After dominating radio and video media charts over the past
tumultuous year, Ja Rule has released
his third album titled Pain Is Love.
With the aid of his vocal entourage Murder
Inc, which features Vita, Cadillac Tah, Ashanti and Black Child. Ja Rule has
evidently solidify his spot in the Hip Hop scene with his 2nd release 3: 36, which elevated his talent to
mainstream success and with the help of regular exposure on pop radio. In
addition, he received accolades for his appearance in the summer spectacle Fast And The Furious and on the self
titled motion picture soundtrack.
Although, Ja Rule is not considered
to be Hip Hop’s upcoming flag bearer or even the illest MC lyrically. With his
deep engaging vocals that compliment his catchy hook lines and moderate beat
selection, will only be sentimental backdrop to any future successes in the
Of course, with the continuing guidance of underrated producer Irv Gotti and Murder Inc squad. It allows you to raise the assumption that this young
MC does not indulge into unrefined sagas of the industry. Not satisfied with
just mere solo projects, Ja Rule has
sanctioned himself into industry protocol of collaborations and duos
The up-tempo Livin It Up and smash
hit I’m Real remix with songstress Jennifer Lopez are the breakout club
anthems. To any publicized radio lists, to the over requested in the club
scenes or to yawn-induced video shows on cable TV. Not to mention, tracks like X and Always On My Mind provide a commendable editions to overly
transcending Pain Is Love.
Though Ja Rule‘s latest is highly
reflective and some what personal, tracks like Dial M for Murder seems like a forced attempt to recover his hard
thug persona. With Worldwide Gangsta
creates a dull theme of lackluster free stylers in the streets of Hollis. Which
results to another poor typical imprint on a Hip Hop album to expose less
talented label mates.
Pain Is Love is another positive
establishment that will indeed create more popularity and more of fan
acknowledgement for Ja Rule. Only
time will tell, if this vocal entertainer will remain a main fixture in the
dimensional rap game or if he will just fall by the long listed waste side.