Blast from the Past: Ja Rule

Although Queens heavy-hitter, Ja Rule, did just recently hit the road with his Murder Inc. Queen, Ashanti, there’s no denying that he hasn’t dished out a hit in years, but his legacy will indefinitely live on in the word of Hip-Hop. As one of the leading collaborators in the 90’s and early 2000’s with some of the greats including J-Lo, R. Kelly and more, Ja truly made a name for himself in the game with eight solo studio albums under his belts. Hits like “I’m Real” (Remix), “Always on Time”, “Mesmerize”, and “Put it on Me”, Ja Rule’s legacy carries a nostalgic touch that will always rile up great conversation when meeting up with people from your past to simply have a blast. Ja Rule’s thug lovin’ was deep in the bright lights, but he never lost sight and always touched base on life beyond hitting a home run with professional success and although he was at his best in the past, his legacy simply will not burn out. Whip out the iPad nano; here are five of Ja’s hottest rhymes.

“Girl it feel like you and I been mourning together
Inseparable, we chose pain over pleasure
For that you’ll forever be a, part of me
Mind body and soul ain’t no I in we (baby)
When you cry who wipes your tears
When you scared, who’s telling you there’s nothin to fear
Girl I’ll always be there
When you need a shoulder to lean on
Never hesitate knowing you can call on, your soul-mate
And vice versa, that’s why I be the first to
See Jacob’s and frost your wrist up
Now you owe me, I know you’re tired of being lonely
So baby girl put it on me”

Track – “Put It On Me”

“C’mon and get a piece of this late-night lover
You know, the one that swing dick like no other
I know, I got a lot of things I need to explain
But, baby, you know the name, and love is about pain
So, stop the complaints and drop the order restraints
Our sex life’s a game, so back me down in the paint
Cause I can’t wait no more
Cause it’s about a quarter past three and shorty’s eyeing me
I got the Bentley valeted
And I’m just outside of Jersey, past the Palisades
And I’d love to see that ass in boots and shades
Throw down on the bed while I’m yanking your braids
Thug style, you never thought I’d make you smile
While I’m smacking your ass and fucking you all wild
But we share something so rare, but who cares, you care”

Track – “Always On Time”

“You could die from love, at any given time I could die from slugs
But that’s what this life is capable of
The death and the life of a bitch and a thug, is what I’m scared of
But got a woman that ain’t afraid to, tuck the toast in the Escalade
Pop on niggas that showin me shade, but only for the Rule cause that’s my baby
Got me a down ass bitch with red hair, that don’t care
Blazed by the shots and flares
Girl c’mon, follow me, and bust back at police, conceal ya heat
It’s a bit much to blaze up
Rule and Chuck and I.G., the Murderers, I-N-C
With one on the hip, one in the holster, nigga will toast ya quick
Especially a down ass bitch”

Track – “Down Ass Bitch”

“I love my life, I love my wife
A bad time to prevail, it overwhelmed me
I’m livin in hell but livin wealthy
And know these hoes love me
Because I’m a star
I can’t even cop a drink at the bar
Get me some bottles of that Remi Mar-tin
Let’s get the party
Cracking right here fuck V.I.P
Knowing my baby loves me
Home wit tears in her eyes
And when I get in, I hurt her more by tellin her lies
She ain’t surprised at me
She just surprised that we
Been together for this long
And I can be
The one to mistreat her
Thought it last forever
Cuz if I cry, you cry
We cry together”

Track – “I Cry”

“I know you’re living your life faithfully, safely, away from me
But you miss being next to me, don’t you?
Don’t let her love haunt you, lust for what you wanted
Go for your guns and back out on anyone who tries to interfere
Or intervene on me
Peeling your wide body out of them tight jeans
Wrist on freeze, see it’s on me
Shoes 19, coming through in that new Bentley thing
From town to town and city to city
You and I make headlines like Lo and Diddy and Bob and Whitney
I’m here cause the Lord sent me to pound puss like a pugilist
But real devilish and freak bad bitches
Forget the story, I know you’re getting bored
And that boy ain’t getting you horny no more, is he??
Cause when it’s all said and done, it’s me
Loving, thugging and I know you…”

Track – “Thug Lovin'”

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