Back in January, Ja Rule went to Twitter to announce that his ICONN Live app was available in Apple’s App Store. Since then, he has continued to expand the app’s offerings. The latest is a new selection for Ja Rule’s Vibes Live concert series.
In January, he tweeted, “Download my new app ICONN live Today!!! January 6th, experience a concert like no other VIBES concert series!!!
By Sept. 28, ICONN Live began streaming previous Ja Rule’s own Vibes concerts on the platform, including Ja Rule’s “Pain is Love” live from NYC’s Sony Hall, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of his iconic album, according to a press release.
On Nov. 14, Ja Rule announced that his ICONN Live added new content, more Vibes concert footage.
And Ja seems hyped about it. The latest ICONN news is the additional Vibes concert content now streaming.
“We live,” Ja Rule, 46, posted on Instagram. “WE ARE OFFICIALLY IN THE APPLE TV STORE!!! Excuse me I’m a lil excited lol. Thank you all for the love and support go download ICONN media NOW and watch all of the VIBES released for the first time to view!!!”
The post continued, “Raekwon & Ghost – Only Built 4 Cuban Links, Big Daddy Kane – Long live the Kane, And myself performing Pain Is Love. ICONNic artist, Classic albums!!! VIBES Concert series now available exclusively on ICONN. 11/21 Rakim performing Paid In Full.”
Ja Rule also posted a video on how to pull up the new Vibe series on the app via the Apple TV Store for those who have an Apple TV box.
ICONN Live gives viewers access to Ja Rule’s app that delivers never-before-seen concert footage from legendary rap artists such as Big Daddy Kane to Ghostface of the Wu-Tang Clan.
What is ICONN Live?
In an interview explaining what is ICONN Live, as Ja Rule explained to Rock the Bell, “It’s a live streaming platform with an app and a network coming to the Apple TV store, Android TV and all TIVOs.”
The artist, who is worth an estimate $4 million, continued that he was inspired by fellow hip-hop artist D-Nice’s Club Quarantine. Club Quarantine was a popular virtual dance party on Instagram Live that had viewers worldwide listening to new, old, underground and mainstream music.
“I saw a need for what I’ve currently built during the pandemic. I was looking at a lotta artists and we were doing virtual concerts and DJs were spinning virtually. I saw D-Nice doing his DJ sh*t and it gave people fulfillment and that good energy that we needed at that moment,” said Ja Rule. “The topic became ‘How can we tip D-Nice?’ — but we couldn’t do that through Instagram, so he put his CashApp up there. But we gotta go through a third party for that. If there was a way to do that instantly he would have made a lotta f-cking money right there!”
ICONN Live is an app that is a part of ICONN Media, the live-streaming entertainment marketplace founded by Ja Rule.
A slate of original ICONN content and past performances from the Vibes Concert Series are available to see on the app.
Back in 2021, unveiled his Vibes Concert Series. He unveiled the series by performing tracks off of his No. 1 Billboard Hot 200 chart-topping “Pain is Love” album at Sony Hall in NYC. Some of the tracks from the 20-year-old collection had never been sung live. During the performance, gave the backstory for each song.
“I want to take this series and invite other artists to perform and tell their personal journeys along with their hits,” Ja said of his plan for the concert series.
The Vibes series was to take place nationwide with a diverse roster of artist friends, such as Raekwon/Ghostface of The Wu-Tang Clan.
The Fyre Fiasco
In 2019 Ja Rule was dismissed from a $100 million class-action lawsuit filed by Fyre festival attendees. While he was cleared of any legal wrongdoing, his name will be forever associated with the fraudulent music festival.
He and Billy McFarland co-founded the festival that became known the ultimate “millennial scam.” More than 5,000 people bought tickets to the weekend-long luxury festival event on Great Exuma, Bahamas, in 2017. The festival turned into a logistical nightmare, with attendees not receiving what they had paid for. McFarland faced criminal charges and was found guilty of wire fraud in 2018 and sentenced to six years in prison and a $25 million fine.