Ja Rule - Pain Is Love

posted Saturday October 13 ,2001 at 12:00AM CDT | 2 comments

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Though Ja Rule's latest is highly reflective and some what personal, it seems like a forced attempt to recover his hard thug persona

After dominating radio and video media charts over the past tumultuous year, Ja Rule has released his third album titled Pain Is Love.

With the aid of his vocal entourage Murder Inc, which features Vita, Cadillac Tah, Ashanti and Black Child. Ja Rule has evidently solidify his spot in the Hip Hop scene with his 2nd release 3: 36, which elevated his talent to mainstream success and with the help of regular exposure on pop radio. In addition, he received accolades for his appearance in the summer spectacle Fast And The Furious and on the self titled motion picture soundtrack.

Although, Ja Rule is not considered to be Hip Hop's upcoming flag bearer or even the illest MC lyrically. With his deep engaging vocals that compliment his catchy hook lines and moderate beat selection, will only be sentimental backdrop to any future successes in the entertainment industry.

Of course, with the continuing guidance of underrated producer Irv Gotti and Murder Inc squad. It allows you to raise the assumption that this young MC does not indulge into unrefined sagas of the industry. Not satisfied with just mere solo projects, Ja Rule has sanctioned himself into industry protocol of collaborations and duos

The up-tempo Livin It Up and smash hit I'm Real remix with songstress Jennifer Lopez are the breakout club anthems. To any publicized radio lists, to the over requested in the club scenes or to yawn-induced video shows on cable TV. Not to mention, tracks like X and Always On My Mind provide a commendable editions to overly transcending Pain Is Love.

Though Ja Rule's latest is highly reflective and some what personal, tracks like Dial M for Murder seems like a forced attempt to recover his hard thug persona. With Worldwide Gangsta creates a dull theme of lackluster free stylers in the streets of Hollis. Which results to another poor typical imprint on a Hip Hop album to expose less talented label mates.

Pain Is Love is another positive establishment that will indeed create more popularity and more of fan acknowledgement for Ja Rule. Only time will tell, if this vocal entertainer will remain a main fixture in the dimensional rap game or if he will just fall by the long listed waste side.

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