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Blood in My Eye
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on November 6, 2003
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On his 5th album Ja Rule finally returns to the hardcore style he had on his 1st album. But I don't know if he did it because he wanted to or because of the beef with 50 Cent. It's pretty obvious that 50 influenced this album, because Ja's dissin him throughout the entire CD, he also takes shots at Eminem, Dr. Dre, DMX, & Busta Rhymes. Nevertheless this is a hot album, there really aren't any weak tracks, but the skits are pointless, and there are too many guest appearances. The only guest that really does a good job is Hussein Fatal who was part of 2pac's crew the Outlawz. Bottom line this is Ja's best album since Venni Vetti Vecci there is no pop-rap here and best of all... No Ashanti!!! Anyone who liked Ja's 1st album should check this out.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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This CD is good for one thing......beats. The beats are hot, but the Rule is not. The album is only 45 minutes long and he spends 40 of those minutes talking about 50 Cent. For those of you that get caught up in silly things like "beef" (a.k.a. "tactless marketing that boosts sales"), or if you want to listen to Ja whine for 45 minutes about being shoved from the spotlight, then this album is for you. If you're looking for good music, then look elsewhere. Like I said before, the beats are hot, but that's all this CD is good for. If you can download it for free, then do so. But if you're going to buy it, get a used copy and don't pay more than $5.00 for it either. The only reason I even bothered is because I'm a DJ and people wanted to hear "Clap Back" in the club. But I borrowed it from a friend. Even I wasn't silly enough to put any dollars on it.

Personal Favorites: "Clap Back" and "Crown"....there really isn't much else there.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2003
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YO THIS ALBUM IS SIMILAR TO HIS DEBUT BUT IF U ASK ME WHEN HE FIRST CAME OUT HE WAS HUNGRY NOW HE'S NOT HE'S GANGSTA BUT NOT HUNGRY HE JUST WANNA DISS 50 AND PROVE A POINT
THIS ALBUM HAD SOME HOT SONGS THOUGH
CLAP BACK
CROWN
RACE AGAINSED TIME PT 2
AND THE 2 FREESTYLES
BUT NOT HIS BEST THIS ALBUM WAS FOCUSED 2 MUCH ON GETTIN BACK ON 50 BUT ITS OK
JUST A LIL TASTE OF HIS LAST ALBUM ENTITLED VETTI VENNI VICCI(DOUBLE CD)THAT COMES OUT IN JUNE 2004
I JUST DONT KNOW WHY HE NAMED IT HE SAME AS HIS DEBUT
BUT I HOPE ITS IS A CLASSIC LIKE HIS DEBUT
IF JA'S GONNA LEAVE THE GAME WHICH I THINK HE'S NOT HE NEEDS TO LEAVE WITH A BANG
ALOTA GANGSTA, SOME HOT SKITS (REMO) AND A LIL r@B JUST 2 GET MORE AUDIENCES TO GET THE ALBUM
SO HOLLA AT YA BOY
LADAMIEN AKA FLAWLESS
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2003
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It's MURDAAAAAAA! Yeah, Ja KILLS 50 in this album! People need to stop hatin on Ja just because 50 does! Ja has no R&B songs on here, it's all hardcore rap! Ja MURDERS 50, I don't know if the CD can get any better! There's only 10 songs on the album, 2 of those are freestyles, 3 Skits, and an intro off the movie Paid in Full. I'll rate the 10 individual songs:
The Life: Great song, with nice beat and it's good lyrically. 9/10
Clap Back: Awesome! Ja does really clap back on haters! 10/10
The Crown: The chorus is weird, but I'll love the beat. 9/10
Things Gon Change/2 Punk A$$ quarters: With the others from Murda Inc, This is awesome! Clappin back on the haters! And I love the skit, it says-"Is this what this is about? 2 Punk A$$ MotherF###in Quarters?" 10/10
Race against time part 2: Awesome! Ja rule at his best on here! Great! 11/10
N****s & B*****S: Pretty good, not the best though. 8/10
The INC is Back: Another highlight! Awesome beat! 10/10
Blood in My Eye: Real Short, but it's still off da hook. 10/10
Bonus Tracks:
It's Murda(Freestyle): Awesome! Both Ja and Hussein Fatal tear 50 apart! Fatal says that Pac would never make a record with a Wanksta snitch!-10/10
The Wrap(Freestyle): Another awesome freestyle wit Hussein Fatal. 10/10
This album really tears 50. Ja can't be beat! It's MURDAAAA!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 18, 2003
