Ortiz, Joell - Battle Cry Lyrics




How many times I gotta tell y'all I'm second to none.
No magazine's top ten cause I'm negative one.
So I don't pay attention to them dumb folk
Cause I'm a always be in first like the clutch broke
I'm from where the cut-throats cut coke
Cause school ain't cut it, they cut out the puff smoke
And guess what?
That's who I hang with, so when you speak INDUSTRY - I don't know the language
But play the beat and I'll show you why I'm head honcho
Ya'll gettin' away with murder like the white bronco
Bunch of trash inbetween hooks
Bars too cute to be gettin' all these mean looks
Put the hottest rappers all on one stage together
See who'll hold their arm up like Che Guevera
I rhyme hotter and I say it better
I'm a winter cold war
I'm a product of the Regan Era
Day thinkin till the page inkin'
My 16 free ya'll I'm hip-hop's Abe Lincoln.
Fam I don't know what they thinkin
These niggas got me fucked up like I spent all day drinkin
I'm a boss not a loss yet
You're little lemons in a race with a souped up corvette
I'm so hot I could stand still and pour sweat in the North Pole fully naked with my balls wet
I'm a monster, these other niggas small pets
Claim they sick but they get cured by your dog's vet
I'm thorough from my Yank' to my gourtex
You're bluffin, I play Poker I'm callin all bets
Local boy, when's the last time you all left?
I don't even know where the FUCK I'm goin' on tour next
Last month Canada, before that? Europe
I had Waffles out in Belguim, you ain't had Syrup
Every time I write it's another flight
Another whore with my kids on her underbite
Another "YAOWA!" chant when I touch the Mic
Another Magazine spread, yeah you fuckin right
I'm on my grind like a pair of in-line skates
Get on tracks and go banana's like a Primate
Baboon, Gorilla, Chimpanzee, I'm Wild Ape
King Kong under your skin, I'm bout to Sky-Scrape
But the sky ain't the limit
I could teleport through my mind any minute
Take you to a place where the Lions go "ribbit"
All the frogs "roar" and the fire is frigid
I'm outta this world - don't belong here
What heir'ing the thrown if I taught you from a small chair?
Family, you niggas got it twisted
Flow out of the box, yours chicken and a biscuit
Gave me chicken pox when I listen, I be itchin' to cripple your career like a ligament is missin
Dawg I'm on a mission like an intimate position
When I swing it's Knock Out's I ain't gettin' a decision
From here on it's locked ya'll a prisoner to spittin
Can't escape my bars no visitor's permitted
Welcome to Hell where Joell holds a pitch-fork
And you burn in eternal flames for your bitch talk
Dick in my hand I'm pissed off
But I ain't bucklin', 'Everyday I'm Hustlin' - Rick Ross
One day the whole globe will know I'm Clark Kent
Underneath the shades on a Project park bench
Superman when I grip the Mic
The only way I'm slowin down is if I blow a pound of Kryptonite
From now on I'm a bully I'm a pick the fight
Let them pick you up off the ground when I check ya bite
You'll become a little memory, gigabyte
Me and these beats got married, I'm Mr. Right
Little man you spit aight, I'm on fire
You gotta little buzz - Miller Lite
Man there's so many words runnin' round my brain
If I don't put them on a track I would go insane
Maybe that's why everything I say is crazy
And everyday I wake up, with a naked lady
With a V.I.P. band on my right wrist
Pants on the flow, J.D. with a slight sip
Left in the bottle tele-key on the night stand
I go to the bathroom to pee and then I scram
I live the life of a rock-star
They ain't wanna let me through so I became a Cop Car
Put the Sirens on every time I touch a pen
Everybody move like dope - that's a fuckin '10'
My peers know I'm gonna win.
This music's like my first crush, for years I wanted in
I'm here. Oh boy will you taste the wrath
I'm a make it ugly like what's underneath Jason's mask
I listen to alot of mixtapes and laugh
All Ya'll nigga do is whine like Jamaican ass
Every night I celebrate, we take a glass of Champagne to the brain
Sometimes we take a bath
Victory feels far better
Than Defeat, you niggas weak, Solar's Letter
I'm harder than a fonz-lebber
My worst rhyme's 30 times rougher than your hottest bars ever
I could front like a car fender
Cause everything I'm on DJ's pull up like the bar tenders
New York I'm the answer to your prayers
Head Nod music, leave the dancin over there
Project Shit, ain't no Mansion over here
Just Murder on the strings, Charles Manson on the Snare
I'm hungry the game's like a Food Court
I just gave ya'll a loose hundred, Newports.

