Ja Rule

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    The Five Greatest Hip-Hop Clean Versions of All Time

    There's a reason Arrested Development's fourth season came fully-bleeped despite being on Netflix, and it's the same reason some people prefer their Die Hard replays on basic cable and their "Gold Digger" MP3s ripped from a Wal-Mart version of Late Registration. Sometimes the censored version is jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    DMX Loves Arizona, and Yeah, We Kinda Love Him Too

    We've had to write plenty of arrest-tastic headlines about DMX here at Phoenix New Times, but despite his issues with Arizona law enforcement, X loves our state. In a recent interview with Power 105.1 in NYC, DMX had nothing but nice things to say about AZ: "It was just a beautiful place, man...w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Alkaline Trio's Dan Andriano Discusses 15 Years as a Band, Song Meanings, and Violent Femmes

    That's Dan on the le​To celebrate 15 years as a band, Alkaline Trio released a semi-acoustic greatest hits album called Damnesia earlier this month, which features a couple new songs from the band and a Violent Femmes cover. Alkaline Trio is scheduled to play at The Nile Theater on Sunday, July 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    The Black Keys File Lawsuits Against Ad Agency

    ​The Black Keys have sued ad advertising agency for using their hit single in a commercial without getting permission or paying royalties, according to Pitchfork.The blues rock duo has filed two lawsuits against Della Femina Rothschild Jeary and Partners for using The Black Keys' song "Tighten Up" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Michael Jackson Penned a Tune For Hanson

    ​At some point in time, Michael Jackson wrote a song for Hanson, according to ShowBiz 411.The song was written for them to play, not in their honor. Jackson never actually gave the song he wrote for Hanson to them. He intended to send it to the 90s boy band but never did. It must have been stashed ... More >>

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Live After Death

    The posthumous Tupac projects keep on comin'

  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    Hip-Hop's Trends in 2005

    A genre as big as Texas

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    Coyote Blues

    Biz is down at CBNC post-Loren Wade, but the chicas are still foxy, the playas friendly, and the jamz tight

  • Film

    January 20, 2005

    Unlucky 13

    Assault on the memory of a good movie

  • Music

    December 2, 2004
  • Music

    December 2, 2004

    Rainbow Eminem

    Maybe it's a concept album

  • Music

    February 19, 2004

    The Prince of Halftime

    Forget Janet Jackson. The Purple One - now he'd make a great Super Bowl attraction.

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    Westside Connection

    The trio takes aim and fires

  • Music

    November 20, 2003

    Holy Crap

    Rapper, actor, deity: The life and times of Tupac Shakur

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2003

    Stop, Pop and Roll

    Furious Styles Crew marks decade of dance

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Rock the Mic Tour, featuring Jay-Z and 50 Cent

    There's plenty of "Ice" to cool the Valley

  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Gold Chains

    Young Miss America (PIAS America)

  • Music

    April 24, 2003

    Stoned Cold

    The party is on at "Under the Influence," the Valley's premier underground hip-hop radio show

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    50 Cent

    Get Rich or Die Tryin' (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)

  • Music

    January 23, 2003


    Redemption (Elektra)

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    The Seeds of Time

    People remember 1982 for Men at Work more than they do for Elvis Costello or Gang of Four. Why should 2002 be any different?

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    Critics VS 2002: Rebuilding From Ash

    2002 spent the year in a 9/11 hangover. Through the confusion, notable and amazing works still arose

  • Music

    September 19, 2002

    Styles, Trinity, Clipse

    A Gangster and a Gentleman (Ruff Ryder), (Past, Present and Future) (Capitol), Lord Willin' (Star Trak)

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Revenge of the N*E*R*D

    After stepping out of the studio, Pharrell Williams finds the rock-star role suits him just fine

  • Music

    May 2, 2002

    Street Sweet

    The three regular Jersey girls of 3LW look angelic. But the devil's in the details.

  • Music

    November 9, 2000

    PJ Harvey

    Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea (Island Records)