Tag: Joel Ortiz

Slaughterhouse Throw It Away Video

After Slaughterhouse released their first single This Is My Life from their new album Welcome to Our House, fans were divided as the song was more radio friendly sounding song ever. This time around, it looks like Slaughterhouse has found a better middle ground, though the subject matter focuses on ballin’ and stripper’s booties clapping. […]

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Joel Ortiz “Sing Like Bilal” Video

Here’s a guy we haven’t heard from in a while. Ortiz gives some visuals to the freeverse he gave to Funkmaster Flex. [flashvideo file=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhYQOyPxBw4&feature=player_embedded /]

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Joel Ortiz Talks About Whats Holding Slaughterhouse Back from Shady Records

Joel Ortiz tries to explain some of the “red tape” that’s holding Slaughterhouse from officially signing with Shady Records.

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Rocksmith 60 Seconds: Joel Ortiz

Clothing brand Rocksmith gives Joel Ortiz sixty seconds to go off in their web freestyle series. I think Interscope dropped this guy mainly because of the voice and secondly because of the look, but you damn sure can’t say it’s because of lyrics.

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Joel Ortiz feat. Novel “Call Me” Video

Wow three good songs in one day? Peep the first single of Joel’s next album Free Agents dropping 4/20. If you like the combo of Joel and Novel then you may want to check out this mixtape they just dropped called Defying The Predictable.

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Joel Ortiz Talks About What He’s Wearing Right Now

Why even ask Joel Ortiz what he’s wearing? If you listen to his music, I’m pretty sure you’ll know the answer to that already. Anyway, Joel Ortiz talks to XXL about his upcoming projects and it looks like Ortiz is going be dropping a few gems on us in the near future (thank you).

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Inside the Rapper’s Studio with Miss Info: Joel Ortiz

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n8LkABUPv4] Joel Ortiz talks about being dropped from Aftermath and the “aftermath”. Props to Miss Info, but she need to borrow that old white guys studio to do these.

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Why New York Rap is Dead

**Disclaimer: This article was inspired by the fact that its 2008 and NY rap hasn’t had any prominence since ’98. **

It’s no secret New York’s hip hop scene has taken a backseat to them country boys in the South. The sad thing is it has been almost 10 long years that them boys south of the mason dixon have had a grip on the game. 10 long painful years, I might add. How did we get to this point? Isn’t New York the hip hop mecca? Didn’t we invent hip hop? Sure we had Fifty and those G-Unit guys for a minute, but Fifty was pretty much rappen with a twang when he was hot back in ’03. And as for Jigga, he’s loved so much, because he’s all we got. The purpose of this discussion is to figure out why New York ain’t on top. Check out the 5 reasons NY Rap is dead. (more…)

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