Lord Jamar Wonders How Homosexuality Can Elevate The Human Species

Lord Jamar calls Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love" opportunist, says Yelawolf's invitation to fight on tour was "cowardly."

Lord Jamar recently further explained his belief that White people are guests in Hip Hop.

"It just means that Black people are the creators and originators of Hip Hop," Jamar said in an interview with XXL. "[I'm] not saying that white people shouldn’t be able to do it or [that] they haven’t made valuable contributions to Hip Hop. But this is a Black and Latino art form, and all other people that participate are guests. [I'm not saying this] in a derogatory way—just in a way of come to the culture, we’ll accept you but [you need to] just respect it. There certain boundaries and don’t try at certain times to press your sensibilities upon Hip Hop when those sensibilities might not be in accordance with Hip Hop culture. That’s where it all originated from. My comment from Yelawolf was nothing in response to his opinion. I have no problem with his opinion about how he felt that whole thing. It was the very last piece, when he told me to, 'Shut the fuck up,' that’s where he crossed the lines. That’s where he got disrespectful. I have no problem with his opinion or anybody’s opinion. Multiple people got on there [Twitter], and some of them agreed with me and some of them didn’t.

"I didn’t have any problem with anybody who didn’t agree with me because I’m not a Fascist," Lord Jamar continued. "I don’t feel like I need everyone to agree with my opinion. With that being said, you’re not going to disrespect me and think I’m some fucking punk out here. I’m the type of mothafucker that grew up slapping the shit out of mothafuckers like him, so you’re not gonna come up and talk shit just cause you feel you’re saving some Vlad TV interview right now. I’m not that dude. And you gotta respect your elders and that’s something they don’t have in this Hip Hop shit no more. I would never tell somebody like Grandmaster Caz or Melle Mel to shut the fuck up and all this crazy shit. I don’t care what the fuck they said to me ’cause I have respect for my the ones that came before me."

During the interview, Lord Jamar also further explained why he threatened Yela.

"I told him he needs to watch his mouth about the shut the fuck up part strictly," he said. "Not about his opinion—[just] about him telling me to shut the fuck up. That’s where the watch-your-mouth part comes in. You can voice your opinion all day. This is America; this is what it’s supposed to be all about, right? So go ahead and voice your opinion. Go ahead, voice your opinion…I don’t have a problem with that. It’s [not even] when other people got on there and said, 'Oh, I think that’s stupid.' You can call it stupid if you want to. It’s when he told me to shut up—now you’re crossing into different territory now. And that’s where he fucked up at. Now when I said that on Twitter, he’s gonna jump on his Instagram and basically make a commercial for his tour and his mixtape, inviting me to see him on tour. That’s some of the most cowardice shit that you could ever say. [It's like he's saying], 'Come to my tour with all my fans and police and bodyguards and challenge me to a fight so we can jump you.' Get the fuck out of here. If you want to do this lets go to a neutral place, put some boxing gloves on and let’s go. That’s if you’re really serious about it, but you’re not. You’re a coward. So I’m not even entertaining that as serious. I’m just letting him know that I don’t care who you are—how much money you have, how popular you are, how many followers on Twitter you have—I’m gonna speak my mind, and I’m gonna be who the fuck I am regardless. And calling me all types of names is not gonna stop it. And I’m glad I said this ’cause it’s showing people’s true colors.

"If you look on my timeline and see the attacks from his fans, these are some racist mothafuckers, yo," Jamar continued. "They’re talking about lynching me and saying, 'Nigger this, and nigger that.' You’re coming into Hip Hop to use Hip Hop as a vehicle for your racism basically. And you’re acting like we should be able to say anything in Hip Hop, but should we? Where should we draw the line? Is racist Hip Hop cool? I don’t think so." 

Lord Jamar Calls Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love" Opportunist

In this interview, Jamar was also asked to speak about Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love" selection.

"To me, that’s an opportunist move that he did," Jamar said. "We know the climate we’re in right now. I don’t think he cares about gays one way or the other, but he knew that would be a great way to get attention and a great way to blow up. In the climate we’re in right now, you’ll get a nice pat on the back for something like that. And I’m like, if that’s the way you feel, [then] cool, but to use a Hip Hop song to promote it? That’s where I have a little problem about it. [Hip Hop] is not that. It started as a culture for Alpha males, especially Black and Latino males in the inner city. Those people that started it always shunned shit we deemed soft. You can call it what you want to call it, [but] it’s just part of the culture. It’s not about being homophobic. Nobody is running or screaming down the street when they see a gay person. Nobody is trying to beat them up or anything like that. But at the same time, we’re not trying to promote that within Hip Hop, because this is not a gay music. If you like that kind of music, make your own genre. I have no problem with it. Y’all had your own genre. Y’all had House music and stuff like that, but it didn’t pop off like Hip Hop did, so everybody now wants to attach themselves to the shit that’s poppin’ and claim it as their own. Every culture has it’s own accomplishments and they claim them as their own. We just celebrated Columbus Day—that’s the Italians claiming the discovery of America, which is not even true. But they’re proud of that accomplishment. Should I say Italians are racist because they say nobody can claim a land and that everyone lives here now? That’s what they’re trying to tell me: No one can claim a genre of music. 

"So the Polish can’t claim poker," Jamar continued. "The Mexicans can’t claim mariachi. The Italians can’t claim Opera? Or the Japanese can’t claim Anime? You know, I like Anime but does that give me the right to go to Japan and make the policy about Anime? No, of course not. We speak the English language; this is the most spoken language around the world. Does every person that speaks the English language have the right to talk about the affairs of England? Of course not."

Lord Jamar Wonders How Homosexuality Can Elevate The Human Species

During the interview, Jamar was also asked about how he responds to critics who say Hip Hop has changed.

"Things do change, but the more things change, the more things stay the same, too," Jamar said. "It’s like things change to a degree and it’s like how you change. It’s also [about] who’s making the changes and who’s making those decisions. And when we say 'evolve,' [my question is] we evolve into what? What are we evolving into? The first definition of evolution is just the prescribed unfolding of a plan. The definition that everybody is thinking of is damn near the fourth definition in the dictionary, which is going from the simplest state to a higher state and the making of something better—that’s what your trying to interpret the acceptance of homosexuality, and I’m saying that’s debatable. I’m saying we need to debate that and see is that really evolution? Does that even make sense? To me, in evolution you evolve things that help you to get better. You might grow arms and be able to go on land now, or whatever the case may be. Colors so other species can identify you and sexually be with you to procreate the species.

"I’m just trying to understand how man on man or woman on woman, which doesn’t create life, is actually an elevation for the species," Jamar continued. "I understand the elevation of species as far as understanding and loving your fellow man no matter what. I get that and dig that. That’s a good thing. But, as far as the actual act, it’s just debatable. And at the same time, I have the right to not agree with it. I have the right as a human being to not agree with it. To be heterosexual is to be anti-gay, to keep it real. Gays will look at heterosexual stuff and say, 'Ew, that’s disgusting,' the same way a heterosexual person would look at that and say, 'Ew, that’s disgusting.'

"Am I trying to stop from you getting married or stuff like that?" Jamar added. "No. Am I walking in the street and trying to beat your ass? No. But am I trying to stop you from promoting that type of message within what I feel is my culture? Yes. And I have the right to do that. Because where do we draw the line? It’s bad enough with all the misogyny that’s in Hip Hop now. I got to hear about dudes fucking girls and this and that. Now I got to hear about two guys sucking each other off? 'Cause that’s where it’s going to go. And then were gonna take it there from the audio to the visuals. We can always say turn it off and [not] watch it, and yeah, I’ll turn it off and [not] watch it. How about the young, impressionable minds that look up to the rappers and are ready to follow whatever they’re doing? What about them? You can’t pull the wool over my eyes and you’re not going to stop me from speaking the truth, just by calling me all these names, like old and homophobic. Those are just words to neutralize someone’s voice, and I’m well aware of these tools and that’s why they don’t affect me." 

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285 Comments

  • Cadda

    I bet there's a lot of things Lord Jamar wonders

  • Godwin Nwando

    Lord Jamar is homophobic, its that simple, he is uncomfortable with things he doesn't understand.

