With his first new album in nearly four years, Ja Rule was expected to return with The Mirror in September, but it looks like fans will have to wait a little longer -- because it's release date has been pushed back.
Now slated for sometime in November, the album's first leaked single was the Lil Wayne assisted "Uh Oh," which has already leaked to the net, and according to Rolling Stone, the Rule also has a collaboration with former G-Unit soldier-turned-arch-rival The Game on a track called "Sunset." The Game first reached out to Ja for his "One Blood" remix last year, and now Ja Rule hollered right back."I
don't think people were expecting that," Ja Rule told the magazine about linking up with the West Coast rapper. "But we got a hot record on the album."
Also on the album is producers Erick Sermon and Ty Fyffe, who both produced tracks on Ja's debut, Venni Vetti Vecci, as well as producers 7 Aurelius and Chink Santana.
Another track that may get some attention is "Father Forgive Me," an update of the Beatle's song "Eleanor Rigby." "Hopefully, I make The Beatles proud," says Rule. "Big shout out to Paul McCartney and the whole gang, Ringo and everybody!"
Will be take shots at 50 this time around? Afterall, many feel 50 Cent ruined Ja's career. Ja says "no."
"The whole industry is so focused on beefin' with each other -- it's like the WWF of rap right now," Ja said. "I'm stepping out of the arena. I don't want to be a wrestlin' rapper. Somebody's got to come in and make it positive. You have to make records that make people feel like having a good time."
According to the rapper, his album is focused on expressing himself through feel-good music, but there is also a serious side to the album -- the album's cover being an actual mirror representing the introspective nature of the album.
"This record is like my confessions, I'm shedding my skins," he says. "The mirror is your only real moment of truth. It's the place where everybody can go and be honest with themselves."
The Mirror is scheduled to for release in November 13 on Mpire / Murder Inc. / Universal Motown Records.