As he narrows in on beginning an upcoming two-year jail sentence, New York rapper Ja Rule has already begun strategizing what his post-release plans will be.
According to Rule, he will launch an international tour following his speculated 2013 release.
“My ’40 Days/40 Nights Around the World’ tour is being set up right now,” Rule exclusively tells Rap-Up.com. “I want the bus to come straight to the prison and take me to my first show. Put my family on the bus, have them come to the first few cities, send them back home, and let me keep going. It’ll be international; 40 cities in 40 nights. I’ll be so fresh and ready to go.” (Rap-Up)
Rule also said he would use his jail time to build up a collection of rhymes.
“I haven’t written rhymes in over 10 years,” he added. “It was all in my head. I’m going to go in jail and write because it’s just going to be impossible to store all that sh*t in my brain.” (Rap-Up)
Last month, the rapper reflected on having to serve time for a gun conviction.
“I’m disappointed,” Rule said in an interview. “I’m mad at myself. My daughter, she’s 15 right now. These are her last couple of years. She’s about to graduate from high school, and she’s going to college. She needs her father. My boys really need me right now too, as well as my wife. They need Daddy, and Daddy f*cked up…This is something that’s bad, but there’s gotta be some good that comes out of it. Even if there are other kids that look at me and say, ‘Let me put my burner down.’ Even if it’s that, then there is something learned from my mistakes.” (MTV)
Until his June sentencing, Rule is planning on the upcoming release of his next album.
“We in Miami doing it, putting the finishing touches on the [Renaissance] project,” Rule said in an interview. “Finishing that up and we’re getting started on [Pain Is Love 2]. Yeah, Pain Is Love 2. Yeah, it’s about to go down. The Renaissance Project, it’s got a real soulful vibe, a real music vibe. It’s rider music. When you listen to the album, it’ll put you in a different zone — I dealt with the women on the album, you know, different than what you’re used to. It’s kind of like grown-up conversation. When you’re young and you’re making records towards the ladies, sometimes they can be rather derogatory. ‘B*tch, h*e this, B*tch, that.’ So you know, with some of the records on this album, they’re more on an intellectual level when I’m talking to the ladies. It’s more of a relationship that we’ve been in for a long time that we know how to talk to each other verbally…” (Rule York)
Ja Rule is expected to begin his sentence on June 8th.
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