Put It on Me (Ja Rule song)

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"Put It on Me"
Put it on me cover.jpg
Single by Ja Rule featuring Lil' Mo and Vita
from the album Rule 3:36
ReleasedDecember 12, 2000[1]
FormatCD single, cassette, 12" single
GenreEast Coast hip hop, R&B
Songwriter(s)Jeffrey Atkins, Irving Lorenzo, Tiheem Crocker, Cynthia Loving
Producer(s)Tru Stylze, Irv Gotti
Ja Rule singles chronology
"Between Me and You"
"Put It on Me"
"I Cry"
Vita singles chronology
"Vita, Vita, Vita"
"Put It on Me"
"Justify My Love"
Lil' Mo singles chronology
"I'll Trade (A Million Bucks)"
"Put It on Me"
"Superwoman Pt. II"

"Put It on Me" is a song from Ja Rule's second album, Rule 3:36. The song also appeared on The Fast and the Furious soundtrack and also in the film Double Take. The song features female Murder Inc. rapper Vita. The song was originally made with just Ja Rule and Vita, but then a remix version was made with vocals by Lil Mo on the chorus of the song. Ja Rule explained that the lyrics of the song were inspired by an argument he had with his wife to show how important she is to him. Vita's verse was written by Cadillac Tah.[2] It peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week of March 19, 2001,[3] making it Ja Rule's first top ten hit on the chart.


  • In 2001, the song's music video became the first to retire on BET's 106 & Park after spending more than 60 days on the countdown. The video also topped BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2001.[4]
  • In September 2001, the video was nominated for "Best Rap Video" at the 2001 MTV VMA's.
  • In 2002, "Put It on Me" won two BMI Awards under "Urban Music" and "Pop Music".[5][6] The song also attained an ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Award, alongside the honorary "Songwriter of the Year" award to Murder Inc. executive, Irv Gotti.[7]


Chart (2000–01) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[8] 8
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[9] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 8
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 2
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[13] 11
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[14] 1


  1. ^ "Put It on Me - Ja Rule > Overview". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
  2. ^ "Ja Rule Talks Creation of 'Put It on Me'". hip-hopvibe.com. 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
  3. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100/2001-03-19
  4. ^ "BET: Notarized - Season 1, Episode 3: 2001". TV.com. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  5. ^ "BMI Celebrates Urban Music at 2002 Awards Ceremony". BMI.com. 2002-08-06. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  6. ^ "BMI Salutes Rock 'N Roll Past and Present at 50th Annual Pop Awards". BMI.com. 2002-05-13. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  7. ^ "2002 ASCAP R&S Awards:: Complete List of Winners". ASCAP.com. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ja Rule feat. Lil' Mo & Vita – Put It on Me" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  9. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 40, 2001" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Ja Rule feat. Lil' Mo & Vita – Put It on Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  11. ^ "Ja Rule Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  12. ^ "Ja Rule Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  13. ^ "Ja Rule Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  14. ^ "Ja Rule Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2018.

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