IF the company you keep is any indication of your own merit, then Def Jam?s latest rap phenomenon, Ja Rule is destined for greatness. Juggling roles within DMX?s Ruff Ryder camp and Jay-Z?s Roc-a-fella imprint, the 21-year old native of Hollis, Queens has been responsible for some of…more
In July 2007, Ja Rule was arrested for the illegal possession of a .40 calibre gun. The arrest came after being stopped for speeding, with officers finding the weapon in his car.
Ja Rule grew up as an only child. He had one younger sister but she died from respiratory problems when he was 5.
Ja Rule played Nicolas Frazier in the moive Half Past Dead (2002). He was cast along side Steven Seagal and Morris Chestnut.
Ja Rule was cast in the movie The Fast and The Furious as Edwin. He played along side Paul Walker and Vin Diesel.
Ja Rule is often compared to rapper DMX because they both have a gruff, gravelly voice.
Ja Rule won an MTV Award for Best Hip-Hop Video for his song I'm real (Murder Remix ft. J.Lo.) in 2002. The same year, his video for Always On Time was nominated in the same category, giving him 2 chances out of 5 to win the award.
In 2002, Ja Rule won the World Music Award for World's Best Selling Rap Artist.
Ja got nominated four times at the Grammy Award. Once for Best Rap Perfomance by a Duo or Group ("Put It On Me"), once for Best Rap Album("Pain Is Love") and twice for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Livin It Up" and "Always on Time"). Unfortunatly, he never won any.
Ja's album Pain Is Love was certified 5x Platinum, selling over 5 million copies in the US only. The album also ranked #1 on the Billboard 200 for two weeks.
Ja's album Rule 3:36 was certified 3x Platinum, selling over 3 million copies in the US. The album was also ranked #1 on the Billboard 200 for one week.
Ja's albums Venni Vetti Vecci, The Last Temptation and R.U.L.E. were all certified Platinum, each selling over 1 million copies in the US only.
Discography: Venni Vetti Vecci (1999), Rule 3:36 (2000), Pain is Love (2001), The Last Temptation (2002), Blood in My Eye (2003), R.U.L.E. (2004), Exodus Greatest Hits (2005), Love is Pain (coming up in 2006).
Ja has three kids. One daughter named Britney (born in 1995) and two sons, Jeffrey Jr. (born in 2000) and Jordan (born in 2003).
Ja Rule was part of the 2001 All Star Tribute on the remake of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On".
"Ja Rule" is an acronym for "Jeffery Atkins Represents Unconditional Loves Exist."
Ja's birthday is on February 29 which makes him a Leap Year baby.
Ja is married to Aisha Murray Atkins since April 2001.
Ja is 5' 8" (1.73 m) tall.
Ja Rule: (Talking about how the death of his younger sister affected him) See, that's the thing. It didn't really affect me until I was older because I didn't understand it. I was young, 4 or 5, and my mom comes home and she's like, "Your sister isn't gonna make it." I didn't really understand it. I'm like, where's the next toy? It didn't register until I was older and I was like, I don't have the sister I could have grown up with. That was tough on me. My father wasn't there so it was just me and my mom. She worked two jobs trying to raise me, which was tough. She worked the four-to-twelve shift, so no one was home when I came home from school. That's why I feel like the streets raised me, 'cause I grew up with the older guys around me.