Thursday, May 14, 2009

Joell Ortiz Covers The Classics mixtape hosted by DJ Green Lantern

JS-NYC is all about Joell Ortiz. As it concerns new rappers, I could listen to JO and Sean Price (and, yes, I am well of Sean P's history, but he is virtually unrecognizable from the old-school Magnum Force Ruck) exclusively without missing 99 percent of the other fools cluttering the scene and that includes Wayne.

After the big Aftermath splash that wasn't, Joell went back to the grind. Track after track popped up almost weekly, like his Letter To Obama and his Purple Tape tribute. As per usual, they were all bangers. Word was that Joell was dropping a mixtape where he rhymed over nothing but old school beats. The early stuff that leaked, like the T.R.O.Y freestyle, bode well for Ortiz to be bodying most of the competition from the drop. Now that Green Lantern and he have finally released Joell Ortiz Covers The Classics, there is no real need to pick up a mixtape until Sean P drops Kimbo Price later on this Summer, unless Doo Wop gets his 95 Live Anniversary tape out. Peep the tracklisting below. Google the title and you'll find free downloads everywhere. If you can pry yours ears away, check out Ortiz with Royce, Budden and Crooked in their Slaughterhouse project.

01. Intro
02. Rappers Delight (feat. DJ Enuff)
03. Know The BK Ledge
04. Somethin for Hot 97 (feat. DJ Camilo)
05. Strictly the Bizness
06. Treat Me Right
07. Industry Enemy #1
08. Brooklyn Children’s Story
09. I Can’t Go Broke
10. Live At Cooper Day BBQ
11. Uptown Anthem
12. U.N.I.T.Y.
13. T.R.O.Y.
14. Primo Tribute
15. Just To Get A Check
16. Mass Appeal
17. Act Like They Don’t Know
18. The Whut (Animal Shit)
19. BK Get Money
20. Got My Mind Made Up
21. Drop A Gem On ‘Em
22. Intercourse
23. Cell Therapies
24. High Roller
25. Brooklyn Ghetto Child
26. What They Do (Root’s Tribute)
27. Renee’s Revenge
28. Goin To Miami (feat. DJ Khaled)
29. What Happened To Hip Hop
30. 4,3,2,1
31. Recognize
32. 24HRS
33. Rican Ebonics 09

1 comment:

kats said...

Can't wait to check this out...JO is one of the only real rappers around right now...