Joell Ortiz

     Brooklyn-born rapper Joell Ortiz has earned much respect throughout the hip-hop scene, receiving critical acclaim with his many albums and mixtapes, in addition to achieving mainstream success as part of the supergroup Slaughterhouse. He is renowned for his tireless worth ethic as well as his strong narrative skills and freestyling abilities. 
     In 2008, Ortiz collaborated with Crooked I, Royce da 5'9", and Joe Budden on a song called "Slaughterhouse," which appeared on Budden's Halfway House. The four MCs then decided to form a group called Slaughterhouse, and their self-titled 2009 debut became a breakout success, hitting number 25 on the Billboard 200. Slaughterhouse then signed to Eminem's Shady Records, and sophomore album Welcome to: Our House appeared in 2012, topping the Rap and R&B album charts and reaching the runner-up spot on the Billboard 200.
     Mona Lisa, Ortiz's collaboration with Detroit beatsmith Apollo Brown, appeared in 2018 with his solo album "Monday" debuting in 2019 on Mello Music Group.