Joell Ortiz and his right hand song man Novel lace another soul meets hip-hop collab worth your attention. Ortiz spits some rhymes about working long, unappreciated hours from different jobs and perspectives: including his own. The record has a leisurely pace similar to most early 70’s soul records with a faint sample you may have heard before. Also, don’t let the track’s subject matter and tempo trick you. Ortiz has some rewind worthy punchlines that sneak up on you as usual. It’s a quality mellow record all around so give it a listen.
The LOX are on a roll -- kids better recognize. All three of The LOX (Jadakiss, Styles P) have been slaying 2015 and you're busy sleeping or looking out for some wack ish. Anyway, I digress. Sheek Louch is now delivering the goods out of the three with "Hood N*gga" featuring some monster rappers. Sheek is joined by spitter Joel Ortiz, Billy Danze and Houston OG Trae Tha Truth. Listen to the new Sheek joint after the jump.
Before we enter 2015 Joell Ortiz will be dropping a remix EP (or mixEP) entitled Yaowa Nation. And first on his list of well-known Top 40 hits is Iggy Azalea's "Beg For It." Listen to Ortiz' rendition of Iggy's "Beg For It" after the jump and be on the lookout for Yaowa Nation dropping December 17th.