New York rapper Ja Rule has decided to drop his upcoming Renaissance album a day before sentencing in June.

Announcing the release date via Twitter, Rule revealed his new album will drop on June 7th.

“Breaking news………RENAISSANCE PROJECT JUNE 7th!!! Mpire Music…,” he tweeted Sunday (March 13).

“#RenaissanceProject June 7… EPIC!!!” (Ja Rule’s Twitter)

According to reports, Ja Rule is set to go to prison in June in a New York City gun case. Last week Wednesday, a judge set a June 8 date for the platinum-selling rapper/actor’s sentencing.

His lawyer says he’ll spend the intervening months finishing a new album, “Renaissance Project,” and taking care of tax matters. The 35-year-old performer pleaded guilty in December to attempted weapon possession. He agreed to a two-year prison term.

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