Joell Ortiz

Some of your favorite rapper’s feathers were ruffled, the Internets reacted, and this was all because of Kendrick Lamar’s verse on “Control (HOF).” It was actually the TDE rapper’s claim that he was the “King of New York” that left most up in arms awaiting a response from a lengthy list of peers he named.

The controversial original wasn’t enough to keep rappers at bay from Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.” beat. Joell Ortiz is the latest MC to drop a quick 16 over Childish Major’s ambient production.

Listen to any recent material Joell Ortiz, and you’ll see that he’s coming for blood in 2013. One of his latest displays of hard body lyrics appears on a cut from Funkmaster Flex’s Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself? mixtape, titled “Roll Deep.”

The Brooklyn anthem is almost as integral a part of Hip-Hop as the posse cut. Our 25 Greatest Brooklyn Anthems of all time list placed a scope on some classic tracks, and here’s another one, courtesy of Joell Ortiz, titled “Brooklyn In The Building.” The east Williamsburg MC channels the prideful arrogance of King’s County on the track with a […]

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Joell Ortiz puts the pressure on other MCs with his latest freestyle using Dos Chainz’s trunk rattling B.O.A.T.S. intro, “Yuck.” This verse is just another notch on Joell Ortiz’s belt, and with good reasoning. The familiar know that the Brooklyn MC has actually been decimating tracks left and right even more than usual. See “Tick, Tock” if […]

Notice the humble brag, as Slaughterhouse affiliates Crooked I and Joell Ortiz flex their lyrical prowess near the Eiffel Tower during a recent excursion to Paris. While the locale was beautiful, the bars were possibly filthier than ever before. And for inquiring minds, let’s just say that the “I can take your girl,” and in this […]

The soundtrack for The Man With The Iron Fists is looking better and better with each and every listen and today is no different. Today’s latest song off of the RZA-produced movie soundtrack features a this Frank Dukes and S-1 produced jam with Joell Ortiz, Pusha T and Raekwon called “Tick Tock.” This is a no nonsense track […]

Slaughterhouse who is currently on tour in Japan with Eminem performing at several shows, kicked it with some thugs in Japan and played them some new music. One of the enw tracks Joell played was a collaboration that his partners Joe Budden, Crooked I, and Royce Da 5’9′ and Eminem. This song is called “Throw […]

Joell Ortiz went back home as he performed at Guz Sports Bar in Brooklyn, NY. One quarter of Slaughterhouse showed why he’s one of the most respected lyricists in all of Hip-Hop. In this video, shot by Forbez DVD, Joell says “eff a beat, I’ll go acapella. f**k a Papa doc, f**k a clock…” okay, […]

Microphone abuser, Joell Ortiz, takes a stab at Pusha T’s controversial “Exodus 23:1.” Usually, I kind of detest when rappers hop on other people’s beats instead of just making a new song, but Ortiz gets a pass. Listen and download to one quarter of the Slaughter boys do what he does best. Don’t forget that […]

All 4 quarters of the slaughter (Joell, Joey, Crooked, Royce) stopped by Tim Westwood’s show for one of the UK DJ’s last shows after announcing being fired on his twitter. The interview may have been done prior to the shake up. The group talks about the importance of Slaughterhouse, Eminem, Things “they don’t like”, and […]