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Dis album is completely wack. After listening to dis album at a tower store, i don't know how anybody in they right mind could buy dis piece of shiite. ja has just about hte most annoying voice i eva heard; it obvious he try to copy the one and only pac, but he got a long ways to go. if you want sum real hip hop, go buy some g-unit or wu-tang and take stay away from fake a** unoriginal rappers like ja, jermaine dupree, and bow wow
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 8, 2003
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Ja-Rule Thanks: All The Black Leaders: Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Natt Turner, Hariett Tubman, Roy Wilkins, Muhammad Ali, George Jackson, Louis Farahkan - No I'm serious, this is what the pullout cover of Ja-Rule's latest effort, Blood in My Eye, says. I know, I know ... I also didn't know it was possible to make 9 deceased souls all turn in their graves at once. While we're talking about black leaders, by now you've probably heard how Nation of Islam leader Louis Farahkan has recently tried to broker a peace between the feuding camps of Ja-Rule and 50-Cent, but after listening to this album I'm not even sure why Ja-Rule bothered to meet with Minister Farakhan as this LP is certain to do nothing but fan the flames. Who would have thought that in the midst of a heated, bordering on violent, "beef" with 50-Cent and his camp that Ja-Rule would record a tribute album to 50-Cent. Of the 8, actually new, songs on the album more than half of them deal directly or indirectly with the feud. That's not counting the 3 skits and 2 "bonus freestyles" that attack 50-Cent, Eminem, Dr.Dre, etc. I don't have much good to say about the camps of Ja-Rule or 50-Cent but in these type of exchanges it's usually pretty easy to tell who is winning, hint, hint, McDonald's rarely mentions Burger King and Coca-Cola rarely mentions Pepsi in their advertisements. Blood In My Eye starts off with solid production on cuts like "The Life" and "Clap Back" but it isn't long before the album succumbs to a lack of direction, content, and most other things that make an album worth hearing. Ja-Rule raps like a man swinging at ghost, responding to 50-Cent's barbs ad-nausea not so much because he wants to but because the rise of 50-Cent, Eminem, etc is clearly maiming his popularity and record sales. He's seems so flustered and bothered by the situation that for this album Ja-Rule has completely scrapped the Rap/R&B hybrid songs that put him on the verge of superstardom and made him a multi-platinum artist, instead opting to try and wrestle the legacy of Tupac's Thug Life back into his corner using a number of guest appearances by one of Tupac's close associates (Hussein Fatal, formally of the Immortal Outlaws). I can't say where Ja-Rule or Murder Inc. goes from here on the rap front, but hey at least they still got Ashanti.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2003
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First off, I'm not a hater - I'm just telling the truth as to what a lot of people think. Ja Rule has completely sold out of everything he represents. Murder, Inc. deserves to win the award for the record label with the Most-Wannabe-Gangsta-Rap-Thug-Lovin' artists featured on it. A federal judge should order a restraining order against Ja Rule to never enter a studio again, let alone touch a microphone. There's more than just blood that busted up in Ja's eye this time, considering he's walking from a prison like a skinny little Godzilla on this pathetic excuse for cover art. It looks like a crack head third grader drew it with a blindfold on. And how is ANYONE supposed to buy into the idea that Ja is still a "hard-core rapper", after putting out endless made-for-radio hits, with fake-divas, J. Lo and Ashanti? Where'd the last single go - on a volume of 'Now! That's What I Call Music'? Impressive. The only time Ja Rule is ever "hard" is when he's chasing Ashanti around in his dreams, screaming out, "Holla! Holla!" Fifty Cent, Eminem & Busta Rhymes...3 of the biggest artists in the industry, all teamed up for an extraordinary diss on Ja Rule in "Hail Mary, 2003". Rule:1, when that happens, make that your last temptation