Pain Is Love

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Pain Is Love
Studio album by Ja Rule
Released October 2, 2001
Recorded 2000-2001
Genre East Coast hip hop, pop, R&B
Length 62:07
Label Murder Inc./Def Jam
Producer Irv Gotti, Lil' Rob, Ty Fyffe, & Missy Elliott
Ja Rule chronology
Rule 3:36
(2000)
Pain Is Love
(2001)
The Last Temptation
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (B+)[2]
HipHopDX 4/5 stars[3]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[4]
RapReviews (7.5/10)[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6][7]
USA Today 3/4 stars[8]

Pain Is Love is the third studio album by American Rapper Ja Rule released in 2001. Its sequel was released on February 28, 2012, entitled Pain Is Love 2.

Reception[edit]

Pain is Love was commercially successful in the hip hop music scene, it spawned two number one singles, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 361,000 copies sold in the first week and eventually was certified triple platinum in the United States.[9] It had also received at Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album in 2002.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Pain Is Love" (Skit)   1:18
2. "Dial M for Murder"   Irv Gotti & Ty Fyffe 3:32
3. "Livin' It Up" (featuring Case) Irv Gotti & Lil' Rob 4:17
4. "The INC." (featuring Cadillac Tah, Black Child & Ashanti) Irv Gotti 3:56
5. "Always on Time" (featuring Ashanti) Irv Gotti 4:05
6. "Down Ass Bitch" (featuring Charli Baltimore) Irv Gotti, 7 Aurelius 5:31
7. "Never Again"   Irv Gotti 4:19
8. "Worldwide Gangsta" (featuring Cadillac Tah, Black Child, Boo & Gotti) Irv Gotti 3:20
9. "Leo" (Skit)   2:18
10. "I'm Real (Murder Remix)" (featuring Jennifer Lopez) Irv Gotti 4:12
11. "Smokin' & Ridin'" (featuring Jodie Mack & O-1) Irv Gotti 4:51
12. "X" (featuring Missy Elliott & Tweet) Irv Gotti 5:02
13. "Big Remo" (Skit)   0:19
14. "Lost Little Girl"   Irv Gotti 5:00
15. "So Much Pain" (contains 2Pac's 3rd Verse and elements of his 1st from Pain) Irv Gotti & Lil' Rob 5:03
16. "Pain Is Love"   Irv Gotti 5:04

Samples[edit]

Dial M for Murder

  • "Castle Walls" by Styx

Down Ass B****

Livin' It Up

Pain Is Love

Pain Is Love (Skit)

  • "King of Sorrow" by Sade

So Much Pain

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 1
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
Canadian Albums Chart 3
Australian Albums Chart 6
UK Albums Chart 3
Preceded by
The Blueprint by Jay-Z
Billboard 200 number-one album
October 20 - November 2, 2001
Succeeded by
God Bless America by Various artists

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