  • Zack

    Lord Jamar's right on Macklemore shouldn't have made a hip-hop song about 'same love', I've always felt funny about that song, not because I'm anti-gay, but because Macklemore's a straight guy, if he was gay and made a hip-hop song about gay marriage then he'd be representing gay culture and the gay struggle in this society, rather than white culture, it'd be a different situation entirely, the question really comes to, do people from white culture have the right to be a catalyst for changing the mentality in hip-hop/black culture, especially when it's change for something that doesn't even effect them, and in this situation, he doesn't

    • Anonymous

      same love is hardly even a hip-hop record. they play that shit on the easy listening stations that play in every store and office building and you cant tell someone what they can and cant make a record about. its a free world

  • Prick James

    Jamar speaks the truth.

  • sam snead

    not that white people have the market cornered on corny rappers

  • sam snead

    Only white rappers I really listen to are Eminem and Vinnie Paz, action bronson and yelawolf are decent though and most of the rest are corny to me especially mac miller & macklemore

  • Anonymous

    fuck this peasant jamal

  • Anonymous

    jamar speaking the truth about homosexuality it has no place in hip hop but we are being forced to accept it so that you are consirded a mainstream american the same things have happened to eminem and his anti gay lyrics iam proud to be homophic NO HOMO

  • Anonymous

    It's amazing that many of you will say he's ignorant and racist, but when a political party is making way more headlines stating this opinion and even trying to stymie various state laws, I see none of you opposing their words.

  • OMEGA

    FURTHERMORE this ignorant ass nigga doesn't know SHIT. English is not the most spoken language around the world it is Arabic. And the Italians have no association with Columbus, that is the SPANISH. I seriously feel this guy just talks out his old fucking ass mane.

  • OMEGA

    Gotta love how this dumb, ignorant, racist fuck is twisting and turning around his words in his own defense. Never mind the fact that he called Yelawolf trailer trash and all that. Never mind that his blatant opinions clearly reflect an old idealism based on segregation and isolationism. This guy is clearly racist and now that he has been called out as such he wants to flip the scrip. How bout this SHUT THE FUCK UP Lord Jamar you washed out fuckin loser.

  • moresickaMC

    I dont agree that white people are guests in hiphop. thats bull. Theyve been part of the culture from jump. Im talking early 80s here.

    • Anonymous

      they would have to come to our areas, enter the parties, be introduced to certain people that's called being a guest

  • REALNESS

    The world's population is growing at an exponential rate and if you look at natural birth rates within countries, places with some of the harshest treatment of gays (in Africa and Asia) are the places where birth rates are out of control. Over population is a key factor contributing to the destruction of our planet. Perhaps people in 3rd world countries should be promoting homosexuality. The world don't need more people right now. I encourage people in China and India to embrace homosexuality.

    • BlackPopulationControl?

      Henry Kissinger agreed. People are openly admitting black populations need to be controlled. AIDs, Crack, Gun Violence all stem from Poverty and that wasnt enough. Providing money for women to kick men out the house wasnt enough. Now they want the soundtrack of the black male to be gay music. What does China or India have to do with black American music? Slavery, Jim Crow, Sponsoring single mothers more than intact black families, guns, Reagan and his crack wasn't enough. Lets just call it what it is. The African-American population is the only population that has never grown in percentage in America. Genocide and Population Control has always been in effect on Africans in America. homosexuality is the last bastion for black alpha males to express themselves. People keep pushing that homosexuality as population control/ genocide agenda and there will be automatic backlash.

    • REALNESS IS FUGAZY

      China has a one birth policy, is not a 3rd world country and neither is nuclear powered India. You're far from having a real conversation and providing encouragement with all of your misinformation. One of those people Jamar is talking about.

  • moresickaMC

    But truth be told Jamar NEEDS to be corrected on one point. White people have been involved in hiphop from jump. They were some of its earliest supporters and participants. Blacks and Latinos started hiphop but whites were also involved as graf artists, bboys, promoters, managers, fans etc Let's just keep it ONE HUNDRED for the people and historical purposes. Im black btw

  • mac DIESEL

    REAL NIGGA QUOTES!!!! DON'T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • moresickaMC

    Let's keep it real. White people are the ones who started this homosexulaity is okay thing. Majority of global cultures have never embraced homosexulaity but now white people said its cool so now we're just supposed to agree with that. eff outta here with that. Its a white peoples agenda that goes against nature, most religions, cultures etc but they wanna force it on everyone.

    • Anonymous

      if you take the US; most of the states that are pushing back against "the white man's gay agenda" are southern states, predominantly white; the states that are multi cultural are more open minded; think, then speak

    • Anonymous

      fuck religion

  • moresickaMC

    He has a point and i think alot of people in hiphop secretly agree with him. I just think he presented it the wrong way initially. But the gay agenda is a strong one..they wanna infiltrate everything. From Hollywood now they wanna take over hiphop. Black culture they wanna dictate its future.

  • Sha

    Lord Jamar...I love you! You brought in the days of Brand Nubian and you still bringing it today. Much respect to you for always speaking the truth and standing up for hip hop. People forget the history for the paper. I'm so proud that we have living legends, icons if you will still standing up for a "fad" that evolved into a culture. It's a pity what hip hop has deteriorated to. Thank you for remaining a purist and not selling out for the "all mighty" dollar.

  • white

    I agree with what he said about homosexuals, that shit is not an evolve. You can't be a rapper/hiphop musician and a gay at the same time. Rappers should be alpha males, masculine and should fuck girls. It's not homophobic... Ps. fuck Lord Jamar for being a confused racist.

  • 1 4 ALL

    When i Reign rhymes pour, suck it up like a straw and jump on the dance floor

  • 1 4 ALL

    Even i my name is a funky live Jam.

  • 1 4 ALL

    Everytime I rock a rhyme that shows Jamar is intellectual, girls wanna get sexual.

  • 1 4 ALL

    ...And ALL, And All 4 1

  • mbongeni

    i understand his point now

  • Anonymous

    White ppl are funny characters yo, y'all can dish it out but can't take it huh, go to youtube nd click on any of the rock band Alice In Chains new videos nd look at the shit that's said about William Duvall a black dude who replaced Layne Staley a white dude in that band, nd it's not even like Layne is home unemployed, dude died 11yrs ago

    • Anonymous

      Look at worldstarhiphop.... if i base my opinion on the videos and comments there all black people are uneducated morons on welfare

    • Anonymous

      it ain't just youtube TMZ ESPN state & local news websites white power websites HiphopDX gamer sites not a few comments, face the reality

    • Anonymous

      yes lets generalize all white ppl cause of a few youtube comments on an alice in chains video

  • hero

    what a fuckign champion

  • est.1990.

    Lord Jamar Speaks The Truth. Especially What He Said At The End There. All The People Hating on Jamar Just Proves How Much This Hip Hop Shit Has Fallen Off. The Corporate World (Which is Majority White) Has Pimped Our Culture And Will Use It To Further Their Own Agendas. Keep The Gay Shit Out Of The Culture. Its Not Even About White vs. Black Or None Of That. Just Keep The Gay Shit Out Of Hip Hop

  • Ja Rule Army [FUCKING BEING LOGICAL WITH YA BACK TO HIJACKIING SHIT AGAIN]

