Irv Gotti Says He & Ja Rule Are Legendary, Celebrates Murder Inc.'s 15-Year Anniversary

posted Sunday June 01 ,2014 at 02:00PM CDT | 49 comments

Irv Gotti Says He & Ja Rule Are Legendary, Celebrates Murder Inc.'s 15-Year Anniversary

Irv Gotti says what he and Ja Rule have done in this game "cannot be disputed" as he celebrates Murder Inc.'s 15-year anniversary.

Today (June 1) marks Murder Inc.'s 15-year-anniversary, according to Irv Gotti, who posted an image and caption about this on Instagram. 

"June 1st, 1999. Murder Inc Records was born. Ja Rule releases his debut Album Venni Vetti Vecci. 2 Niggas from Hollis a Queens started there journey to FUCK UP THE WORLD! Ambition beyond what you can think of. We went on to create our own MURDER INC SOUND. A sound niggas is still running with to this day. Went on to give hits to other artists with our SOUND. Went on to break other artist with our SOUND. Now I know people may think a lot of different things about me and Ja and MURDER INC. But really. What we have done in this game. Cannot be disputed. Me and my nigga Ja is #LEGENDARY. Period. And as long as I breathe. I breathe MURDER!! We Did It Rule!!!!#hiphopimmortality," Irv Gotti's caption says. 

In 2013, Ja Rule addressed Murder Inc.'s success and how he felt the label fell.

“It was a roller coaster because everything—we was going up so fast and everything was happening so fast and then it went ‘shooom.’ It was no slope. It was no dip. It was just a straight [drop],” Ja said at the time. “And it was weird because I’m really, really a fan-driven artist…I think a lot of people think I was angry at the fans, but I wasn’t as much angry as I was hurt. Because like I said, I did a lot for my fans. It was really a weird time for me and I think out of that came the anger. And then I went into a dark place. And everything was dark for me. Everything that I wanted to do was just angry. My music, the way I moved on the streets.”

“It wasn’t just one thing, like everything came at us," he continued. "So, I couldn’t even do business because the Feds told Universal if you do any business with Irving Lorenzo, you’re gonna be codefendants with Irving Lorenzo…I couldn’t enter into a new agreement. So, they couldn’t give me no money,” Irv explained. “They couldn’t do nothing. So, I’m sitting there trying to organize things and do things and I gotta do it with nothing because the Feds is on my back.”  

