Joell Ortiz – Letter To Sanaa

sanaa

I don’t know how I feel about Joell penning songs to my wife, but I’m gonna let this slide.

But in all seriousness, EMPHATIC co-sign on this.

Sanaa Lathan > too many women to count.

Over the “Our Dreams” beat.

Joell Ortiz – Letter To Sanaa


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114 Responses to “Joell Ortiz – Letter To Sanaa”

  1. Beezy Says:

    I thought eskay mispelled Santa

  2. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    Word. Sanaa >>

  3. b-ease Says:

    but like a seriously wack ass track, something that’s just horrid,

    ^^
    I think “Nas is Coming” is pretty fucking wack. It Was Written is still a masterpiece tho.

  4. Joe 88 Says:

    Can a classic album have a kippable track on there? Not like a “aint no nigga” skippable, cause you could still listen to it depending on the situation, but like a seriously wack ass track, something that’s just horrid, could a album still be considered classic?

    FTR: GRODT had it’s lyrical moments “Gotta make it to heavan” was a lyrical bomb (50 standards of course)

  5. nestle snipes Says:

    Sanaa Lathan > Thandie

  6. b-ease Says:

    I always thought she was overrated, but she does look pretty scrumptious in that pic.

  7. why? Says:

    Stacey Dash > Sanaa Lathan

  8. b-ease Says:

    FTR: GRODT had it’s lyrical moments “Gotta make it to heavan” was a lyrical bomb (50 standards of course)

    ^^
    Yea, lyrically its one of the strongest cuts on the LP, but that beat was too busy for him. I never thought it gelled as an actual song.

  9. rex hussla Says:

    Nothing like GRODT has came out since…and with sales as they are, probably never will. Material-wise it isn’t classic, but the impact was.

    I’ve never seen shit like when In Da Club came out…everybody breaking their necks, trampling each other to hit the dance floor when that shit came on. People ordering drinks at the bar, and running to the dance floor without grabbing or paying for their shit when that came on. That’s back when I was spinning heavy, and for the first month there were parties where I was forced to play that track 10 times and nobody complained.

  10. b-ease Says:

    Stacey Dash > Sanaa Lathan

    ^^
    Duh.

  11. Cashmere Cavalli aka Debonair Cavalier Says:

    too bad she down with the swirl ever since Omar fucked up

  12. Black Says:

    I think “Nas is Coming” is pretty fucking wack. It Was Written is still a masterpiece tho.

    ^^^^

    Aint my favorite Nas song but i think that shit was alrite. Imagine if “Hollywood” from KC was on The Blueprint.

  13. nestle snipes Says:

    I see a lot of G-Unit Bra Strap wearing ass niggas in here..

    tombout….GTRODT is a classic..

    gtfoh…go listen to that shit right now…no classic..

  14. TheCo!!inB Says:

    I’m doin’ it big it’s goin’ down, 9-11 even tho I’m 4-11 (c)eskay

  15. Joe 88 Says:

    Yea, lyrically its one of the strongest cuts on the LP, but that beat was too busy for him. I never thought it gelled as an actual song.

    ^Me too, I thought he was gonna leave that circulating in the mixtape world, that and “life’s on the line” I mean if you gotta pick 2 old songs from your mixtape days, why those two?

    Rotten Apple > Life’s on the line

    Round here > Gotta make it to heavan

    and that’s just off the muscle (pause)

  16. Troyvul Says:

    ok ok, no more than 5 skipables

  17. Beezy Says:

    $20,000 at Barney’s, haters can’t harm me
    Rick Owens on me, bombers for my whole army

  18. why? Says:

    Drunk and Hot Girls fucked up chances of Graduation becoming a classic.

  19. Mook Says:

    Gabrielle Union > Sanaa Lathan

  20. the real truth Says:

    Nothing like GRODT has came out since…and with sales as they are, probably never will. Material-wise it isn’t classic, but the impact was.

    ^
    Co-Sign…people are still waiting for Curtis to drop an album as good

  21. nation Says:

    I fucking love her

  22. b-ease Says:

    Unless your an ultra weirdo like Bernard that likes his track with Trina or Gunplay…and the other trash.

    ^^ I like the Gunplay record, actually… that Trina song is inexcusable, though. And the Foxy record, for that matter.

    ^^
    First off all, fuck you (ll) beezy.

    Second of all, “Face” is an excellent record.

  23. cOLD Says:

    I think “Nas is Coming” is pretty fucking wack.

    ^ you buggin hardbody son.

