After recently dropping the Roadkill mixtape, with more projects coming in the near future, the Brooklyn Bomber known as Joell Ortiz is getting ready to leave another footprint in Hip Hop with the release of his second official studio album, Free Agent.
Slated to drop on March 23, distribution will be handled by E1, who were behind his debut album The Brick (Bodega Chronicles) when they were simply known as Koch Records.
Look out for the first single to be “Call Me” which will be taking the radio by storm sooner than later and has had a music video prepped and is in the process of being released to the masses. The first single tells a nostalgic story of teenage love back in the 90’s in Brooklyn.
“Joell Ortiz is one [of] the hottest new emcess to come out of New York. We had a lot of success with the first Joell release and are very excited he continues to be in the E1 family,” said Alan Grunblatt, General Manager of E1 Music.
Features will show a grocery list of notable rappers accompanying Ortiz such as Styles P, Sheek Louch, Raekwon, Maino, Bobby Ray and Talib Kweli. Of course, a party wouldn’t be so without Slaughterhouse making sure they tagged along.
Taking care of the boards, production will come from the likes of Red Spyda, Statik Selektah, Moss, Frequency, Sean C and LV, DJ Premier and many more. It seems like everyone is trying to find a way to be a part of this upcoming project.
Ortiz is currently alongside Joe Budden, Crooked I and Royce Da 5’9” as they begin their European Tour which starts January 15.
Slaughterhouse said that they were far from done last year and Street Hop from Royce was able to keep the ball rolling. Let’s see what Mr. Ortiz does when the rock is in his hand.
First single, “Call Me”
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