New York rapper Ja Rule will leave fans waiting for his Pain Is Love 2 album a bit longer as new reports claim the project has been delayed from its original June 7th release date.
According to contributing producer 7 Aurelius, there was not enough time to complete the album and match next week’s scheduled release.
“The plan changed mostly because of the level and quality of the records we were making,” he explained in an interview. “We have exhausted every possible way to have it available on iTunes for pre-order on the 7th. The main issue is that Fontana needs the album turned in before they will release a date, or even start their process which is normally sixty days for digital and hard copy…Me and Rule have to capture all the magic around us until he goes in, otherwise we are doing an injustice to his fans…If we had stopped in April just to be able to turn it in to Fontana for a June 7 date, PIL2 would not be what it is now. They have acknowledged that because it’s Ja Rule, they will give it a fast track release once it is turned in and that would be digital and hard copy.” (Murder Inc Online)
Last month, Rule proclaimed the unreleased album as his best work to date.
“Ain’t been to sleep in 3 days lol… RT @mossburg00 @Ruleyork go to sleep rule lol,” Rule Tweeted Friday (May 20).
“I’m saying this now PIL2 is the best album I’ve EVER made!!! Hands down…” (Ja Rule’s Twitter)
Despite getting ready to begin a speculated two-year jail sentence next month for a gun conviction, Rule has already drawn out post-release plans.
“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)
Earlier this year, Rule talked about completing two projects before heading to the slammer.
“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)
A new release date has not yet been revealed.
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