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Ja Rule to Leave New York Prison on Gun Charges, But Remain in Federal Custody

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Platinum-selling rapper Ja Rule was set to leave an upstate prison on Thursday after serving most of his two-year sentence for illegal gun possession but head straight into federal custody in a tax case.

The rapper, who had been in protective custod

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Rotten Eggs of Rap and R&B: 10 Songs With No Redeeming Value

Let's face it: Not all songs are good. In fact, many songs kinda suck. It's the law of repeated airplay -- to the point where everybody knows the words -- that allows a mediocre song to achieve likeable status. It

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Lucky Artists: Rappers and Singers With Good Fortune in Their Careers

In music, you don't need a four-leaf clover to be lucky. A few public outbursts, one really great album and an infamous beef; these are all things that can carry an artist for quite a while, whether good or bad. Wh

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Dr. Seuss Birthday: Rappers Rhyming in the Spirit of the Literary Genius

The prevailing voice for young readers during hip-hop's early years, several of Dr. Seuss' books sell enough copies to go gold annually, and while works like 'The Cat in the Hat' and 'Green Eggs and Ham' are generally referenced due to their simplicity, his impression on rap music, thanks to his employment of the repetitive, sing-song anapestic tetrameter, is undeniable.

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Ja Rule ‘PIL2′ Album Giveaway: Win a Copy of Rapper’s Project by Tweeting

Though Ja Rule is currently serving out a two-year prison bid for gun possession and tax evasion, he released one of the strongest records of his career Tuesday (Feb. 28) with his long-awaited comeback 'Pain Is Love 2,' which was produced by longtime collaborator 7 Aurelius.

To celebrate the release, The BoomBox is offering two lucky Rule fans

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Ja Rule ‘Believe’ Video: Rapper Takes Backlash in Stride — Exclusive

Before he "went upstate," as they say, in June, to begin serving a two-year prison sentence for gun possession and tax evasion, Ja Rule finished recording vocals for 'Pain Is Love 2' -- or 'PIL2' -- the long-awaited comeback record he'll drop Feb. 28. He also shot a video for the single

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Ja Rule Jail: Rapper Earns High School Diploma, Prison Is ‘Amazing’

Ja Rule currently sits in jail serving a two-year prison sentence on weapons and tax evasion charges. While he pays his dues for the crimes committed, the 'Always on Time' creator has managed to hit the books and earn his GED in the process.

According to the New York

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Ja Rule Explains Why He Got More Jail Time Than Lil Wayne

Is it just us, or does following hip-hop sometimes feel like going to law school? Calling in recently to Vlad TV, Ja Rule outlined the charges that led to his 20-month stay at New York's Oneida Correcti

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Ja Rule Receives Added Jail Time for Tax Evasion

Incarcerated rapper Ja Rule received some more bad news Monday (July 18), when he was handed down a 28-month federal prison sentence for failing to file his income tax returns.

Rule, born Jeffrey Atkins, is currently servi

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50 Cent Debuts ‘Outlaw’ Track, Talks Tupac and New Hairstyle

Besides debuting his new single 'Outlaw,' 50 Cent spoke to Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex last night (June6) to discuss a number of topics. The Queens rapper touched on his friction with Interscope Records, Ja Rule and music executive Jimmy "He

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