At the top of the early 2000s, there was no other rapper and singer duo who would do it like Ja Rule and Ashanti could. Back then, as the stars of Murder, Inc., they were unstoppable, so it made sense that this summer they join forces for a co-headlining tour.

With two sold-out shows in Los Angeles, California, Ashanti and Ja Rule hit the stage together for their “Natural Born Hitters Tour” stop at The Observatory on Sunday night, September 4th.

With hundreds of screaming fans in the building, folks waited for the dynamic Hip-Hop duo to unleash some of their greatest smash hits. The clock then hit 8:45PM when the East Coast natives kicked things off with their 2004 song “Wonderful,” which they originally recorded with R. Kelly.

The stars then continued to crank out hit after hit for two full hours with tracks like “Livin It Up,” “Between Me and You,” “Mesmerize,” “Put It On Me,” “I’m Real,” and many more. Both, had their time to shine as they went back and forward trading space on stage. Ashanti had an amazing set of backup dancers, while a shirtless Ja Rule delighted the crowd with “Thug Lovin.”

A few highlights of the night was when the Princess of R&B spoke to the crowd about relationships and the hardships that come with it. With her soothing voice, she then when into “The Way That I Love You.” As for Ja Rule, the rapper touched on the #BlackLivesMatter movement, as their backdrop on stage showed pictures of Trayvon Martin, Philando Castilo, Michael Brown, and Sandra Bland.

After two-hours, Ja Rule and Ashanti ended their show with their collaborative hit “Always On Time” and even though they ran a little late at the beginning, the show was well worth it. The Hip-Hop and R&B pair not only looked amazing but had the crowd hyped, singing lyric after lyric during the whole time.

This “Natural Born Hitters Tour” definitely proved that Ja Rule and Ashanti’s music continues to make fans sing, dance, and feel some type of way even after a decade later.

Ja Rule and Ashanti’s “Natural Born Hitters Tour” will go on through September 10th, so be on the look out to see if they’re rolling through your city. – Lupe Looove