Music Birthday: Ja Rule

🔊🥳Today, February 29, 1977, Ja Rule was born Jeffrey Bruce Atkins, in Queens, New York, NY. On February 22, 2002, Ja Rule & Ashanti’s ‘Always on Time’ peaked at no. 1 on the US Hot 100. The song is a production by Irv Gotti, and is included on Ja Rule’s third studio album, “Pain is Love.” Two additional singles reached the Hot 100: ‘Livin’ It Up’ (no. 6), and ‘Down Ass Bitch’ (no. 21). And, “Pain is Love” peaked at no. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Published by Taylor Valery

Through the lense of A&R and music writer Taylor Valery, HomageCollage celebrates some of music's best creators and creations.

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