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Joell Ortiz

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Brooklyn-born rapper Joell Ortiz, long one of the most critically acclaimed unsigned talents on the East Coast hip-hop scene, has gone a long way toward earning that reputation. A dedicated and accomplished student through his early years, and always a person to whom language came easily, Ortiz was an impressive rapper by his early teens. As he reached high school, family strife and his urban environment turned his attentions from his studies and rap career to street life and the drug trade. After a short time, however, Ortiz turned his attentions back to his life-giving pursuit of excellence in his music. Thanks to his natural talent and serious work ethics, opportunity soon found Ortiz, and he began to gain recognition. An appearance in The Source magazine and winning Chairman's Choice from XXL magazine earned Ortiz credibility and buzz that resulted in his appearance on the NBA Live 2005 soundtrack. Jermaine Dupri's So So Def label offered Ortiz a contract that year, a deal which quickly went sour, creating bad blood between Ortiz and one of the industry's most powerful players. Since that time, Ortiz continued to record and write actively, collaborating with artists like KRS-One and Kool G Rap. He is also an emcee with Slaughterhouse and is the founder of Roseville Music Group. His best-known albums include Brock: Bodega Chronicles from 2008, 2010's Free Agent, and 2014's House Slippers. Two tracks on the latter featured collaborations with New Jersey producer !llmind. In early 2015, the pair teamed for the album Human, with guests Emilio Rojas, Bodega Bamz, Chris Rivers, and Father Dude. The full-length was released in July. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez
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Joell Ortiz

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Joell Ortiz

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  2.   Phone
  3.   Latino by La Bruja
  4.   Say Yes
  5.   Cocaine
  6.   Brooklyn Remix featuring Big Daddy Kane
  7.   Finish What Yo Start by Royce da 5'9
  8.   Time Is Money by Styles P
  9.   Better Than featuring Kaydence
  10.   Modern Day Slavery by Immortal Technique
  11.   Good Man Is Gone by Royce da 5'9
  12.   Sing Like Bilal by Fat Joe
  13.   125, Pt. 1 (The Bio)
  14.   Another Struggle
  15.   Feel So Good
  16.   Brothers Keeper featuring Crooked I
  17.   Cold World featuring Lee Carr
  18.   Get Down
  19.   Q & A
  20.   Music Saved My Life featuring B.o.B.
  21.   House Slippers
  22.   Call Me
  23.   On Da Spot
  24.   So Hard by Anna Yvette & the Ohms
  25.   Put Some Money on It featuring Jadakiss
  26.   Nursery Rhyme
  27.   Battle Cry by Just Blaze
  28.   Hip Hop
  29.   Bqe featuring Alex "BQE" Santiago
  30.   125, Pt. 4 (Finale)
  31.   Keep on Callin' by Akon
  32.   Caught Up
  33.   Crack Spot
  34.   Killed for Less Intro featuring Jadakiss
  35.   Checkin for You
  36.   Night in My P's by Big Noyd
  37.   125, Pt. 3 (Connections) featuring Gab Gotcha
  38.   Oh! by Iffy
  39.   Call Me (She Said) by Novel
  40.   Phone Skit
  41.   Block Royal
  42.   One Shot (Killed for Less) by Fat Joe
  43.   Dream On
  44.   Brooklyn B*******
  45.   Air Yall
  46.   125, Pt. 2 (Fresh Air)
  47.   Candy by Mally Stakz
  48.   Intro
  49.   Money Makes the World Go Round

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