Joell Ortiz Takes Drake’s “Summer Sixteen” Like A Bully & Beats It Up (Audio)
Joell Ortiz is on a crusade for Hip-Hop. The Brooklyn MC and producer Domingo are releasing an entire album dedicated to preserving the culture, fittingly tiled That’s Hip-Hop. On the singles thus far from the project, Ortiz has chosen hungry and deeply skilled young lyricists like Token and Snow Tha Product for his army of MCs in the fight with him.
Now, Ortiz snatches Drake’s “Summer Sixteen” track and proceeds to body the beat. The song already carries a certain energy, as Drake used it to bully Meek Mill and Tory Lanez and throw zingers at everyone from Kanye West to Chris Brown to President Obama. Ortiz does not appear to have any specific targets in mind, but he does send a clear message that, when it comes to Hip-Hop, it’s all about those bars…as it should be.
While it’s not likely the track will be featured on Ortiz’s new album, it certainly builds anticipation, as he sounds as sharp as he has in years.
That’s Hip-Hop is in stores on March 15 and can be pre-ordered here.