Although Ja Rule may currently be incarcerated the Queens rapper still plans on releasing his highly anticipated album Pain Is Love 2 later this month. And among those heavily involved in the creation of Pain Is Love 2 is 7 Aurelius, the man behind the production of the entire project.
Hip Hop-N-More recently caught up with the producer to speak on what the process was like recording Pain Is Love 2. 7 Aurelius explained that due to the fact that Ja Rule had been out of the spotlight for some time and would soon be heading to prison it was at times an emotional and even supernatural process for everyone involved.
“The sessions were a lot of soul searching between artists and there was definitely a sense of redemption in the air,” 7 Aurelius explained. “From Rule’s perspective, the world forgot about him and who he is as an artist. And from my perspective, the industry forgot about me. And in those truths, we found a synergy that felt supernatural at times, real sense of purpose like ‘yo let’s get em’. Anyone that heard the records and were a part of those sessions felt the intense creative energy in the room and knew we were on a mission.”
7 Aurelius also spoke on the lack of attention he receives as a producer despite producing hit songs for Jennifer Lopez, Ja Rule, Ashanti, and other artists.
“I do feel that I never really got on the map the way I was supposed to considering the success I have had. But my time will come,” said 7 Aurelius. “A lot of people don’t realize that I have 11 #1 records in three formats under my belt. That whole Murder Inc. barrage of hits. The three years when you couldn’t turn on the radio without hearing Ja rule or J.Lo or Ashanti. All those hits were mine.”
Pain Is Love 2 will be released on Tuesday, February 28th.