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

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