Ja Rule Gets Jailhouse Advice from Corrupt Ex-Comptroller

Alan Hevesi tells rapper to pursue higher education.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2012  |  Updated 10:34 AM EDT
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Rapper Ja Rule has been getting advice behind bars from two once high-powered men: ex-New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi and ex-Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski.    

The rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, is serving two years for gun possession at Mid-State Correctional Facility in Oneida.     

He tells the Daily News in an interview: "Outside, you don't meet guys like this every day.''     

He says both men have urged him to pursue higher education.     

Ja Rule is a high school dropout.     

The rapper says "Koz" also advised him to buy airline stock and study business.     

Ja Rule will be taking college-level courses later this month.     

Hevesi was convicted in a "pay for play corruption scheme. Kowlowski was convicted of fraud. 

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