Ja Rule and Ashanti have teamed up for ‘Encore’, marking the first track from their recently-confirmed forthcoming collaborative album.

The duo have been teasing the song since their joint shows at the start of the year, but finally the studio recording has hit the web, alongside an homage to Jay-Z’s 2003 track of the same name. Grab a listen below – is it as anthemic as ‘Always On Time’? Hit us up in the comments to let us know your thoughts: [via HHNM]