The Carters Have Some Competition: Ashanti and Ja Rule Have an Album in the Works

Ja Rule and Ashanti perform onstage in Inglewood, Calif., on  April 22, 2017.
Ja Rule and Ashanti perform onstage in Inglewood, Calif., on April 22, 2017.
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Who would have thought that Ashanti and Ja Rule would be coming for the Carters?

Jay-Z and Beyoncé always come out on top; the pair currently have the No. 2 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums, but it looks as if they’ll soon have some “competition.”


According to an Entertainment Tonight interview at the BET Awards, Ashanti and Ja Rule have been thinking about recording a joint album.

“Listen, me and Rule, it’s so funny because we’ve been talking about that for so long, but I think now he’s like, ‘OK, now it’s time to do it,’” Ashanti said.

She added that they’d be freeing up their schedule to work on the project. “So we’re going to carve out the time and make it happen,” Ashanti said.

Ja Rule put out a tweet Saturday, suggesting that he and Ashanti should also do a joint album.

And an Instagram post ... he’s serious, y’all.


The last time the two collaborated was on “Helpless” from The Hamilton Mixtape. Aside from that, my memories are from 2011, back when Ja Rule released “Always on Time,” which featured Ashanti.

But seriously, I think this album actually has potential and could help revive their careers. What do y’all think?

Montana Couser is a recent Howard University grad and Philly native.


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The Carters Have Some Competition, Ashanti and Ja Rule Have An Album In The Works

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