Ja Rule Breaks Down His 25 Most Essential Songs

Ja Rule f/ Lil' Mo & Vita "Put It On Me" (2000)

Album: Rule 3:36
Producer: True Stylze & Irv Gotti

Ja Rule:“I made that for my wife. When I made that record, I remember everybody being scared of it because they were like, ‘Whoa, this is a love song.’ I remember everybody loving the shit out of the record, but being a little afraid. I was like, ‘Fuck that, this is it. Let’s run with this.’

 

There’s one thing about music that I always say: The art that you can't touch, it touches you.

 

“If everybody feels it like that, that’s what music is about. It’s about that feeling. There’s one thing about music that I always say: The art that you can’t touch, it touches you.

"So if everyone felt that strongly about the record, then this is definitely the record we should go with. So me and Gotti went to bat with that record. Def Jam was a little scared. Even Gotti was a little scared at first, but it all worked out.”

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