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Breaking News: Ja Rule Checked Into Prison

Earlier today Wednesday (June 8), former Murder Inc/Def Jam recording artist Ja Rule visited a Manhattan courthouse to turn himself over to authorities to begin his two-year prison sentence in New York, for possession of a firearm. Below is how TMZ is reporting the story:

TMZ spoke with Ja’s executive producer, Seven, who was with Mr. Rule at the courthouse in NY moments ago. Seven tells us the rapper is still inside the building, waiting to be processed.

Seven tells us Ja spent some private time with his wife, close friends and family members before he was taken behind closed doors — and the last thing he said to everyone was, “Real life is a fantasy, f**k fame … I’m ready for this to get over with. I am focused.”

The rapper — real name Jeffrey Atkins — was hit with the 2-year sentence in 2010 when he pled guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon — stemming from a 2007 incident in which cops found a loaded semi-automatic handgun in his sports car.

We ran into Ja last week — where he told us how he planned on passing the time while in the pokey.

UPDATE 12:52 PM PT: It’s official — Ja Rule is now inmate 07608730Q.

Additional Reporting: TMZ

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Murder Inc Reunion Took Place Last Night In NYC

Last night Friday (April 22) a Murder Inc reunion took place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. R&B crooner Lloyd was the opening act for Diddy’s Dirty Money “Coming Home” tour. During Lloyd set, he brought out Ashanti to perform, “Southside.” Also, Ashanti brought out Ja Rule to perform “Always On Time.”  Before exiting the stage, Ja performed his new single, “Real Life Fantasy.” The single is off his new album Pain Is Love 2, which will be dropping June 7th (along with The Renaissance Project LP). On June 8th, Ja will begin serving his two-years prison term for a gun charge.

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Ja Rule Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion, Plus 50 Cent Makes Fun Of Him

Things seem to be getting worst for Ja Rule. Last year he was sentenced to two years in prison for possession of a firearm. Yesterday Tuesday (March 22), The Queens rapper plead guilty to two counts of tax evasion of $3 million dollars. Ja is set to released two albums on June 7, Pain Is Love 2 and The Renaissance Project. Ja will begin his sentenced on June 8. Peep 50 tweet below:

Rapper 50 Cent took to his Twitter account @50cent and made fun of Ja for not paying his taxes. Peep 50 tweet below:

Damn you don’t want to pay taxes fool. Take 3 more years hahaha. Oh sh*t I’m crying LMAO

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Ja Rule Is Dropping Two Albums This June

Ja Rule will be releasing a lot of new music before he reports to prison in June. On June 7th Ja will be releasing two different albums. Ja took to his twitter account @RuleYork and announced that he will be dropping Renaissance Project and Pain Is Love 2, on the same day. Peep Ja’s tweets below:

On (March 9) Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Richard Carruthers scheduled the Queens native to begin his two years prison sentence on June 8.

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Ja Rule Is Set To Begin His Two Years Jail Sentence This June

A Manhattan judge allowed Ja Rule to finish his new album and settle some tax issues before he begin his prison sentence. Earlier today Wednesday (March 9) Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Richard Carruthers scheduled the Queens native to begin his two years prison sentence on June 8.

Last December Ja Rule accepted a plea bargain and was sentenced to two years in prison for possession of a weapon, stemming from a 2007 arrest.  Ja Rule’s attorney, Stacey Richman said that Ja want to finish his album and settle his tax issues before he go to jail.

We want to finish the album, and there’s also a tax issue,” Richman told the New York Post. “Somebody, an accountant, had filed an incorrect form, and this is to correct what was done in the past.

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Ja Rule Pleads Guilty To Gun Case, Faces Two Years In Jail, But Will Not Go to Jail Until He Finishes Movie, Lawyer Says

I am sadden to report to you guys that New York rapper Ja Rule has been sentenced to two years in Jail, after he accepted a plea deal. Jeffrey Atkins aka Ja Rule will officially be sentenced when he report to a Manhattan judge early next year. This all stem from a prior gun possession arrest on July 22, 2007,  when police found an unlicensed.40 caliber handgun in the backseat of his Maybach, following a traffic stop. Hours before the arrest, he was onstage with Lil Wayne at a concert at Manhattan’s Beacon Theater. Weezy was also picked up on the same day for possession of the same caliber pistol. The Young Money leader, who shares the same laywer as Rule, also eventually pleaded guilty to the attempted weapons possession charges. He served eight months in the case on good behavior and was just released last month.

According to the Associated Press, Ja pleaded guilty in a Manhattan courtroom earlier today (December 13) to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. He is expected to receive two years behind bars when he is formally sentenced in February.“Mr. Atkins stepped up and took responsibility,” Rule’s lawyer Stacey Richman told XXLMag.com

XXL spoke to Ja lawyer, Stacey Richman, who says she managed to work out a deal with the district attorney to keep him free until he finishes some prior business agreements.  “It’s part of our discussions with the district attorney’s office,” she explained of the arrangement. “You have to think whenever you’re taking care of a person of this caliber with these type of commitments you have to anticipate their business commitments also.” “We have fought long and hard on the situation and they have agreed in regard to these commitments,” she continued. “I mean he has a film to do. There are certain concerts to do.” As of press time it is uncertain exactly when Rule will be begin to serve his sentence but the movie he is working on will not begin filming until March of 2011.