  24. the real truth Says:

    Drunk and Hot Girls fucked up chances of Graduation becoming a classic.

    ^
    Negative thats probably one of the most underrated Ye songs ever

  25. Joe 88 Says:

    I’m listening to GRODT and from the jump this shit knocks, I always gave credit to fiddy for always having dope intro/first songs on his albums

    For someone that knows the formula, it baffles me as to why he can’t make a good cd worth of music.

    if fiddy let me pick out songs for his new album, he’d be straight (n)

  26. b-ease Says:

    Drunk and Hot Girls fucked up chances of Graduation becoming a classic.

    ^^
    I always dug Drunk and Hot Girls. I know I’m in the minority, but that shit is hilarious. And hilarious is hard (ll) to pull off in a rap song. That’s why I dig Uncle Murda’s music, its legitimately intentionally funny.

  27. cOLD Says:

    chrome kitted up, caleco lit it up I didn’t get touched checking my nuts, I stood up and lit a dutch

    clutching gats quick to bust!

    ^ stop playin.

  28. Rey Says:

    Cosign cOLD’s classics standard.. Skippable should be changed to mean “bad” not just “i’m tired of this” or “it got played out”.. “Nuthin’ But A G Thang” is classic, but would I choose to hear it for the 35353125213th time? No. Would I be excited (nh) if it was played somewhere randomly? Yes.

    Also, Cosiggy B-Ease’s thoughts on GRODT.

    ~~~

    # Black Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    While I maintain that lyrically, the album was basura, the production, the hooks, and 50Mania solidifies it’s classic status.

    ^^^^

    I think u can make an album full of great music but can u really make a true Hip Hop classic if your lyrics aint up to par?

    ^^^

    I think so, because if you look at The Chronic or Doggystyle, neither of those were mindblowingly lyrical in terms of wordplay or analogies (nh on the first 2 syllables of that word)/metaphors/similes/punchlines, but the whole experience was unforgettable.

  29. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    Negative thats probably one of the most underrated Ye songs ever

    ^

    word.

  30. RIGZ Says:

    Nas Is Coming becomes a “skippable” just because of the caliber of songs its inbetween…

    Has nothing to do with its stand alone value

    This happens on alotta LPs over time

  31. Cashmere Cavalli aka Debonair Cavalier Says:

    Classic must be 90% dopeness

    that’s outta 12 tracks 1 can be skippable along with a skit

  32. b-ease Says:

    ^ yall niggas bugging. A classic with skippables, nah right.

    ^^
    “Black Shampoo”, would you say Wu Tang Forever isnt a classic?

    “Capone Bone”, awful, awful song. Is War Report not a classic?

    “She Knows What She Wants” corny personified. Is Moment of Truth not a classic?

  33. b-ease Says:

    Nas Is Coming becomes a “skippable” just because of the caliber of songs its inbetween…

    Has nothing to do with its stand alone value

    ^^
    No-sign. It’s a weak track.

  34. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    damn that woman is fuckin beautiful. everytime i refresh the screen its like she glows on the pop up.

  35. cOLD Says:

    Nas Is Coming becomes a “skippable” just because of the caliber of songs its inbetween…

    Has nothing to do with its stand alone value

    This happens on alotta LPs over time

    ^ this I can go with, but not off the rip skippable, like busting down the cd getting to the song and being like fuck this shit.

  36. rex hussla Says:

    Joell Ortiz – Letter to Arby’s

  37. Black Says:

    50 said some crazy shit on GRODT. “If u were smart you be shook of me, cuz i get tired of looking for you spray your mama crib and have your ass look for me.” 1st time i heard that i was dying.

  38. Beezy Says:

    Cashmere Cavalli aka Debonair Cavalier Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Classic must be 90% dopeness

    that’s outta 12 tracks 1 can be skippable along with a skit

    ^that would only be 83% dopeness

  39. e Says:

    to those who have never seen ms.lathan in person she is the baddest female celebrity i had the chance to meet or seen in person for that matter you can take what you see on tv and multiply that by 40

  40. Mook Says:

    I still don’t understand how people can say Late Registration was better than College Dropout?????????????
    Get Em High???
    Through The Wire?????
    We Don’t Care???
    to name a few…

  41. the real truth Says:

    Nas Is Coming Lyrically >

    The best Songs on I Am >

  42. Rey Says:

    Drunk & Hot Girls is a good song, we’ve all had nites like that, it just sounded weird.

