“Battle Cry”

    The first leak from Brooklyn rapper Joell Ortiz’s Farewell Summer EP is an energetic, upbeat affair thanks to the production by The Audible Doctor and Ortiz’s own, angry spitting. With no chorus, Ortiz fills four-plus minutes declaring his love for hip-hop, his street-cred and of course, all those “honeys” he’s been bagging. Looks like the fall isn’t going to be so bad.


    Farewell Summer is out Sept. 10.