Rapper Ja Rule, who dominated the hip hop scene in the early 2000s, has announced that he signed a new record deal that could potentially be worth $100 million. The news comes as he prepares to release his upcoming album, which he says will be his best work yet.
Ja Rule shared the news on his social media accounts, where he posted a video of himself signing the contract and celebrating with his team. He did not reveal the name of the label or the terms of the deal, but he said it was a great moment for him and his fans.
The announcement was met with mixed reactions from his followers, some of whom congratulated him and expressed their excitement for his new music, while others questioned the validity of his claim and brought up his past feuds with other rappers, such as 50 Cent.
Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, rose to fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with hits such as “Always on Time”, “I’m Real” and “Mesmerize”. He has sold over 30 million records worldwide and has been nominated for four Grammy Awards. However, his career took a downturn after he became involved in a series of beefs with other artists, most notably 50 Cent, who accused him of being a fake gangster and a sellout.
Ja Rule also faced legal troubles, serving two years in prison for tax evasion and gun possession in 2011 and 2012. He was also sued by several plaintiffs for his involvement in the infamous Fyre Festival, a failed luxury music event that was exposed as a scam in 2017.
Despite these setbacks, Ja Rule has maintained his relevance in the music industry, releasing several independent albums and collaborating with other artists. He has also ventured into other businesses, such as launching a collection of premium wines with his new label, Rose Vine Cellars, in 2023.