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Ja Rule

Ja Rule

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Famous as :

Rapper

Birth Name :

Jeffrey Atkins

Birth Date :

March 01, 1976

Birth Place :

Queens, New York, USA

Spouse :

Aisha Murray Atkins (since April 2001)

Claim to fame :

Single "Can't I Get A..." (1998)

Biography


Born on February 29, 1976, Ja Rule never gets the chance to explore his musical talent because he was raised in a Jehovah's Witnesses, a strict belief that forbids leisure activities. But after his mom eventually left the religion, it was the moment for the artist, who is famous for his thug-rap style, to finally spread his wings. "I went through a lot of phases and studied many religions-I came to a conclusion: I am not into religion, I am spiritual and have whatever relationship with God, you do not need the middlemen." Ja made his first step by joining a group called Cash Money Click and in 1998, he recorded his first smash hit "Can I Get A..." The single motivated him to work on his debut album "Venni, Vetti, Vicci" (1999) which sadly failed to bring success to its offered singles, "Holla Holla" and "Daddy's Little Baby."

The failure later forced him to make another move as he co-found his own record label called Murder Inc, along with friend Irv Gotti. The singer, in fact, seemed to have a good instinct for business just like his former mentor Jay-Z as he also the co-owner of a liquor company "The Mojito" and a clothing line called "Ervingeoffrey." All the business that he got into made a great fortune for Ja Rule. Nevertheless, he was also very concerned with the tough street life and tried to pay more attention to it by fighting the negative social influences of the street through his L.I.F.E. Foundation.

Latest News


Jennifer Lopez Debuts New Song, Brings Out Ja Rule and More at Free Bronx Concert

June 06, 2014 04:00:58 GMT

played her first concert in her neighborhood, the Bronx, on Wednesday, June 4. During the free show, which was part of State Farm's Neighborhood Sessions, the singer performed her biggest hits, brought out some special guests and even paid a tribute to the late Latin singer Quintanilla-Perez.
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Incarcerated Ja Rule Gets More Jail Time for Tax Evasion

July 19, 2011 07:58:44 GMT

A little over than a month after he began serving his two-year jail sentence on a gun possession charge, is hit with more bad news. On Monday, July 18, the 35-year-old artist was sentenced to 28 months in a federal prison for failing to file tax returns with the IRS over the period of five years.
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Turning Himself In, Ja Rule Begins Two-Year Prison Sentence

June 09, 2011 02:23:25 GMT

has turned himself in to begin his two-year prison sentence on gun charges. On Wednesday afternoon, June 8, the "Always on Time" hitmaker appeared in a Manhattan courtroom to be formally sentenced to two years in prison following his guilty plea last December to attempted criminal possession of a weapon.
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Ja Rule Pleaded Guilty on Tax Evasion

March 23, 2011 09:20:33 GMT

Troubled rapper is facing more prison time after pleading guilty to evading taxes on income amounting to more than $3 million. The "Always On Time" hitmaker, who is set to begin a two-year jail term for weapons charges in June, confessed to the tax crime during a federal court hearing in New Jersey on Tuesday, March 22. The count stems from money earned between 2004 and 2006.
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Ja Rule to Enter Prison in June

March 10, 2011 06:08:39 GMT

Rapper will surrender to New York authorities on June 8 and begin a two-year prison sentence for illegal weapons possession. The "Always On Time" hitmaker, real name Jeffrey Atkins, pleaded guilty to attempted weapons possession in December 2010, relating to his 2007 arrest in the Big Apple.
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Ja Rule Is Filming Reality TV Show Before Trial

February 22, 2011 03:56:08 GMT

Rapper has invited cameras into his home to document his life before he begins a prison sentence. The "Always On Time" hitmaker, real name Jeffrey Atkins, is set to serve two years behind bars after pleading guilty to a gun charge relating to a 2007 arrest in New York.
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Ja Rule Given Extra Time to Complete Work Commitment Before Sent to Jail

December 14, 2010 06:17:16 GMT

Rapper will be able to postpone his two-year jail term for a gun charge until after he's honoured his movie and concert commitments for 2011, according to his lawyer. The "Always on Time" star was hit with a count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon after his chauffeured sports car was pulled over by New York police in 2007 on suspicion of speeding, having a suspended registration and no insurance.
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Ja Rule to Serve Two Years in Jail After Pleading Guilty to Gun Charge

December 14, 2010 03:54:09 GMT

Rapper will serve two years in prison after pleading guilty to a gun charge on Monday, December 13. The "Always on Time" star was hit with a count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon after his chauffeured sports car was pulled over by New York police in 2007 on suspicion of speeding, having a suspended registration and no insurance.
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Ja Rule to Stand in Trial August

June 09, 2010 04:48:10 GMT

Rapper has been ordered to stand trial in New York in August to face a charge of gun possession. The "Always on Time" star's chauffeured sports car was pulled over by police in the Big Apple in 2007 on suspicion of speeding, having a suspended registration and no insurance.
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