Ja Rule
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While it may seem as if Ja Rule (born Jeff Atkins) exploded out of nowhere with his debut Def Jam album Venni Vetti Vecci and its successful lead single "Holla, Holla," this Hollis, Queens, native had actually paid plenty of dues before being catapulted to superstar status. Beginning with a low-profile appearance on Mic Geronimo's 1995 B-side, "Time to Build," he began making increasingly higher-profile appearances before finally getting a chance to shine in Jay-Z's "Can I Get A…," a massive urban radio and MTV hit from late 1998. Along the way to this landmark moment for Ja Rule, he also moonlighted in the Cash Money Click collective, which scored a deal with TVT Records that unfortunately only resulted in a sole single, 1995's "Get the Fortune." Of course, having experienced substantial success with the Jay-Z collaboration, he soon found himself signed to a contract with the monolithic Def Jam label. His debut, 1999's Venni Vetti Vecci, which featured some stunning cameos from major ... Read full biography
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