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Saturday, August 20, 2022

Roc-A-Fella Records vs Murder Inc Records


This may not be the verzuz battle everyone is talking about, but your opinion still counts. Today, we will dive off into the greatest record companies that hit the music industry. With millions of albums sold, this will be a competition to choose from like no other.

Although Murder Inc. is branch of Roc-A-Fella Records, they both pack hit songs of their own. So, The Wrap Up Magazine is conducting this survey. We want to know what music group do you vibe to the most?

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Why Ashanti And Ja Rule Had The Empire We All Wanted

Murder Inc. was the record label every company wanted to be. In the early 2000's you couldn't turn on your radio without hearing a Ja Rule and Ashanti song.

Hailing from Hollis, Queens, Ja Rule made his debut in 1999 with his first studio album Venni Vetti Vecci  lead by the single "Holla Holla." From 1999 to 2005, Ja Rule would reign as one of the top-selling hip-hop artists.

Ashanti was discovered as a teenager and signed to Murder Inc. in 2001. After generating buzz following her appearance on Big Pun's "How We Roll,"  she teamed up with Fat Joe and Ja Rule for the hit single, What's Luv?" In 2002, Ashanti released her self-titled album, Ashanti. The album sold over half a million copies within the first week.

In 2001, Ja Rule released his third studio album Pain Is Love. He teamed up with Caddillac Tah, Black Child, and Ashanti on the track "The Inc." While the album had some hit singles, "The Inc." fell short in creating the vibe of a gangsta crew that they were going for.

After the success of Ashanti's first self-titled album in 2002, she didn't wait long to release a follow-up album. Chapter II was released in 2003 and the hit singles, "Rain on Me," "Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)," and "Breakup 2 Makeup" were all on this album.

In 2002, Murder Inc. Records was a force to be reckoned with; the label was producing hit albums and singles under the direction of CEO Irv Gotti. Gotti released the compilation album Irv Gotti Presents: The Inc. The album featured songs from all the artists on the label. "Down 4 You," was the first single off the record and featured Ja Rule, Ashanti, Vita and Charlie Baltimore.

Ja released the remix to "The Pledge" featuring the Queens rapper,  Ashanti, and Tupac Shakur. As usual, Ashanti was on the hook adding her vocals to make the song catchy, and fans ate it up.

When "Always On Time" hit radio airwaves in 2001 it was an instant hit. The song paired with the video introduced fans to Ja Rule and Ashanti as a dynamic duo. The single was Ja Rule's first number 1 hit to top the Billboard Hot 100.

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Monday, May 10, 2021

How Eminem Inherited Beef With Ja Rule


Unlike some of Eminem’s other feuds, he didn’t poke fun at or diss Ja Rule in a track first. The beef was initially between Ja and 50 Cent, however, the two rap giants can’t even agree on how it began.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Irv Gotti Talks Relationship With Jay-Z, And Nas


Irv Gotti spoke about when he tried to sign Nas to Murder Inc. but said he ultimately regretted the decision due to bad timing. While Nas flirted with signing to Murder Inc., 

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Understanding Rick James Hit Song With Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule hit song "Im Real" has always been one of my favorite songs from the the artist when they were doing there thing.

"I'm Real" is the name of two songs recorded by American singer Jennifer Lopez, both primarily for her second studio album J.Lo (2001). The original version was released as the album's fourth single; Ja Rule of Murder Inc Records wrote and was featured on a new version of the song entitled "I'm Real (Murder Remix)", which was featured on a re-issue of J.Lo in July 2001, on Lopez's remix album J to tha L–O! The Remixes (2002), and Ja Rule's third studio album Pain Is Love (2001).

Along with Irv Gotti, Ja Rule wrote the Murder remix for "I'm Real", which utilizes samples from "All Night Long" (1983) by Mary Jane Girls and "Mary Jane" by Rick James. "I'm Real (Murder Remix)" was produced by Gotti and 7 Aurelius, and was recorded at Record Plant in Hollywood, California and Crackhouse Studios in New York City.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

DMX or Jay-Z

DMX doubles down on wanting to go against JAY-Z in a Verzuz battle. “It's a celebration. We're celebrating music,” DMX said.

In the late '90s, Jay-Z and DMX were Def Jam's most successful stars. The friendly rivalry includes several rap battles between the legendary MCs, including their Backstage Freestyle match in 2000. In 1999, they also created the infamous supergroup Murder Inc, which starred both rappers and Ja Rule.

Before DMX and Jay Z became international rap titans, they competed in a classic hip-hop war. Their Bronx battle in the early '90s is the stuff of legends and it's also what sparked their ongoing beef, according to Irv Gotti.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

IRS Says Ja Rule Hasn’t Paid Taxes For 11 Years

The feds slapped Ja Rule – whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins – with the tax lien last month for a total of $363,269 for income he earned in 2014 and 2015.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Jennifer Lopez or Ashanti

Celebrity Match Up does it best when it comes to matching up the best celebrities that's hot today! Both Ashanti and Jennifer Lopez have been making a big splash as of late in the entertainment industry.

While Ashanti has been posting some of her best modeling pictures, Jennifer is still soaking up all the fame from "Hustlers." So now, The Wrap-Up Magazine want to know which lady do you feel matches your best in favorite videos?

Learn about Ashanti and Jennifer Lopez while watching the selected video showcased by our magazine. Comment below or see or great articles. Hope you enjoy!

Also See: Top 5 Hottest Photos Of Ashanti

 Aside from music, Ashanti has also acted in various productions. In 2005, she made her feature film debut in Coach Carter alongside Samuel L Jackson. Ashanti was first discovered as a teenager and later signed to Murder Inc. in 2002. With hitmaker Irv Gotti at the helm, Ashanti blasted into the urban music scene with a series of hit songs.

"Foolish" is a song by American singer-songwriter Ashanti. It served as her debut single, the first from her self-titled debut album (2002).

 Jennifer Lopez is an American entertainer who has recorded songs in English and Spanish. The album's lead single "Jenny from the Block", was later described by Sam Lansky of MTV News as her most iconic single.

"All I Have" is a song recorded by American singer Jennifer Lopez, featuring American rapper LL Cool J. Jennifer Lopez gives it her all in her 'All I Have' Residency shows in Las Vegas.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Craigslist Murderer Admits To 22 Murders

Miranda Barbour is a 19-year-old girl who admits to not only killing a guy who hired her for sex on Craigslist, but also to killing many others. She’s currently in a Pennsylvania jail, awaiting trial for allegedly stabbing Troy LaFerrara 20 times. Why you ask? Well, because she claims she tested him by telling him that she was only 16 and he responded by saying he’d still have sex with her. Barbour claims she is a surviving victim of molestation and that set her off.

In a jailhouse interview over the weekend she said that she’s been killing people since she was 13-years-old. She insists she only kills bad people. She allegedly claims her first murder came as a result of joining a satanic cult in Alaska.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Ja Rule and Ashanti Realeases "Encore"

The Murder Inc. rapper and singer share undeniable chemistry on the breezy, Cheryl Lynn-inspired track, which they’ve been previewing during their live shows. Rule even pays homage to JAY-Z’s 2003 classic off The Black Album. “Can I get an encore? Do you want more?” he asks. “Your good love deserves an encore,” sings Shanti.

The long overdue collaborative project by Ja Rule and Ashanti is expected to be on the way, and this week fans got a teaser with the leaked song “Encore.” Back in June, Ja and Ashanti revealed that they were plotting a joint album, inspired by JAY-Z and BeyoncĂ©’s Everything Is Love. “I think we should do one of these joint albums,” tweeted Ja.