Ja Rule

Ja Rule Announces New – And Final – Album

Squinty-eyed Queens rapper Ja Rule has announced that his eighth solo album titled COUPE DE GRÂCE will be his last. The name refers to the final blow used to kill a wounded person or animal and could be a brave but epic reference to his ongoing beef with 50 cent. Ja Rule hasn’t released an album since he rapped about his experiences dealing with the negative side of fame on 2002’s Pain is Love 2 – a concept he probably doesn’t have as much trouble with in 2016 admittedly, but his leftover fans are well and truly ready for some new material.

He initially announced that he was working on an album in July 2014 citing the name Genius Loves Company. In a Kanye-esque turn of events, Ja Rule has taken to Twitter in the last couple of days to announce the change of name.

The album could haul Ja Rule back into the spotlight, or more likely see him fade back into early 2000’s hip hop nostalgia with J-Kwon and Nelly. In the spirit of that nostalgia, Ja Rule may have preempted this as he toured Australia in July last year alongside fellow Murder Inc. artist, Ashanti.

Unfortunately Aussie fans were left disappointed after the pair turned up late to a couple of shows. Relentless complaints were made on Facebook, mostly by punters who attended their second Sydney, claiming they waited 5 hours for a 20 minute set and one crowd member even threw a bottle at Ashanti. I’m not sure he’ll be in a huge rush to get back after that reception but maybe the forthcoming album will be deserving of a world tour.


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