Last month, Irv Gotti made the announcement that he’s starting a new entertainment company called Visionary which will release music, manage artists and produce TV shows. Irv also revealed that “Murder Inc.” (not the renamed The Inc., mind you) would be a label under Visionary and Ja Rule will be one of the artists singed under it. This is what he wrote on his Instagram:
Wanna share with y’all what I have been plotting on!! For years I have been wanting to start an ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY called VISIONARY. and yesterday was one of the 1st steps with bringing Maddi Jane. 14 year old superstar from Chicago to my Family at Atlantic Records. Julie Greenwald. Mtg and energy was fantastic. So I wake up today very excited. VISIONARY will also be doing TV shows. Me and Rule are working with Cris Abrego of 51 Minds and Rule will probably have his own Reality Show very soon. Which will also be a part VISIONARY thing. Also working on a few movie ideas that will also be VISIONARY. So with the signing of Maddi Jane and me waking up feeling great. I said let me share this with my people. VISIONARY will also manage artist as well. But I will only manage artist I feel are VISIONARY type artist. Not trying to just manage any and everyone. And that will be music and actors and athletes. MURDER INC will be a label under VISIONARY. And things I will do with Ja will always be MURDER INC AND MPIRE. and if I find another rapper that inspires me to work with them. It will be MURDER INC. but an artist like Maddi Jane will be under VISIONARY. I will let you guys in on more things I’m doing when the time is right.
And it looks like he wasn’t kidding at all. Ja has released his twin singles ‘Everything‘ and ‘Fresh Out Da Pen‘ on iTunes and the label space along with artwork clearly mentions Murder Inc/Maven/Visionary. It’s interesting that Irv has brought the controversial label back which was once accused of funding itself with money from drug kingpin Kenneth ‘Supreme” McGriff and other crimes.
Can they strike Gold again? Can Ja make a legit comeback?