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The Last Temptation (Ja Rule album)

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Recorded  2001–2002
The Last Temptation (2002)  Blood in My Eye (2003)
Release date  19 November 2002
Length  54:46
Artist  Ja Rule
Label  Def Jam Recordings
Released  November 19, 2002 (2002-11-19)
Producer  Irv Gotti 7 Aurelius Chink Santana The Neptunes Cool & Dre
Genres  Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Gangsta rap, East Coast hip hop
Similar  Ja Rule albums, Hip hop music albums

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The Last Temptation is the fourth studio album by Ja Rule.


This album contained singles such as "Thug Lovin'" (featuring Bobby Brown), "Mesmerize" (featuring Ashanti) and "The Pledge (Remix)" (by Ashanti featuring Nas, Ja Rule and 2Pac). "Murder Reigns" was also released as a single titled "Reign" in select territories outside of North America, such as Europe and Australasia. The song "Pop Niggas" gained some attention after it was reported to be talking in part about 50 Cent. Pharrell was featured in the song, but not credited. Other guests featured on the album include: Bobby Brown, Ashanti, Nas, Alexi, Charli Baltimore, 2Pac, Caddillac Tah, Celeste Scalone, Eastwood, Crooked I, Young Life & Chink Santana.

The album was successful, moving 237,000 units in its first week, but less than his previous Pain Is Love. "Mesmerize" is ranked at #45 on Blender's list of the "50 Worst Songs Ever", but was the most successful single from the album, reaching number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 12 on the UK Singles Chart. It was also criticized by fans, saying that the album sounded too commercial, and that Ja Rule was selling out; in addition, many of Ja Rule's enemies such as Daz Dillinger, Eminem, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, G-Unit, Obie Trice, D12, Busta Rhymes, and DMX said that Ja Rule was trying to be just like Tupac Shakur, which fueled the rivalry even more. Though it did not manage to surpass Pain Is Love, The Last Temptation is Ja Rule's third most popular album to date.

The album was released in a censored version as well which removes most profanity. However, sex-related lyrics like "gettin' head" and violent lyrics like "murder" are left in.

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Track listing

Sample credits
  • "Thug Lovin'" – Interpolates portions of "Knocks Me Off My Feet" performed by Stevie Wonder
  • "Mesmerize" – Interpolates portions of "Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)" performed by Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross
  • "The Pledge (Remix)" – Contains a sample and elements of "So Many Tears" performed by 2Pac
  • "Murder Reigns" – Contains a sample of "Africa" performed by Toto
  • "Last Temptation" – Contains a sample of "Funky Sensation" performed by Gwen McCrae
  • "Murder Me" – Contains a sample of "Anniversary" performed by Tony! Toni! Toné!
  • "Rock Star" – Contains a sample of "I Belong to You" performed by Lenny Kravitz
  • "Destiny (Outro)" – Contains a sample of "Midnight Sunshine" performed by The Soul Children
  • Songs

    2Thug Lovin'Bobby Brown4:50


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