The Last Temptation is the fourth studio album by Ja Rule.
This album contained singles such as "Thug Lovin'" (featuring Bobby Brown), "Mesmerize" (featuring Ashanti) and The Pledge [Remix] (featuring Nas, and Ashanti). The album was also noted to have a song called Pop Niggas which was talking about 50 Cent to an extent. Pharrell was featured in the song, but not credited. Guests include 2Pac, Ashanti, Nas, Cadillac Tah. The album was successful but less than his previous "Pain is Love." It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200. The album contains several hidden skits on a couple of songs. The skit at the end of Connected was a harsh diss on Eminem and is also the intro to the upcoming track Emerica. "Mesmerize" is ranked at #38 on Blender's list of the "50 Worst Songs Ever" , but was the most successful single from the album, reaching number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number 12 in the UK Singles Chart. It was also criticized by fans, saying that the album sounded too comercial, and that Ja Rule was selling out, and on top of that, many of Ja Rule's enemies such as Eminem, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, G-Unit, D12, Busta Rhymes and DMX said that Ja Rule was trying to be just like a late 2Pac, which fueled the rivalry even more.
The album was released in a censored version as well which removes most profanity. However, sex-related lyrics like "gettin head" and violent lyrics like "murda" are left in.
|2||"Thug Lovin'"||Chink Santana, Irv Gotti||Bobby Brown||4:50|
|3||"Mesmerize"||Chink Santana, Irv Gotti||Ashanti||4:38|
|4||"Pop Niggas"||The Neptunes||4:29|
|5||"The Pledge [Remix]"||7 Aurelius, Irv Gotti||Nas, Ashanti, 2Pac||3:54|
|6||"Murder Reigns"||7 Aurelius, Irv Gotti||4:02|
|7||"The Last Temptation"||Chink Santana, Irv Gotti||Charli Baltimore||4:58|
|8||"Murder Me"||Chink Santana, Irv Gotti||Caddillac Tah & Alexi||5:15|
|9||"The Warning"||Chink Santana, Irv Gotti||5:05|
|10||"Connected"||Chink Santana, Irv Gotti||Eastwood & Crooked I||4:54|
|11||"Emerica"||Chink Santana, Irv Gotti||Young Life & Chink Santana||5:16|
|12||"Rock Star"||Chink Santana, Irv Gotti||4:58|
|13||"Destiny (Outro)"||Cool & Dre||2:07|