    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)" and Ain't It Funny with Jennifer Lopez, which both topped the US Billboard Hot 100, the Grammy-nominated #2 hit, "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. Due from his hits with his fellow collaborators, Ja Rule has earned four Grammy nominations, and has earned six top-ten albums, two of which Rule 3:36 (2000) and Pain Is Love (2001), topped the US Billboard 200. 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 initial departure from 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] Atkins earned his GED in February 2012.[5] 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".[6] 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.[7][8] 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.[7] 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.[8] 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.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9] 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).[7] 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.[8][10] 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.[10] 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.[11] 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,[8] and by October 2007, the album had sold 658,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[9] Hiatus, departure from Def Jam and initial departure from 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.[12] 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".[13][14][15] Pain Is Love 2 was slated for an October 11, 2011 release date but was pushed back to February 28, 2012.[16] 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".[17][18] 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.[19] 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.[20] 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. On September 18, 2013, Ja Rule released a track titled "Fresh Out Da Pen". The track had first premiered on Hot 97.[21][22] A few days later he released another new track called "Everything" both produced by Visionary producers, Reefa and Myles William. On September 27, 2013, both of those tracks would be released on iTunes for digital download.[23][24] Also, It was confirmed that Ja Rule returned to The Inc. Records.[citation needed] 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. In 2013, he starred in I'm in Love with a Church Girl. Personal life Family In April 2001, Ja Rule married Aisha Murray.[25][26][27][28] He also has three children; Brittany (born 1995), Jeff Atkins Jr. (born 2000), and Jordan Atkins (born 2004).[29][30] Legal issues In 2003, he allegedly punched a man in Toronto, who later sued Ja Rule. The issue was settled out of court.[31] 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.[32][33] On July 1, 2004, Ja Rule was arrested with Don Rhys for driving with a suspended license and possessing marijuana.[34] 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.[35][36][37] New York Supreme Court judge Richard Carruthers rejected Ja Rule's argument that the gun was illegally obtained evidence.[38][39] 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.[40] 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.[41] 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 2004-2006.[42] 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.[43] Ja Rule was held in Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center and was set be released in July 28, 2013. Ja Rule was released from prison early on May 7, 2013.[20][44] 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.[45] 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".[46] 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.[46] 50 Cent claimed in 2010 that Ja Rule's beef with him and Shady/Aftermath 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].[47] 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. In September 2013, in a interview with Angie Martinez on The Angie Martinez show on HOT 97, both Ja Rule and Murder INC CEO/ Producer Irv Gotti acknowledged 50 Cent not only took a toll on Ja Rule's prominence, but along with the Federal Indictment, damaged Murder Inc as a music label. Both Ja Rule and Irv Gotti explained an experience of when they both first heard 50 Cent's single, In Da Club, on the radio and stated the record was "so dope," they had a problem. During the interview, the duo also explained a few experiences surrounding the rap feud including being blackballed from various award shows where the feuding rapper would perform. Both rappers went on to say 50 cent was a hustler and liked his entrepreneurial mentality and they have no problems with him 10 years on. Ja Rule plans to write a book surrounding the whole experience. "[48] 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.[49] 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.[49] After the "diss" track mentioned earlier, Eminem made the song "Go To Sleep" with Obie Trice and DMX and "Do Rae Mi" with his group D12 respectively. Busta Rhymes joined the conflict when he was featured on the track "Hail Mary " with Eminem and 50 Cent. The song, which sampled Tupac Shakur's song "Hail Mary", was done partially as a response to Ja Rule's remake Tupac's song, "Pain" (retitled "So Much Pain"). The rappers felt Ja 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.[50] 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[51] 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[52] 2010 Wrong Side of Town Razor Alongside wrestlers; Batista & Rob Van Dam 2012 The Cookout 2 Bling Bling Sequel to The Cookout 2013 Goat Willie Davis Post-production 2013 I'm in Love with a Church Girl Miles Montego His real son plays the younger version of himself, Miles.s

  • Ja Rule Army [Reporting to Trolling Status]

    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)" and Ain't It Funny with Jennifer Lopez, which both topped the US Billboard Hot 100, the Grammy-nominated #2 hit, "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. Due from his hits with his fellow collaborators, Ja Rule has earned four Grammy nominations, and has earned six top-ten albums, two of which Rule 3:36 (2000) and Pain Is Love (2001), topped the US Billboard 200. 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 initial departure from 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] Atkins earned his GED in February 2012.[5] 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".[6] 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.[7][8] 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.[7] 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.[8] 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.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9] 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).[7] 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.[8][10] 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.[10] 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.[11] 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,[8] and by October 2007, the album had sold 658,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[9] Hiatus, departure from Def Jam and initial departure from 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.[12] 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".[13][14][15] Pain Is Love 2 was slated for an October 11, 2011 release date but was pushed back to February 28, 2012.[16] 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".[17][18] 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.[19] 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.[20] 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. On September 18, 2013, Ja Rule released a track titled "Fresh Out Da Pen". The track had first premiered on Hot 97.[21][22] A few days later he released another new track called "Everything" both produced by Visionary producers, Reefa and Myles William. On September 27, 2013, both of those tracks would be released on iTunes for digital download.[23][24] Also, It was confirmed that Ja Rule returned to The Inc. Records.[citation needed] 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. In 2013, he starred in I'm in Love with a Church Girl. Personal life Family In April 2001, Ja Rule married Aisha Murray.[25][26][27][28] He also has three children; Brittany (born 1995), Jeff Atkins Jr. (born 2000), and Jordan Atkins (born 2004).[29][30] Legal issues In 2003, he allegedly punched a man in Toronto, who later sued Ja Rule. The issue was settled out of court.[31] 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.[32][33] On July 1, 2004, Ja Rule was arrested with Don Rhys for driving with a suspended license and possessing marijuana.[34] 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.[35][36][37] New York Supreme Court judge Richard Carruthers rejected Ja Rule's argument that the gun was illegally obtained evidence.[38][39] 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.[40] 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.[41] 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 2004-2006.[42] 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.[43] Ja Rule was held in Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center and was set be released in July 28, 2013. Ja Rule was released from prison early on May 7, 2013.[20][44] 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.[45] 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".[46] 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.[46] 50 Cent claimed in 2010 that Ja Rule's beef with him and Shady/Aftermath 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].[47] 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. In September 2013, in a interview with Angie Martinez on The Angie Martinez show on HOT 97, both Ja Rule and Murder INC CEO/ Producer Irv Gotti acknowledged 50 Cent not only took a toll on Ja Rule's prominence, but along with the Federal Indictment, damaged Murder Inc as a music label. Both Ja Rule and Irv Gotti explained an experience of when they both first heard 50 Cent's single, In Da Club, on the radio and stated the record was "so dope," they had a problem. During the interview, the duo also explained a few experiences surrounding the rap feud including being blackballed from various award shows where the feuding rapper would perform. Both rappers went on to say 50 cent was a hustler and liked his entrepreneurial mentality and they have no problems with him 10 years on. Ja Rule plans to write a book surrounding the whole experience. "[48] 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.[49] 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.[49] After the "diss" track mentioned earlier, Eminem made the song "Go To Sleep" with Obie Trice and DMX and "Do Rae Mi" with his group D12 respectively. Busta Rhymes joined the conflict when he was featured on the track "Hail Mary " with Eminem and 50 Cent. The song, which sampled Tupac Shakur's song "Hail Mary", was done partially as a response to Ja Rule's remake Tupac's song, "Pain" (retitled "So Much Pain"). The rappers felt Ja 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.[50] 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[51] 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[52] 2010 Wrong Side of Town Razor Alongside wrestlers; Batista & Rob Van Dam 2012 The Cookout 2 Bling Bling Sequel to The Cookout 2013 Goat Willie Davis Post-production 2013 I'm in Love with a Church Girl Miles Montego His real son plays the younger version of himself, Miles....

  • Ja Rule Army [Reporting to Trolling Status]

