TSOM19: If Ja Rule’d the World…Grunting It Out with the Birthday Boy

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Happy Leap Year Birthday to the great Ja Rule, who turns 40 this year on February 29th. Rare is the occasion we can sit down and celebrate a leaping musician’s birthday so, naturally, we had to do it. Before Ja became a big movie star or reality TV celebrity, he was a top-selling, no-good, foul-mouthed rapper. Tonight we explore his four worst recordings from his rapper career. Despite attempts to contact Ja to celebrate this birthday with him, we are unfortunately left to celebrate it on our own. Happy Birthday, Ja. We’re praying for you.

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Show notes:

Voices: J. Wyrick, S. Bennett, C. Allred and the Dirty Deacon

Intro music contains elements of M.Barnacle’s “Erase That” (used with permission), contains elements from another YouTube ranter, the Fat Boys, Kid Koala, Johnny Adams, Biggie Smalls coughing up something nasty, Larry and Tommy. Arranged by TSOM’s Jeff.

2:22:  Intros
2:37:  Cray beatboxes. Soak ya teeth.
2:56:  Dirty Deacon just going for it.
3:42: Correction: Venni Vetti Vecci
4:18:  Swizz Beats featuring Ja Rule, Metallica “We Did It Again” (Dreamworks, 2002)
8:45:  Dirty Deacon’s squeaky chair.
9:06:  The Panel discusses “We Did It Again,” with references to the below documentary of the momentous musical event.


13:14:  One sneaks through. Uh oh.
13:27:  Ja Rule featuring Lil’ Wayne “Uh Ohh!!” (Motown, 2007)
16:56:  The Panel discusses “Uh Ohh!!”
19:32:  Exploring our sound effect options.
19:50:  Funkmaster Flex featuring Ja Rule and the Murderers “Feelin’ the Hate” (Loud, 2000)
23:27:  The Panel discusses “Feelin’ the Hate.”
24:21:  Rappers and false dichotomies.
25:21:  Cray calls it how he hears it.
26:27:  Ja Rule “Pray for the Day” (RCA Inspiration, 2013)
29:09:  The Panel discusses “Pray for the Day,” and pray silently for Ja.
32:44:  The Panel discusses its selection for tonight’s Stinky Pinky, in a 3-1 vote, “We Did It Again” takes it. Victory to Jeff.

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35:20:  Sam has a lot of things to get off his chest…in a confession.
36:27:  Outros

A note regarding the recently introduced TSOM Leaderboard, Cray has requested that an asterisk be applied to Jeff’s name forever because of a dispute over song selection on Episode 18, giving Jeff an unfair advantage in the episode. He will carry this asterisk until he has a +3 lead on the group. If he should fall below a +3 on the group, the asterisk will be applied again.

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