12 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hotly tipped in rap media and co-signed by none other than Dr. Dre, the Brooklyn-bred spitter was primed for hip-hop greatness even before Slaughterhouse first assembled. Those who know Joell Ortiz primarily from his ties to that infamous and now-fractured group ought not miss out on his stellar run with Mello Music Group. Following his collaborative Mona Lisa project with the label’s in-house producer Apollo Brown, the grind-centric Monday applies his craft to a range of beats from fellow genre journeymen like The Heatmakerz, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, and Nottz. An innately streetwise lyricist, he reminisces about the old days of malt liquor and bodega cigars on “Before Hip-Hop.” Confessional and contrite, the powerful Big K.R.I.T. feature “Learn You” finds a genuinely remorseful Ortiz addressing his failings in ways rarely heard on a rap record.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hotly tipped in rap media and co-signed by none other than Dr. Dre, the Brooklyn-bred spitter was primed for hip-hop greatness even before Slaughterhouse first assembled. Those who know Joell Ortiz primarily from his ties to that infamous and now-fractured group ought not miss out on his stellar run with Mello Music Group. Following his collaborative Mona Lisa project with the label’s in-house producer Apollo Brown, the grind-centric Monday applies his craft to a range of beats from fellow genre journeymen like The Heatmakerz, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, and Nottz. An innately streetwise lyricist, he reminisces about the old days of malt liquor and bodega cigars on “Before Hip-Hop.” Confessional and contrite, the powerful Big K.R.I.T. feature “Learn You” finds a genuinely remorseful Ortiz addressing his failings in ways rarely heard on a rap record.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Basura01 ,

This album was 🔥🔥🔥

What an amazing album. It’s sad coming to iTunes to only see 30 reviews for something that was put together amazingly. “Anxiety” has to be my favorite track on the album, but the whole thing was just dope! This is truly Hip-Hop. Thanks Joell!

Rockjr2009 ,

Best Hip Hop Album of the year goes to......

Top 2 hip hop album of the year. #bars #realhiphop

Dom0225 ,

Thirst Quenching

This was well needed. Nothing to compare to at this time. Come one come all and feed up on this one. Outstanding job. Salute.

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