Jeffrey Bruce Atkins, known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and actor. Born in Hollis, Queens, he debuted in 1999 with Venni Vetti Vecci and single "Holla Holla". From 1999 to 2005, Ja Rule had several top 20 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100, including "Between Me and You" with Christina Milian, "I'm Real" and "Ain. 't It Funny' stars Jennifer Lopez - who both topped the US Billboard Hot 100 - topped "Always on Time" with Ashanti, "Mesmerize" with Ashanti and "Wonderful" with R. Kelly and Ashanti. In the 2000s, Ja Rule was signed to Murder Inc. Records, formerly known as The Inc. Records and is headed by Irv Gotti. Rule has been nominated for two American Music Awards and four Grammy Awards with collaborators Lil 'Mo, Vita, Ashanti and Case. After releasing his first platinum album Venni Vetti Vecci, he released his second and third albums Rule 3:36 and Pain Is Love.
|Birth name||Jeffrey Bruce Atkins|
|Also known as||Jah|
|Born||February 29, 1976, New York City, U.S.|
|Genres||Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, hardcore hip hop, political hip hop, pop-rap|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, singer, songwriter, actor|
|Labels||M-PIRE, Fontana, Universal Motown, Def Jam, Murder Inc|
|Associated acts||Murder Inc, 7 Aurelius, Ashanti, Benzino, Black Child, Charli Baltimore, Fat Joe, Hussein Fatal, Irv Gotti, Lil' Mo, Lloyd, Vita|
Rap and hip-hop artist best known for his duets with female R&B artists, including "I'm Real" with Jennifer Lopez and "Mesmerize" with Ashanti. His album Pain is Love debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in 2001.
He got into a lot of fights in middle school due to his diminutive size.
He attempted to spearhead a new music festival, Fyre Festival, in 2017, but it failed due to widespread disorganization.
He has three children, Brittney, Jeffrey and Jordan, with his wife Aisha Murray Atkins, who he married in April 2001.
Former Witnesses of Jehovah. TVT Records artists. Rapper pop music. Def Jam recording artist. Winner of the World Music Award. Americans have been convicted of drug charges. New York Crime. Americans have been convicted of fraud. Rapper Gangsta. American crime of the 21st century. The rapper is from New York. Prisoners and detainees of the US federal government. East Coast hip hop musician. American hip hop singer