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NY Giant – Joell Ortiz

Brooklyn lyricist Joell Ortiz speaks to XXL about the possibility of being dropped by Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label before he’s even released any product – seems he might not be ‘gangsta’ enough for Jimmy Iovine (i.e. he’s a real emcee with real lyrics who might be a little too hard to market to the masses).

In my humble opinion, if Aftermath / Interscope drop the ball on this one, they’re missing out on one of the nicest rappers to have debuted in the last five years.