In 1995, the ‘Livin’ It Up’ rapper joined forces with Jay and X to type the group Homicide Inc. – a reputation which was later used for the Ja’s file label. The trio made their debut on Mic Geronimo’s ‘Time To Construct’, taken from the New York rapper’s debut album, ‘The Pure’.
The group would go on to attach, in variations, on a number of tracks all through the 90s (most notably ‘It’s Murda’ and ‘Murdagram’), however they by no means totally realised their potential or launched an official venture.
Talking in a brand new interview, Ja talked about why the group by no means managed to get off the bottom, even with all of the hype surrounding them, explaining that there was by no means an actual dialog about an album.
“We knew what was occurring, however it was type of like pulling enamel to get it executed,” Ja informed HipHopDX, after being requested in the event that they knew file govt Irv Gotti was attempting to place a gaggle collectively formally.
“Jay and X, you couldn’t get them in the identical room collectively,” Ja continued, referring to the the pair’s once-complicated relationship, including that the explanation for the group not creating was extra to do with ego than cash.
“I used to be the brand new artist, in order that was an honour for me to have the ability to stroll with these dudes,” he added. “I’d identified them earlier than they have been who they have been and it was like, ‘Okay, I’m rhyming with my companions. My homies.’”
Watch Ja Rule’s interview about Homicide Inc. beneath:
Final month, the rapper revealed his new new cannabis brand called Monogram, and was named Chief Model Strategist for California-based hashish firm Caliva final 12 months.
The deal comes because the SPAC have acquired Caliva and one other firm referred to as Left Coast Ventures, a hashish and hemp producer. They’ll all come underneath the umbrella of the TPCO Holding Corp, of which Jay-Z might be Chief Visionary Officer.
Billboard describe the brand new deal, which additionally extends to artists that work with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation administration firm, as “a company enterprise fund that can put money into Black and minority-owned hashish companies and contribute to progressive felony justice initiatives”.