Joell Ortiz to Drop New Album on November 30

It’s been three years in the making, but Joell Ortiz will finally be releasing his sophomore album, Free Agent.

After multiple delays and years in limbo, the project is set to drop on November 30. Coming out on E1 Music, the album will feature guest appearances from The LOX and production from DJ Premier, Just Blaze, DJ Khalil and more. Joell’s Premo collaboration, “Sing Like Bilal,” is continuing to pick up steam on the airwaves. The release comes one year after Joell teamed with Joe Budden, Royce Da 5’9”, and Crooked I to form Slaughterhouse and release their self-titled debut in August of 2009, and three years after his first solo project, The Brick: Bodega Chronicles.

Joell is currently finishing up a domestic tour and will head to Canada in December before making his way across the pond to Europe in February.

As previously reported, there were rumblings that Ortiz had signed with SRC Records. However, no such rumors have since been confirmed. —Adam Fleischer

  • Stylistic

    This man IS the BEST fairly new emcee!!! It’s long overdue for this album to come out but unfortunately it won’t sell that well because Joell don’t get half as much publicity, as Drake, Weezy, and Gucci. Who are all lightyears behind Joell Ortiz in lyrical talent. Ortiz needs to get the respect he deserves and now. He’s hands down the nicest emcee in the game right now!

  • Stylistic

    YOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!

  • RoofTop T

    Joel Ortiz is a beast on the Mic..think im gonna go listen to the freestyle he did on flex show

  • http://www.egohardentertainment.com EGO

    Yo, I can’t wait to hear this one. Ortiz is crazy with the lyrics, it’s going to be a hit. Only a few talents left out there grinding. Now a days all you hear is this singer-songwriter stuff. What happen to the hip hop?!!!! U da man Ortiz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Q461

    Hell ya! Waitin on this album yall….Yaaaaa-WAAAA Ortiz is a fuckin monster…..NY Stand up!!!!!!

  • O. From Da BLocK

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  • Fireforreal

    This album is NOT dropping this november. It was suppose to drop Last fall and still nothing. I’m a huge Joell fan and have been waiting for a long time for this album. I hope he does come out before year end. Hip Hop needs this.

  • Anonymous

    Yaowa! Cooperville!

  • caino

    hmmm, seeing is believing!

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  • cali luv

    this man is real

  • http://XXLmag.com Jayhard

    HELL TO THA YEEEEEAHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Funkadelikk

    Bout time,thats what im talkin bout im coppin atleast 5copies i dont give a fuk..now only if the greatest story never told would jus come out.

  • Official Fully

    Yo, why the hell Wayne can drop 3 albums a year and Joell has dropped 1 album in 3 years.

    Thats some ole bull.

  • sb

    he’s a throwback to how mc’s used to spit….He’s nice

  • Caine

    Yeah dis nigga hea da thruth shawty. Da Bodega Chronicles was, and still is da shit. I fux wit ya Joell!!! Can’t wait fa dis shit to drop…

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  • BIGWILDOG/BX

    All real hiphop heads please support real rap-go cop Joel Ortiz’s new album! IT’s only Right! Make him Multi-Platinum and send a message to all those other cornballs out there!

  • BIGWILDOG/BX

    If you’re gonna spend hard-earned Guap then spend it wisely and get your moneys-worth-Go get that J.O Classic. This dude is the one that’s gonna set off the movement in NYC! Do the right thing and go out and support real quality music! Come on NYC-This ones a no-brainer-get your heads out ya asses-Let’s get it!!!!