    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)" and Ain't It Funny with Jennifer Lopez, which both topped the US Billboard Hot 100, the Grammy-nominated #2 hit, "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. Due from his hits with his fellow collaborators, Ja Rule has earned four Grammy nominations, and has earned six top-ten albums, two of which Rule 3:36 (2000) and Pain Is Love (2001), topped the US Billboard 200. 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 initial departure from 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] Atkins earned his GED in February 2012.[5] 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".[6] 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.[7][8] 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.[7] 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.[8] 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.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9] 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).[7] 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.[8][10] 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.[10] 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.[11] 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,[8] and by October 2007, the album had sold 658,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[9] Hiatus, departure from Def Jam and initial departure from 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.[12] 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".[13][14][15] Pain Is Love 2 was slated for an October 11, 2011 release date but was pushed back to February 28, 2012.[16] 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".[17][18] 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.[19] 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.[20] 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. On September 18, 2013, Ja Rule released a track titled "Fresh Out Da Pen". The track had first premiered on Hot 97.[21][22] A few days later he released another new track called "Everything" both produced by Visionary producers, Reefa and Myles William. On September 27, 2013, both of those tracks would be released on iTunes for digital download.[23][24] Also, It was confirmed that Ja Rule returned to The Inc. Records.[citation needed] 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. In 2013, he starred in I'm in Love with a Church Girl. Personal life Family In April 2001, Ja Rule married Aisha Murray.[25][26][27][28] He also has three children; Brittany (born 1995), Jeff Atkins Jr. (born 2000), and Jordan Atkins (born 2004).[29][30] Legal issues In 2003, he allegedly punched a man in Toronto, who later sued Ja Rule. The issue was settled out of court.[31] 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.[32][33] On July 1, 2004, Ja Rule was arrested with Don Rhys for driving with a suspended license and possessing marijuana.[34] 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.[35][36][37] New York Supreme Court judge Richard Carruthers rejected Ja Rule's argument that the gun was illegally obtained evidence.[38][39] 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.[40] 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.[41] 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 2004-2006.[42] 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.[43] Ja Rule was held in Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center and was set be released in July 28, 2013. Ja Rule was released from prison early on May 7, 2013.[20][44] 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.[45] 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".[46] 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.[46] 50 Cent claimed in 2010 that Ja Rule's beef with him and Shady/Aftermath 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].[47] 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. In September 2013, in a interview with Angie Martinez on The Angie Martinez show on HOT 97, both Ja Rule and Murder INC CEO/ Producer Irv Gotti acknowledged 50 Cent not only took a toll on Ja Rule's prominence, but along with the Federal Indictment, damaged Murder Inc as a music label. Both Ja Rule and Irv Gotti explained an experience of when they both first heard 50 Cent's single, In Da Club, on the radio and stated the record was "so dope," they had a problem. During the interview, the duo also explained a few experiences surrounding the rap feud including being blackballed from various award shows where the feuding rapper would perform. Both rappers went on to say 50 cent was a hustler and liked his entrepreneurial mentality and they have no problems with him 10 years on. Ja Rule plans to write a book surrounding the whole experience. "[48] 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.[49] 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.[49] After the "diss" track mentioned earlier, Eminem made the song "Go To Sleep" with Obie Trice and DMX and "Do Rae Mi" with his group D12 respectively. Busta Rhymes joined the conflict when he was featured on the track "Hail Mary " with Eminem and 50 Cent. The song, which sampled Tupac Shakur's song "Hail Mary", was done partially as a response to Ja Rule's remake Tupac's song, "Pain" (retitled "So Much Pain"). The rappers felt Ja 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.[50] 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[51] 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[52] 2010 Wrong Side of Town Razor Alongside wrestlers; Batista & Rob Van Dam 2012 The Cookout 2 Bling Bling Sequel to The Cookout 2013 Goat Willie Davis Post-production 2013 I'm in Love with a Church Girl Miles Montego His real son plays the younger version of himself, Miles.

  • Smh

    This nigga Lord Jamar talking about house music being gay but was doing house music with Brand Nubian in the early 90's. EPMD and De La Soul dissed them for it. But I guess Lord Jamar doesn't think niggas know or do they research either lol. I do agree with hip-hop being an opportunist thing though, as of late.

  • Anonymous

    homo sexuality can elevate my penis

  • ninuswoe

    FUCK HOPSON U IGNORANT ASS COCKSUCKA!!!! NEXT TIME U HEAR GROWN FOLK TALKN SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!! THESE YUNG DUDES HAVE NO CLUE OF WHUT THERE FACING, THEY THINK SHIT IS SWEET CAUSE THEY GETTN A LIL DOE & GOT A LIL TWITTER FOLLOWING. THEY DONT UNDERSTAND THE POWERS THAT B IS SETTING UR DUMB ASS UP WIT THIS FALSE SENSE OF POWER U THINK U GOT. THEYRE PUSHING THEYRE AGENDA THRU UR IGNORANCE. ITS A SHAME THESE DUDES DONT HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF SELF OR THEY WOULD UNDERSTAND WHERE LORD JAMAR IS COMING FROM. "4GIVE THEM FATHER 4 THEY KNOW NOT WHUT THEY DO"!!!!!!!!

    • Hopsin

      SO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT YOU FUCKING INTERNET WARRIOR. IMMA GET THE JA RULE ARMY AND ITS A RAP FOR YOU BITCH. ACTING HARD ON THE INTERNET YOU WON'T DO SHIT BUT WORSHIP THE GROUND I WALK ON FAGGOT. I GET MORE MONEY IN ONE NIGHT YOU GET IN ONE YEAR, FUCK BITCHES IN A WEEK YOU WONT HIT IN A LIFETIME. BRING IT FAG IT WW3 LETS DO THIS

  • Anonymous

    "They had a 5 mic album" Yes, given by The Source. Ironically, as of May 2013, the album's only sold 350,000.

  • Anonymous

    @SamSnead Blondie, Rick Ruben, Beasty Boys nd Mc Search,are u kiddin me son, no disrespect to them especially Search cuz he's a true Hip Hopper, but the culture was already poppin in the streets before any of them had any significant influence on it, all they did was make suburbia aware of what was already poppin in the hood I think u definitely need a lesson on the originators of thing we call Hip Hop son, go listen to Going Way Back by Just Ice feat KRS1

    • sam snead

      Blondies album came out before KRS, it was the first rap video, I'm not saying she is an originator but to act like there was no white people in the early days is not true

  • Anonymous

    wow, look at the number of rants on this post. i knew hiphop was gay but this gay? lol peeps is out for blood in the comment section as if dude tried to murk their moms.

  • Dominic

    All the pro gay heads he is talking about you. "How about the young, impressionable minds that look up to the rappers and are ready to follow whatever theyre doing?"

  • WHITE POWER

    Lol this old crusty ass wants to boxe against Yelwolf. Man this dude needs to grow the fuck up. He is the one who started the threats and yelawolf just responded as anyone would. Yela clearly knew he wouldn't come and was mature about the whole thing. Then, this old retard would be ready for a boxing match? rofl Why don't you try to write a diss song instead and start a rap beef and be relevant, you might look less stupid old ass nigga. How stupid can a black man be? Fight someone over a "stfu" comment yelawolf made because this guy kept blabin and saying nonsense. I know little kids are more mature than that.. That's how black people are, stupid as fuck. At least we WHITE people have wars but it's for some reason or because of major world issues, not some dumb ass Elementary shit like this. Niggas always want to fight or start shit for no reason, dumb as fuckers. No wonder they were slaves for so long, they so fuckin stupid. I wish i could have a couple niggas right now to clean my house, that would actually make a productive use for this stupid ass race, bunch of lazy thiefs, and it would lower the crimerate at the same time.

  • Mike

    this dudes is a fool, contradicts himself every other interview. mac and ryan lewis have stated numerous times why they made the same love song

  • Mike

    god will this old man shut the fuck up allready? unless he's puttin out music again which he isnt, i dont wanna hear his fuckin BS anymore. i forgot he even existed until lately with his bs rants

  • dvs

    ANY BLACK PERSON FRONTING ON LJ NEEDS HIS CAP TWISTED!!! YOU UNCLE TOM ASS CLOWNS NEED TO BE DISSED!!!! HOSPIN IS A HOE ASS NIGGA!!!! I HOPE THAT BITCH NIGGA READS THIS TOO.. I RESPECT EM SKILLS, BUT FUCK HIM TOO! HE IS ALLOWED TO SHOW SKILLS BECAUSE HE IS WHITE, BUT IF A BLACK RAPPER SHOWS SKILLS HE IS CALLED BACKPACK RAPPER AND HE WON'T MOVE UNITS. THEY CREATIVELY DUMBED-DOWN BLACK ARTIST IN THE MAINSTREAM, BUT EM CAN BE AS SKILLFUL AS HE WANTS WITHOUT BEING LABELLED....

  • 2pacForever

    Most black men really would prefer black women to just go date white men on a large scale so they can fuck up they livelyhood like they have done to many black men but that won't happen for a couple of reasons. First off white men won't deal with black women on a large level. They want their blonde haired blue eyed becky and nothing less. Black women your blonde weave and blue contacts wont make the cut. They see you as a walking doo doo turd with a blonde wig on. Second off in black womens dream world where all white men will go to them they would be a totally different woman towards the white man compared to how rotten,stinky and nasty they are when they get with a black man. In their minds they feel like black men dont deserve to be respected,loved and treated right so they treat them like shit but they start kissin white ass,buck dancin and shining shoes when they get wit they masta the white man!

