Cassidy Disses Kendrick Lamar Again On "Picasso Baby [Kendrick Lamar Response]"

Cassidy goes after Kendrick Lamar a second time with "Picasso Baby [Kendrick Lamar Response]."

Cassidy has returned with “Picasso Baby [Kendrick Lamar Response],” the second song he’s released in response to Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control.”

On “Picasso Baby [Kendrick Lamar Response],” which was released today (August 20), Cassidy rhymes, “I get fuckin’ busy, so fuck a city, I’m the king of the whole country.”

Cassidy’s inspiration for the line likely comes from Kendrick Lamar calling himself the King Of New York on “Control.”

Cassidy also appears to take aim as Kendrick Lamar’s clothing choices on at least two sections of “Picasso Baby [Kendrick Lamar Response].” The Philadelphia rapper rhymes about a man’s pants being too tight, which would make him the victim of sexual assault in prison, while he also raps, “If you wear tight clothes then you years late / That was back when cats got perms to make their hair straight.”

Cassidy also raps about his status in the Rap game throughout “Picasso Baby [Kendrick Lamar Response].” He rhymes, “Haters say that I’m irrelevant, but them niggas not that intelligent / Keep your mouth closed, dummy.”

Later in the selection, Cassidy raps, “I might fall off someday, but my ‘Control’ freestyle got over a million views in one day / So they should sign me / No label, no machine behind me / Just got my die-hard fans and my team behind me / You would think I had the Army or Marines behind me / You not a soldier, nigga / I’m a expose you, niggas.”

Cassidy ends “Picasso Baby [Kendrick Lamar Response]” by hinting that he has more diss songs for Kendrick Lamar in the pipeline: “I’m just getting started,” he raps. “It’s about to get a lot worse.”  

The Pennsylvania rapper released his "Control Freestyle" August 14. During an exclusive interview with HipHopDX, Cassidy said last week (August 14) that he was excited when he first heard Kendrick Lamar's verse. 

"I was happy when I heard, you know, Kendrick Lamar had the heart to say the things that he said or do the things that he did because I'm a pure Hip Hop head," Cassidy said. "I can vibe off with certain rappers, but I'm really Hip Hop. I started off, you know, battling and being in thousands of cyphers and running the streets and just rapping is what I do. You know what I'm saying. I didn't get in the game to be successful or to wear jewelry and drive cars. I got in the game because I really love Hip Hop." t's the reason why I had to jump on the track and do what I did to let people know that I'm in the same lane." 

Cassidy released his first three albums, 2004's Split Personality, 2005's I'm A Hustla and 2007's B.A.R.S. (The Barry Adrian Reese Story), on J Records. Cass said to HipHopDX that he is working on a new mixtape and album and that neither project has an official title. 

RELATED: Cassidy Praises Kendrick Lamar's "Heart," Explains "Control" Diss

107 Comments

  • Rude

    Dissing his clothes, thats so Lindsey Lohan...

  • Anonymous

    "people tend to forget Cassidy had plenty of hits to carry himself through the years" Try 2.

  • Anonymous

    This is dope as fuck! Damn play this shit on the fucking radio. God damn son!

  • Anonymous

    its a wake up call for rappers!!!

  • OG

    i really respect kendrick lamar for his verse on control cos he just sparked a light into hip hop and has brought life into it..... yes he aint the king of anywhere yet but trust me, its a competition and if u feel ur worth the crown then come take it lyrically. moreover, alot of people havent yet realized that hip hop is receiving attention, upcoming artist getting famed, making sales and being heard of just cos kendrick did a verse. f**k outta here if u think they are gonna be shooting guns, that era passed out with pac(rip). Hip Hop is evolving.... if ur hungry, go at him lyrically.

  • Artt_lifted

    Cassidy should just hang in the towel in other news check out my cut http://artt-lifted.bandcamp.com/track/brew-for-lunch twitter @arttlifted send the shit talking that way

  • Cassidy Weak AF

    This is why Cassidy will never be relevant... He spending all his time making diss songs to somebody who don't know he exist... His albums be wack as fuck he can't make no hits besides "Hotel"... GET A FUCKING LIFE !!!

    • Realness

      You must not know hiphop then, bitch

    • Anonymous

      not about to go platinum kendrick did go platinum, he over a million now boys

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    • dude

      yea all these dudes dissing kendrick cant sell an album to save their life. meanwhile kendrick is about to go platinum.

