The Brick: Bodega Chronicles

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The Brick: Bodega Chronicles
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Studio album by Joell Ortiz
Released April 24, 2007
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Hip hop
Length 71:06
Label Koch
Producer Dr. Dre (exec.), The Alchemist, Showbiz, Moss, Frank Dukes, JPaz, DJ EMZ, Ax The Bull, Hecks, Jonyfraze, Prince and Machavelli, The Mighty V.I.C., P-Money, Street Radio, Mel-Man, DJ Silk
Joell Ortiz chronology
The Brick: Bodega Chronicles
(2007)
Free Agent
(2011)Free Agent2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
HipHopDX 4/5 stars[1]
PopMatters (7/10)[2]
RapReviews (7.5/10)[3]
XXL 3/5 stars (L)[4]

The Brick: Bodega Chronicles is the debut album by American rapper Joell Ortiz. It was released on April 24, 2007, by Koch Records, whom Ortiz was dealing with before he signed with Aftermath Entertainment.[5] The album includes guest appearances from Big Daddy Kane, Styles P, Big Noyd, Akon, Immortal Technique, Grafh, Ras Kass, Maino and Stimuli. It was released after he signed to Aftermath Entertainment, and was released under Koch Records with the permission of Dr. Dre, head of Aftermath Entertainment.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "125 Part 1 (The Bio)" Moss 5:28
2. "Brooklyn (Remix)" (featuring Cashmere, Maino, Solomon, Big Daddy Kane) JPaz 2:45
3. "Caught Up" DJ EMZ 3:37
4. "Night in My P's" (featuring Big Noyd) Ax The Bull 2:26
5. "125 Part 2 (Fresh Air)" Frank Dukes 5:10
6. "Hip Hop" Hecks 3:25
7. "Modern Day Slavery" (featuring Immortal Technique) Jonyfraze 2:48
8. "125 Part 3 (Connections)" (featuring Ras Kass, Sha Stimuli, Grafh, Gab Gacha) Frank Dukes 6:05
9. "BQE" (featuring Lord Black) The Alchemist 4:11
10. "Block Royal" Prince and Machavelli 2:49
11. "Latino" (featuring La Bruja) The Mighty V.I.C. 3:36
12. "Keep on Callin'" (featuring Akon) P-Money 3:44
13. "Time Is Money" (featuring Styles P) Street Radio 3:02
14. "Brooklyn Bullshit" Showbiz 4:20
15. "125 Part 4 (Finale)" Frank Dukes 5:43
16. "125 Part 5" Moss 5:18
17. "L.I.F.E." Mel-Man, DJ Silk 2:18
18. "Feel Good" Dr. Dre 4:20

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[6] 49
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[7] 23
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[8] 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joell Ortiz - The Brick: Bodega Chronicles". HipHopDX. 2007-04-27. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  2. ^  . "Joell Ortiz: The Brick: Bodega Chronicles". PopMatters. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  3. ^ "Joell Ortiz :: The Brick: Bodega Chronicles :: Koch Records". Rapreviews.com. 2007-05-01. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Joell Ortiz The Brick: (Bodega Chronicles) - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2007-05-08. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  5. ^ "U-N-I & Ro Blvd. - A Love Supreme". HipHopDX. 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  6. ^ "Joell Ortiz Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  7. ^ "Joell Ortiz Chart History (Top Rap Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  8. ^ "Joell Ortiz Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 20, 2014.