Rule‘s third album, titled Pain is Love,
is scheduled to hit stores on October 9th of this year.
The Murderer’s first single has just been released called
"Livin’ It Up". The track samples the legendary
Stevie Wonder’s "Do I Do" which guests Def Soul
R&B artist Case singing the hook. The song was originally
recorded for Rule’s Rule 3:36 album but Stevie
initially turned down the use of the sample. When asked
why all of a sudden Stevie allowed use of the song, JA
himself told MTV News "I sold some records".
He then added "Nah, maybe (my first album) didn’t
reach too many people. Rule 3:36 reached a lot
more people and maybe Stevie got a chance to hear my music
and said ‘This guy’s alright.’"
that will be included on the new album include "Always
on Time" featuring female newcomer Ashanti and "Down
Ass B####" featuring Charli Baltimore. So far, JA
and Murder Inc. label head Irv Gotti have selected 10
tracks for the LP and will probably add 4 more. Also included
on the album will be Ja’s duet with Missy Elliot that
appears on the Violator 2.0 album and his duet with Jennifer
Lopez, the remix to her hit single "I’m Real".
about J.Lo’s use of the word n#### on the song, Rule replies
"I think it’s silly. I think the whole thing, like
everything else is being blown out of proportion. She’s
not the first Latino to use that word on a record, and
it’s never been an issue before. I think it’s just that
she’s a very high-profile star and it’s something to let
people get a chance to poke fun at her".