Ja Rule talks rejecting an offer to sign with Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records label [VIDEO]

PASSING THE ROC..

 
Most Hip-Hop heads already know that at one point, Ja Rule and Jay-Z flirted wit her the idea of making up two-thirds of rap supergroup called, Murder Inc, along with DMX…

 
What a majority of the genre lovers don’t know is that Ja and Jigga were even closer to becoming label mates as the “Holla Holla” spitter was once offered a spot on HOV’s Roc-A-Fella Records roster. 

 Ja Rule talks rejecting an offer to sign with Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records label 

OH…

 
This week, the 39-year-old native New Yorker took his talents to Power 105.1’s The Breakfast club where he gave drop on why he chose NOT to sign with Jay-Z and Dame Dash’s label at the start of his career. 

 
“I’m like ‘Jay, you on top of the game right now. I’m ready to come for that spot. You not gon’ let me get that spot.’ You know what I’m saying? So, I can’t be under you if I’m trying to be above you,” Ja began. 

“So, that was the only kind—And Dame looked at me. He said ‘You think you can sell more records than Jay?’…Cause that was his answer to me. He said ‘You think you can be as big or as hot as Jay?’ I’m like ‘Of course.’ I’m like ‘Of course, Dame.’

BLOOP TO YOU, CHATTY PATTY…

The star of upcoming MTV reality show, “Follow The Rules” furthered his position on rejecting a deal with the ROC by pointing out how often bigger artists outshine rappers they try to put on… 

“… I see it happen with other artists. Drake. It’s like when you are such a big artist and you have other artists that you trying to put on, sometimes you overshadow them. Even when you get on a record with them to try to help them, it hurts them. And I don’t think they see it like that sometimes…It’s nothing personal. I just wanna be the best…But I think it happens with Drake when he does records with his guys. He kinda overshadows them. And then people just wanna hear Drake.”

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Despite his decision to walk away from HOV back in the day, Ja Rule enjoyed a successful career on the mic with the release of several platinum selling albums on Murder Inc Records and a number of chart topping singles including, “Put It On Me” and “Always On Time.”
Until he got bodied by 50 Cent in the early 2000s…

 
DO YOU THINK JAY COULD HAVE SAVED RULE IF HE WAS SIGNED TO ROC-A-FELLA DURING HIS BEEF WITH 50? 

 
THOUGHTS? 

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