Yesterday, July 5 2003, Ja Rule was interviewed on Tim Westwood's show on Radio 1 in the United Kingdom, reports StreetRap.net. He confirmed the rumors circulating about him releasing his next album on Death Row Records.
"Myself and Suge have had a strong relationship ever since I asked for permission to have the verse for 'Pain," he said. "It had to run through Suge and Pac's loving mom, Afeni. I'm looking to run the next album through Tha Row Records. We're looking at a few options. Expect the new album in 2004."
The rumors says the reason for Ja's signing with Death Row Records, besides the fact that he wants to be like Tupac, is because Murder Inc. Records is having serious problems with the FBI investigating their organization. Ja's album on Death Row is also rumored to be distributd by Def Jam Recordings.
In the interview, Ja also spoke on his own recordlabel, MI2 (Murder Inc. 2) Records. The highest priority is promoting and releasing Fatal's, formerly of the Outlawz, third solo album. Ja also said that he spoke to the Outlawz recently.
"I saw them not long ago," he said. "Well, actually one, Kastro, I think, and he's a cool cat."
The interview however, was pre-recorded and StreetHop.com suspects that it is months old as Ja said he was going to tour Australia, the tour however has already passed and concluded after Ja slapped a girl in a club and smashed a 50 Cent record that was played by the DJ, who was later assaulted by Ja's entourage. Ja also refrences Death Row Records as "Tha Row Records", a name the company adopted last year but dropped months ago in favour of the original name.