Ja Rule and is set to take on Fat Joe in a Verzuz battle live from New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.
New York vets Ja Rule and Fat Joe are next up in Verzuz battle
The battle follows up another New York-based event, the Dipset - The Lox matchup which was widely viewed as a lopsided affair in the eyes of many hip-hop fans.
Ja Rule and Fat Joe are slated for later tonight Verzuz battle at 8 p.m. Tuesday via Instagram, the Triller app and the Fite TV app.
Bronx native Fat Joe, who originally went by the nickname Fat Joe da Gangsta, is best known for his association with D.I.T.C (Diggin’ In The Crates Crew), a rap collective featuring Lord Finesse, Diamond D, Big L, Showbiz & A.G., O.C., and Buckwild, among others, along with the Terror Squad, most notably with Big Pun, who died in 2000 (Fat Joe was also an early Relativity Records label mate of Chicago hip-hop legend Common).
Joe’s hits over time include “Flow Joe,” “Success,” “Bet Ya Man Can’t Triz,” “All I Need,” “What’s Luv,” featuring previous Verzuz battle contestant Ashanti, “Thuggin’ ” w/R.Kelly, “Lean Back,” and “All the Way Up,” among many others.
Ja Rule burst onto the scene with a featured verse on Jay-Z’s 1998 hit single “Can I Get A...”. Ja Rule’s debut album “Venni Vetti Vecci,” produced the hit “Holla Holla.” He later became a key figure in two versions of Murder, Inc. — the most well-known version of the group features Jay-Z and deceased Verzuz contestant DMX.
The Queens native’s standout tracks include “Put it on Me,” “Always on Time,” “Livin’ it Up,” “Thug Lovin” with Bobby Brown, and “New York” featuring Fat Joe and The Lox member Jadakiss.