How’s that for a slick twist of irony, “stuck in the 90s”-era hip hop fans?
Despite signing a new deal with Sony, dropping a song that sounds like Rick Ross had his way with a schizophrenic Red Fraggle after he slipped a molly, mickey and a roofie in her champagne, and paying nearly $1,000,000 in back taxes, the once-prolific Lauryn Hill is headed to the bing on July 8th (and has an added three months of house arrest thrown in the mix for good measure) for failing to do what every American who earns a paycheck has to do every single year (and instead claiming in some non-sensical logic that quasi-reeked of “holier-than-thou” arrogance) that she didn’t have to because of the one-armed man or something, the icing on the cake of this rather depressing fall from grace for one of urban music’s most beloved figures.
Then, seemingly to twist the knife further into the backs of every Rawkus Records-loving, J Dilla faithful who fell in love with hip hop’s neo-renaissance period during the late nineties/early Aughts, the guy who once boldly proclaimed on radio that he was the reincarnation of 2Pac, did a terrible remake of Grease and had a music video with Pauly Shore got sprung from the pokey this morning…
Blame it on Shake | February 26, 2013 | Comments Off
A week after Ja Rule was released from NYC’s Mid-State Correctional Facility upon serving a two-year sentence for illegal gun possession (and immediately taken back into custody for tax evasion charges), Mister Cee dedicates his Throwback at Noon segment to the Queens rapper.
There was a time when I thought that Jay-Z, X and Ja Rule coming together to form Murder Inc. was one of the best things to happen for NYC Hip-Hop since 2-for-1 $.50 loosies. But, as Lauryn Hill once said, Seasons change, mad things re-arrange. Obviously, that “season” was in 1999, and the re-arrangement? Egos, competition and timing. Still, you can’t deny that some of the records they put out were harder than a bottle of Mad Dog 20/20. Check it out… a compilation of tracks they did together. Tracklist & download after the jump.
Murder Inc. (Jay-Z, DMX & Ja Rule) – Murdergram
Mic Geronimo – Time To Build f. Ja Rule, Jay-Z & DMX (prod. Irv Gotti)
Apparently Venni Vetti Vecci 2010 is “coming soon“. Ughh… I honestly hate all these artists making sequels to some of their best albums. As if that’s gonna help anything. Come on Stuart… was there anything like this on the original? Nope…