By YRS Jerzy Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer The man, Ja Rule, had an unprecedented run, during the early 2000s, that took him to the top of Billboard. Once Ja Rule got there, he didn't easily let go of it. In 2000, he had the element of surprise, when "Between Me and You" became
In the early 2000s, Vita rose to fame after she appeared on Ja Rule's hit single, "Put it On Me." Vita would become a fixture on Ja Rule's songs during the first half of his run. Eventually, Vita would be replaced by Charli Baltimore. Vita also appeared on Ja Rule's
By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer When Charli Baltimore signed with Murder Inc. Records, she joined the then-hottest label in hip hop and felt she would finally have her shot to become famous. Ten years ago, it seemed as if she was well on her way when Ja
By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer When Ja Rule was on top of his game, there was no one who could deliver as many hits as Rule, and in a short period of time. Due to his affiliation with Jay-Z and DMX, Ja Rule had already garnered much
By The Voice Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer The final nail in Irv Gotti's coffin was the federal investigation, which ultimately caused Gotti's record label, Murder Inc. Records, to lose their distribution deal with Def Jam. Even before the federal investigation, Irv Gotti and Murder Inc. were highly unpopular, due to their
By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer There was a time when the Murder Inc. movement seemed unstoppable. Ja Rule had been in the public eye since 1998 and was one of rap's most popular stars. However, in 2001, his crew was introduced and they also rose to popularity.