For four years, Ja Rule has been on the comeback trail. In 2007, Murder Inc. Records made a strong comeback. The label established a deal with Universal Records and Irv Gotti accepted an executive role with the label. Ja Rule was to be the top priority of Universal Records.
Irv Gotti recently discussed what happened at Universal, revealing he and Ja Rule pulled the plug. Ja Rule was making daily appearances on BET and MTV as if it were 2004. But, this ended when his album was continiously delayed. Ja Rule announced his own independent move in 2009.
While Ja Rule has become independent, he said he will always be a part of Murder Inc. This summer, Ja Rule had hoped to release his album. Despite being in prison, Rule intended to release his album on October 11. The official video for “Spun a Web” was released, but nothing further came from Ja Rule.
Now, Ja Rule revealed his Pain is Love 2 album will be released in 2012. Next month, Ja Rule will release both “Real Life Fantasy” and “Superstar” to iTunes and radio. Around the time of the album’s release, Rule will release his “Black Vodka” single.