to spit back with lyrics that are even worse than a Jay-Z freestyle. It's terrible! Quit polluting the hip-hop industry with your whack style and try to develop your own. Ja was booed off the stage at the SOURCE Music Awards. Wonder why? And Ja, have fun buying as many of the new G-Unit albums as you can, tryin' to cop 1 of the 4 G-Unit $12,000+ spinning chains. (Have a medical team standing by for when you break your neck trying to put it on). As for the next time he should get the idea to decide to write a verse...make an EFFORT. Now some advice for the future - just retire now and let Shady/Aftermath, Bad Boy, Violator, Bloodline & all those who deserve to be in the business do their thing. Of course, we all don't want this to ever come down to another Biggie-Pac incident with the 50/Ja Rule beef, but please - save the damn industry! stay out of the game! And get a Band-Aid for your eye.....R.I.P. Murder, Inc.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 10, 2003
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Ah yes, Ol' Ja Rule feels he has to "Clap Back" at the 2nd worst rapper in the game: 50 cent. These 2 beef with each other, because they wanna prove whos the lamest in the game. So far, Ja Rule has the edge of being more "lamer" then 50.
After listening to this entire CD, I got the overall feeling of "despair" and "desperation" by Ja Rule. It seems as though he's confused and doesn't really know how to take the onslaught of diss songs from the other lamer, 50 cent.
Ja Rule is far from the greatest or "pac" like. Compare Ja's flow to Jay-z. No comparison whatsoever. Now compare Jas punchlines and lyrics to Nas. No comparison whatsoever. 50 is the same way, cept 50 has the edge because hes more "witty."
Ja rule's voice is also very anoying. Sound's like a little kid still trying to get his "man voice" it cracks all the time and he is very hard on the ears.
I gave this CD 2 stars because of the beats. "Clap Back" "Race Against Time" and "The Wrap" are dope beats. Other then that, Ja Rule is defintally not one of the premier rappers of today.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 5, 2003
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ayo Ja has surprised me with this album i didn't think it would be this good everybody is just riding 50 and Eminem i don't blame them cuz who would mess with some of the best lyricist ever??? Ja proves he can "Clap Back" when somebody spits @ him Ja keep doing what you doing 50 is just nothin but hype "i got shot 9 times" so what? consider yourself lucky what makes u think it won't happen again cuz usually when u get shot at its bound to happen again and again and again and again....i used to like 50 till he started that whole 2Pac thing listen 50 and Ja both wanna be somewhat like Pac no doubt Ja bites off of Pac but who doesn't???? (besides 50 thinks he is 2Pac) 2Pac Is the greatest of all time!!!!! anyways get this album if you wanna hear str8 hip-hop and no BS hype album about getting shot and get pity out of it... holla back...Jerz and 50 you ain't Pac wake up and stop living in his shadow step up for who u are and thats 50 Cent not 2Pac....R.I.P. MAKAVELI THE DON AKA TUPAC
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 4, 2003
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I mean be honest here, how many of the Ja Rule haters honestly hated him before the debut of 50 cent. I bet there isn't that many. Ja Rule is a very talented artist and has a tremendous potential and in this CD he shows it. He is only phased with 1 major obstacle and that is that he has beef with 1 of rap's most hailed and talented artists 50 Cent.
I really am getting sick of people hating Ja, and get off of 50's F****n D**k!! I mean OMG people say 50 is their favorite rapper and they just found out about him, Alright let me tell you cats who think you know rap, 50 cent has been out for more then 5 years, and has made well over 10 albums. Now I bet alot of you wanabees are like he's lying. Na bra he's been making mixtapes along with g-unit for many years ([...])
And now people are hopping on his D*** and hating Ja, NO STOP BEING ON 50'S D*** Ja rule is a very good rapper and this album is great it has very good tracks you should pick it up.
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