Additional Reporting: XXL magazine

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Rappers That Are Most Likely Not To Make A Comeback

Some rappers are very blessed to have a successful music career, and others aren’t. In our Hip-Hop era today, rappers are lucky if they can stay relevant for five consecutive years and release a minimum of three albums. Some rappers got on, was popping for the moment, then they disappeared and we never heard from them again. Other rappers are just “one hit wonders,” ask Mims.  They had a hit record, and when record died down, they’re career did as well. I came up with a list of five rappers that are most likely not to make a comeback. The five rappers that I chose, was hot for the moment or are “one hit wonders.”

1.  Mase

Mase is best known for being Puff Daddy’s sidekick back in the late 90’s.  Mase was first introduced to the music industry back in 1996, when he was featured on 112’s song “Only You.” The success of the song, gained  Mase a worldwide fanbase, and he soon became one of the hottest rappers of the 90’s. A few months later, still without releasing an album, Mase was featured on Puffy Daddy’s song “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” and Biggies number one hit record “Mo Money, Mo Problem.” In 1997, Mase released his debut album Harlem World, which went 4x platinum. The album  singles “Feel So Good” and “Look At Me” peaked number one on the Billboard rap charts.  In 1999 Mase released his second album  Double Up. It did not live up to the expectations and was a major failure compared to his first album. The album only went gold (500,000 copies). That same year, Mase announced his retirement from rap on Hot 97 NYC with DJ Funk Master Flex to find GOD. Mase founded GOD then made his return back  to Hip-Hop in 2004 with his album Welcome Back, which went gold. In 2005, Mase did some recording with 50 Cent and G-unit and was rumored to be signed to G-Unit and SRC Records but the deals were never finalized because Puff didn’t want to sell Mase contract for under $2 million. Mase then disappeared from rap again and went back to GOD. In June of 2009, Mase ended his feuded with childhood friends Jim Jones and Cam’ron. In July 0f 2009, Mase released a new track “Get It” Ft. Cam’ron and Vado, and did a remix to Drake’s “Best I Ever Had.”  Mase was released from his contract with Puff Daddy and Bad Boy records.  As far as his music career, I don’t know where he stands.

2. Chingy

In 2003, his debut single “Right Thurr” put him on the map and gained success worldwide, which lead to his debut album Jackpot selling over two million copies. In 2004, Chingy left Ludacris and DTP Records because of money issues. Since leaving Luda and DTP, Chingy really haven’t been able to make a hit record. Chingy’s 2004 album Powerballin, 2006 album Hood Star, and 2007 Hate It Or Love  were all failures and didn’t sell more than a few hundreds thousands copies. It was rumored that Chingy is working  on his fifth album Success & Failures, but after doing some research there is no release date or tracklisting. The last time I heard something about  Chingy, he was out in L.A. and down in ATL messing with gay men and a trannies.


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Ja Rule Speaks On Gun Charge [With Video]

As I previously reported, Queens rapper Ja Rule faces four years in prison this August, for criminal possession of a weapon http://yodonbleekraps.com/2010/06/09/breaking-news-ja-rule-faces-four-years-in-prison-this-august/. Recently, Ja spoke about the gun charge during an interview with VladTV.

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Breaking News: Ja Rule Faces Four Years In Prison This August

Queens, New York  multi platinum rapper  Jeffrey “Ja Rule” Atkins is facing four years in prison for criminal possession of a weapon.

Ja Rule has pleaded not guilty to criminal possession of a weapon and must appear in court this August, where he will stand trail for firearm violation in New York.  In July of 2007, after a performance at the Beacon Theater, Ja was arrested after NYPD stopped his Maybach Benz and found a loaded .40 caliber handgun in the car with the serial number scratched off.

Yesterday (June 8th) Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Richard Carruthers ruled against his bid to challenge the DNA testing procedure of the weapon. Ja  lawyer Stacy Richman said she will appeal the ruling.  If you guys are not familiar with Stacey Richman, he’s the same lawyer who represented Lil Wayne, who was arrested the same night as Ja Rule on a separate gun charged.

Lil Wayne also challenged the DNA procedure used to test the .40 caliber handgun also found in his car, but eventually pled guilty to attempted possession of a weapon and is currently serving eight month at Rikers Island.

The former Def Jam/Murda Inc artist debut album Venni Vetti Vecci, debuted at the top of the charts and sold over two-million copies worldwide. Ja Rule is currently working on his forthcoming LP Venni Vetti Vecci 2010, will is expected to be out later this year.

Ja Rule trail is expected the start on August 18th, If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison.

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