  • leather face

    looking 4 u fuckers

  • leather face

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CoS5MrRGO4

  • Anonymous

    same fool as Ppaoose, cassidy who also does not undertand that Lmar is just having fun. Of couse he ain t no king of new york. the smart new york rapper just keeps his mouth shut. I wish some real beef between artist would brew again thats entertainment: gucci mane versus young jeezy thats gonna be some trap war gucci mane versus wacka flock flame kendrick lamar versus Pusha T (the latter who things he is the king of smart wordplay, directly copping jay-z, he is a fake whith his designeR/chain overdosing) come on real rap wars not this phony shit

  • CUTTER

    Cass I hope after all this dissin you been doin for the last year and a half leads to some of your best work to come. Kid got a nice album out but can't remember which of your albums was as hot??? Your mc skills are above board but if there's no classic album to come....."crickets in this bitch"

    • COME-ON-SON

      All This Dissing Kendrick Shit Is Wack Already Even Wacker Cuz All These Lames Responding To Someone Who Ain't Mention Them...sm h thing is cass got bars too but he needs to step out this one.... an where's his album?

  • todd whitney

    cassidy = cannibus same shit different day...battle rapper experts but....

  • sxxx9

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  • sxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWvSwaC4Kg8

  • Anonymous

    cassidy so annoying these days.

  • JA RULE ARMY RUNS THESE HIPHOPDX STREETS!

    JA RULE ARMY RUNS THESE HIPHOPDX STREETS!

  • Julien

    dudes flow is so fucking wack

  • Anonymous

    Gillie exposed ur weak ass Barry Reese u a bitch boy stop bluffing.

  • dentaldamboy

    You say Justin Bieber-I say Eminem You say Lil Wayne-I say Tupac You say Drake-I say dr.dre You say Soulja Boy-I say snoop dogg You say Gucci Mane-I say 50 cent You say New school-i say shut the fuck up You say Pop-I scream HipHop You say Hannah Montana-i fucking punch you in the face 92% of teens have turned to Pop.If you are part of the 8% that still listen to real music,copy and paste this message to another link. Dont let the real rap die!!

  • Gucci The Realest

    ITS GUCCIIIIIIIIIIII TIMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEE Guci Mane realest rapper outthere: - this nigga throws bitches out his car - shoot niggas dead - beat niggas up. Gucci aint no fantasy nigga like: - mobb deep, - nas escobar lol nigga only had a ticket for parking his car wrong - 2pac never gangbanged - rick ross Fuck cassidy nigga you were never a hustler. Nobody can confirm your stories!

    • Realness

      both of you niggas are faggots you should've been aborted yo boy gucci is a fake ass blood, he not from la and a nigga that beats up women is a downlow faggot ...and you don't write freestyles, retarded ass pussies

    • Anonymous

      i fucked cassidy in the ass yesterday. he was screaming like a woman then we wrote this freestyle together

  • Eye Control

    Im looking for a nice brunette or Asian woman, probably about 5.5ft tall. Preferably a solid B/C cup breasts, with an interest in handsome accountancy students. Im not a pig, but I want to be open about our sexuality as Im into all the weird types of shit (hope that doesnt freak you out lol). I dont want to post my 'measurements' on here because that wont win me any hearts, so instead I offer a caring relationship/casual fling where I will put you on a pedestal and treat you like the princess your father intended you to be. I have both a car and motorbike license with all my demerit points, proving I am in fact a safe method of transportation. This also shows I can travel to you at any time of the night to show you a time. (I didnt miss the word good in that sentence, I just dont want to you to get your hopes up). So yeah, if youre hurting for something casual, or serious, Im your man. Dont be shy to contact me; I wont bite (unless youre into that in which case I can become quite animalistic).

  • Anonymous

    Dude can't ride this beat. Wack as fuck.

  • Anonymous

    stop it already please! nobody gives a fuck about your freestyles and punchlines when your albums kinda average. you wanna deal with label? record something clever like "Good Kid in Mad City" or get the fuck outta here with this boring trash

  • drizzy!

    Cassidy looks like ET and his bars here are pretty weak.

  • sxxx4

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  • sxxx4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H28uibSLdfg

  • sxxx4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJxKnpYo70M

  • Anonymous

    How desperate is Cassidy for buzz?

