Ja Rule emerged as a gangsta rap artist in the early '90s. The Queens native is often referred to as Jah or Jeffrey Atkins, which is his birth name. The East Coast rapper acts, sings and writes his own music. His debut album titled Venni Vetti Vecci was known for its hit single called "Holla Holla." Ja Rule became a force in the music industry when hardcore hip-hop became a dominant musical trend. Ja Rule still actively tours and continues to draw huge crowds and new fans every time he drops a new beat.
Cash Money Click and a Solo Career
When Ja Rule emerged on the music scene, he was part of Cash Money Click, a trio with O-1 and Chris Black. After some success on pirate radio, the rap trio began to garner attention when their music starting getting playtime on Yo! MTV Raps. However, when Chris Black was sentenced to prison, the group's label dropped them and Ja Rule had to find a new group or go solo. Fortunately, the rap guru reached out to his friend Irv Gotti and launched a solo career that propelled him to the heights of fame and the top of the hip-hop world.
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Who has Ja Rule collaborated with?
Through his long career, Ja Rule has collaborated with many artists in the hip-hop field as well as other musical genres. Some of his past collaborators include Christina Milian, Jennifer Lopez and Ashanti. Ja Rule has also made appearances on other artists' albums, including Method Man and Redman, Nas, DMX, LL Cool J and Dru Hill.
What are some popular Ja Rule songs?
Many of Ja Rule's most popular songs are collaborations, including "Always On Time" and "Mesmerize" with Ashanti, "It's Murda" with Jay-Z and DMX, "Between Me & You" with Christina Milian and "I'm Real" and "It's Funny" with Jennifer Lopez.
Has Ja Rule been nominated for any awards?
During his career, Ja Rule has been nominated for Grammy Awards four times, but he has not yet walked away with the trophy. Three nominations came in 2002 following his first nomination in 2001. Ja Rule has also been nominated for two American Music Awards, a Billboard Hip Hop Award, an MTV BET Rap Video Award and a Teen Choice Award for Best Male Rap Artist in a Movie. The rap mogul has won a BET Award for Best Male Artist in 2002, a GQ Men of the Year Award in 2002, a hip-hop video award from MTV and three Source Awards in 2001, 2003 and 2004.
What can I expect at a Ja Rule concert?
Ja Rule tours with an entourage of other artists, DJs and hype men. When you first arrive at the concert, you can expect a DJ to be playing music that will get you in the mood to listen to the artist. As the main event gets closer, Ja Rule will likely have an opening act or two perform short sets before he comes on stage. While Ja Rule is on the stage, you can expect lots of excitement from his fans and guest appearances from his entourage.
Is Ja Rule coming to a town near me?
When Ja Rule tours, you can expect him to play outdoor venues in a variety of small and large cities across the US. Ja Rule's tour will be taking him to cities like Philadelphia, Penn., Chicago, Ill., and Las Vegas, Nev., as well as multiple locations in Canada.Back to Top