Ja Rule Teases the Release of His First Album in Over a Decade
In full Album mode… #CWWTST— Ja Rule (@jarule) January 2, 2024
Ja Rule's last album, "Pain Is Love 2," dropped in 2012 and peaked at No. 197 on the Billboard 200 chart, with just over 3,000 first-week sales. Now, the Queens, New York native is ready to make a splash in the music scene once again, marking a significant return after almost a decade.
This album tease comes ahead of Ja Rule's highly anticipated "The Sunrise Tour," commemorating his impressive 25-year journey in the rap game since his debut album "Venni Vetti Vecci" in 1999. The 47-year-old artist will kick off the tour in the UK and Ireland in March, with a lineup featuring performances in major cities such as Cardiff, London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Dublin, Belfast, and Glasgow.
Joining Ja Rule on this milestone tour are acclaimed artists Mya, Keri Hilson, and Lloyd, promising an unforgettable experience for fans. With more tour dates yet to be announced, the anticipation is building for what's sure to be an epic celebration of Ja Rule's enduring influence in the hip-hop scene.
Ja Rule's announcement follows a previous hint in June 2023 when he urged fans to "get ready" for new music, emphasizing his meticulous approach to timing. "I’m a big timing person, and right about now is coming up due time for me, so get ready. Just get ready," he declared, fueling speculation about the impending release.
Notably, Ja Rule expressed frustration with Billboard's "Top 50 Greatest Rappers of All Time" list last year, where he was notably absent. The rapper confidently asserted on X, "There ain’t 50 rappers dead, alive, or waiting to be born better than me… #ICONN #Vibes," challenging the industry's rankings and emphasizing his iconic status.
As Ja Rule prepares to dominate the charts once again, fans eagerly await the unveiling of his latest musical masterpiece, with the promise of a classic in the making. Stay tuned for updates on the album's release and additional tour dates, as Ja Rule takes the hip-hop world by storm in 2024.