  43. Troyvul Says:

    Joell needs to fall back for a bit

  44. RIGZ Says:

    One time 4 Your Mind is straight skippable status..

    and I dont think its a wack song at all…The next song is just THAT much better it gets skipped. Everytime. lol

  45. Beezy Says:

    Crazy Rey Party was a classic.

  46. NovemberEnd Says:

    One time 4 Your Mind is straight skippable status..
    ^^^^^^^^^
    *minya blank stare*

  47. why? Says:

    Drunk and Hot Girls became skippable after a few listens.

    Blueprint is a good example because it has that one or two songs everybody hates but overall shits a classic. Renegade is that song btw. I guess in its own way Graduation is a classic.

  48. Joe 88 Says:

    i’ll consider a album with 9 out of 15 great songs a classic. If the 9 great songs are just that good, who cares about the other 6 songs? who listens to albums in there entirety everytime they throw the album on? niggas don’t got time to listen to every record on a album every sit, and even a cd with all good songs niggas still listen to there favorite songs anyway

    I think that’s what makes GRODT a classic even tho it kinda lacks on the lyrical end. When that album first dropped it was likely you would hear ANY TRACK off that album being played from someones car/window/ear phones/etc, there’s no way someone could say that GRODT was anything less than a classic

  49. horsechoker Says:

    GRODT=Classic.

    If you were trying to show an alien what hip hop was all about that album would be one of 30 you’d use.

  50. cOLD Says:

    Sanaa poon must smell like a bed of roses with a splash of cinnamon

  51. Cashmere Cavalli aka Debonair Cavalier Says:

    that would only be 83% dopeness
    ===============

    ^^i stand corrected

  52. b-ease Says:

    Also, Jigga That Nigga on Blueprint. I just never understood why that song existed.

  53. RIGZ Says:

    you cant quantify, the word CLASSIc, or music in general for that matter…

    good luck trying tho lol

    you know what a classic is when u hear it…fuck a statistic

  54. cOLD Says:

    horsechoker Says:

    April 21st, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    GRODT=Classic.

    If you were trying to show an alien what hip hop was all about that album would be one of 30 you’d use.

    ^ sizzle.

  55. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    One time 4 Your Mind is straight skippable status.

    ^

    i know we on the net and all but, is this life? SMH

  56. Harlem World Says:

    Sanaa Lathan >>>>>

  57. b-ease Says:

    you cant quantify, the word CLASSIc, or music in general for that matter…

    ^^
    Of course you can’t, ALL art is subjective. It’s fun trying tho.

  58. Mook Says:

    GRODT=Classic.

    If you were trying to show an alien what hip hop was all about that album would be one of 30 you’d use.

    ^^
    Yeah it was a classic. At the time though. Not anymore. After around track 10 the rest of the cd went downhill.

  59. Harlem World Says:

    # b-ease Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Also, Jigga That Nigga on Blueprint. I just never understood why that song existed.

    ^^
    just horrible

  60. horsechoker Says:

    What’s more, given that almost everything Boo Boo has put out since then has been trash (baby by me? really?), you have to recognize GRODT (or at least the mixtapes) as having an unparalleled influence on the culture.

  61. Beezy Says:

    b-ease Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Also, Jigga That Nigga on Blueprint. I just never understood why that song existed.

    ^He did it again?! Haters no like….

  62. cOLD Says:

    lmao, he said one time for your mind is skippable. *dead*

  63. Rey Says:

    9 out of 15 is not a classic, and I don’t know what kinda musical deadline you’re on, J88, but it doesn’t take more’n'an hour to listen to an entire album.

    ~~~~

    # Beezy Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Crazy Rey Party was a classic.

    ^^^^

    Yessir. My dozens and dozens of fans & supporters concur. *signs autograph for mom*

  64. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    you know what a classic is when u hear it…fuck a statistic

    ^
    this

  65. cOLD Says:

    i know we on the net and all but, is this life? SMH

    ^ roffs²

  66. b-ease Says:

    I don’t skip “One Time 4 Ur Mind”.

    I skip “Halftime”.

  67. Joe 88 Says:

    Not anymore. After around track 10 the rest of the cd went downhill.

    Huh?

    don’t push me
    gotta make it to heaven
    wanksta
    life’s on the line
    u not like me
    poor lil rich

    naw fam, all of those songs are still dope, atleast to me

  68. Cashmere Cavalli aka Debonair Cavalier Says:

    b-ease Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    Also, Jigga That Nigga on Blueprint. I just never understood why that song existed.
    =============
    ^^ This….and im not a fan of Hola Hovito either even tho the beat is dope

  69. cOLD Says:

    life’s on the line, is all types of ill.

