The Daily Grind Video

If you’re a longtime hip-hop fan, then you most likely remember hearing about Ja Rule, Jay Z, and DMX trying to form a supergroup back in the late 1990s called Murder Inc.

While the three planned to do a collaboration album, it never seemed to come together, resulting in the emcees continuing their separate career paths.

During the Def Jam 30th anniversary concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, MTV News got a chance to speak to Ja Rule backstage, where he revealed why the album never came to be.

“We tried to deliver that album. It was a situation where egos all just played a part in its demise,” he said.

“We couldn’t get X and Jay in the same room. From long ago, their storied battle on the pool table with the guns out – that carried over into our careers and we were all trying to do our thing separately. It was hard to get all of us into a room to do what we needed to do.

We did a few records together and those records will always be classics to a lot of people in the history of Hip Hop. I wish that album would’ve came to fruition. It would’ve been real dope…

I think there might be one or two joints that’s still out there that you haven’t heard.”

That definitely would have been epic, but maybe someday we’ll get to hear the unreleased music?

See the full interview with Ja below to hear his explanation.


The 25 Most Important Def Jam Rappers Of All Time (PHOTOS)
0 photos