Chea
Joell Ortiz
Who feel they...
Who feel they better?





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Ortiz, Joell Battle Cry Comments
  1. Nick Rodefer

    Classic shit

  2. FafchoTV

    I'm from Bulgaria- Eastern Europe, and i LOVE, ADORE this song!!! Even i can't translate everything. This is mastepiece!

  3. ConkeyCrack

    This is Joell in rare form

  4. XBCsmurfCLAN

    2020 - perfectly clear that true to form, real hip hop is timeless.


    For all you auto-tune mumble rapping fools, here is the epitome for your metronome. You should try and paint a picture like this dude rather than just throwing a bucket of alphabet soup at a mic and calling it music.


    Now... go buy a Joell album, get yourself some house-slippers and learn how to rap.

  5. Genetic XFitness

    Almost 2020 and this shit is still crazy.

  6. Jay Echevarria

    Damn!!!!! Just damnnnn!!!! Bk!

  7. B-Tour

    This has been stuck on repeat since 2010 and were about to hit 2020...

    Ortiz to sickkk

  8. 2pac Mwale

    He fucked up the beat 🔥🔥🔥

  9. Remedyz 0121

    I’m on my grind like a pair of inline skates 🔥🔥

  10. Remedyz 0121

    Who’s here 2019?? This that real shit right here

  11. Preston Meza

    “My peers know I’m gonna win. This musics like my first crush, for years I wanted in!” Damn son!

  12. Melvin Tejera

    Classic. Ortiz one of my favorite rappers ever NYC legend.

  13. Sergio Garay

    🤟🏼

  14. kwazi rich Mvuyana

    BARZZZ!!! 🔥🔥🔥

  15. Prince Cruza

    I am back 2019..who's with me?

  16. Josie Clash

    I stumbled upon this video looking for Ja Rule old song The March Prelude, and I saw Battle Cry was next and decided to listen to it. I'm not big on rap, but I understood with clarity and was waiting for what was to come next. I must say!!! Job well done with this song. I will def listen again and again. I'm impressed!

  17. Jay Echevarria

    I don’t think this will ever get old!!!!

  18. BNX BEASTMODE

    Still dont fucking understand why he has not gotten the recognition he deserves. Atleast top 20 best rappers EVER. To say the least. I mean cmon. This beat is fire.. but his whole demeanor, bars, style. This man legit firefire! He is one of the greats, i dont care how many records “lil pump” sells. I fuck with Joell Ortiz all day every day over dem weak “young” this and “lil” that rappers. (Except lil wayne, he dope af too, when he wants to be, for example “mirror” and “drop the world”)

  19. Josue Collazo

    The most underrated rapper in the game! Joell u top 5 lyrically to me!

  20. Wolfhart MC

    Joell Ortiz is better than Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole combined - how those dudes are considered GOATS, I will never know.

