Today In Hip-Hop: Ja Rule Released ‘Pain is Love’

Today in Hip-Hop: Ja Rule Released ‘Pain is Love’
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16 years ago, #JaRule released his third album, ‘Pain Is Love’ on Murder Inc. Records, Def Jam Recordings and PolyGram.
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Upon its release the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and was commercially successful with two number one singles: “I’m Real” and “Always on Time.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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‘Pain Is Love’ was certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), selling over 3,000,000 copies.
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As an artist, Ja Rule’s hit records and success helped catapult the reputation of Murder Inc. Records and kickstart the careers of other artists like #Ashanti. To this day, the album provides a feeling of nostalgia of what hip-hop was like in the early 2000s.

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