Video: Joell Ortiz Rocking the Roots Jam

Joell recites poem that was inspired by The Roots’ “What How They Do”. It’s safe to say that whatever you’ve heard from Joell isn’t even comparable to where he’s about to take it. I noticed this when he was freestyling spitting his new verses with Slaughterhouse up on Kay Slay’s show.

Hit the jump for footage of Black Thought ripping it (covering Big Daddy Kane + more) as well as some behind the scenes footage of Joell in the studio.

Joell Ortiz goes to work on crafting the lyrics from his latest song ‘Stand Up!’ produced by Novel. The Free Agent CD coming soon


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33 Responses to “Video: Joell Ortiz Rocking the Roots Jam”

  1. Babydoll Says:

    JOELL!

  2. PHENOMENON Says:

    That Lupe x Dr. Cornel West post was great.

    I needed that. Lasers!

  3. Danielson a.k.a. Dat Mixed Race Nigga Says:

    RAWTH!

  4. Da PartyStarter Says:

    From the home offices in Hoboken NJ:

    Rapper Jones arrested in N.J. on traffic warrant

    TEANECK, N.J. – Rapper Jim Jones has been arrested on an outstanding traffic warrant in northern New Jersey.

    Jones, known for the hit “We Fly High (Ballin’)”, was stopped in Teaneck early yesterday morning for an equipment violation. It was discovered he had an outstanding motor vehicle warrant from nearby Paterson.

    Jones was taken to police headquarters in Teaneck where he posted $120 bail and was released.

    Teaneck police say Jones was scheduled to appear in court in Paterson today to answer the outstanding warrant. -AP

  5. Babydoll Says:

    ^doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it? LOL

  6. Big_seth Says:

    well you aint missed much MTF

    A couple of lame e-beefs

    Lo v lacoste arguments

    The only notable thing that happened is the formation of Grand Union.

    lol

  7. Mac Brown Says:

    “Today, while working on a medical school application, I asked my mom what she thought my greatest challenge in life had been. She replied : “Trying to lose your virginity.” FML”

  8. AmpGeez a.k.a. Fuck Yo' Thoughts Says:

    That Roots joint gave a nigga the goosebumps.

    Joell should be doing bigger things.

  9. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    Grown man shit…..good luck with all homie

    ^^^

    thankya much. me and MissTF are gonna look at a crib on Saturday…big kitchen, big backyard for my big ass dog…

    #########################################

    Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    April 7th, 2009 at 5:32 pm
    MTF your network been down over at your ranch? I know a nigga

    ^^^

    LOL had to wait for a new computer, spilt my Snapple on my keyboard, monitor…and computer…and the hot secretary’s new see throuigh blouse…and Bob from Accounting’s chair…wet ass mutha…

  10. chea Says:

    industry shady and need to be taken ova

  11. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    yeah listenin to that Cornell/Lupe audio now…dopeness.

    #######################

    The only notable thing that happened is the formation of Grand Union.

    ^^^

    whutbedat?

    and who was e-beefin?…same suckas?…

  12. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    when I 1st saw What they Do, it went far over my head but I liked it. so one day as I was a little older i saw that get 15 cd’s for a penny jawn and decided I needed to up my discography cuz I wanted more rap at my fingertips. I remember seeing Illadelf halflife(sp?) or whatever as one of the options and I choose that as my 15jawn on the strength of What They Do(I almost got Coolio’s album instead), seemingly over night that became one of my favorite albums ever

  13. Big_seth Says:

    basically Casket has like 10 different screen names & Amp got pissed

    Grand Union is this awesome new group full of bosses. I stan for them niggas.

    LOL

  14. AmpGeez a.k.a. Fuck Yo' Thoughts Says:

    Illadelph Halflife >>>

  15. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    I miss my youth. I swear to god I have grown up over night. I remember looking in the mirror slapping all kinds of gel in my shag trying to get Michael Jackson with it and failing.

  16. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    chea Says:

    April 7th, 2009 at 5:38 pm
    industry shady and need to be taken ova

    ^^^

    like the blond Bob Saget, Tank can get nasty…

  17. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    im secure with it(c)Drake

  18. herbal kint Says:

    Good lord Joell destroyed it …. not that, that should surprise anyone…. whens that free agent mixtape dropping ?

  19. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    basically Casket has like 10 different screen names & Amp got pissed

    ^^^

    I thought Amp and Casket was e-homies?…

    yeah I figured Casket got like 10 different names and acts a fool.

  20. Farouq (ya thats my government) aka Nah’s Ving Rames in Baby Boy Says:

    its a long ardous day today. maybe i need some weed

  21. chea Says:

    oh shit mtf!

    what up g

  22. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    “Today, while working on a medical school application, I asked my mom what she thought my greatest challenge in life had been. She replied : “Trying to lose your virginity.” FML”
    ^
    lol

  23. Bananas the Ape Says:

    Big_seth Says:

    April 7th, 2009 at 5:41 pm
    basically Casket has like 10 different screen names & Amp got pissed
    ___________________________

    Stop it….stop it now son.

    Casket a.k.a. Bananas, that’s it…..don’t rewrite history for comic relief only faggots do that shit.

  24. Big_seth Says:

    # Mark Twain Fame Says:
    April 7th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    basically Casket has like 10 different screen names & Amp got pissed

    ^^^

    I thought Amp and Casket was e-homies?…

    yeah I figured Casket got like 10 different names and acts a fool.
    ^^

    yeah He has a couple & pretends to be different people.

    It was funny because Amp started to blame random people for being Casket. That shit was comedy.

  25. Danielson a.k.a. Dat Mixed Race Nigga Says:

    ^doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it? LOL

    ^
    lol its still jokes though

  26. R.J.Orion Says:

    the Cherry DrPepper ads look marvelously bright and effervescent on my screen … no homo …

  27. AmpGeez a.k.a. Fuck Yo' Thoughts Says:

    Casket a.k.a. Bananas, that’s it…..don’t rewrite history for comic relief only faggots do that shit.
    ===================================
    It’s the truth.

    You’re a lame who argues with himself with different screen names.

    You’re a cornball.

  28. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    chea Says:

    April 7th, 2009 at 5:45 pm
    oh shit mtf!

    what up g

    ^^^

    nuting much broseph…work, life, woman ish, house ish, etc

  29. Danielson a.k.a. Dat Mixed Race Nigga Says:

    lol

    and so it begins…

  30. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    It’s the truth.

    You’re a lame who argues with himself with different screen names.

    You’re a cornball.

    ^^^

    what?!…ha thats hilarious. thats on some weird bored lonely crazy 13 yr old white boy on MSN chat type shit…LOL!

  31. spirit equality Says:

    can’t make out most of thought’s lyrics, but his flow is bananas on there.

  32. steven biko Says:

    JOELL ORTIZ!!!!!!!!!

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