Ja RuleJeff Atkins (born February 28, 1976), better known as Ja Rule, is a rap music singer who made his name on several tracks of recordings by his mentor Jay-Z.
He was born in Hollis, Queens, New York.
from Half Past Dead
Despite culling a gangsta image, Ja Rule's biggest hits were hip-hop inspired ballads. "Always On Time" feat Ashanti and "Between Me And You" feat. Christina Milian were two of such songs that married his thuggish image with more sensitive, relationship-minded topics.
Ja Rule has co-starred in a number of action movies such as "Half Past Dead."
In 2003 Ja Rule and fellow MC 50 Cent exchanged insults and disses in a series of singles and underground mixtapes. It remains to be seen whether this 'dispute' will elevate to the level of Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur.