder tells staff in leaked audio 'no payroll' - New York Daily News
Google News - 9 months
New York Daily News Fyre Fest founder tells staff in leaked audio 'no payroll' New York Daily News Billy McFarland and Ja Rule may have been partly inspired to create Fyre Festival when they were taking flying lessons together and their plane ran out of gas, the two landing near the islands where they'd later stage the event. (Chance Yeh/Getty Images). Seventh Fyre Festival Lawsuit Claims VIP Tickets Sold After Event Was Already In JeopardyBillboard Exclusive audio: Fyre Festival founders reveal to employees nobody's getting paidVICE News Fyre Festival Organizers Hit With Sixth LawsuitRollingStone.com TMZ.com all 65 news articles »
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Fyre Festival Apparently Tried To Silence Critics With Cease And Desist Letters
Huffington Post - 10 months
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Was Fyre Festival Really The Worst 24 Hours Of Your Life?
Huffington Post - 10 months
Everyone’s abuzz talking about the disastrous Fyre Festival. At this celebrity endorsed festival, attendees were promised (by organizers Billy McFarland and Ja Rule) a luxurious once in a lifetime live music experience with celebrities, models, five star food and accommodations on the beach of a private island that supposedly Pablo Escobar owned in the Bahamas. So cool right?!? When attendees arrived on the island, much to their dismay they didn’t find anything resembling a festival, but instead found themselves standing in an empty gravel pit with a lot of disappointed, lost and confused people. Pretty much the opposite of what they were expecting. Curiously watching from home as the whole situation went down, I found a V-log of an attendee and his friends’ experiences where they declared multiple times that it was the WORST 24 hours of their lives while partying, laughing, sleeping, and enjoying some modern conveniences. I heard rumors of people getting robbed and attacked at the...
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Ja Rule still getting fried over Fyre Festival -- and now sued
CNN - 10 months
When it comes to Ja Rule and his Fyre Festival, "It's Murda" for the rapper.
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Ja Rule confirms Fyre Festival guests have departed
CBS News - 10 months
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Ja Rule 'sorry' after $12k luxury festival descends into chaos
CNN - 10 months
If you turned up at the Fyre Festival wooed by its ads -- and many, many fans did -- you'd think you were in for a weekend of top-notch acts playing for your entertainment, as models in bikinis paraded around and private jets and yachts ferried you to and from the beautiful Caribbean paradise. Everything any good millennial needs for a strong Instagram post.
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The Full Tracklist For 'The Hamilton Mixtape' Is Finally Here
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Hello hello hello! Been working on a mixtape for years. It's finished. You can pre-order it TOMORROW.#HamiltonMixtape pic.twitter.com/PcgluIUXw4 — Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 3, 2016 As Broadway hero Lin-Manuel Miranda stated in a tweet earlier today, he’s been working on “The Hamilton Mixtape” for years. And his fans ― probably, the ones who celebrated #Hamilween earlier this fall ― are past patiently waitin’ for the record to drop.  Thankfully, the man who brought America’s first Secretary of the Treasury to the stage has good news: You can preorder the damn thing starting Friday, Nov. 4. But you can gaze upon “The Hamilton Mixtape” full tracklist (finally!) now. But wait there's more! #HamiltonMixtape pic.twitter.com/cguOx95N96 — Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 3, 2016 There are tons of names to geek out over: The Roots are there, of course. Busta Rhymes, Sia, John Legend, Chance the Rapper, Nas. Regina Spektor and...
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J-Lo said what to Ja Rule?
CNN - almost 2 years
For years, most of us likely thought we knew exactly what Jennifer Lopez said at the beginning of the 2001 Ja Rule-collaborative hit "I'm yours." We were wrong. Sponsored: Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Read This Do NOT pay your next car insurance bill until you try this.
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Timeline
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    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 39
    In February 2016, Ja Rule announced on his Twitter account that the title of his upcoming eighth studio album Coup De Grâce.
  • 2015
    Age 38
    In October 2015, it was also announced by Ja Rule that himself and Irv Gotti have partnered with Paramount Pictures to work on a TV drama series based on the history of Murder Inc., it is set to premiere in 2016.
