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Joell Ortiz

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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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Joell Ortiz

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

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