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

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