    • realness

      I think if he was "desperate for buzz" he would be dickriding these swag rap faggots, not dissing them

    • Onthereal..

      honestly, I would've agreed if you had said Meek but Cassidy is only rapping at this point. He has money, he's content with where he is..people tend to forget Cassidy had plenty of hits to carry himself through the years. he's only 31 currently..he still has plenty of time to make a couple more moves

  • Anonymous

    why his name drake? - draconian why the owl?- baphomet / bohemian grove fuck boy the end

  • Sicko

    Now your just getting a bunch of jealous artist who never made it that big come out and venting lol he aint even from NY!

  • Sicko

    Cassidy trying to use this beef to create a Buzz again I aint mad at him at all but I don't think it will work

  • Anonymous

    G.O.A.T http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf4cai4s1nI

  • Anonymous

    HAHA THIS IS SOMEWHAT ENTERTAINING. THERES BEEN SOME GOOD RAPS AND SOME EXXTREMELY WACK! THERES DUDES POPPIN UP THAT DONT EVEN DESERVE THE RIGHT TO HOLD A MIC....NOW IM JUST WAITING FOR KENDRICK TO DROP HIS FREESTYLE

  • 101

    Damn he wack, his lyrics are average & the flow he uses for a diss against kendrick sounds elementary like is he even serious. Jay did better on this beat

  • DRAKE RUNS RAP

    1) Drake is the face of rap. If not list nsmes that are hotter than drake is right now all you haters can't. 2) Drake has the most number 1 hits in hiphop on billboards in only 4 years in the game. This is a fact look it up 3) Drakes tours are the highest grossing look it up if your in denial. 4) Every song drake drop gets the most views again look it up. 5) Drake is only 25 he is allready on legend status when drake enters his 40s he will be the most sucessfull. 6) Only hiphop nerds that live in their basement and get no pussy hate on drake all casual fans of music respect and like drake when they think of listening to hiphop they listen to drake All you haters claim i lie when i state facts instead of your shitty opinions drake runs rap its fact!!

  • dootybars

    cassidy is NOT that lyrical. he needs to switch up his flow. or just stop rapping altogether. his punches are boring too.

  • Stop reaching

    My god DX stop reaching with all this "diss" shit.

  • TyFadedd

    Why you all saying he wants attention, kendrick just called people out to step there game up and this is just his response, whether it is wack or hot at least it's bringin' hip hop back to life..

  • wouzi

    this nigga is so thirsty to get relevant again

  • C.A.I..D

    Waaaa crybaby, release an album already, all this energy you could be directed towards an album release, nooone cares about your obsession for Kendrick Lamar

  • Anonymous

    His Bars aren't that hot sun that shit weak

  • Anonymous

    Still waitin for Fabolous response to Kendrick. Aint no good rapper gonna respond, thats so sad

    • ...

      its bc theres been 100 replys to the same beat..at this point its wouldnt be as monumental to respound to KEndrick Lamar over the same beat..it's going to take time..Drake may reply right before his album but who knows

  • Anonymous

    Cassidy doesn't even have a label or a deal on the table lol Battle Meek first ass clown.

  • TakebackHHDX

    Where are my educated brothers??? My strong black brothers?? We need some educated comments, not respond to these hateful trolls, these dumb niggas.... that being said... Cassidy is a good battle rapper, not bad atall... but such a big difference between battling and making a real hit record.

  • K.le DAVincci

    He should have stopped after he did the "Control" response. I like Cassidy, He has some of the sickest rhymes, and rhyme schemes developed in hip-hop today. However... this was BY FAR THE WORST record I've EVER HEARD from him. He should have simply STOPPED after he released the "Control Response". This is by far a MAJOR DOWNGRADE, not only in the quality of his music, but on as an artist, he should be more focused on himself, and not jabbing at Kendrick Lamar "Twice" and barely scratching the surface on his 2nd attempt.

  • blkmoves

    Ya'll can say what ever you want about Cas, but he just gave you bars. That's rhyming.

  • yoyoyo

    This guy fishing for attention MY GOD, chill back ya 15min of fame BEEN done

  • MacRob

    love how this dude is finally out of hibernation!

  • Anonymous

    If cat's do some hip-hop homework... they would know that K-Dot was quoting Kurupt with the "King of New York" line. Study up students...lol. (Song is below) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1vBkVZa9UX0#at=68

  • KLAP

    Cassidy u are jealous!

  • sxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPBKtyE0X9U

  • sxxx9

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  • sxxx9

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  • Anonymous

    probably the sickest diss track I've heard, Cassidy is a problem

  • Anonymous

    Boring Cass. You reaching G.

  • anonymous

    cassidy is a washed up has-been. he needs to stop starting shit with other niggas.

  • Anonymous

    this was wack -_- rapping about what he wears really i dont give a shit baggy clothing died out you look homeless dress like that it not thug life it bum life wearing a 400 lbs person pants thug life chill lol

  • Anonymous

    This shit is so corny now!

  • Anonymous

    dude has 2 diss records to kl one

  • Anonymous

    Cassidy should sign twitch G-unit controversy and money

  • Kendrick GOAT

    This nigga is a thirsty washed up hasbeen. WHeres his last good song since hotel lmao. Fuck this nigga freestyle rappers like him are irrelevent in hiphop this nigga is a nobody to kendrick

    • Anonymous

      you have to learn that in order to be a rapper and an artist that people support you have to be able to produce music instead of freestyles

    • Rap Fan

      Just because rappers are not in the mainstream doesn't mean they are irrelevant. You do realize people listen to other artists besides the most mainstream and commercial artists.

  • Anonymous

    Niggas trying get back on after that Kendrick verse. Checkout thegrandreport, they got some good hip hop videos on there

  • A-Game

    "Niggas wasn't rapping punchline after punchline before me, do your research" Ummm.. Big L?

  • Gaingreen

    LOL all thi getting back at Kendrick is soooo funny. He only had a verse and niggas is writing whole dis tracks. LMAO just think if Kendrick wrote a whole diss track. Cassidy and spit,but why does it take Kendrick to bring out the greatness. Sorry pimp you had your chance STEP YOU GAME UP CASSIDY!!

  • Anonymous

    LETS START SOME SHIT RIGHT NOW...CASSIDY WAY BETTER THAN PAP-PUSSYY (PAPOOSE) WHATS UP HALLA BACK...GO GET UR STATS RIGHT...CASSIDY WOULD BODY PAP-PUSSY...I MEAN HIS CONTROL RESPOND GOT A MILLIONS VIEWS IN A DAY..PAP=PUSSY STILL STRUGGLING WITH 30K VIEWS...AND YALL SAY CASSIDY AINT THE KING OF NY? GTFOH...HOLLA BACK BITCHES

  • @kwizent

    IF THIS NIGGA AINT THE HARDEST SPITTER IN THE GAME NIGGAZ DONT KNOW RAP

  • Anonymous

    yeah, his whole team hitting repeat on his youtube channel all day for a million views.

