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When you’re at your most centered and comfortable, you can do your best work. That was definitely the case for Joell Ortiz. The acclaimed Brooklyn rapper’s third full-length album and first for the newly re-launched Penalty Entertainment, House Slippers, reflects his confidence and charisma as an artist not only in its title but most importantly in the music.
In the winter of 2012, the MC decided to make a few big changes in his life, and they would immensely impact the course of his latest opus.
“It started when I decided to lose this weight, stop smoking cigarettes, and adopt a healthy mindset,” he admits. “I wanted a change in my life. I got tired of waking up fucking hungover, not feeling my best, and not wanting to work. I took that frustration to the treadmill. From the treadmill, I took it to the studio. I was able to see clearer without that cloud of bullshit. I could talk about things more openly and go more in-depth.”
He immersed himself in recording. First, he delivered a standout showing on hip-hop super group Slaughterhouse’s second full-length album, welcome to: OUR HOUSE, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Top Rap Albums chart in late 2012. After coming off the road from a world tour alongside the likes of Eminem, the artist turned all of his attention to House Slippers. He channeled the gusto of his celebrated debut The Brick: Bodega Chronicles and 2009’s Free Agent, while embracing a newfound fire and focus. He started recording with producer !llmind [50 Cent, Scarface] at his home studio. Together they worked on "Dream On", "Better Than", and the title track.
“The album seems triumphant,” he smiles. “It’s a journey. You get the old me all the way up to the new me—and everything in between. I’ll never stop being raw. That’s going to linger no matter what. However, this time it’s thought-out. It’s New York and edgy, but in a vivid way. The projects in Brooklyn raised me so you’ll never lose that grit and competitive hunger in my voice. Now, there’s a balance though.”