Joell Ortiz has undoubtedly proven many times over that he's one of the greatest lyricists of this era. His lyrical dominance hasn't prevented him from being humble and an all out hip hop fan, while remaining hungry as ever.
Fifth Element sat down with Joell a few weeks when he swung thru to rock in Minneapolis. In Part 1 of this 2 part interview he speaks on his music at home growing up, earliest Hip Hop memories, first times in the studio, key influences, his record label history and more! Check back tomorrow for Part 2!
I just got word that his album has gotten pushed back again. This time until 2.22.11.