From Bobby Brown to J.Lo (and, of course, Ashanti), Ja's best tracks are team efforts.
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Ja Rule rose to fame in the early-2000s on his own with his second and third albums, Rule 3:36 and Pain is Love. But the New York rapper's legacy today is largely remembered by his collaborative efforts — songs with Ashanti, Jennifer Lopez, Fat Joe, Charli Baltimore, and Irv Gotti, among others. They all provide a particular complement to Ja's tracks and bring the best out of him. Conversely, he takes said artists to another level.

Ahead, EW ranks the 23 best collaborations the NYC MC has done. (Sorry, Lil Wayne fanatics: "Uh-Ohhh!" missed the cut.)

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