  • Anonymous

    he took the name LORD and Many False Prophets Will Arise and Deceive Many. so we talk him and why he thinks he's LORD

  • Anonymous

    he took the name LORD and Many False Prophets Will Arise and Deceive Many.

  • Tha Asian Homie

    Hip Hop DX the place were angry white men come to get manipulated by non story's to increase advertising revenue

  • Nick T

    Hip Hop DX ...We get it post an article from this old dude and get the young and far from young white guys angry . Which will increase page views, and avoid page bounce rate, which will increase advertising costs for your advertisers =$$$ BUT COME ON STOP WITH THE RACE BAITING ARTICLES FOR FUCK SAKE SHITS GETTING BORING

  • Anonymous

    Oh shut the fuck up already.

  • Anonymous

    ok but whats the problem with white people?

  • Lord Jamar

    I was tired of playing the role of the dirty uncle at my sister's house and have decided to come out with my first album in about 15 years, I'm to old for the mainstream but I think I might be able to get whats left of the farrakhan crowd

  • Anonymous

    i guess having a strong black voice in hip hop isn't the thing no more,white hip hop america love us to talk about black on black crime fighting against each other n.w.a. but when brand nubian tells the black nation to wake up there's a problem,white hip hop america be honest are y'all really intimated by the powerful black voice,the only blacks you like are the safe uncle tom types be honest,

  • d-nucks

    the last section dude spoke THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH

  • Bronx

    School these little skinny jean wearing fags. Word Lord Jamar

  • Anonymous

    ... yo some of you commenters are ignorant as fuck aboit hip hop

  • Anonymous

    This LJ controversy is lame. LJ is an originator/legend who is entitled to think or say whatever he wants to. If you don't agree with what he says ... well, then it is what it is. So fuck the controversy.

    • Anonymous

      damn he got schooled

    • DrebinSlevin

      He's not an originator. You're just a fake Brand Bubian fanboy who doesn't know about Boogie Down Productions. He's not a legend either. Brand Nubian was hot for all of the 2-3 years before guys like Jay Z, Nas and other NY rappers put out nothing but classic albums for years.

  • sam snead

    I'm not a Macklemore fan but why do I see all these articles now with this guy talking his shit, I'm sure Rick Rubin,Blondie,MC serch and the beastie boys had a part in hip hop during the early stages. It's music that was popular with a variety of different people in NYC when it started but as the music spread it got embraced more by african americans for a period of time and I guess it still is % wise. I might know motown, hip hop n rnb but in the city of detroit back in the day if I played some pink floyd, mf'ers be like turn this BS.

  • Supreme Allah

    LOL.. Lord Jamar is winning!! The GOD got like 5 or 6 articles on this site, must be time for a new album to drop. Peace to the Gods and the Earths.

    • Anonymous

      lol winning even if he had an album come out only 5 people that read this website would buy that shit. that shit would be certified tupperware!

  • Anonymous

    HipHop used to be homophobic and now its fag friendly but that's what always happens to idigenous cultures when you let outsiders in. Im not anti-gay or against their deathstyle I just think they should keep their bedroom business to themselves if its some abnormal fetish that disgusts normal people.

  • tony

    this guy sounds like a butthurt little bitch cuz a white man is the best rapper ever he needs to get over it he only said latinos were a part of hip hop so they go on his side they were never a part of hip hop no offense to latinos but white ppl were involved in hip hop way before them

    • true

      You obviously know nothing about the history of Hip Hop, and the Dominicans, Ricans, and other Latinos that played a huge part in it's the creation. Hip Hop culture is not just rapping; Latinos had some of the illest breakdancers, graffiti artists and deejays.

  • Big Bad 18th Street Gang, E'z up to the homies worldwide!

    Lord Jamar speaking the truth. Show some respect, you fucking queers! Way too many faggot rappers and disrespectful wannabe fans nowadays destroying hip-hop culture and making a mockery of it.

  • Anonymous

    Lord Jamar sickens me. What an ignorant cunt this man is

  • true

    "It started as a culture for Alpha males, especially Black and Latino males in the inner city. Those people that started it always shunned shit we deemed soft." ^^^^ THIS!!! Rap is too soft, all these emo insecure ass suckas, crying over women and how life is so hard. I blame Drake.

    • Anonymous

      Thug niggas don't cry about how hard life is? "Drake spits that real shit, and is WAY more genuine than these dumb thugnificent bullshit rappers. Drake's the realest and most talented person in hip-hop. Drake's the greatest rapper ever!!!!!!! OVO FOREVER!" HA!! Tell me that's a joke.

    • True

      @ Tony.. go do some research because you saying Latinos had no part in creating Hip Hop makes you look incredibly ignorant. You must be new to this music.

    • tony

      latinos were never apart of hip hop white ppl were involved way before latinos so you sound stupid

    • Champagne Papi Life

      Thug niggas don't cry about how hard life is? Drake spits that real shit, and is WAY more genuine than these dumb thugnificent bullshit rappers. Drake's the realest and most talented person in hip-hop. Drake's the greatest rapper ever!!!!!!! OVO FOREVER!

  • Anonymous

    i lord jamar had at least one homosexual experience coming up.

  • Anonymous

    Top 5 Racist Rappers: 1. Lord Jamar 2. Dead Prez 3. Lauryn Hill 4. Immortal Technique 5. Ghostface Killah

  • The Jew Bear

    So, by his standards, should there be an asterisk on every record in sports held by a black man. Seeing as how Basketball used to be all white players. Created by a white man. I guess Jamie Foxx must have one also for all of his awards because you know, whites created it. Also I guess while we're at it since a black man created peanut butter whites should not have any.

  • Wena Tsotsi

    "To be heterosexual is to be anti-gay, to keep it real. " Wrong..

  • FUCK LORD JAMAR

    Who's dick is this dude sucking to get this many articles? Who give's a FUCK about his opinion?

  • Anonymous

    White-skinned Caucasians are offended because Lord Jamar said that outsiders are guests in the house of HipHop so bringing in a homosexual element wasnt kosher.

  • Har-magedon. G.O.D.

    PEACE You folks do not have to agree with everything the man says but you cannot stop from expressing what lots of people have been trying to say-go ahead condemn him for saying it out loud but truth is with that 'guest' comment-so it is not true? I forgot which magazine a few years back had an article about this white cat-more down than Em could ever hope to be-who was involved in the whole 'Hip-hop' culture and finally 'wakes up' and decided well let me 'hop' out of this and get a 'real life' and did. Even with the 'evolve' comment-it does make sense why is this 'agenda' being pushed when said 'unnatural' acts has been around since time past? Look around you, black males, as a matter of fact, male of all colors are being chastised for being 'male' and are made to act 'feminine'. Why this urgent rush? Bullshit needs to stop. PEACE

  • Anonymous

    the media trying to make this dude seem as homophobic as ever.

  • TrollHunter

    If you believe in homosexuality then you gotta believe in polygamy, otherwise you're a bonafide cherry picker of the highest order. Like a man can love a man, so can a man love many many women, its just that only one pair could produce a species

  • Anonymous

    man nigga got stuff on their chest get it off, nigga lord jamar is doing just that I take care of my brother before take care of us, if the x don't get in, then the x make a exit to the rare

  • The truth from a WHITE man.

    Lol this old crusty ass wants to boxe against Yelwolf. Man this dude needs to grow the fuck up. He is the one who started the threats and yelawolf just responded as anyone would. Yela clearly knew he wouldn't come and was mature about the whole thing. Then, this old retard would be ready for a boxing match? rofl Why don't you try to write a diss song instead and start a rap beef and be relevant, you might look less stupid old ass nigga. How stupid can a black man be? Fight someone over a "stfu" comment yelawolf made because this guy kept blabin and saying nonsense. I know little kids are more mature than that.. That's how black people are, stupid as fuck. At least we WHITE people have wars but it's for some reason or because of major world issues, not some dumb ass Elementary shit like this. Niggas always want to fight or start shit for no reason, dumb as fuckers. No wonder they were slaves for so long, they so fuckin stupid. I wish i could have a couple niggas right now to clean my house, that would actually make a productive use for this stupid ass race, bunch of lazy thiefs, and it would lower the crimerate at the same time

    • Anonymous

      Motherfucker FUCK YOU and your dreadfully hateful honky ass! I'm tired of bitch as krakkkers like yourself always interloping in Black people's business. Why the fuck don't you vent on your own krakker platform? You motherfuckers have enough of them that you don't need to appear where you ain't wanted. But you want to spew and spit, bitch holla at Rush Limbaugh or some shit like that! Black people don't care what you think of hip hop or anything else. Leave us the FUCK alone!!!! Your kind get your kkkourage from hollering hate on websites geared to Blacks. Get a fucking life! Why the fuck you don't go back to Europe? BTW, fuck Yelawolf, Action Branson, Iggy Azalea, and all you white fake. Always thinking y'all could do what Black people do. If your race is so grand and glorious, why can't y'all create your own instead of stealing and pillaging other people's shit?

