Ja Rule has re-entered the fray thanks to the beef between Drake and Meek Mill. The most entertaining rap feud of 2015 has drawn comparion to the memorable beefs of yesteryear, including the one between Ja Rule and 50 Cent circa 2000. Fifteen years later, Rule and 50 are starting to trade shots again, and Rule has used the renewed exposure as an opportunity to drop "Wake Up," his first release since 2012.
Aptly titled, the new track has Rule positing a return to the rap game: "the kid's out of his coma," as he puts it. He repeatedly raps "Wake me up" on the chorus, while singing "I feel so alive" in the background.
"Who the f*ck you thought was asleep, b*tches? / Who the f*ck you thought was obsolete, n*gga? / Who the f*ck you think y'all got rid of? / Known spitta, go-getta, Rule, n*gga / Nice try, wrong guy, so I figured I'd / Go on and get up, I'ma rest when I die," he raps with the same gravelly pitchiness we knew him for in his heyday.
During the track, he does not take shots at 50 Cent, as one might expect. Should 50 decide to send some raps his way, though, expect Rule to be wide awake.
50 Cent was the first to chime in on the Drake vs. Meek drama, joking that Drake must have studied his moves in past beefs (presumably implicating Ja Rule). Rule then tweeted, "If y'all wanna compare #meekvsdrake to 50vsRule I'm gonna need one of these n*ggas to get stabbed or shot." In 2000, when their beef first escalated, 50 was stabbed by a rapper associated with Rule's Murder Inc. crew.
If y'all wanna compare #meekvsdrake to 50vsRule I'm gonna need one of these niggas to get stabbed or shot!!! ...
— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) August 4, 2015
All jokes aside I don't wanna see those guys get hurt I like both of them keep it on wax but stop comparing it to other beefs... — Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) August 4, 2015
Rule soon clarified that he didn't want to see Drake vs. Meek become violent, instead saying one shouldn't compare apples and oranges.
Yesterday (Aug. 4), 50 called Ja Rule "a f*cking punk" in an Instagram post that has since been deleted.
Later that day, Rule responded with an Instagram, that he also has since deleted, 50 Cent's 2005 GQ magazine cover, which he considers to be quite effeminate: "...this ho has a lot of balls!!! Unfortunately she also has a p*ssy shut up before somebody put a d*ck in ya mouth."