After joining Mic Geronimo on “Time To Build” in 1995, JAY Z, DMX and Ja Rule joined forces years later as the short-lived group Murder Inc. A few killer cuts were released with plans of a full-length to follow but, to the severe disappointment of fans all around, never came to fruition. (Stupid egos.)
Nearly 20 years later at Def Jam’s 30th anniversary concert in Brooklyn, Ja Rule speaks with MTV’s Rob Markman about the group’s demise.
“We tried to deliver that album. It was a situation where egos all just played a part in its demise. We couldn’t get X and Jay in the same room, from long ago, their storied battle on the pool table, guns out [and] all of that. That carried over into our careers and we were all trying to do our thing separately and it carried over. It was hard to get all of us into a room to do what we needed to do.”
We’ve been hearing that for years, but Ja decided to go a step further and reveal there are a few songs we have yet to hear from the group.
“We did a few records together and those records will always be classics to a lot of people in the history of hip-hop. I wish that album would’ve came to fruition, it would’ve been real dope. I think there might be one– one or two joints that’s still out there that you haven’t heard…. Gotti got ‘em.”