    • Anonymous

      Stop lying to yourself, you and yellowpup couldn't fight your way outta a fucking wet paper bag. 45 or not, I know motherfuckers that will wipe the floor with these emo/tight jeans wearing fags like yellowpup in 2 secs.

    • Pat

      Ur more of a bigot then jamar stfu. im white too

    • Anonymous

      LOL old ass Jamar aint fucking up anyone. he 45. he would get tossed around and thrown in the trash where he belongs

    • Anonymous

      Truth, he'll fuck up your corny Yellowpup any day.

  • Anonymous

    I continue to wonder how you give this never was any attention on this site. Why not contact someone that actually matters in hip hop or at least mattered at some point

  • cwk

    While I don't agree with his views on homosexuality, I greatly respect where he's coming from and the intelligence of the way he presents his views. He has a stance and stands strong, all while portraying viable reasons to justify said stance. When someone like this can come up with actual reasoning to back up their view, I don't mind it at all; to me, that would be a double standard. The only thing I disagree with is the fact that he linked homosexuality to submissiveness. There are plenty of gay men who still retain the alpha male role, but you can't really blame him for associating the two. Blame the homosexuals who choose (?) to act feminine simply because they are attracted to men; they kind of ruin it for the macho gay men. But hey, I guess live and let live, right?

  • TrollHunter

    Anyone who condones homosexual behavior don't give a fuck about the human race. Man + Man !="Child Birth", it simply equals a good ole time in the sack. Don't believe me...ask Doogie Howser MD.

    • P

      The human race don't give a fuck about the human race. Rampant procreation is just leading to a greater scarcity of resources, which usually leads to wars and other miseries. Less people means more breathing room, helping with everything from Palestine to parking spaces to global warming. I don't think less births is the problem here.

  • Anonymous

    Top 5 Racist Rappers: 1. Lord Jamar 2. Dead Prez 3. Lauryn Hill 4. Immortal Technique 5. Ghostface Killah

  • THE TRUTH

    Lol this old crusty ass wants to boxe against Yelwolf.. Man this dude needs to grow the fuck up. He is the one who started the threats and yelawolf just responded as anyone would. He clearly knew he wouldn't come. Then, this old retard would be ready for a boxing match? rofl. Why don't you try to write a diss song instead and start a rap beef and be relevant, you might look less stupid old ass nigga. How stupid can a black man be? Fight someone over a "stfu" comment yelawolf made which was totally right. I know little kids are more mature than that.. That's how black people are, stupid as fuck. At least we white people have wars but it's for some reason pr because of major issues, not some dumb ass Elementary shit like this. Niggas always want to fight are start shit for no reason, dumb as fuckers. No wonder they were slaves for so long. I wish i could have a nigga right now to clean my house.

  • TrollHunter

    Jamar is just trying to stop a repeat of the ELVIS INVASION, when white boys stole our music our style then fronted like they invented it. I could see it now IN THE YEAR 3000: Eminem is now ruled the inventor of Hip Hop, Melle Mel is his waterboy and Fab 5 Freddy is his secretary.

  • Fuck Jamar

    So if you're not a straight black male, Jamar doesn't want you around. I'm personally not offended by what dude has said, but this is equivalent to some KKK shit.

    • Sha

      Yes! And Lord Jamar has rallied a bunch of legendary rappers to go out in black capes and burn mikes on the lawns of great white fakes and wanna-be krappers. Hang them in trees by microphones, castrate the males and pickle their privates in a mason jar. Yessir, Lord Jamar is this fictitious save rap crusade in your mind.

  • HRH

    He's right. And I'm white.

  • ATTENTION WHORE

    Why did he even have to mention that bullshit guest thing about hiphop? You clearly failed right there old fuck. Everyone already knows black folks created hiphop, so what? You can STFU now. Unless it was directed specifically to one white rapper who insulted or disrespected the culture, i don't see the point of reminding people of that or even talking about it. As if we haven't already accepted black people in our culture and our sports or every other thing we created. Do we complain like little bitches all the time and make sure they know they are guest? NO, cause we ain't a bunch of fuckin losers like this old irrelevant closet racist.

  • Young Lou

    LORD JAMAR is speaking the truth. Most rappers from the three previous generations feel the same. Some of these new guys don't respect nothing or do they possess a history and understanding of anything. You guys accept anything and that's what's breaking society down today.

  • Anonymous

    This idiot is talking about evolution and doesn't even know what the fuck it is. Complete and utter ignorant moron.

  • Anonymous

    I agree, promoting homo is not evolution or elevation. If all men decided to be with each other the species would die. It's common sense.

  • ATTENTION WHORE

    Attention whore. Why did he even have to mention that bullshit guest thing in hiphop? You clearly failed right there old fuck. Everyone already knows black folks created hiphop, so what? You can stfu now. Unless it was directed specifically to one white rapper who had disrespect for the culture, i don't see the point of reminding people of that or even talking about it. Closet racist. As if we haven't already accepted black people in our culture and our sports or every other thing. Do we complain like little bitches all the time and make sure they know they are guest? NO, cause we ain't a jackass like this old irrelevant attention whore

  • TrollHunter

    I agree with 100% of everything Lord Jamar said.

  • Violator

    Oh Lord Jammie! This is what happens to dominant, or popular cultures, and it has happened through history. Christianity adopted aspects of paganism before it went mainstream. I'm sure those dudes were crying foul, but it happened anyway

  • Anonymous

    Damn this young generation so soft! ya'll wear pink bandanas and skirts. I know you think you know it all..but they definitely pushing a gay agenda.... you can't see it cuz your young but they doing it...and ya'll eating that shit up.

  • Anonymous

    White skinned Caucasians are calling Lord Jamar a racist but they cant tell you what he said that was racist in nature. Ask them questions that they cant answer.

    • Anonymous

      I stopped reading at "white caucasions". Man these niggars are a stupid fuckin race.

    • The White Knight

      Seg-re-ga-tion 1. the action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things or being set apart. Seperating whites and blacks in music is the same as anything else. I used the word correctly. Now would you like to keep defending this racists without doing your research?

    • The White Knight

      Also quit being redundant. Unless you know of other colored caucasians that I am unaware of.

    • Anonymous

      Where did you get segregation from when he said the word "guest". The only segregation in American society is from whites who put Native Americans on reservations and African Americans in projects. Whites never wanted integration that's why their was so much terroristic violence and men like Martin Luther King being assassinated. Lord Jamar said you are guests in the house of HipHop so keep the homosexual stuff out of here and now racist whites are attacking him and calling him a racist.

    • drizzy!

      First off I'm Black. Second, in response to your stupid question he called Yelawolf and his fans rednecks and insinuated that they all have sex with their relatives. That's racist. If Yelawolf said something to the affect that all Jamar's fans are uneducated welfare dependent thugs, he'd be labelled a racist, wouldn't he?

    • yes we can

      he said whites are guest in a world where if thats the case blacks are guests in half of entertainment. but if it was white it woulda been front news, al sharpton would had another million man march on eminems porch had he said what jamar said also called yelas white faces inbred rednecks who fuck their sisters(LOL). im white, i live in a hood in jersey n fuck bad bitchs thats like me saying all blacks do is smoke crack, rob and kill...

    • The White Knight

      He's being racist by trying to segregate hip hop. Was it not racist when you couldn't drink out the same water fountain. Same principle.

