Eight long years. Eight long years. Released during his current incarceration for gun possession and tax evasion, PIL 2 was Ja Rule’s first album since 2004’s R.U.L.E. Damn, that’s hard to believe. Ja decided to stick to the old script and re-connect with producer Aurelius Seven who handled the entire project. Too bad this beatmaker has lost his touch. Even the somewhat enjoyable opener “Real Life Fantasty”, where Ja laments the loss of fellow Murder Inc. artists, sounds too choppy. Still Ja’s not excused as his lyrical content is pretty boring. “Black Vodka” has no flavor. “Drown” is dreadful. And “Superstar” is more crossover pop slop. How dare Ruleski disrespect his 2001 triple platinum masterwork? This sequel stinks.