Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Ten years ago, Ja Rule and Ashanti recorded "Always on Time," one of the biggest records of the last decade. The song was on the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a number of weeks from January 2002 until June 2002. From that point forward, Ja Rule and Ashanti were the biggest hip hop/R&B tandem.
Following "Always on Time," Ja Rule and Ashanti recorded several other hits. In 2003, they followed with "Mesmerize," before being decimated by feuds. By 2004, things were back on track for Ja Rule. Alongside R. Kelly, he and Ashanti recorded another top five hit with "Wonderful." But, legal issues with Murder Inc. led to the end of everyone's career.
Ja Rule finally took matters into his own hands and landed his comeback. He has scored a minor hit with "Real Life Fantasy" and he is buidling his fanbase back. For years, he has promised to reunite with Ashanti. Lloyd brought Ja Rule and Ashanti out for one of his performances and allowed Rule to perform "Real Life Fantasy." Now, Rule has finally been able to reunite with Ashanti on one of his new tracks. Produced by Ja Rule, himself, the song "LOL" will feature Ashanti.
The only hard part for Ja Rule is deciding which album it will be on. Next month, Ja Rule plans to release two albums, Pain is Love 2 and The Renaissance Project on June 7, 2011. Ja Rule is having a hard time deciding which album to put "LOL" on.