Things are looking up for Joel Ortiz, the emcee/poet from Brooklyn, as he announced that he inked a new deal with Penalty Entertainment to facilitate the release of his new album, House Slippers, with The Heatmakerz serving as executive producer. An elated Joell Ortiz made a statement about the new deal, saying:

"I truly believe it’s going to be a big year for Joell Ortiz. Neil Levine over at Penalty gets it and is giving me, the Yaowa, a platform to do exactly what I wanna do…ME!"

House Slippers will be out soon, so keep posted! In the meantime, check out Joell's latest in the form of the Sarom-produced "Bars." Watch Joel Ortiz with The Heatmakerz talking about the upcoming album with Complex.