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Drink Champs alumni Ja Rule and Irv Gotti return to the podcast, this time as a duo!

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The Murder Inc pair discussed the upcoming Murder Inc documentary, which premires on BET August 9. Also, Gotti and Ja Rule speak on a possible Verzuz battle. Gotti believes the only other Hip Hop collective that has a comparable catalog is Bad Boy. “We created something special and it’s 20 years later coming up for all of us,” says Ja Rule.

In regards to Murder Inc’s hit records, Gotti shared his point of view regrading owning the masters. "I helped make those records, so I own them," he explained. "I never sign my artist to 360 deals. I feel like I was always good to our artists.” The Murder Inc co-founder added that owning the rights to music is one of the only ways to make income as a record executive.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A defense mental health expert in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz can pinpoint when he realized the 23-year-old mass murderer still has “irrational thoughts” — the two were making small talk when Cruz began describing plans for an eventual life outside prison. Wesley Center, a Texas counselor, said that happened last year at the Broward County jail as he fitted Cruz's scalp with probes for aWesley Center, a Texas counselor, said that happened last year at the Broward County jail as he fitted Cruz's scalp with probes for a scan to map his brain.

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