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Album Review

Ja Rule released an album a year from 1999 through 2004, and with no new full-length planned for 2005, The Inc opted to keep the yearly release streak running with the Exodus compilation. Though it's best suited for casual fans, containing between two and four cuts from each album — apart from Blood in My Eye, which is represented only by "Clap Back" — it also features an intro, an outro, and a full-blown single-worthy track that were all laid down in 2005. If you're a hardcore fan, you'll probably want the new material just to have it, and there's also the "Murder Remix" of Jennifer Lopez's "Ain't It Funny," which was previously attainable on the original single and J to tha L-O!: The Remixes. Otherwise, this is a straightforward trip through Ja Rule's catalog, containing the biggest hits ("Holla Holla," "Always on Time," "Wonderful," "Mesmerize") and a couple stronger album cuts ("It's Murda," "Daddy's Little Baby"). Since only two of the proper studio albums offer substantial worth beyond the singles, Exodus renders the remainder of them obsolete to all but the most intense followers. The Inc and Def Jam deserve some credit for waiting until the ideal moment; releases like this tend to be either premature or fluffed out with unnecessary remixes and phoned-in features. [A clean version of the disc was also made available.]

Customer Reviews

can I have no or negitive stars?

Well im soooo happy ja rule is leaving he doesnt belong in the rap world.....if you can't think of anything else but to put down eminem and his daughter HIS DAUGHTER how can you stoop THAT low......?

following the crowds sad

Who says Ja has no skill. Some of his old songs where amazing. And those of u who think g-unit is the best thing that ever happened to rap, school yourself on a little rap history. Lloyd banks=terrible lyricss, tony yayo=no flow, mobb deep= sell outs (good back with shook ones), MOP=caffine high hypmen, 50 cent=one good cd (massacre sucked for those who don't have it), young buck=decent. I like eminem and Dr. Dre alot, but as for g-unit, they've been rapped around by Game, Jadakiss, and Fat Joe. Listen to 300 bars, and checkmate (not on itunes) and then tell me wat u think of g-unit.

Ja Rule = No Talent, No Skill...Has Been/Never Was

This "album" stinks. The real hip/hop artists like Emimem, Dre, Snoop and 50 have good reason to dislike you. Now the best you can do is slam Em and his daughter? Look Ja, go back to your cameo movie roles and stay out of this genre. You haven't done anythink since Rule, and this crap is the best you can put out after all this time? Get lost. I think it's called Karma buddy!


Born: February 29, 1976 in Queens, New York, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

As the flagship artist for producer Irv Gotti's Def Jam-affiliated Murder Inc. label, Ja Rule became one of the rap industry's most commercially successful artists during the early 2000s, working closely with the hitmaking producer and his stable of talent. Born Jeffrey Atkins on February 29, 1976, in Queens, New York, Ja Rule established himself with Venni Vetti Vecci (1999), a hardcore debut album similar in style to the rugged thug rap then popularized by DMX and the Ruff Ryder collective. On...
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