  70. Harlem World Says:

    I think so, because if you look at The Chronic or Doggystyle, neither of those were mindblowingly lyrical in terms of wordplay or analogies (nh on the first 2 syllables of that word)/metaphors/similes/punchlines, but the whole experience was unforgettable.

    ^^
    Yup…the chronic gets played in the middle of summer by me

    the whole west coast g-funk collection comes out every summer

  71. why? Says:

    Illmatic is one of the very few albums that has no skippable songs.

  72. Troyvul Says:

    Whole Blueprint can get played all day

  73. RIGZ Says:

    # cOLD Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    lmao, he said one time for your mind is skippable. *dead*

    ^^

    Im dead serious too…fuck all that political correct shit…all it does is let me know Represent is a button press away

  74. nation Says:

    >> Crazy Rey Party was a classic.

    bye.

  75. Rey Says:

    Jigga That Ninja (lol) sounds out of place, but if I could delete something from Blueprint 1 it’d be “All I Need”.

  76. the real truth Says:

    GRODT imo is a classic

    But lyrics doesnt neccesarily make or break a classic album for example Its Dark and Hell Is Hot, MOTM, The Recession, The Don Killuminati werent lyrical masterpieces but there classic LP’s

  77. Joe 88 Says:

    9 out of 15 is not a classic, and I don’t know what kinda musical deadline you’re on, J88, but it doesn’t take more’n’an hour to listen to an entire album.

    ^I don’t remember the last time I just sat and listen to a whole cd all the way thru, unless it was brand new, I might get a phone call, might gotta take a piss, make a bar run, you never know, i’m rarely listen to whole cd’s

    i’m still mad at myself for sitting thru the whole bp3 album (n) smh

  78. eskay Says:

    >>Gabrielle Union > Sanaa Lathan

    hell fucking no

  79. cOLD Says:

    nation Says:

    April 21st, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    >> Crazy Rey Party was a classic.

    bye.

    ^ really *snickered*

  80. Harlem World Says:

    *plays Deez Nuuts (ll)*

  81. kelito-vision Says:

    Curtis has the worst management team/A&R staff in the business….

  82. b-ease Says:

    I might get a phone call, might gotta take a piss, make a bar run

    ^^
    roffle

  83. Rey Says:

    Peace out, Nate.

    ~~~~~

    # Harlem World Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    I think so, because if you look at The Chronic or Doggystyle, neither of those were mindblowingly lyrical in terms of wordplay or analogies (nh on the first 2 syllables of that word)/metaphors/similes/punchlines, but the whole experience was unforgettable.

    ^^
    Yup…the chronic gets played in the middle of summer by me

    the whole west coast g-funk collection comes out every summer

    ^^^

    Yep.. Chronic, D-Style, and the Above the Rim sdtk, plus a few off Regulate…The G Funk Era, and of course, Streight Up Menace.

    *pours out some O.E. for Cain*

  84. cOLD Says:

    Im dead serious too…fuck all that political correct shit…all it does is let me know Represent is a button press away

    ^ like you alluded to and ease confirmed, its all subjective, but it was funny reading that.

  85. the real truth Says:

    The Blueprint and Illmatic get played straight through…even The Genesis i play just for shits and giggles

    The term “classic” needs to be redefined

  86. Joe 88 Says:

    >but if I could delete something from Blueprint 1 it’d be “All I Need”.

    ^What? “the boy got more 6′s than first grade” you’re skipping incredible shit like this rey? wow

    I use to skip songs off the blueprint, but if i’m in the mood to listen to that whole shit I could.

  87. Harlem World Says:

    If Detox contains G-Funk..i will not bootleg the album

  88. cOLD Says:

    heres a list of 3 mc’s who can kill you in 8 bars

    50 um, Jay z and nas….

  89. Rey Says:

    # Joe 88 Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    9 out of 15 is not a classic, and I don’t know what kinda musical deadline you’re on, J88, but it doesn’t take more’n’an hour to listen to an entire album.

    ^I don’t remember the last time I just sat and listen to a whole cd all the way thru, unless it was brand new, I might get a phone call, might gotta take a piss, make a bar run, you never know, i’m rarely listen to whole cd’s

    i’m still mad at myself for sitting thru the whole bp3 album (n) smh

    ^^^

    LOL.. There are no words. Pause, just in case.

