Ja Rule Hints at His Initial Album Release in Over Ten Years Leading Up to 25th Anniversary Tour

Ja Rule's Resurgence: New Album in the Works and "The Sunrise Tour" 2024 Revealed
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In a recent announcement on X, formerly known as Twitter, Ja Rule excitedly revealed that he's currently immersed in the creative process of his upcoming album. This revelation comes after a series of social media teasers, one of which hinted at a potential release date of June 1, 2024.

The hip-hop icon is set to make waves this year with "The Sunrise Tour," a celebratory journey across various European cities commemorating the 25th anniversary of his debut album, Venni Vetti Vecci. Joining Ja Rule on this international tour will be a stellar lineup of supporting acts, including Mýa, Lloyd, and Keri Hilson.

Expressing his enthusiasm for the tour, Ja Rule stated:

"“I’m so hyped to reconnect with my fans across the globe and do what I love most, perform live.” "

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Reflecting on the significance of his debut album, he added:

"“When I released my debut album 25 years ago, I knew it was only just the beginning and that I was put on this planet to make music and entertain. The title of my first album, Venni Vetti Vecci, means ‘I came, I saw, I conquered,’ which I have been doing ever since.” "

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Ja Rule teased the inclusion of "some dope surprises" for concertgoers and hinted at additional tour dates in the near future.

Notably, it has been 12 years since the release of Ja Rule's last studio album, Pain Is Love 2. The 13-track project featured collaborations with artists such as Leah Siegel, Anita Louise, Somong, John Doe, Kalenna Harper, and 7 Aurelius. While he hasn't released a full-length album in over a decade, Ja Rule has maintained a presence in the music scene through guest appearances on tracks like N.O.R.E.'s "She Tried (Remix)" and Ashanti's "Helpless."

"The Sunrise Tour" 2024 is set to kick off on March 1 in Cardiff, U.K., at the Utilita Arena. The tour will traverse major cities including London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle upon Tyne, Dublin, Belfast, and Glasgow, promising fans an unforgettable experience celebrating Ja Rule's enduring legacy in the hip-hop world. As anticipation builds for the album release and tour, Ja Rule's return to the forefront of the music scene is eagerly awaited by fans around the globe.