    • Ja Rule Army

      yeah, you're hitting repeat on this page to see if ppl comment. YOU DROP TO YOUR KNEES AND WORSHIP THE ALMIGHTY MOST HIGHEST JA RULE. YOU GON LEARN TODAY Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976),[2] better known by his stage name, Ja Rule, is an American rapper, singer, and actor from Queens, New York. Born in Hollis, Queens, he debuted in 1999 with Venni Vetti Vecci and its single "Holla Holla". From 1999 to 2005, Ja Rule had several hits that made the top 20 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, including "Between Me and You" with Christina Milian, "I'm Real (Murder Remix)" with Jennifer Lopez, "Always on Time" with Ashanti, "Mesmerize" also with Ashanti, and "Wonderful" with R. Kelly and Ashanti. During the 2000s, Ja Rule was signed to The Inc. Records, which was formerly known as Murder Inc. and was led by Irv Gotti. He is also known for some well-publicized feuds with other rappers (in particular 50 Cent and Eminem). Contents 1 Early life 2 Music career 2.1 Venni Vetti Vecci (1999) 2.2 Rule 3:36 (2000) 2.3 Pain Is Love (2001) 2.4 The Last Temptation (2002) 2.5 Blood in My Eye (2003) 2.6 R.U.L.E. (2004) 2.7 Hiatus, departure from Def Jam and leaving The Inc. Records (20052009) 2.8 The Mirror and Mpire Music Group (2009) 2.9 Pain Is Love 2, prison and Renaissance Project (2012present) 3 Acting career 4 Personal life 4.1 Family 4.2 Legal issues 5 Feuds 5.1 50 Cent/G-Unit Records 5.2 Shady/Aftermath 6 Discography 7 Awards and nominations 8 Filmography 9 References 10 External links Early life Atkins was born in the Queens borough of New York City.[2] He was raised as a Jehovah's Witness by his mother, health care worker Debra Atkins,[3] and grandparents. At the age of five his sister died from breathing complications, leaving him as an only child. He attended Public School 134 in Hollis, a school he has described as having a predominantly black student body. He said he got into many fights at the school because of his small size, so his mother transferred him to Middle School 172 in Glen Oaks, which he described as a "white school".[4] Music career Atkins began his rap career in 1993 with his classic hip hop group Cash Money Click. He told Curtis Waller of MTV News that his stage name "Ja Rule" came from a friend who addressed him by that name; other friends called him "Ja".[5] In 1995, he made his first appearance on Mic Geronimo's "Time to Build" which featured Jay-Z and DMX, who were also in their early stages of their careers. In 1998 he had signed with Def Jam, and was also featured on Jay-Z's hit single "Can I Get A..." along with Amil which Ja Rule wrote the hook, and was going to be a Ja Rule solo song, until Jay-Z heard the track. Venni Vetti Vecci (1999) Ja Rule's debut album Venni Vetti Vecci was released in 1999, peaking at #3 on the Billboard 200 with 184,000 copies sold in its first week and eventually reached platinum status in the US due to the popularity of the hit single, "Holla Holla" which reached #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[6][7] Rule 3:36 (2000) Ja Rule returned in 2000 with his new single "Between Me and You", which featured Christina Milian which would end up getting Top 40 airplay. "Between Me and You" reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the second single "Put It on Me" featuring Vita and Lil' Mo reached number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.[6] The music video for "Put It on Me" had also topped the MTV Video Countdown for a week. The second album, Rule 3:36, was released on October 10, 2000 and had debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 with 276,000 copies in its first week, making it Ja Rule's first number one album. The album would be certified triple platinum by the RIAA.[7] Pain Is Love (2001) Ja Rule released his third studio album, Pain Is Love on October 2, 2001 and is considered to be Ja Rule's most commercially successful album of his career. The album spawned three top ten singles, two of them reaching number 1. The first single, "Livin' It Up", featuring Case, reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the second single "Always on Time", which featured Ashanti ended up being Ja Rule's first number 1 hit to top the Billboard Hot 100.[6] The remix of Jennifer Lopez's "I'm Real" which features Ja Rule, also topped the Billboard Hot 100. Like its predecessor, Pain Is Love topped the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 361,000 copies and was certified triple platinum by the RIAA.[7] The album would also receive a Grammy nomination in 2002 for Best Rap Album. By 2007, 3.6 million copies of Pain Is Love had been sold.[8] The Last Temptation (2002) The Last Temptation, Ja Rule's fourth album, was released on November 19, 2002. It featured two hit singles; "Thug Lovin'" (peaked at number 42 on the Billboard Hot 100), and "Mesmerize" another duet with Ashanti (peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100).[6] The Last Temptation debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 237,000 copies and was certified Platinum by the RIAA in December 2002.