What are y’all honest thoughts on Ja? All bullshit aside…
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Ja was a promising artist. He briefly had fame but its always what “woulda been” with him. After “Venni Vetti Vecci” he started going downhill. That was his best joint to date. No progression after that IMO. In his defense tho theres been plenty that’s wore his shoes. #RapIndustry
J.O said this on
February 22nd, 2012 at 2:22 pm
He didn’t transform himself well enough..he has a style that was suitable for when he had his run. People aren’t looking for Ja Rule anymore..if he produced a banger they’d take the song but not Ja..same with other rappers like Nelly..his just a dream was multi platinum but that didn’t bring back the millions of people that bought his country grammar or sweat/suit. Ja is just outdated and when you listen to him you feel like you’re wearing a XXL shirt and air force ones.
Jav said this on
February 22nd, 2012 at 2:27 pm
him as part of Murder Inc. (w/ Jay and DMX) he was nice. 50 did kind of ruin his career even though he took Ja’s exact same style with the sing-songy hooks.
WUTANGFAN said this on
February 22nd, 2012 at 2:44 pm
nice try ja, pac already did this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z2nfa1X9Kc
MAKAVELI said this on
February 22nd, 2012 at 2:55 pm
Say what you will, but thinking that one doesn’t immediately think 50 cent when you say Ja Rule is naive. the man buried his career. nothing against Ja Rule, but when someone pulls your card like that, no rebuttal or amount of time will mend the damage done. even aligning himself with Game when he was a prospect and Lil’ Wayne on uh-oh couldn’t spark an interest in the man. he’s not bad. just got dealt a bad hand
LAKlocwork said this on
February 22nd, 2012 at 3:02 pm
I agree with the general consensus thus far. Homie HAD a great run. He’s obviously still able to do music on a decent level as far as recording and videos go, and I’m sure there is an audience somewhere who listens. He should be content to still have the amount of attention he has retained after the Curticane came through way back when. Maybe he’ll make another hit some day, maybe not. Either way, I’m sure his time as one of the premier artists in hip hop has long passed.
Genesis said this on
February 22nd, 2012 at 3:36 pm
Man, I completly agree with J.O, Ja just never progressed and THAT was maybe his biggest problem all along
Jake said this on
February 22nd, 2012 at 4:20 pm
shit he still got it, but i don´t like that singing shit, if it´s ja or 50 it´s gay when rappers are singing.
gagmydick said this on
February 22nd, 2012 at 5:03 pm
for the record I’ve never ever ever ever been a ja rule fan but pain is love 2 looks promising…this is song is decent and that black vodka sounds like strip club anthem 2012. After what i’ve heard I’d expect him to push an easy gold after 2 months…respectable for the fallen rappers of this day and age
chris roman said this on
February 22nd, 2012 at 5:05 pm
Ill listen to Ja if he made some better songs than trying to prove he’s a tough guy after 50 put him 6 feet deep. I mean his songs before the 50 pre-burial for him was good. BUt after what happen between him and 50, his songs really like he’s trying too hard to be tough. His song was just terrible. Same goes for 50, after his first 2 albums his song was terrible too. I still don’t hear shit I like form 50. I’ll listen to any artist old, terrible, gone or anything as long it’s good music.
Yatti said this on
February 22nd, 2012 at 5:08 pm
I thought he was okay growing up; 50 came through, tore my opinion of him asunder, and then I grew to realize he’s just not the type of rapper I care to listen to.
MattIsLike_ said this on
February 22nd, 2012 at 5:12 pm
I always did like Ja. Just has to put out material, and PIL 2 is just what he needs to break out again.
Armand. said this on
February 22nd, 2012 at 7:33 pm
VVV hands down is one of my favorite albums of all time…his 2 after that were ok…started singing too much…but no one is checking for dude no more…he not grinding….he is not gonna reign if he doesn’t put the hustle like Wiz and Curren$y did using the blogs…u can’t put a song out here and there and expect to blow…Curren$y put out mixtapes every month for damn near a year to garner his just due after sitting with 2 major labels…if Ja wants it he gotta start at the bottom and work back up cause 50 killed him and that Blood in my Eye was WACK!!!!! and i bought it.
Sualel said this on
February 22nd, 2012 at 8:50 pm
This is just raw hip-hop. If you aint fuckin wit it, you jus from this new generation or a hater of Ja’s
Marcus said this on
February 22nd, 2012 at 11:13 pm
It’s not that he wasn’t a good pop chart rapper. He just fucked with the wrong guy when conditions for that guy were perfect. 50 was reaching his pinnacle and he crushed some heads on his way up. Fat Joe’s not a bad rapper, either, but he did the dumb shit also. They shouldn’t have fucked with 50, beef was still a big deal and he had success that has yet to be seen since in any genre. They got their careers bodied when they didn’t have to. Who fucks with a gangsta genre rapper when they’re doing well? If it weren’t for his past as a CO, Ross could probably kill someone’s career right about this time. Same shit went for Jay, more or less. Luckily Mobb Deep has a following ’cause their shit is real quality. Who makes more money though, them or Jay-Z? Jay-Z is on the path to being a billionaire without his wife’s money. If anything, artists should learn from these accounts. If you want your shit to have a chance on a large scale, don’t fuck with #1 unless you’ve got nothing to lose.
A-Mok said this on
February 22nd, 2012 at 11:23 pm
Does anybody remember the Ja from Venni Vetti Vecci (VVV)? I used to bang joints like ‘Suicide Freestyle’, ‘E-Dub’ and ‘Only Begotten Son’ out of my shitty ass Honda daily. Like it or not, that album was a classic “I’ve waited my whole life for this chance to spit and I’m gonna say my shit” album. VVV was one point on the Def Jam perfect triangle of 98-99. [Jay-Z's Vol. 2 and DMX's It's Dark and Hell is Hot being the other two.] I remember when his next two albums came out and watching the Ja I was excited about appear less and less, replaced by the female duet production machine that Murder Inc. became. By the time that the 50 beef came around Ja was a shadow of what he could’ve been. Ecstasy and the belief that his ‘hard as fuck’ reputation would hold him over after 9,000 pop/R&B singles had already done most of the work for the crew. Although to this day I am of the firm belief if you listen closely enough to ‘We All Die 1 Day’ you can hear Ja’s career screaming in the background. Everything since then has been an attempt to recover; ‘Uh-Ohhh!’ and ‘Clap Back’ were the only joints in which I old Ja makes an appearance. But I applaud him for trying to reclaim what he lost; props to the dudes who compared him to Nelly. Fuck does anybody remember what Nelly was like when Country Grammar dropped? Compare that to your present day ‘roided up Nelly, who gives neither a shit nor a fuck about making anything of any quality anymore, and then shake your head sadly.
tl;dr Blame drugs and and retarded ass music industry.
Dj Puddles said this on
February 23rd, 2012 at 12:56 am
Word to all the comments above. Except Marcus i disagree this song here is just a has-been making a music video for a sub-par filler joint. If he wants to come back hes gonna have to change. I can still see the damage 50 did.
K. said this on
February 23rd, 2012 at 1:22 am
Say what u want about Ja, I know I have, but ‘Real Life Fantasy’ is a damn good song. Real lyrics about his fall from grace, great beat and Queen sample by 7 Aurelius. Pain is Love 2…
White Mamba said this on
February 23rd, 2012 at 2:48 am
2dopeboyz full of shit.how yall post this but didnt post Real Life Fantasy video which is actually good video and song and came out three weeks ago…come one with the bull
JustSaying said this on
February 23rd, 2012 at 2:23 pm