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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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Selected Discography

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Track List: Free Agent (Explicit)

1. Intro

3. Killed For Less Intro

5. Sing Like Bilal

8. Nursery Rhyme

9. Phone Skit

13. Checkin For You [Skit]

14. Checkin For You

15. Good Man Is Gone

16. Cocaine

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Track List: The Brick / Bodega Chronicles (Explicit)

1. 125 Part 1 (The Bio)

2. Brooklyn Remix

3. Caught Up

4. Night In My P's

5. 125 Part 2 (Fresh Air)

6. Hip Hop

7. Modern Day Slavery

8. 125 Part 3 (Connections)

9. Bqe

10. Block Royal

11. Latino

12. Keep On Callin'

13. Time Is Money

14. Brooklyn B*******

15. 125 Part 4 (Finale)

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Track List: Call Me (She Said) (Radio Single)

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Track List: Feel So Good (Single) (Explicit)

1. Feel So Good

2. Feel So Good (Joe Milly Remix)

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Track List: House Slippers (Single) (Explicit)

1. House Slippers

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Track List: Music Saved My Life (Single) (Explicit)

1. Music Saved My Life (Featuring B.O.B & Mally Stakz)

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abdendavidgr a u l a u 4 2 3
The rawness is only from gladiators Krs-one, Tupac ...... He accomplish that and hungry. Ture talent ,Joel who is the P.Rican B.I.G. killing rapper's like cows in a slaughter house lol. Peace J.Ortiz
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ctorressr
Cmon bee... This nikka rite here Mr Ortiz is a beast.. Nobody I mean nobody ib the game can touch this dudes bars... Not even Jay... True story...
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Ortiz would slaughter drake.
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mariakiwi6
Can't touch this, from my projects, Cooper Park, Brooklyn in the house!! Can't wait till i come back upstate NY!!
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Right now it seems like no body want it with this beast. I want to him and clips to get that rap battle though.
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YaaaaaawA son lays down straight fire on everything he touches. Waitin to hear new. Ish weather it's solo or slaughter house. If anyone knos of new ish lmk YaaaaaaaaawA
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djone508
Hip hop God on some REAL SH*T
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yaowa,, boys a beast.. put it in a body bagg
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Real Bklyn bad boy gripping that hype s**t ripping it right quick setting his lyrical above all things...str 8 KASH WITY 149 Jamaica Queens ...."yaowa"! ! ! !
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Amazing person and artist. One of the realest people you could ever meet. . Truly talented! He's A Wizard ��
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Ortiz is dope. Ny needs more lyricists like him.
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 yaowa @curtessy - Tha Neighborhood http://www.d j b o o t h . n e t / i n d e x / m o b i l e / a l b u m / c u r t e s s y - t h a - n e i g h b o r h o o d - e p # s t r e a m
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I love joell!!!
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i get to host his after party with him this friday def honored
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.n**ga is nice
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My dad listens to this even if I am 9 years old and my favorite album is house slippers literally
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#YAOWA!!!!!! ! ! �� REAL HIPHOP
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Don't f**k with boricuas pa #BARS
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#Yaowa!! Yo I love his bars and the slaughterhou s e crew they the only niqqas that's making it without having to sell they soul RS
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Yowa!!
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I don't think this n**ga can be touched
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joellllll
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He raw as f**k!
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Brooklyn bullshit
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Boriken all day. Joell is straight lyrical real hiphop not that water down s**t. This n**ga is the future of hiphop. P rican stand up. P.s. check out chris rivers big pun son on youtube this n**ga fire as well. Joel and chris need to do a track together... ight my n**gaz yonkerz outlawz all day....Junit o 9 1 4 A.k.a. New yo Rican...
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Joel isn't with block royal Block royal is jersey city
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Joell is the truth on the mic! Real Hip Hop!
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Love me some Joell Ortiz .. #RealHipHop
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This is New York hip hop...let's keep it like that....salu t e joell....Bor i c u a ! ! . . .
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One of best
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Joell ur str8 fire son. YAAAOOWA !!!
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Sexy a**
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need more latin Emces
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Putting PR back in tha rap game
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Best Latin artist since pun an Cuban link
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Unos de los mejores raperos hoy en día//one of the best rappers now a day.
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Joell Ortiz is 2 beast PR all day
"Salute ya boy with a good Yaowa!!"
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Love it.......... . . B O R I C U A .
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mrrealer
Ortiz rhymes from the heart. He lives and loves this rap s**t.
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david.brito2
He is way better than most of the rappers that gets more reps than him.
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zman3192
This dude is cold love the beat it reminds me of some biggie s**t
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Been rockin with jo'eazee for a while. I been telling people and no one listened! Not the shoutin "yaowaaaaa"!
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Woooooowwww words to describe mr. Ortiz f***ing beast !!!!!! Monster !!!!!
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He got BK ON HIS BACK no disrespect to HOV but he is BK street music all day
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beasttt!!
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HES A PIG
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He a monster
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Hi
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Funnybut love this song
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When I heard dude I knew I will listen to him forever
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