RELATED: Ja Rule Admits Losing To 50 Cent

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  • Anonymous
    Rule 3: 36 was the shit
  • gb2069
    If he's so legendary why don't I own any of his wack albums?? Oh yeah wait it's cause he sucka a$$ nig!!
  • Anonymous
    Ja who?
  • Anonymous
    Legendary? you niggas never made any classic album at all.
  • uuuu
    In my oponion murder inc crashed cause of irv himself not cause of g unit. Gotti made stupid choices while being high on the E-pills, on the top of his career he got caught doing money laundering, ordering a hit on 50 cent so he got in trouble with the cops, signing nas when jay z was his son,had to deal with the crackhead DMX talking shit about murder inc on the media, irv was just focusing on ashanti and ja rule to make hits and never gave black child and caddilac tah any shine, and last but not least throwing shots at busta rhymes dre and eminem, and eminem was like justin bieber at that time em had millions of kids on his side that hates ja on youtube until this day. If i remember it correct ja rule sold more records 2004 with his new york single than the record he dropped 2003, 2003 was the the year when g unit and shady was taunting him? I used to like some of his music back then, but now i don't listen to any mainstream hip hop at all cause it sucks hard:D
    • Anonymous
      irv never signed nas, that was all part of what is called a bidding war
  • Anonymous
    Nice run, but it's been over for many years.
  • 614grind
    I ain't mad. Irv sees everybody celebrating anniversaries and he wants in. The problem is they're celebrating classic albums, not a whole damn label.
  • COCA
    CLASSIC ALBUM
  • Anonymous
    G-Unit just shit on Ja on Summer Jam stage, I smell pussy is that you Ja?
    • ny daily
      50 the pussy, met ja rule n did nothing, i say NOTHING.. go run to the cops blackchild stabbed u WORD TO GOD
    • Anonymous
      why didnt ja do anything? they were on a plane thats a federal offense to scuffle on there.
  • Anonymous
    been sitting here thinking how I never heard anyone say ja was that guy...like irv was picking out some chick loving club bangers but no one could rap along because no one knew wtf ja was saying...ja used to get clowned for that I don't see legend in this story
  • Anonymous
    ja rule is the originator, the blueprint for all these black rappers in the game right now. without ja rule hiphop would be dead by now.
    • Anonymous
      SALUTE TO THE GOD JA! #FUCKFAME #RULEYORK
    • p
      lol @ these trolls
  • Mr.C
    "WORLD MOST DANGEROUS" Still Bumpin It til this Very Day,What'd Up I.G. & Ja FUCK these Hatin Ass zA99!N,the Average record Label timeline Is Only 3-4yrs As it was stated,G-Unit the Same '03-'05 Maybe'06.except for Us Down $outh Hustlers - R-A-LMafia CEO Tha "KING" Lil J. & them Ca$h Money Brothers - Baby & Slim who studied the Game And Pimp'd It,$till Gettin Money tho.YMCMB & MMG time Is Now $$$
  • Anonymous
    Wow, LOL. HHDX could not have picked a more goofier picture of these two.
  • Anonymous
    LOL some aniversary. These niggas still alive?
  • OnkelMichael
    Them Faggots was Supreme's food...
  • Anonymous
    Ja Rule Next Album - titled "Fuck Fame" Track list 1.King Of The Nile - Ft Chrisette Michele prod by. Cool & dre ) 2. I'm Back (Produced By. Kanye West) 3. My Brother's Keeper - Ja Rule Ft Rick Ross (produced by. 7) 4. Freedom - Ja Rule ft. The Dream (produced by. Chink Santana) 5. What We Gon' Do (produced by. Street Runners) 6. Prime Time- Ja Rule Ft Jay Z & DMX ( produced by. Irv Gotti ) 7. All Of This - Ja Rule Ft Drake (Produced by. Noah "40") 8. The Rules (Produced By. Just Blaze) 9. Let's Do It (Produced By Swizz Beatz) 10. My Baby Ft Ashanti ( Produced By. 7) 11. Dangerous Minds Ft Asap Rocky ( Produced by. Hit Boy ) 12. The World Ft. Scarface & Nas & Jadakiss (Produced by. Irv ) 13. No Limits ( Produced by Justice L.E.A.G.U.E ) 14. Big Remo Skit 2013 15. On The Run Ft Fat Joe & N.O.R.E ( produced by. 7) 16. F**k Fame (produced by. No I.D) 17. Our Life Feat. Mary J Blige( produced by. 7) 18. Ride With Me (produced by. Irv) 19. My Dreams ft LLoyd ,Black Child , Cadillac Tah, Vita , Charlie Baltimore & Ashanti ( produced by. Malay)
    • Frank Knows
      That would be cool.
    • Young Guwop
      Stop dreaming fan boy.
  • Anonymous
    Ja Rule is a legend, hes up there with Jimmy Hendrix & Michael Jackson.
  • Anonymous
    JA RULE THE REALEST NIGGA OUT THERE! HE DESTROYED THE WHOLE SHADY/AFTERMATH CAMP BACK IN EARLY '00 .
    • Anonymous
      LOL, you sure about that?
    • this kid
      dude Em murdered ja and murder inc lol get ur fuckin facts straight
  • Anonymous
    bunch of old heads talkin bout the good ol days. man foh did had a little buzz for 3-4 years and were stomped out the game by gunit. niggas actin like they copying nething from murder inc lmao these niggas is lame
    • Anonymous
      A little buzz? Ja Rule sold 20 million albums lol Other than 50, nobody in G Unit sold more than 5. Now that's little.
  • Ruff Ryders
    Ja made a few pop rap hits n sold a lot of records but he was never a dope mc just a wack dmx clone with none of the skills passion or street respect. Ashanti was pretty wack as well Pac's Life one the worst tracks of all time and Mesmerize wit her n ja in the video at the carnival like that grease movie lmao corniest shit ever. And that was it for Murda inc shady/g-unit/aftermath bodied them gotti fat ass reminds me of dame dash bitter as fuck no one cares but still trying to convince everyone that he a legend
  • Anonymous
    "Than @irvgotti187 in 2003 50 Cent fucked it all up" LMAO
    • Anonymous
      HAHAH I never noticed that
    • Anonymous
      Funny as hell.
  • Anonymous
    You only had two successful artists, tho.
  • Anonymous
    Irv's beats were and still are garbage they were only successful because they had great hooks by singers people would sing along to
  • Anonymous
    We went on to create our own MURDER INC SOUND. A sound niggas is still running with to this day. Went on to give hits to other artists with our SOUND. Does he really think he started crossover songs with a R&B artists on the hook smh
  • Anonymous
    Irv Gotti is the original DJ Khaled just a annoying loud mouth who thinks his bigger and more important than he actually is Ja has some dope hits but he is no where near a legend
    • Anonymous
      Difference is Irv produced hits and Khaled doesn't produce much anymore. I get what you're saying but Irv produced huge tracks
    • Anonymous
      Yeah thats disrespectful Irv was a producer who made tracks he didn't just take other peoples beats and put the same 7 people on every song for 7 albums.
    • Corniest fuck-boy on the earth
      yea fat annoying and talks to much but at least irv has produced some tracks. That fuckin lame khaled is such a joke been around 15 years n I still don't know what the fuck he does. Why do people even let him in videos n on tracks he the most annoying motherfucker of all time I have never met or heard anyone say they were a fan of dj khaled
  • Anonymous
    LOL THESE NIGGAS HAD LIKE A 3 YEAR RUN BEFORE 50 AND EM ENDED IT. RIP MURDER INC 1999-2003!
    • What's
      Math?
    • Omerta Six
      Learn how to count first, then talk shit.. goof.
    • Anonymous
      he said "like a 3 year run"
    • Anonymous
      Lol @ your Puerto Rican math. 1999-2003 doesn't equal 3 years smh
    • Anonymous
      Em more than 50
  • ny daily
    murda inc 1999/2004 cant knock that hit afta hit fuck all the haters
  • Anonymous
    Irv looking suspect as hell in that picture
  • Anonymous
    ja is a legendary clown