Ja Rule, ‘Parachute’ Feat. Leah Siegal – Song Review
Despite being in jail, Ja Rule is determined to kick-start promotion for his delayed album 'Pain Is Love 2.' His LP was originally scheduled to hit stores on Jan. 24, but will now be released on Feb. 28, a day before his 35th birthday.
Last year, a video for Ja's song 'Never Had Time' surfaced online but only received a lukewarm response. His latest single is the 7 Aurelius-produced 'Parachute.' The song samples Suzanne Vega's 1990 hit 'Tom's Diner,' which uses the backbeat from Soul II Soul's 1989 song 'Keep on Movin'.'
On the track, Ja Rule speaks of spiritual redemption and asks the Lord to forgive the haters who want to see him fail. "A lot of n----s fall short / Unfortunately, a lot of n----s fall off / But not me / I could never see the ball drop / Unless it's New Year's in the heart of New York," he raps.
Singer Leah Siegal sounds like Suzanne Vega as she sings the chorus with her ethereal voice. We were hoping for her to chime in with the "Da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da" refrain from 'Tom's Diner,' but alas, no dice.
We don't know if Ja's 'Parachute' will catch on with urban radio, but it should gets spins at the clubs. If you're a Ja Rule fan and eager to hear some new music from the gravelly-voiced rapper, this track should hold you down until his album 'Pain Is Love 2' arrives in stores.
Listen to Ja Rule, 'Parachute' Feat. Leah Siegal