The year was 2000. The Madd Rapper made the transition from troll-like character on a Life After Death skit to a full-fledged rapper, with his debut album Tell ‘Em Why U Madd (which featured the earliest production work from some guy names Kanye West). Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP sold over a million copies in its first week. And Ja Rule was one of the genre’s top artists.
While on a promo run for his second studio album Rule 3:36, Rule had stopped overseas by Tim Westwood’s radio show, where he would kick a few raps over Swizz Beatz’ “World War III” instrumental. Tim has now revisited that session for this installment of his Throwback Thursday drops.