Joell Ortiz - Good Times

Posted about 8 years ago
Producer:
Drewski
Album:
Free Agent

Recently being granted his requested release from Dr. Dre‘s Aftermath Entertainment (reportedly after refusing to dumb down his lyrics for radio), Brooklyn’s Joell Ortiz is happy to be a free agent right now.  Close to what we’ve heard, the Brooklyn native once again takes the listener back to his Cooper Park Projects neighborhood to reflect on all the Good Times experienced; since they tend to be few and far between, we’re left to wonder, in Ortiz’s words, “days like this, why they have to stop?”  As Joell’s most-underrated-MC status is maintained on his verses, additional credit should go to producer Drewski, whose sampling of Bobby Darin’s classic When I Get Home provides a smooth, easygoing backdrop. For all those looking for some good old-fashioned quality hip-hop, check for Joell Ortiz’ upcoming sophomore album Free Agent, which will be in stores sooner than you think.

Joell Ortiz

Written by
Posted about 8 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from Joell Ortiz

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

Gucci Mane “Everybody Looking” 1 Listen Album Review

Gucci Mane is back and "Everybody Looking" solidifies the latest chapter in his career. Read More
Posted one hour ago by Yoh

Lupe Fiasco & The Hidden Power of Fan Data for Artists

Lupe gets it. If you're an artist you're a business, and if you're a business, you need to know your customers. Read More
Posted 2 hours ago by Nathan S.

No, That’s Not Logic on Tiffany Trump’s Atrocious “Like a Bird” Song

Yes, someone named Logic did rap terribly on this Trump song, but it wasn't the Logic we all know. Read More
Posted 3 hours ago by William E. Ketchum III

Desiigner’s “Timmy Turner” is Finally Here & Honestly, It’s Fire

It won't be as big as "Panda," but Desiigner's finally got another song that's going to set rap on fire. Read More
Posted 4 hours ago by Nathan S.

Rihanna Honors Victims of French Terror Attack With Powerful “Diamonds” Performance

You may not think of Rihanna as a "social" or political artist, but at least for one night she used her music to heal and unite. Read More
Posted 5 hours ago by William E. Ketchum III

Rick Ross & Skrillex’ “Purple Lamborghini” is a Vintage Rozay Banger

Ross' new release is a time machine back to the "BMF" days when he was cranking out banger after banger. Read More
Posted 5 hours ago by Nathan S.
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.