[7][9] Blood in My Eye (2003) Ja Rule's fifth album Blood in My Eye, was released on November 4, 2003 under the "Murder Inc." label, which renamed itself "The Inc." several days after the album release. The album was originally planned to be a mixtape, but Murder Inc. had ordered Ja Rule to release an album each year based on the requirements of his contract. The album was described as a "hate" album, directed at artists on G-Unit/Shady/Aftermath. It spawned one hit single, "Clap Back" which reached number 44 on the Billboard Hot 100 and had won him a Source Award for "Fat Tape" song of the year. It peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, selling 139,000 copies in its first week of release. It has since sold over 468,000 copies in the U.S.[9] In October 2003, Ja Rule met with Minister Louis Farrakhan, who wanted to intervene and prevent escalating violence in the feud between Ja Rule and 50 Cent.[10] R.U.L.E. (2004) Ja Rule's sixth studio album R.U.L.E. was released in November 2004 debuting at number 7 selling 166,000 copies in its first week of release. Its lead single was "Wonderful" featuring R. Kelly and Ashanti peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was followed by the street anthem "New York" featuring Fat Joe and Jadakiss which charted at number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100. The third single was the love song "Caught Up" featuring Lloyd which had failed to make an impact on the Billboard Hot 100. The RIAA certified R.U.L.E. Gold on January 14, 2005,[7] and by October 2007, the album had sold 658,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[8] Hiatus, departure from Def Jam and leaving The Inc. Records (20052009) Ja Rule performing in Fort Hood, Texas, May 13, 2005 On December 6, 2005, The Inc. released Exodus, a greatest hits album whose only new tracks were the song "Me" and intro and outro tracks. Exodus was the last album on Ja Rule's contract with The Inc. After the release of this compilation, Ja Rule took a hiatus from recording music.[2] In 2005, The Inc. Records came under investigation because of drug trades by Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff, who was associated with Irv Gotti.[11] This led to Def Jam Recordings refusing to renew The Inc.'s contract. From 2005 to 2006, Gotti searched for other labels until finally reaching a deal with Universal Records (part of the same company as Def Jam). The Mirror and Mpire Music Group (2009) After leaving Murder Inc. Records in 2009, Ja Rule founded his own independent label, Mpire Music Group and recruited new artists while still maintaining friendship with Irv Gotti. The Mirror was to be Ja Rule's seventh album and set for a 2007 release date, however, due to poor reception to singles (partly believed to be due to his beef with 50 Cent), it was pushed back. Tracks from the album leaked online, leading Ja Rule to re-record the album. He eventually decided to release it as a free download in 2009. Pain Is Love 2, prison and Renaissance Project (2012present) In February 2011, it was announced that Ja Rule started working on another album called Pain Is Love 2, naming it after the original 2001 triple platinum album (Pain Is Love). It was planned to have production from the producers on the original Pain Is Love album in order to "recreate magic". Most of the production would be done by 7 Aurelius (who co-produced "Down Ass Bitch"), while Irv Gotti was the executive producer of the album. He had planned on releasing it June 7, although later decided to delay the release date in order to allow more time to perfect the "level and quality of the records" and to avoid "doing an injustice to [his] fans".[12][13][14] Pain Is Love 2 was slated for an October 11, 2011 release date but was pushed back to February 28, 2012.[15] To make up for the delay Ja Rule released a new track called "Falling to Pieces" which was produced by 7 Aurelius. The song samples The Script's "Breakeven".[16][17] On October 2, 2011, another track called "Spun a Web" was released, which was also produced 7 Aurelius and samples Coldplay's "Trouble". The following day a teaser music video premiered on YouTube and the official music video was released on October 11.[18] Pain Is Love 2 was finally released on February 28, 2012, while Ja Rule was serving a two-year sentence in prison for gun possession. Renaissance Project is the upcoming eighth studio album by Ja Rule which has yet to have a confirmed release date. Recording sessions for the album took place primarily at Mpire Studios in NYC Studio during 2008 to 2011. Production was handled by Rule and several others, including Benzino, 7 Aurelius and Buck 3000. Most of the tracks that were meant for the Renaissance were transferred over to Pain Is Love 2. Ja Rule was set to be released from prison on July 28, 2013, but on May 7, 2013, he was released early.