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

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