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