||Brick: Bodega Chronicles CD (2007)
Gab Gotcha albums On his eagerly anticipated 2007 debut, THE BRICK, Brooklyn-based hip-hop artist Joell Ortiz unleashes a torrent of potent rhymes, revealing exactly why he was long touted as the one of the finest unsigned rappers on the planet. With its strikingly spare sonic backdrops and tough-love NYC attitude, the record allows Ortiz's hard-hitting flow to stand out over all else, as best evinced on the fierce "125 Grams Pt. 1."
Audio Mixers: Arnold Mischkulnig; Steve L. Roberts; Ramon Zuniga; Max Vargas; Mike Heron.
Recording information: Chop Shop Recordings; Helen Young Studio, Auckland, New Zealand; Immortal Technique Studios; InYaEar, Lic, NY; Lush Life Studios; Meta Music, Atlanta, GA; Riverdale Studios.
Personnel: Joell Ortiz (rap vocals).
Additional personnel: Graph, Stimuli, Alex "BQE" Santiago, Gab Gotcha, Immortal Technique, Akon, La Bruja, Lord Black, Maino, Ras Kass, Styles P, Big Daddy Kane, Big Noyd, Solomon, Cashmere (rap vocals).