  90. NovemberEnd Says:

    , MOTM,
    ^^^^^^
    i thought were cool truth…Man On The Moon is one of the worst pieces of music i’ve ever heard…

  91. Joe 88 Says:

    there’s only 2 albums that I could listen to all the way thru, and both of them are Jay albums *straight face*

    The Blueprint
    American Gangster

  92. Harlem World Says:

    I hate Camel..but Blueprint is a classic

    mostly down to the beats tho..he aint really saying shit unless its heart of the city or momma loves me

  93. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    I skip “Halftime”.

    ^

    WTF!?WOW!SMH!

  94. ODEMIC Says:

    GRODT is a pretty good album. sometimes i wonder if it was ghost written.

  95. Rey Says:

    # Joe 88 Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    >but if I could delete something from Blueprint 1 it’d be “All I Need”.

    ^What? “the boy got more 6’s than first grade” you’re skipping incredible shit like this rey? wow

    I use to skip songs off the blueprint, but if i’m in the mood to listen to that whole shit I could.

    ^^^

    I can play it the whole way thru, but it’s either the energy of the song or the beat, but it just feels like it drags and brings down the end of the song. Maybe it’s cuz Renegade and Mama Loves Me are >>>>, but for some reason that song is like a chore.

  96. b-ease Says:

    kevfrescura de talco Says:

    April 21st, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    I skip “Halftime”.

    ^

    WTF!?WOW!SMH!

    ^^
    lmao, seriously tho. Sonically, its the most dated song on the album.

  97. why? Says:

    Oh shit! I forgot Common Be >

  98. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    GRODT is a pretty good album. sometimes i wonder if it was ghost written.
    ^
    DOC and a couple other guys, help alot of aftermath artists with the writing process

  99. Rey Says:

    # ODEMIC Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    GRODT is a pretty good album. sometimes i wonder if it was ghost written.

    ^^^

    Well, we know Banks wrote the hook for IDC..

  100. b-ease Says:

    GRODT is a pretty good album. sometimes i wonder if it was ghost written.

    ^^
    Naw, Curtis was just in an ill zone.

  101. Tweezy Says:

    how are you gonna delete “All I Need”?

  102. the real truth Says:

    i thought were cool truth…Man On The Moon is one of the worst pieces of music i’ve ever heard…

    ^
    Lol were cool…but you really need to listen to that album with an open mind sir…its a great piece of music

  103. Rey Says:

    New Post

  104. RIGZ Says:

    Like I said before, moretime skipping a song doesnt mean the song’s wack

    There are many factors involved

    Lemme find out you man are scared to not listen to a song in fear of not being “hip hop” enough..

  105. the real truth Says:

    American Gangster

    ^
    Real talk when that album first dropped i played it all the way through non-stop for about a month…but when i go back and try to listen to it i cant get into it i end up getting up to Party Life and after that switching over to something else (c) Jada

  106. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    American Gangster

    ^

    almost all the way for me. i hate hello brooklyn. i hate lil wyclefs hooks.

  107. Tong Po Flo Says:

    Sanaa poon must smell like a bed of roses with a splash of cinnamon

    ^ cOLD your my homie but you need to stop fantasing about my future wifey boo for real for real

    *flashes cOLD the iciest of ice grills*

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  109. Macson Escobar Says:

    This is Sanaa Lathan new boyfriend, music executive Steve Rifkind. According to reports, Sanaa and her new boo is living together! Congrats girl!

    …STEVE RIFKIND ? damnnnnnnnn

    Stacey Dash got a dash boyfriend but Sanaa Got a bigger dash than her

  110. Macson Escobar Says:

    why? Says:

    April 21st, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    Illmatic is one of the very few albums that has no skippable songs.

    ^yes but i was short
    10 songs or 11 songs.. u all the albums in hiphop by great rappers
    was just wit the 10 or 12 songs, there will have more classic albums!

  111. Macson Escobar Says:

    *it*

  112. BigRizahb Says:

    cOLD Says:

    April 21st, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    Sanaa poon must smell like a bed of roses with a splash of cinnamon

    ^
    This.

  113. BEZ Says:

    I’ve been in a movie with Sanaa, right next to her.

    You can see me in behind the scenes……….one of the best friggin days of my life!!

    She was sitting in her “movie chair” outside and butterflies started flying around her.

    She looked like a princess that day.

  114. e Says:

    the definition of a classic means something that is timeless something that cannot be forgotten and will never lose it relevance or appeal now lets see how many albums have been released in hip hop that fit those credentials that was released anytime in the 2000s

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