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Goonday Moonday: Joell Ortiz

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Joell Ortiz is a Puerto Rican rapper who specializes in freestyle.  I am not truly a big fan of freestyling, but I do respect the art of improvising hip hop lyrics.  And, maybe I’m biased, but I have listened to a number of Joell Ortiz’s music and I can safely say that he is a master of his craft.  Perhaps the eye candy of such a husky and stocky Latino is clouding my vision?  Well, you guys decide for yourself.  Here are a couple of music videos from Mr. Ortiz.  (Check out his blog, which is written by other bloggers and Mr. Ortiz himself — just read the “Tags”…  We’re using the same WordPress template.  Word up.)


This one is my favorite.  It’s titled, Good Times.


Memories

Here are some photos (courtesy of Natty Photography) from the making of Memories

Joell Ortiz and Rik Cordero

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Joell Ortiz Memories 03

You’ll notice that  Joell likes to wear a wifebeater a lot.  Here is a NSFW interview of him just wearing a black tanktop.  Gadzooks!  This Brooklyn Bullgoon definitely has thick arms and a massive chest.

Currently, Joell Ortiz is part of a hip-hop supergroup called Slaughterhouse…  Joell reminds me of Yankees pitcher, C.C. Sabathia, in this album cover.

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CC Sabathia New York Yankees

This first song that they have released is very radio-friendly, in my opinion (even with the explicit lyrics).  I expected their songs to be a bit more hardcore, but maybe this is that introduction song to draw audiences in.  In fact, Joell’s lyrics are a bit “subdued,” for lack of a better word.  Still, he knows how to flow with his rhymes and, as a bonus, he’s wearing a wifebeater on a couple of scenes…

Joell Ortiz The One

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Joell Ortiz slaughterhouse apron 1What is it with rap and blood?  Check out Spain’s Panzers’ album cover

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Chubb Rock: “Treat ‘Em Right”

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“Treat ‘Em Right” from the album, The One

Speaking of The Wackness being my “Greatest Movie of 2008,” its soundtrack had brought back fond memories of a favorite rapper of mine back in 1991: Chubb Rock.  Unlike other rappers, his lyrics were predominantly anti-gang, anti-drugs, anti-negativity, with a sprinkle of modesty.  Man, this is why I loved 1991.  It was also the summer of Fishbone‘s finest hour with their album, “The Reality of My Surroundings.” Dammit.  I really wish that I could relive that time again…

Anyway, here’s Chubb Rock now in Part 2 of an interview where he talks about the current state of hip-hop, politics, and his weight loss.

And, finally, here’s my phattest, dopest, tightest, illest photo of The Chubbster, yo…