Former Murder Inc. rapper Ja Rule recently spoke on his relationship status with Irv Gotti and promised his upcoming album is still underway.
Ja said he is still close with his former boss, although he is no longer signed to the Murder Inc.
“I’m working, I’m not in a rush,” he revealed in an interview about his forthcoming project. “I’m in the studio working every day. I’m about to go in the studio and work right now and finish up on the album. The album’s coming out incredible. It’s very different. I wanted to make it special. I wanted the album to be out of this world, and it’s definitely shaping up to that. I’m not in a rush. I got a new situation — my Empire Music Group. Gotti’s got Murder Inc. We’re both still together — there’s no separation. We’re both together doing what we do, but I got my own situation and I got new artists. We’re putting it together.” (MTV)
The rapper previously spoke on the state of hip-hop and New York rappers.
“We fighting against other genres,” Rule declared in an interview. “We fightin’ against motherf*ckin’ rock. We fightin’ against pop. We fightin’ against these other genres of music. We need to be together as a whole and not separating ourselves between West and East and South. I think New York is making a strong comeback right now. I think we doin’ our thing, we got Maino, we got Red Cafe. I think New York is making a surgence. I got my acts outta New York, I’m coming with a crazy album right now. But you know as a whole, it’s not about New York…it’s about hip-hop. We all in this together. So when I think about it, that’s really my feelings on the situation.” (57th Ave)
Ja recently teamed with Rick Ross for the “Mafia Music” remix which disses 50 Cent.
“Guess who’s bizzack,” Rule raps. “I spit murder, the music is mafia…One cold afternoon you get shot at your home/Now ‘I Smell P*ssy’/P*ssy got lips, but it don’t talk to me/That’s why you my b*tch/And you on my d*ck/Aha ’cause I f*cked you up once, I f*cked you up twice and you still talking sh*t/What must I do, to get through to you/ Curly, get off my d*ck…Read in-between the lines when you hear me talk/Get on get outta line, this is Rule York.” (“Mafia Music (Remix)”)
With Ashanti on the verge of being dropped by Gotti, The Inc.’s Lloyd released a statement regarding his displeasure with the label last week.
“I’m ready for a change,” Lloyd wrote in a statement. “There’s no bad blood. I just feel I need to take more control over my career and get a fresh start. Hopefully Irv can understand my position.” (Ace Showbiz)
No information has been releases on Ja’s upcoming album.