Sunday, September 01, 2019

Joel Ortiz "Monday" (Album Stream)


"Working people normally dread Mondays. Not me though. I embrace them! Feels like another opportunity. Another chance. The beginning of what’s ahead. On “Monday” I talk about life. Old me, new me, and the guy that next Monday may introduce to you all," says Joell Ortiz. Monday is an album about keeping your head down and getting back to work; there’s nothing to do other than to persevere. With his new record, Ortiz pays tribute to the qualities that have allowed him to not only survive, but thrive in an unforgiving industry and era. It’s rooted in the present but still able to conjure the sounds and smells of an era that’s long gone – the kind of sharp perspective that can only be honed by years of dedicated work at the craft. Monday is a testament to sharpening one’s skills and approach in the face of immeasurable odds. There's great production on the album from Heatmakerz, Apollo Brown, Nottz, Big K.R.I.T., Justice League and more. Listen to Monday below.