[19] He then announced that a new album is on the way and he is getting offers from major labels and artists wanting to collaborate with him. N.O.R.E announced that Ja will be on a remix to one of the tracks off his latest album, Student of the Game. He is then set to go out on his tour, "40 Days, 40 Nights" tour. He was featured the remix to the track "She Tried" which features Lil Wayne and Birdman, which is off N.O.R.E's latest album Student of the Game. Acting career Aside from rapping, Ja Rule has established a career as an actor, his first film was a buddy movie with Pras, he famously appeared in The Fast and the Furious. In 2004, he appeared in several movies including Back in The Day with Ving Rhames and Pam Grier and Half Past Dead as Steven Seagal's co-star. He also starred in the movies The Cookout with Queen Latifah and Assault on Precinct 13. Personal life Family In April 2001, Ja Rule married Aisha Murray.[20][21][22][23] He also has three children; Brittany (born 1995), Jeff Jr Atkins (born 2000), and Jordan Atkins (born 2004).[24][25] Legal issues In 2003, he allegedly punched a man in Toronto, who later sued Ja Rule. The issue was settled out of court.[26] In 2004, police investigated whether a feud involving The Inc. led to a fatal shooting outside a nightclub party hosted by Ja Rule and Leon Richardson where they thought he shot Proof of D12.[27][28] On July 1, 2004, Ja Rule was arrested with Don Rhys for driving with a suspended license and possessing marijuana.[29] In July 2007, Ja Rule was arrested for gun and drug possession charges along with Lil Wayne, and Don Rhys who served eight months in prison during 2010 for attempted possession of a weapon stemming from the arrest.[30][31][32] New York Supreme Court judge Richard Carruthers rejected Ja Rule's argument that the gun was illegally obtained evidence.[33][34] On December 13, 2010, Ja Rule received a two-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to attempted possession of a weapon after the aforementioned 2007 concert. On March 8, 2011 Ja Rule's surrender date for his two-year prison sentence was set for June 8.[35] His publicist said that Ja Rule will turn himself in to authorities. He will go to Rikers Island first, then be sent to a state facility in Upstate New York.[36] In July 2011, Ja Rule received an additional 28-month prison sentence for tax evasion, to run concurrently with his state term, failing to pay taxes on more than $3 million in earnings between 20042006.[37] He was released from state prison on February 21, 2013, but was immediately taken into federal custody for the tax case, for which he has less than six months remaining on his sentence.[38] Ja Rule was held in Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center and was set be released in July 28, 2013. On May 7, 2013, Ja Rule was released from prison early.[19][39] Feuds 50 Cent/G-Unit Records Before signing with Interscope Records, 50 Cent engaged in a well-publicized feud with Ja Rule and his label Murder Inc. Records. 50 Cent claimed that the feud began in 1999 after Ja Rule spotted him with a man who robbed him of his jewelry and also because of Ja Rule "trying to be Tupac".[citation needed] However, Ja Rule claimed the conflict stemmed from a video shoot in Queens because 50 Cent did not like Ja Rule "getting so much love" from the neighborhood.[40] A confrontation occurred in a New York studio where rapper Black Child, a Murder Inc. artist, stabbed 50 Cent, which resulted in him having three stitches.[4] In his book, 50 Cent details how Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff tried to resolve the conflict between him and Ja Rule. Allegedly, McGriff asked 50 Cent to leave them alone because of the money involved. 50 Cent insinuated the conflict had something to do with the shooting where he was ambushed and shot. Since then, Black Child publicly insulted 50 Cent twice in "There's a Snitch in the Club", and "You the Wanksta". In both songs, Black Child details violent actions directed toward 50 Cent.[4] The exchange of insult tracks released from both parties culminated in Ja Rule releasing Blood in My Eye, which was an album that returned additional insults to 50 Cent. Ja Rule eventually tried to quash the feud with 50 Cent by using minister Louis Farrakhan in a televised interview. However, the attempt at peace lost credibility as the interview was scheduled a day before Blood in My Eye was released. As a result, most fans, along with 50 Cent, dismissed the interview as a blatant publicity stunt. Because of the ongoing feud between the two, 50 Cent's labelmates Eminem, Dr. Dre, Obie Trice, D12, DMX, and Busta Rhymes also became involved and released tracks which insulted Ja Rule.[4] Ja Rule later released R.U.L.E. with the successful single "New York" featuring Jadakiss and Fat Joe in which Ja Rule took subliminal shots at 50 Cent. This single prompted 50 Cent to enter a feud with the two featured artists (see article on "Piggy Bank" for details). Although it seemed that the feud was over, Ja Rule returned with a track entitled "21 Gunz".[41] In response, Lloyd Banks and 50 Cent released the track "Return of Ja Fool" on Lloyd Banks' mixtape Mo Money in the Bank Pt. 4, Gang Green Season Starts Now.