On the left is Ja Rule while on the right is Michael B. Jordan.
Ja Rule was born Jeffrey Atkins on February 29th 1976. He was a major rap artist in the late 90`s and early 2000`s. Ja Rule is from Queens, New York. He was associated with Irv Gotti and singer Ashanti. Ja Rule began his rap career in 1993 with a hip hop group Cash Money Click. He told Curtis Waller of MTV News that his stage name “Ja Rule” came from a friend who addressed him by that name; other friends called him “Ja”. In 1995, he made his first appearance on Mic Geronimo’s “Time to Build”, which featured Jay-Z and DMX, who were also in their early stages of their careers. In 1998 he had signed with Def Jam, and along with Amil, he was featured on Jay-Z’s hit single “Can I Get A…”, for which Ja Rule wrote the hook. It was going to be a Ja Rule solo song, until Jay-Z heard the track. Ja Rule emerged in 1999 with his single “Holla Holla”. From 1999 to 2005, Ja Rule had several hits that made the top 20 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “Between Me and You” with Christina Milian, “I’m Real (Murder Remix)” and Ain’t It Funny with Jennifer Lopez, which both topped the US Billboard Hot 100. Grammy-nominated #1 hits such as “Always on Time” with Ashanti, “Mesmerize” with Ashanti, and “Wonderful” with R. Kelly and Ashanti were big songs of there time. During the 2000s, Ja Rule was signed to The Inc. Records, which was formerly known as Murder Inc. and was led by Irv Gotti. Due from his hits with his fellow collaborators, Ja Rule has earned four Grammy nominations, and has earned six top-ten albums, two of which Rule 3:36 (2000) and Pain Is Love (2001), topped the US Billboard 200. He is also known for some well-publicized feuds with other rappers (in particular 50 Cent and Eminem).
Michael B Jordan was born 9th February 1987 in Santa Ana, California. His middle name initial “B” stands for Bakari which is Swahili for “of noble promise”. Michael B. Jordan has starred in two of the most significant television dramas of the past couple of years. Michael B. Jordan played “Wallace” in HBO hit series “The Wire”. He then went on to star as the role of quarterback “Vince Howard” on “Friday Night Lights” (NBC). Michael B. Jordan was also been seen playing a recovered alcoholic “Alex,” on NBC’s “Parenthood”. Michael B. Jordan had roles in the movies Red Tails(2012) as Maurice Wilson and Fruitvale Station (2013) as Oscar Grant. In 2003, Michael B. Jordan became the youngest African American actor to be contracted with the ABC network daytime drama series, “All My Children,” in the role of “Reggie,” Jackson Montgomery’s adopted son. Michael B. Jordan later moved to Los Angeles where he soon landed a lead role in the independent film Blackout, starring Melvin Van Peebles, Jeffrey Wright, and Zoe Saldana. In the fall of 2007, Michael B. Jordan was cast to The N network’s sitcom “The Assistants.” He also appeared in his first feature film when he was cast in Rockmund Dunbar’s ensemble “Pastor Brown” which premiered in the American Black Film Festival in the summer of 2009. He has had guest appearance roles for “CSI,” “Cold Case,” “Lie to Me,” “Without a Trace” and “Law & Order.” Michael B. Jordan has received NAACP Image Award Nominations for “Outstanding Male Actor in a Television Daytime Drama Series” in 2005, 2006 & 2007. Michael B. Jordan is not known to be related to former NBA great Michael Jordan.
Michael B. Jordan surely has a striking resemblance to Ja Rule. They are two black men with brown skin and well in shape bodies. They also both sport a mustache and chin beard/ chin puff.