Former Murder INC rapper Ja Rule has decided to get rid of his previous plans to come back with a "Venni Vetti Vecci" 2010 version, in light of a recent awakening he had while in Africa. According to the New York rapper, his upcoming new album will now be titled "The Renaissance" project.
"I changed the name of my album from Venni Vetti Vecci 2010, first of all, Venni Vetti Vecci was my baby, that was my first album," Rule explained in an interview speaking on his 1999 debut. "You can never duplicate that era in time. That was my whole life's work in that album up until that time. And then number two, I went to Africa — it took on a hold of me, when I was doing my album and the whole project, what I was going through right now, with the new beginning, I'm not with Murder Inc. anymore, but they're still the family. I'm on my own venture, so it was a sign of a new beginning, new ambitions, new everything. They built this statue out there, it's called The Renaissance and it's a statue of a man holding his baby on his shoulders with his wife in his arms, pointing to the heavens. To me, it just symbolized what I'm about right now and just the word — fresh start, I said that's what I want to call my project, The Renaissance Project and it represents what I'm about…"
Ja Rule – Embarks On A "Renaissance"