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Joell Ortiz

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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  1.   Song
  2.   Music Saved My Life featuring B.o.B.
  3.   House Slippers
  4.   Keep on Callin' by Akon
  5.   Battle Cry by Just Blaze
  6.   Intro
  7.   125, Pt. 1 (The Bio)
  8.   Brothers Keeper featuring Crooked I
  9.   Block Royal
  10.   Caught Up
  11.   Call Me
  12.   On Da Spot
  13.   Sing Like Bilal by Fat Joe
  14.   Finish What Yo Start by Royce da 5'9
  15.   Time Is Money by Styles P
  16.   Brooklyn B*******
  17.   Candy by Mally Stakz
  18.   Get Down
  19.   So Hard by Anna Yvette & the Ohms
  20.   Nursery Rhyme
  21.   125, Pt. 3 (Connections) featuring Gab Gotcha
  22.   Money Makes the World Go Round
  23.   Crack Spot
  24.   Phone
  25.   Better Than featuring Kaydence
  26.   Say Yes
  27.   Dream On
  28.   Put Some Money on It featuring Jadakiss
  29.   One Shot (Killed for Less) by Fat Joe
  30.   Oh! by Iffy
  31.   Killed for Less Intro featuring Jadakiss
  32.   Good Man Is Gone by Royce da 5'9
  33.   Checkin for You
  34.   Air Yall
  35.   Hip Hop
  36.   Bqe featuring Alex "BQE" Santiago
  37.   125, Pt. 2 (Fresh Air)
  38.   Night in My P's by Big Noyd
  39.   Brooklyn Remix featuring Big Daddy Kane
  40.   125, Pt. 4 (Finale)
  41.   Latino by La Bruja
  42.   Another Struggle
  43.   Feel so Good
  44.   Q & A
  45.   Call Me (She Said) by Novel
  46.   Cocaine
  47.   Phone Skit
  48.   Modern Day Slavery by Immortal Technique
  49.   Cold World featuring Lee Carr
  50.   125 Pt 5 Man I M
  51.   Memories
  52.   Nights in My P S
  53.   Lil Fun
  54.   4 in the Clip
  55.   Stomp Thru
  56.   Chyna White
  57.   50 Shots (Rip Sean Bell)
  58.   Relax
  59.   Ups and Downs
  60.   Letter to Obama
  61.   Here the Next
  62.   Changes
  63.   Legend of Big Pun
  64.   Doing It
  65.   Warfare
  66.   Brooklyn Let S Go
  67.   Summertime in BK
  68.   You Lose
  69.   We Run NY
  70.   Brooklyn
  71.   Industry Enemy #1
  72.   Brooklyn Remix featuring Big Daddy Kane
  73.   125 Part 3 (Connections) featuring Gab Gotcha

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