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

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