At a recent live performance in San Diego, CA,
Jeru The Damaja made a formal announcement about his upcoming album and made
it known he doesn't appreciate certain rappers taking his name.
Jeru rocked the house from right to left, performing
such classics as "D-Original," "El Presidente," "You
Can't Stop The Prophet," and "Static."
His new album, titled Divine Design, is
slated for a mid-September release, and the first single, "War," will
drop sometime in early August.
When Allhiphop.com asked his opinion about Ja
Rule supposedly taking his name, Jeru was his usual blunt self, refusing to
take a step back.
"Basically, he stole my name," said
Jeru backstage after the show. "It's like, if your name is Busta Rhymes,
I'll come out and say my name is Augusta Rhymes. Or if your name is Jay-Z, I'll
come out and say my name is Kay-Z. It's different, it's not the same, but it
sounds too close."
Jeru also made it clear that he wasn't looking
to go the 50 Cent route and make this a legitimate beef. "I'm not trying
to shit on him, I'm just stating the facts." "I may be wrong, but
I gotta be me."
For more information and updates, go to http://www.thedamaja.com.