  • End This Shit

    Since when did anyone give a fuck what Lord Jamar thought? he has ONE fucking album, he's 45 years old (5 years OLDER than Em) and he has about 1/1000000 of the talent, fan base, hip hop know-how that Em or even Macklemore have. Stop letting jealousy run your life "Lord" Jamar--look in the mirror and wonder why did i never blow up the same way these guys are? And after you come to that realization...jump off a bridge for ever speaking ill on one of the greatest to EVER do it black, white, grey, yellow, or purple you ignorant ass reverse racist.

    • Sha

      Lord Jamar jealous? Negative! This man pioneered this shit, ya heard! Him and his crew were singlehandedly responsible for Tommy Hilfiger not just becoming a household name, but propping up his revenue and fashion profile...run tell dat krakker!!! Next, they integrated consumerism and name brand dropping into their lyrics which began all this label whoring BS that we still know in modern-day hip hop. Lord Jamar had his time and made very good use of it. He is an elder in this game schooling motherfuckers that don't look like you, therefore this does not apply to you, therefore you have absolutely nothing to say...your opinion is null and void. This is an arena that you're kind don't dominate and therefore your opinion ain't SHIT! This man is to be respected and listened to. FUCK YOU for talking about some bullshit "reverse racist"! Bitch, either you're a racist or you're not. That term is an oxymoron and so are you! The reverse of racism JACKASS is an assimilation. Never once did Lord Jamar say KraKKers get out! He said respect the music and culture. You and your kind don't have the right to come into this and think that you have the right to change the rules. Who the FUCK are you? You don't dominate! And that what burns your kind, that this is something that Black people have created on our own without your assistance and that we still reign supreme. You want to point fingers and call people reverse racist you dumb motherfucker, holler at me when you honkies allow a Black person to break the color barrier in country music and he catapults to the heights of Eminem and he's featured on the cover of Rolling Stone as the "Greatest Country Crooner Alive". Maybe then your argument will have credibility.

  • FACEPALM

    Didn't read, but just by the title i had a major facepalm. Not this bullshit again from this old crusty ass nigga. Inb4 500 comments and everyone bashing each other with racist comments.

  • Anonymous

    Dis nigga AGAIN!! FOH DX, y'all on some bull shit for real

  • The White Knight

    Yela should have said "In my opinion, you need to shut the fuck up" Then see hoe this stupid monkey twists it

  • facts

    listen. i pride myself on being a hiphop head knowing alot of history. but as long as i been discussing rap and hiphop with thousands of ppl online and in person ive NEVER had a lord jamar or w,e their gay group name is.. not once. i never heard of either until his racist remarks.. hes a bum in the hiphop culture.. just cuz u made a hot song or two doesnt make u a legend it makes u a one hit wonder lord jamar=mims and from what i read hes the worst in the entire group. go figure.

    • TrollHunter

      "and from what I've read"=your credentials--------\(SKY) | | | | V(DIVE)

    • Anonymous

      If you never heard of Brand Nubian then you don't know shit about hip hop history and much less be a hiphop head. They had a 5 mic album when 5 mics meant something and made moves that borderline got them blackballed hence the lack of exposure, at least Sadat x is still out there.

  • pika

    Jamar and Papoose need to do a song or a album together, Real Talk.

  • Carol Ayala

    just before I saw the bank draft which had said $8403, I didnt believe that my brothers friend woz like actualy bringing in money in their spare time at there computar.. there friend brother has done this less than fourteen months and by now paid for the depts on there home and bourt a great Chevrolet. published here... www.Fb39.Com Hopsin=Uncle rufus from boondocks. Sellout uncle toms like hopsin are even worse than racist whites. Look in hopsin eyes tell me he aint a devil the soul of a white devil trapped in a black body.

  • TRE

    Tainting Brand Nubian's legacy every time he talks smh

  • Anon

    This dude actually makes some valid points though I don't necessarily feel that white rappers should be excluded yes even though they won't have the same message so do a lot of these rappers today who may be black but grew up richer than most other people i.e Drake although I don't consider him to be black.

  • imho

    im wondering how this homosevual keeps getting ful articles on anysite but the obituary site. i dont even read lord jamars comments or articles i jusst comment now. who cares what he says.

  • Carol Ayala

    just before I saw the bank draft which had said $8400, I didnt believe that my brothers friend woz like actualy bringing in money in their spare time at there computar.. there friend brother has done this less than fourteen months and by now paid for the depts on there home and bourt a great Chevrolet. published here... www.Fb39.Com Hopsin=Uncle rufus from boondocks. Sellout uncle toms like hopsin are even worse than racist whites. Look in hopsin eyes tell me he aint a devil the soul of a white devil trapped in a black body.

  • Anonymous

    "Come to my tour with all my fans and police and bodyguards and challenge me to a fight so we can jump you.' Get the fuck out of here. If you want to do this lets go to a neutral place, put some boxing gloves on and lets go." Lol this guy is talking about slapping people and boxing. He's about to challenge him to a duel or some shit, he thinks it's 1954. Someone is going to shoot him in the face and he'll be like wait what the fuck was that? I forgot all about weapons, damn, I wasn't prepared.

  • Drake Til Infinity

    This idiot is complaining about the racist comments directed at him on Twitter? Yet he directed racist comments towards Yelawolf. Bitch ass wack nigga.

  • hans

    so this old ass motherfucker comes out, says white guys are just guests in hiphop and stop promoting homosexuality and no one bats an eye but eminem does a song which includes the word faggot and everyone loses their mind saying "you racist homophobic bastard fuck u for hatin gays u da worst thing after hitler"

  • Anonymous

    REAL SHIT FROM A REAL NIGGA

  • chillthrillz

    blogs are a way for people with no voice to have a voice and from the forty responses on this hiphop site so far own by a african american,,,most are disrespectful towards a respected collaborator of the culture,,,if you dont know what lord jamar has explained,,and what he represents then hes talking about you and it hurts,,hip hop has given many people voices to be heard,,,the truth hurts the most,,,thats why the responses to his diatribe are so savage with out any antidote to what they think is his so called problem,,,,,the TRUTH IS A BEAST,,brings out the worst in the uncivilized,,,,

  • AntiHero

    If you think its all so bad..move back to africa..get gunned down by some 10 year old with an AK

    • why?

      we like america. we dont bitch and compain every other day about how fucked up america and its people are. if you dont like it go back to your own country. we whites like america and dont complain, so obv we wont be leaving anytime soon.

    • Anonymous

      go back to Europe

  • SistaDee

    You white boy outsiders better watch your mouths! Lord Jamar gonna get on twitter and threaten each and every last one of you like the teenage girl he is!

  • Lord Krakow

    *Sigh* I don't even know where to start with this.

  • Asiatic

    why does HHDX continue to post the garbage LJ is spewing from his mouth? foul shit for certain

    • Anonymous

      gets the most comments. get the racists blacks and racists whites going at each others throats on here debating for nothing.

  • TruthHurts

    Come on people..stop hating on Jamar..He can't help it he's the only black dude with a 2 inch penis..And he recently walked in on his mother being gangbanged by 10 white dudes..I hate it when people judge before they know someones story.. Let's show dude some love..give him his second 15 minutes of fame..pick up one of his cd's, it's in the 'Washed up Negro' section..I know y'all can miss 50 cent anyway.

  • drake runs rap

    faggots. Real hiphop nerds are closet homos like lord fagmar. People with hopes of a relationship and pussy listen to drake while the rest of the nerd virgins and homos support homo rappers like lord jamar. Its been scientifically proven that drake fans have swag get pussy live happy and do not act like nerds on the internet and irl.

  • anon

    integration destroyed hip hop.

  • Anonymous

    You can't have an opinion now our day... The people have been brainwashed to be either dick riders or haters! SMH!

  • The Don

    This nigga deserves a statue.

  • Anonymous

    Lord Jamar always been a racist hater Back in the late 80's he would be giving daps to all the people who came out to their shows but would straight up ignore the white people who paid money to see him and his group rap!!

  • Anonymous

    Thanx for saying what others are scared to say Lord Jamar. Peace to the NGE

  • fuccya

    Hahahahah "...You might grow arms..." Nigga you need to grow brains first fucking philosopher

  • Anonymous

    someone needs to knock this old man out and piss on him

  • Anonymous

    This is one backwards motherfucker. Just another bitter, old ass man with no career trying to bait others into fights. Obviously there are gay people out there who want to live their lives, but based on these comments, Lord Jamar is the faggot. Shut the fuck up, and worry about your own life and how your views impact it.

