Ja Rule – Always On Time (ft. Ashanti) (Audio, Lyrics)

Throwback to Ja Rule’s “Always On Time” song with Ashanti as he celebrates His 47th birthday. The piece was produced by Irv Gotti. Listen, stream, read the lyrics, buy the track, mp3 download.

Ja Rule Always On Time

Ja Rule Always On Time

The 1st single released off his 3rd album, ‘Pain Is Love’. The song became a worldwide hit and was Ashanti’s first Hot 100 number one single and Ja Rule’s second. The song spent 2 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 from February 23 to March 7, 2002. It was followed by another Ja Rule duet, “Ain’t It Funny” with Jennifer Lopez. In 2009, it was named the 33rd most successful song of the 2000s, on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Songs of the Decade Chart.

Listeners have always praised the effortless connection between Ja and Ashanti, but as it turns out, she almost didn’t earn the female part in the song. While speaking with the New York Post last year, the R&B starlet revealed that it was first sent to Brandy, who actually turned the opportunity down. “She ended up not doing it, and Ashanti came in and alley-ooped!” the “Foolish” singer dished.

The salacious song went on to become one of the most-streamed in each artist’s catalogue. Other major releases for Ja include “Mesmerize,” “Livin’ It Up,” “Wonderful,” and “Put It On Me.” His most recent release, “Blow, came back in 2021 featuring Somong. Now that he’s beginning a new chapter of his life, it’s entirely possible we could see the lyricist head back to the studio soon.

Ja Rule – Always On Time (ft. Ashanti) (prod. Irv Gotti)

2 October 2001
16 Songs, 1 hour, 2 minutes
℗ 2001 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Lyrics

[Intro: Ashanti]
Always there when you call (Buckshots, ha), always on time
Gave you my, baby be mine
Always there when you call, always on time
Gave you my, baby

[Chorus: Ashanti]
Baby, I’m not always there when you call, but I’m always on time
And I gave you my all, now baby, be mine
I’m not always there when you call, but I’m always on time
And I gave you my all, now baby, be mine

[Verse 1: Ja Rule]
C’mon and get a piece of this late-night lover
You know, the one that swing dick like no other
I know, I got a lot of things I need to explain
But, baby, you know the name, and love is about pain
So, stop the complaints and drop the order restraints
Our sex life’s a game, so back me down in the paint
‘Cause I can’t wait no more
‘Cause it’s about a quarter past three and shorty’s eyeing me
I got the Bentley valeted
And I’m just outside of Jersey, past the Palisades
And I’d love to see that ass in boots and shades
Throw down on the bed while I’m yanking your braids
Thug style, you never thought I’d make you smile
While I’m smacking your ass and fucking you all wild
But we share something so rare, but who cares, you care

[Chorus: Ashanti]
Baby, I’m not always there when you call, but I’m always on time
And I gave you my all, now baby, be mine
I’m not always there when you call, but I’m always on time
And I gave you my all, now baby, be mine

[Verse 2: Ja Rule]
Girl, get a grip, c’mon, pull it together
It’s only a sunshower, we been through worse weather
Like the stormy nights you wrote a Dear Ja letter
And took my Benz and keyed and cut the leather
Bitch, you know better, we live M-O-B
Money over bitches, Murder, I-N-C
I got two or three hoes for every V
And I keep ’em drugged up off that ecstasy
I’m a playground legend like Kirkland Pee-wee
Name a nigga in the league got more game than me
I play hard, there’s so many women I fathered
Meet ’em with scars and send ’em home hot and bothered
Truth or dare, this life ain’t apparently fair
And a love with no glare is a crystal stare
But we share something so rare, but who cares, you care

[Chorus: Ashanti]
Baby, I’m not always there when you call, but I’m always on time
And I gave you my all, now baby, be mine
I’m not always there when you call, but I’m always on time
And I gave you my all, now baby, be mine

[Verse 3: Ja Rule]
Oh, I’m feeling like you living a double life
Cause you don’t be coming home sometimes
Baby, but you’re always on time, checking for one time
You and I got a special bond together
We go back like bombers, boo, in the coldest weather
And when I play, you play the same way
You freak me, baby, I fuck you crazy, then I’m gone
Baby don’t really want me to get up and leave off that easy
She’ll be wakin’ up wet for sheezy
Remind these bitches to mind they business
Believe me, this pimp game is very religious
And I’m built like the Don Bishop
Gon’ keep this money-green Benz and my hoes as my witness
The life we share is a thug affair
But who cares, you care

[Chorus: Ashanti]
Baby, I’m not always there when you call, but I’m always on time
And I gave you my all, now baby, be mine
I’m not always there when you call, but I’m always on time
And I gave you my all, now baby, be mine

[Outro: Ashanti]
Always there when you call, always on time
Gave you my, baby be mine
Always there when you call, always on time
Gave you my, baby be mine

[Radio Announcer]
Here at W-I-Z, we play nothing but the hits, nothing but the hits
Nothing but the motherfucking hits

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