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Atkins began his rap career in 1993 with his hip hop group Cash Money Click.He told Curtis Waller of MTV News that his stage name "Ja Rule" came from a friend who addressed him by that name; other friends called him "Ja".Most of the production was to be done by 7 Aurelius (who co-produced "Down Ass Bitch"), while Irv Gotti was to be the executive producer of the album.Ja Rule had planned on releasing it June 7 but later decided to delay the release date in order to allow more time to perfect the "level and quality of the records" and to avoid "doing an injustice to [his] fans".
It eventually reached platinum status in the US due to the popularity of the hit single, "Holla Holla", which reached #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The material was intended simply as a mixtape, but was released as an album to fulfill Ja Rule's contractual commitment to Murder Inc. The album was described as a "hate" album, directed at various rappers including 50 Cent, G-Unit, Eminem, Dr. It spawned one hit single, "Clap Back" which reached number 44 on the Billboard Hot 100 and had won him a Source Award for "Fat Tape" song of the year. From 2005 to 2006, Gotti searched for other labels, until finally reaching a deal with Universal Records (part of the same company as Def Jam). left Universal Records due to business issues and failure to secure funds for music projects. Records in 2009, Ja Rule founded his own independent label, Mpire Music Group and recruited new artists while still maintaining friendship with Irv Gotti.
It peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, selling 139,000 copies in its first week of release, and had sold over 468,000 copies in the U. The Mirror was to be Ja Rule's seventh album and set for a 2007 release date.
On October 2, 2011, another track, called "Spun a Web", was released, which was also produced by 7 Aurelius and samples Coldplay's "Trouble".
The following day a teaser music video premiered on You Tube.
better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor from Queens, New York.