[41] 50 Cent claimed in 2010 that Ja Rule's beef with him and Shady/Aftermath has ruined Ja's career saying "We just ripped the nigga apart and he hasn't and can't come back from it." In an interview with MTV, Ja Rule stated that his album, The Mirror, would not be continuing any past feuds that he has engaged in. He said: There was a lot of things I wanted to say, and I didn't want there to be any bitter records on the album. Because I'm not bitter about anything that happened [in the past few years].[42] In May 2011, it was confirmed that both Ja Rule and 50 Cent ended the feud. Ja Rule said "I'm cool. We ain't beefing no more. We'll never collaborate. That's just what it is. You don't have to be at war with somebody, but it's also kind of like U.S. and another country that they may not get along with. We don't gotta go to war, but we're not friends either. But we can coincide inside of a world. He's doing him, and he's not thinking about me, and I'm doing me and I'm not thinking about him."[43] Shady/Aftermath The conflict started after 50 Cent signed to Shady Records and Aftermath. Ja Rule stated that he had a problem with Eminem and Dr. Dre for signing someone he disliked.[44] The conflict escalated when Ja Rule released "Loose Change", in which he insulted 50 Cent, called Eminem by the name "Feminem", called Dr. Dre bisexual, and claimed that Suge Knight knew of Dre "bringing transvestites home". The song also includes lyrics that insulted Eminem's family (most notably his daughter) and acquaintances.[44] After the "diss" track mentioned earlier Eminem and his group D12 made the songs "go to sleep" and "do rae mi" respectively Busta Rhymes joined the conflict when he was featured on the track "Hail Mary 2003", with Eminem and 50 Cent. The song, a remake of Tupac Shakur's song "Hail Mary", was done partially as a response to Ja Rule's remake of another Tupac song, "Pain" (retitled "So Much Pain"). The rappers felt that Rule could never amount to Tupac, and so they made the track, mocking him for trying to "imitate" the deceased rap icon. Eminem prevented Ja Rule from appearing on any of the "new" Tupac songs he produced, including those on Loyal to the Game.[45] Discography Main article: Ja Rule discography Studio albums 1999: Venni Vetti Vecci 2000: Rule 3:36 2001: Pain Is Love 2002: The Last Temptation 2003: Blood in My Eye 2004: R.U.L.E. 2012: Pain Is Love 2[46] 2013: Fuck Fame Independent album 2009: The Mirror Compilation albums 2005: Exodus 2012: Icon Awards and nominations Year Award/Nomination 2001 Source Hip-Hop Music Award Won for Single of the Year "Put It on Me" MTV Video Music Awards nomination for Best Rap Video "Put It on Me" 2002 MTV Video Music Awards Won for Best Hip-Hop Video "I'm Real (Murder Remix)" MTV Video Music Awards nominated for Best Hip-Hop Video "Always on Time" American Music Award nominated for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Grammy Awards nominated for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group "Put It on Me" Grammy Awards nominated for Best Rap Album Pain Is Love Grammy Awards nominated for Best Rap/Song Collaboration "Livin' It Up" World Music Awards Won for World's Best-Selling Rap Artist BET Awards Won for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist Artist GQ Men of the Year Award Won for Musician of the Year Teen Choice Awards Won for Male Artist of the Year NAACP Image Awards Won for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Soul Train Music Award nomination for Best Rap/Soul or Rap Album of the Year Pain Is Love 2003 Source Award Won for R&B/Rap Collaboration of the Year "Thug Lovin'" American Music Award nomination for Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B Male Artist Grammy Awards nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration "Always on Time" 2004 Source Award Won for Phat Tape Song of the Year "Clap Back" 2009 MTV Video Music Brasil nomination for Hit do Ano (Song of the Year) "Fly" Filmography Film Year Film/Television Role Notes 2000 Turn It Up David 'Gage' Williams Alongside Jason Statham and Pras. 2001 The Fast and the Furious Edwin Plays a supporting role as a street racer. 2002 Half Past Dead Nicolas 'Nick' Frazier Though a sequel was made, Ja Rule did not star in it. 2003 Crime Partners Hitman 2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself 2003 Scary Movie 3 Agent Thompson Minor role 2004 The Cookout Bling Bling/Percival Assmackey 2004 Shall We Dance Hip Hop bar performer 2005 Back in the Day Reggie Alongside Ving Rhames 2005 Assault on Precinct 13 Smiley Supporting role 2006 South Beach Donnie Fox T.V. Series "The S.B."(episode 7) 2006 Furnace Terrence Dufresne 2008 Ja Rule:2005 Himself A concert from his 2005 European tour, plus bonus tracks and interviews. 2009 Just Another Day Himself 2009 Don't Fade Away Foster 2009 Kiss and Tail: The Hollywood Jumpoff Himself[47] 2010 Wrong Side of Town Razor Alongside wrestlers; Batista & Rob Van Dam 2011 I'm in Love with a Church Girl Miles Montego His real son plays the younger version of himself, Miles. 2012 The Cookout 2 Bling Bling Sequel to The Cookout 2013 Goat Willie Davis Post-production

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