  • Anonymous

    I think hes a lowkey homo

  • TheApm

    jamar really sounds like one of these dogmatic catholic conservatives. he is the one who ruins hip hop, misinterpreting the spirit of love and acceptance, of looking past attributes like skin colour or attractiveness and only measuring by skill. i want krs one to speak on this, im sure he is one of the dudes who could make jamar shut up

  • Anonymous

    someone send this nicca back to the slave ships for a year. then maybe he'll be happy with what hes got and where hes at and stop bitching like a fucking woman

  • Anonymous

    As Nas would say, hatred is confused admiration. You have to wonder what these white boys are doing on a website about black culture, with mostly black personalities spewing hate about black people. This is not a blanket rage. They know everything about these rappers, their names, their discography, and yet they still hate them. Why so much time and energy spent on something you hate. I don't go to country websites to wish Travis Tritt any ill will. I'm just not interested. Then you have the wiggers trying their best to suppress justified emotion with shouts of "reverse racism" and coming down on rappers for having an opinion that is not all inclusive. Keep showing your true colors. It's entertaining to those who already know, and enlightening to those who don't

  • Anonymous

    All these Lord Jamar articles are making me hate hip-hop, this website and all people in general!

  • Anonymous

    Anyone that reads this interview and stays hating is a fool, a racist or a troll. Dude made very salient points and did not promote hate of any kind. Get over your moist selves.

  • Anonymous

    I watched a Lord Jamar interview and he sitting on Vlads couch wearing a Stussy t-shirt. A surfing brand from orange county created by a white man LMAO!!!!

  • FuK5percent

    The only good thing all this Lord Jamar BS has given me is a reminder to relisten ODB's second album

  • Anonymous

    Fuck this black Hitler, post some hip hop news!

  • Anon

    lol the butt hurt white people who've only been listening to rap for the last 10 years dont know who Brand Nubian is...figures..

    • Anonymous

      "yall were not into hip hop before Eminem blew up lol quit lying.." whatever you gotta tell yourself to make you feel better but i been on this shit since run dmc

    • Anonymous

      Their first album is better then all but one of Eminem's albums so how the F do they have no classics? Idiots need to do research before you start typing on the interweb LMAO

    • Anonymous

      Nobody gives a fuck about Brand Nubian. Where the fuck have you been living?

    • Anon

      please..yall were not into hip hop before Eminem blew up lol quit lying..

    • Anonymous

      1 hit wonder

    • BierbeulKees

      Lord Jamar seems buthurt. BTW I know who Brand Nubian is, that's Sadat X and Grand Puba's group, oh yeah and that ugly fuck.

    • Anonymous

      I know who they are and been listening to hip-hop for 20+ years dog. They aint that special in the big picture. No one talks about brand nubian albums as being some classic must listen to shit

  • Anonymous

    imagine these comments are part of lord jamars elaborate plan to distract people from the fact that hes really just a closet homosexual not ready to come out...that would be funny lol

    • Anonymous

      seriously! most of the biggest homophobes and haters of gay people have some deep down repressed homosexuality they are ashamed of. nigga probably got some homosexual tendencies and he tries to cover it up by being a big tough guy

  • Anonymous

    no more Lord Jamal articles plz hes irrelevant to the culture of hip-hop in 2013. shits changed old man. roll with it or get rolled over punk bitch!

  • CharlieBluntsky

    Why is this Oz extra talking about hiphop? SMH

  • Slink

    How does ignorance and racism elevate the human species.. How does a washed up bitter fuck have any right to say something about hiphop..you got your 15 minutes..now get the fuck out of our house!

    • Anonymous

      I agree with this. WHy dont he do something instead of whining on interviews and twitter? Whats Lord Jamar doing to make a difference or make his culture better?

  • Anonymous

    "my culture" Lord Jamar owns hip-hop!! LOL news to me

  • KillinFeeldz

    Much love to Lord Jamar. Tell it like it suppost to be told bruh.

  • Anonymous

    ""If you look on my timeline and see the attacks from his fans, these are some racist mothafuckers, yo," Jamar continued. "Theyre talking about lynching me and saying, 'Nigg3r this, and nigg3r that.'" of course he fails to mention if this was before or after he made redneck inbred comments about all yelawolfs fans having roadmaps to their lil sisters pussies. I might get a lil racist too!!!

  • Man

    Stop giving this moron oxygen.

  • Anonymous

    Top 5 Racist Rappers: 1. Lord Jamar 2. Dead Prez 3. Lauryn Hill 4. Immortal Technique 5. Ghostface Killah

    • rljr87

      ^^^^^^^ With your grammar, you must be one of those "street guys" you're referring to.

    • facts?

      ^ facts? i got a FACT for yuo.. white people run rap, were more creative, produce better and make meaningful songs.. white people are not going anywhere in this rap game. your now considered acting white if you try to rap with any intelligence.. if you rap retarded and slow sounding your a street guy.

    • Anonymous

      those are hip hop's most truthful emcees,I guess u one of em little inbred pussy ass wiggers,quick to catch feelings when facts get dropped.

    • Anonymous

      Why ghostface?

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else getting fed up with hearing about what Lord Jamar thinks

  • Anonymous

    you can tell Lord Jamar is a very educated individual. i respect his opinions...may not necessarily agree but I definitely respect the way he explains them. with that being said, of course you're going to get the usual childish, racist rhetoric that you would come to expect in a hhdx comment section...so carry on.

  • A Person

    I give up on all of you who don't know your hip hop history, go learn. I mean, I don't agree with Lord Jamar, but just because he isn't as relevant as he used to be, that doesn't make a difference. Relevance is just a veil for people who have no originality or deep thought to hide behind. Think for yourselves, form your own opinions, and speak up, that is what we need, we don't need everyone being manipulated by the media.

  • Nancy Smtih

    up to I saw the receipt which was of $7048, I didn't believe that...my... brothers friend woz like realy bringing home money parttime from there pretty old laptop.. there mums best friend haz done this 4 less than twenty months and by now repayed the mortgage on their place and got a brand new Mercedes-Benz S-class. This Site... www.Fb39.Com spoken like a true outsider, probably a lil white kid from the burbs he cant understand a rap song without someone breaking it down line by line for him with pretty pictures and videos LMAO

  • DJ DWW

    Make your own genre? I'll rap all day about whatever I want and call it whatever I want. No one owns music, and no race invented speaking to a pattern or beating on drums, regardless of what race pioneered hip-hop. I make my music and no one has any right to say what I talk about in my own shit. If you don't like that, tough luck. Don't call it rap to yourself then. No one gives a fuck what you think because no ones an authority on "the culture" and "the culture" isnt set in stone. AS far as homosexuality not "elevating the human species" what the fuck does that have to do with anything? Playing football, making a new beat, smoking weed, none of these acts elevate shit, and no one said they do. They're just actions. Like fucking a person. We can get theological and talk about what does and doesn't elevate a species, but its all semantics and opinions and guess what, plenty of straight people fuck and make idiots. That helps no one.

  • Anonymous

    WHO IS LORD JAMAR????????You guys post so much stuff about what he says. Is he a Rapper? Producer? Or is he just known for sharing his opinion?

  • Frank knows

    Hip-Hop has been a platform to perpetuate racism & segregation since day one. Go make a hit record... And when you fail, again, try and stay relevant by hating on white people. Then call them racist. Then say nobody owns music. Then say white people are guests in Hip-Hop... Put this publicity stunt in your ass cuz you consume your own dick.

  • steve

    Who cares about what a sub-par rapper thinks..once again stop posting about Lord Jamar. Who cares about him! hes irrelevant! Why do you still post his comments???????????

    • Anonymous

      but why should anyone care or listen to him? what the fuck has he done in the last 10 years besides be an extra on some hbo shows off his name alone. not like he a skilled actor

    • Anonymous

      I give up on all of you little ignorant fucks who don't know your hip hop history, go learn. I mean, I don't agree with Lord Jamar, but just because he isn't as relevant as he used to be, that doesn't make a difference. Relevance is just a veil for people who have no originality or deep thought to hide behind. Think for yourselves, form your own opinions, and speak up, that is what we need, we don't need everyone being manipulated by the media.

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