Ja Rule is One Step Closer to Being Out of Prison, Let's Never Forget About Ja Rule Again
The Associated Press reports that around 9:30am today, Ja Rule was released from Mid-State Correctional Facility in Marcy, New York, after serving most of a two-year sentence for a gun charge. He was also serving out a 28-month sentence for tax evasion, and is now in a different correctional facility to serve out at least a portion of that time. However, smart money says he'll soon be in a halfways house, as that would allow him to make the approximately $1.1 million that he owes the government. Anyways, we're psyched for anything that brings Ja one step closer to freedom makes us happy.
Just as Ja Rule taught us that every thug needs a lady, Ja Rule taught us that every early-2000s pop-rap scene needs a Ja Rule, a sensitive thug with a voice that had seemingly been run through a cheese grater, singing, rapping, and sing-rapping through the Billboard charts. Though he might have had his cred single-handedly dismantled by 50 Cent back in the day, Ja Rule will never be a wanksta in our hearts. Here are some of Ja's most beloved songs of all time, fuck a deep cut:
The Kid Mero Versus Baltimore Party Rap
Gay rap is not a genre.
Scrapbook: MØ Flips Through Her Old Photo Albums
From grunge to crust punk to hip-hop to coyly cool Scandi-pop, MØ digs through her old photo albums for the ultimate #TBT charting her music and style evolution.
Hipsters Can't Ruin Hip-Hop Because Hipsters Don't Exist
"Hipsters" are a fictional construct, an army of imaginary scapegoats in trucker hats perched perilously on top of both a five-panel and a snapback.
Deniro Farrar: Notice - Cult Rap - Part 3/4
Deniro Discusses How Cult Rap is a Genre of Music That Connects With the Listener Through Social Commentary
Insanely Close and Personal With the Brian Jonestown Massacre
I met Katy Newcombe when we were both fifteen. Now I see her presence lurking within magazine features, disguised as the words “Anton’s teenage Welsh bride.”
Courtney Barnett Told Us How to Stop Writing Terrible Poetry and Land a Record Deal
We talked to the Australian singer about art school and why trying to write good songs just leads to writing bad ones.
Turn Up to Keys N Krates' Diplo & Friends Mix
Occasionally, we the at Noisey will kindly request that you drop whatever you're doing and turn the goddamn motherfuck up. Now is one of those times.
Meet Amos: The Man Who Designs Moog's Wonderful Toys
Moogfest takes place in North Carolina this Wednesday and boasts a lineup including M.I.A., Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk, Dan Deacon and many more. So we talked to the man who dreams up synths.
I Went to Bogotá in Colombia For Festival Estéreo Picnic and Danced For Days
Noisey ditched North America for South to eat endless empanadas, catch up with Julian Casablancas backstage, get winded while dancing to Phoenix and find out more about Colombia's music scene.
Give Life Back to Fhqwhgads
How a Strong Bad/Daft Punk mash-up album helped bring out the magic in 'Random Access Memories.'