Brooklyn’s Joell Ortiz started on none other than Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label and built a huge buzz in the industry. He’s worked with legends like Just Blaze among others. He then signed to Shady Records as ¼ of the super-group Slaughterhouse. He’s worked with Hip-Hop titans Eminem, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Akon, and Big Daddy Kane.
Joell Ortiz’ previous project on Mello Music Group, Mona Lisa, was a collaborative effort with Apollo Brown (who also returns to produce two tracks on Monday) and it made quite an impact at retail upon its release; premiering at #3 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart, it also premiered at #3 on the Amazon Hip-Hop chart and held down the #1 spot on Bandcamp’s bestseller list.
Today, Joell returns with his second single, “Captain,” which is produced by The Heatmakerz and follows the lead-single, “Learn You,” which featured and was produced by Big K.R.I.T. “Captain” was exclusively premiered by Vibe.
“It always feels good to tell a dope beat and what’s been on my mind” Joell stated to Vibe. “My oh my how times have changed; Enjoy the rapping”.
Joell’s new album, Monday, features production from Big K.R.I.T., Nottz, Apollo Brown, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League & Heatmakerz and will be released on 8-30-19 by Mello Music Group.
Stream Joell Ortiz’ “Captain” (prod. by The Heatmakerz): https://soundcloud.com/mellomusicgroup/joell-ortiz-captain
You can now pre-order, add and favorite Joell Ortiz’ Monday LP and receive “Learn You” and “Captain” as instant grat tracks: https://smarturl.it/Yaowa
Tracklisting & Credits for Joell Ortiz’ Monday:
1.) “Monday” (Produced by The Lasso)
2.) “Captain” (Produced by The Heatmakerz)
3.) “Sip Slow” (Produced by Apollo Brown)
4.) “Champion” (Produced by The Heatmakerz)
5.) “Anxiety” (Produced by Nottz)
6.) “Same Time” (Produced by Apollo Brown)
7.) “Learn You” f/ Big K.R.I.T. (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
8.) “Screens” (Produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)
9.) “Jamaican Food” (Produced by The Heatmakerz)
10.) “Before Hip Hop” (Produced by Hesami)
11.) “Momma” f/ Blakk Soul (Produced by Nottz)
12.) “Grammy” (Produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)