    On August 7, 2015, the feud between Ja Rule and 50 Cent reignited when Ja gave a feedback to a social follower via Twitter over a similar feud between Meek Mill and Drake.
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    In May 2015, Ja Rule partnered with Billy McFarland, the CEO of Magnises, a credit card service company to become the creative head and spokesman of that company In August 2015, Ja Rule collaborated with footwear businessman Steve Madden on a new line of Men's sneakers called Maven x Madden.
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  • 2013
    Age 36
    In September 2013, it was confirmed that Ja Rule and Irv Gotti have relaunched Murder Inc Records.
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    On September 18, 2013, Ja Rule released a track titled "Fresh Out Da Pen".
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    In September 2013, in an interview with Angie Martinez on The Angie Martinez show on HOT 97, both Ja Rule and Murder INC CEO/ Producer Irv Gotti acknowledged 50 Cent not only took a toll on Ja Rule's prominence, but along with the Federal Indictment, damaged Murder Inc as a music label.
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    Ja Rule was released from prison early on May 7, 2013.
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    Ja Rule was held in Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center and was set to be released on July 28, 2013.
    He was released from state prison on February 21, 2013, but was immediately taken into federal custody for the tax case, for which he had less than six months remaining on his sentence.
    Ja Rule is a Christian. Ja Rule became a Christian in 2013 when he was promoting the movie I'm in Love with a Church Girl.
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    In 2013, he starred in I'm in Love with a Church Girl.
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  • 2012
    Age 35
    Pain Is Love 2 was finally released on February 28, 2012, but by that time Ja Rule was serving a two-year sentence in prison for gun possession and tax evasion.
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  • 2011
    Age 34
    In February 2011, it was announced that Ja Rule had started working on another album called Pain Is Love 2, naming it after the original 2001 triple platinum album (Pain Is Love).
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  • 2009
    Age 32
    He eventually decided to release it as a free download in 2009.
  • 2007
    Age 30
    The Mirror was to be Ja Rule's seventh album and set for a 2007 release date.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2005
    Age 28
    In 2005, Ja Rule and his two bodyguards were initial suspects in the killing of Willie "Willie Bang Bang" Clark, whom authorities linked as a "revenge" that stemmed back to a robbery case involving Foxy Brown's brother.
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    From 2005 to 2006, Gotti searched for other labels, until finally reaching a deal with Universal Records (part of the same company as Def Jam).
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    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 27
    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.
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  • 2003
    Age 26
    It has since sold over 468,000 copies in the U.S. In October 2003, Ja Rule met with Minister Louis Farrakhan, who wanted to intervene and prevent escalating violence in the feud between Ja Rule and 50 Cent.
    Ja Rule's fifth album Blood in My Eye, was released on November 4, 2003 under the "Murder Inc." label, which renamed itself "The Inc." several days after the album release.
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    In April 2003, additional controversy surrounding lack of recognition and payment for Lil' Mo's contributions on records "I Cry" and "Put It on Me" was brought to attention.
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    In 2003, he allegedly punched a man in Toronto, who later sued.
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  • 2002
    Age 25
    The Last Temptation, Ja Rule's fourth album, was released on November 19, 2002. It featured two hit singles; "Thug Lovin'" (peaked at number 42 on the Billboard Hot 100), and "Mesmerize" another duet with Ashanti (peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100). The Last Temptation debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 237,000 copies and was certified Platinum by the RIAA in December 2002.
    The album would also receive a Grammy nomination in 2002 for Best Rap Album.
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  • 2001
    Age 24
    Ja Rule released his third studio album, Pain Is Love on October 2, 2001.
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    In April 2001, Ja Rule married Aisha Murray.
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  • 2000
    Age 23
    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.
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  • 1999
    Age 22
    Ja Rule's debut album Venni Vetti Vecci was released in 1999, peaking at number 3 on the Billboard 200 with 184,000 copies sold in its first week.
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    Born in Hollis, Queens, he debuted in 1999 with Venni Vetti Vecci and its single "Holla Holla".
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  • 1998
    Age 21
    In 1998 he had signed with Irv Gotti's The Inc.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1995
    Age 18
    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.
  • 1993
    Age 16
    Atkins began his rap career in 1993 with his hip hop group Cash Money Click.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Born
    Born on February 29, 1976.
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