Joell Ortiz Takes Us to Church on Latest Track with !llmind (Audio)
Brooklyn MC Joell Ortiz has released “Hallelujah,” an !llmind-produced banger and single from their forthcoming collaborative album, Human. All set for a July 17 release (this Friday), the album will be followed by a tour kicking off on June 22. In a premiere on Hot New Hip Hop, the track follows “Lil’ Piggies,” an eerie song that sounds like it belongs on the soundtrack for a haunted nursery.
“Hallelujah” sounds more in step with what Slaughterhouse fans are used to, but it’s nonetheless remarkable. The beat is menacing, driving, and Ortiz is at the top of his lyrical game. “Flow outta this world, I’m in a different space/Consistent chase for this paper, just bought a bigger safe/Ain’t got the guap to shop and cop that heavy wall art/But I could buy one of every thing in any Walmart.” Check it out.