More Ja Rule Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Cookout)Ja Rule is currently filming ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, alongside Lawrence Fishburne and Ethan Hawke. He also has roles in the upcoming films BACK IN THE DAY and SHALL WE DANCE. His past movies have included THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, TURN IT UP, SCARY MOVIE 3, and HALF PAST DEAD.
With his early appearance on Can I Get A from the Rush Hour Soundtrack with Jay-Z and Amil, Ja Rule gave the public a taste of his distinctive gravel-stone voice and fiery presence. His debut album, Venni Vetti Vecci went platinum with the first single, Holla, Holla. Next came Rule 3:36, Pain is Love, The Last Temptation and Blood in My Eye, which have sold a combined 10 million albums worldwide.
Prolific hip-hop producer Irv Gotti signed Rule to Def Jam, where Ja Rule made his first vocal appearance on the Gotti-produced 1995 single Time To Build, the B-side to Mic Gironimo's hit Masta I.C. Ja and two friends, collectively known as The Cash Money Click signed an album deal with Blunt/TVT Records. Their first and only single, 1995's Bet The Fortune, b/w For My Click, saw rotation on New York's Hot 97.
Bolstered by the strength of Ja's 1999 appearances, which also included the smash hits by Blackstreet f/ Janet Jackson (Girlfriend/Boyfriend, in which Ja traded verses with Eve), How Many Wanna, from the LIGHT IT UP soundtrack, and Dru Hill's You Are Everything (remix), he has continued to lead the charts with Always on Time w/Ashanti, I'm Real remix w/Jennifer Lopez, Between Me & You w/Christina Milian, Livin It Up w/Case, Put It On Me w/Vita, Down A Chick w/Ashanti, Vita & Charli Baltimore and Thug Lovin w/Bobby Brown, Clapback and The Crowne.
Ja Rule has also written for and sung with Mary J Blige (Rainy Dayz) and Jennifer Lopez (I'm Real and Ain't It Funny). Rule also co-wrote If We for Mariah Carey, and has worked with Ruben Studdard on the single What Is Sexy for his current album Soulful.
In 2002, Ja Rule was nominated for three Grammy Awards including Best Rap Album for Pain is Love, Best Rap Performance Duo/Group for Put It On Me and Best Rap Song/Collaboration for Livin It Up. He has also been nominated in 2002 for a NAACP Image Award, American Music Award, GQ Man of the Year Award & Teen Choice Award.
Bio courtesy Lionsgate Films for "The Cookout" (16-Sep-2004)
Biography #3 (for Half Past Dead)Ja Rule is a hip hop superstar who made the leap to feature films shortly after his debut album. Nothing short of an entertainment phenomenon, he released his platinum-selling debut album, Venni Vetti Vicci in 1999, and secured a role in the hip-hop drama Turn If Up the very next year. Over the next two years, he continued his pattern of back-to-back music and film releases. His well-received role in the blockbuster film The Fast and the Furious was sandwiched between two multi-platinum albums, Rule 3:36 and Pain is Love. The entertainer is set to star in Riddick the sequel to Vin Diesel's Pitch Black. A workaholic, Rule continues to perform and record as a hip hop artist, and recently announced the first release from his new record label, M12 Records. He also recently re-teamed with rap group CMC (Murder Inc./TVT Records) for Est. Since '93, due out November 26.
Bio courtesy Screen Gems for "Half Past Dead" (01-Jan-2000)