Ja Rule has a $4 million net worth as an American rapper, singer, and actor. “Between Me and You,” “I’m Real,” and “Always on Time” are among his tracks that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100.
Who is Ja Rule?
On February 29, 1976, Ja Rule was born Jeffrey Bruce Atkins in Queens, New York. Debra and William Atkins reared him in the Hollis neighborhood. Ja Rule’s grandparents were Jehovah’s Witnesses, and because his parents were both working, he spent a lot of time with them and began practicing the faith as well. At the age of 12, he abandoned his religion and began selling narcotics in Hollis. Because of his diminutive stature, he got into a lot of conflicts at school.
He began his career as a member of the Cash Money Click group in 1994. Shortly after, he changed his stage name to “Ja Rule.”
The trio produced a handful of tracks, including their 1994 debut single “Get Tha Fortune.” They were signed to TVT Records, but due to the arrest and imprisonment of group member Chris Black, they were released from the label and disbanded after only a year.
Ja Rule made his first solo performance on Mic Geronimo’s song “Time to Build,” which also featured Jay-Z and DMX. In 1998, Rule signed with Def Jam and was featured on Jay-hit Z’s “Can I Get A…”
Venni Vetti Vecci, his debut album, was published in 1999 and quickly rose to the top of the Billboard 200 chart. His second and third albums were certified 3x Platinum and charted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts respectively.
On November 19, 2002, he released his fourth album, which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and included two hit singles. In 2003 and 2004, he released his fifth and sixth albums. Ja Rule left Def Jam in 2005 after releasing a sixth studio album and a greatest hits album and went on vacation until February 2011, when he stated he was working on a new album called “Pain is Love 2.
It came out a year later, and he was already serving a two-year prison sentence for tax evasion and gun possession at the time. In May of 2013, he was released.
Ja Rule and Gotti founded Murder Inc Records after his release from prison. Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man, his book, was published in 2014. Soon after, he announced his eighth studio album, but it was postponed indefinitely.
In December 2016, Ja Rule performed on The Hamilton Mixtape, rapping Hamilton’s part in Ashanit’s song Helpless. In June 2018, Ashanti stated that she and Ja Rule are working on a new album together.
“Holla Holla,” “Between Me and You,” “I’m Real (Murder Remix),” “Ain’t It Funny,” “Always on Time,” “Mesmerize,” and “Wonderful” are some of Ja Rule’s most popular tracks. Jennifer Lopez, Christina Milian, Ashanti, and R. Kelly are among his collaborators. He is also a well-known actor who has participated in films such as The Fast and the Furious, Scary Movie 3, and The Cookout, in which he co-starred with Queen Latifah.
Ja Rule wife?
Aisha Murray is Ja Rule’s wife. Britney (b. 1995), Jeffrey (b. 2000), and Jordan are the couple’s three children (b. 2005).