Venni Vetti Vecci is the debut studio album by American hip hop recording artist Ja Rule. It was released on June 1, 1999, by Murder Inc. Records and Def Jam Recordings. The album title alludes to the Latin phrase "veni, vidi, vici", meaning "I came, I saw, I conquered". The album was the first release on the label. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).