Joell Ortiz told me back in November during our interview,"being in the booth with these guys and creating songs, it kind of feels like we’re just one artist, and his name is Slaughterhouse. Even if you think you know the group, your going to feel like we re-introduced ourselves to you guys on this new project; it’s phenomenal. Just Blaze is the executive producer; we just can’t wait for it to come out to be honest." Since then, I've been playing the waiting game. All four, Joell, Joe Buddens, Royce Da 5'9 and Crooked I are four of my favorite emcee's and together, the lyrical machine they are is a force to be reckoned with. The producers like Nottz, Harry Fraud, AraabMuzik, Heatmakerz, Tabu, DJ Pain 1, Illmind, Dark Night, 8 Bars give the project an overall amazing sound with variety. Lets face it, these dude's could slaughter any instrumental. Linking up with some of hip-hop's top producers though, makes this a ten out of ten. I can't find a song, let alone a bar that I don't like on this one. Hit play and download this one for FREE after the tracklisting.
The Come Up Show has the exclusive drop of D.O. latest single, "Capture the Moonlight," featuring Joell Ortiz, Saukrates as well as production from Classified. D.O's smooth flow and conscious rhymes melt seamlessly into the Classified produced instrumental. Hip hop vet Saukrates lends his voice to the tracks haunting chorus and a nonchalant Joell Ortiz drops one of his most memorable verses of 2014. Basically, every element of this song is on point! D.O. a.k.a. Defy the Odds is a very talented brother. The Saskatchewan native is a rapper, motivational speaker and an author. If you're looking for an inspiring track to get you through the day, take in D.O's latest track, "Capture the Moonlight"- I promise you'll be hooked instantly.
I definitely wasn't expecting this one to drop late last night. I knew it was coming sometime this year having spoke to Jay Downz about it shortly after it was recorded, but he hit us all by surprise announcing a new project with the release of a crazy single "Count Me In" featuring Joell Ortiz. Recorded at Streestscape Sounds in London, Jay Downz linked up with Joell Ortiz while he was stopping through the city on tour, that studio session lead to something phenomenal being created. Jay Downz's new mixtape Antihero will hopefully be out in the near future, as well as his new instrumental tape. For now, take in the introduction to Antihero, "Count Me In" featuring Joell Ortiz. Download: Jay Downz ft. Joell Ortiz - "Count Me In" (Prod: Jay Downz)
[Interview] Joell Ortiz Talks Where Hip-Hop Is At Now, YAOWA, His Growth As An Artist, First Concert And More
Interview By: Colton Beausoleil When you're talking lyrics, amazing concepts, undeniable skill and stage presence, Joell Ortiz has always been a part of that conversation. Since day one, that has always been something he has taken seriously - way before his debut album The Brick: Bodega Chronicles - and will always take seriously. Having such a successful solo career, and now one quarter of the rap super group Slaughterhouse, I believe Joell Ortiz is one artist, no matter how far in time you think ahead, will always be mentioned as an artist who stood for what he believed in and shed light on the art form of hip-hop and its origins no matter how up and down the music was. Working together alongside some of hip-hop's greatest artists can definitely solidify that and it's exciting to see where he takes us in the future, from his upcoming YAOWA album release, to the Slaughterhouse project in the works to future endeavors. The Come Up Show had the opportunity to sit down with Joell Ortiz to discuss where he thinks hip-hop is at now, his upcoming YAOWA album, his growth as an artist and more. Hit the link below to check out the full interview.
Joell Ortiz, one quarter of the power house rap group Slaughterhouse is currently on tour across Canada, making his way to London on Tuesday, September 24th to perform at the newly renovated Soundbar located at 153 Carling St. Since he first stepped onto the scene, Joell Ortiz has made his stamp in hip-hop culture and it only grows more daily. This is one show you do not want to miss so come down to The Soundbar on September 24th to witness an amazing show! Special guests include Robbie G, and 9-0 Nickel with opening acts such as Marmel Ent, JR Fillion and Jux Cain, O-Beast, Step Dee and Mr. Romeo. There is also a spoken word performance from London's Poetry Slam member Christine Gruenbauer. This is a 19+ event, doors open at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm so come down early to witness an incredible show!. Tickets can be purchased through promoters within London or online. What: I Respect Music Presents: Joell Ortiz "Yaowa Nation Tour" When: Tuesday, September 24th Where: The Soundbar (153 Carling St.) Admission: (19+) 25$ Adv. 30$ at the doors, $50 meet and greet. Tickets can be purchased online through ticket scene