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

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