The year was 1998, producer and record exec Irv Gotti was coming off producing Jay Z’s breakout single, “Can I Get A…” which features one of his business partner’s Ja Rule. Could of there have been a project that would of incorporated rapper DMX into a “supergroup” album?
After a nostalgic performance at Def Jam’s 30th Anniversary concert, JaRule spoke to MTV about a project that could been the biggest Super Group with himself, Jay Z, and DMX to come together for really went down behind the scenes within the failed supergroup and he obliged.
“I mean, We tried to deliver that album,” Rule recalls “It was a situation where egos all just played a part in its demise. We couldn’t get X and Jay in the same room. [They were competitive] from long ago; their storied battle on the pool table, guns out and all of that…and that carried over into our careers and we was all trying to do our thing separately and it carried over,” he continued. “It was hard to get all of us into a room to do what we needed to do.”