  21. The Wilderness

    Banging tune

  22. abraham tembo

    Dude underrated

  23. METV

    10 Oct 2019, 10 years later, Still love this song.
    "Bars too cute to getting all these mean looks"

  24. Ry C

    [Verse 1: Joell Ortiz]
    How many times I gotta tell y'all I'm second to none?
    No magazine's top ten cause I'm negative one
    So I don't pay attention to them dumb folk
    Cause I'mma always be in first like the clutch broke
    I'm from where the cut-throats cut coke
    Cause school ain't cut it, they cut out to puff smoke
    And guess what? That's who I hang with
    So when you speak Industry, I don't know the language
    But play a beat and I'll show you why I'm head honcho
    Y'all gettin' away with murder like the white Bronco
    Bunch of trash in-between hooks
    Bars too cute to be gettin' all these mean looks
    Put the hottest rappers all on one stage together
    See who'll hold they arm up like Che Guevera
    I rhyme hotter and I say it better
    I'mma win the Cold War: I'mma product of the Reagan Era
    Dave Dinkins of the page inkin''
    My 16s free y'all, I'm Hip-Hop's Abe Lincoln
    Fam I don't know what they thinkin'
    These niggas got me fucked up like I spent all day drinkin'
    I'm a boss, not a loss yet
    You're little lemons in a race with a souped-up Corvette
    I'm so hot I could stand still and pour sweat
    In the North Pole, fully naked with my balls wet
    I'm a monster - these other niggas small pets
    Claim they sick, but they get cured by your dog's vet
    I'm thorough from my Yank' to my Gore-Tex
    You're bluffin', I play poker - I'm callin' all bets
    Local boy, when's the last time you all left?
    I don't even know where the fuck I'm goin' on tour next
    Last month Canada, before that? Europe
    I had waffles out in Belguim, you ain't had syrup
    Every time I write, it's another flight
    Another whore with my kids on her underbite
    Another "YAOWA!" I chant when I touch the mic
    Another magazine spread, yeah you fuckin' right
    I'm on my grind like a pair of in-line skates
    Get on tracks and go bananas like a primate
    Baboon, gorilla, chimpanzee, a wild ape
    King Kong when he escape, I'm 'bout to skyscrape
    But the sky ain't the limit
    I could teleport through my mind any minute
    Take you to a place where the lions go "ribbit"
    All the frogs "roar" and the fire is frigid
    I'm outta this world, don't belong here
    What good is heiring the throne if I taught you from a small chair?
    Family, you niggas got it twisted
    Flow out of the box, yours chicken and a biscuit
    Give me Chicken Pox when I listen, I be itchin'
    To cripple your career like a ligament is missin'
    Dawg I'm on a mission like an intimate position
    When I swing it's knockouts I ain't gettin' a decision
    From here on, it's locked: y'all a prisoner to spittin'
    Can't escape my bars: no visitors permitted
    Welcome to Hell where Joell holds a pitchfork
    And you burn in eternal flames for your bitch-talk
    Dick in my hand: I'm pissed off
    But I ain't bucklin', everyday I'm hustlin': Rick Ross
    One day the whole globe will know that I'm Clark Kent
    Underneath the shades on a project park bench
    Superman when I grip the mic
    The only way I'm slowin' down is if I blow a pound of Kryptonite
    From now on I'm a bully, I'mma pick the fight
    Let them pick you up off the ground when I chip ya bite
    You'll become a little memory: gigabyte
    Me and these beats got married, I'm Mr. Right
    Little man, you spit it aight
    I'm on fire, you got a little buzz: Miller Lite
    Man there's so many words runnin' 'round my brain
    If I don't put them on a track I would go insane
    Maybe that's why everything I say is crazy
    And everyday I wake up, with a naked lady
    With a V.I.P. band on my right wrist
    Pants on the floor, J.D. with a slight sip left in the bottle
    'Telly key on the nightstand
    I go to the bathroom to pee, and then I scram
    I live the life of a rock star
    They ain't wanna let me through, so I became a cop car
    Put the sirens on every time I touch a pen
    Everybody move like dope: that's a fuckin' '10'
    My peers know I'm gonna win
    This music's like my first crush, for years I wanted in
    I'm here. Oh boy will you taste the wrath
    I'mma make it ugly like what's underneath Jason's mask
    I listen to a lot of mixtapes and laugh
    All y'all niggas do is whine like Jamaican ass
    Every night I celebrate, we take a glass of champagne to the brain
    Sometimes we take a bath
    Victory feels far better
    Than defeat; you niggas weak: Solar's Letter
    I'm harder than the Fonz' leather
    My worst rhyme's 30 times rougher than your hottest bars ever
    I could front like a car fender
    Cause everything I'm on, DJs pull up like the bartenders
    New York I'm the answer to your prayers
    Head-nod music, leave the dancin' over there
    Project shit, ain't no mansion over here
    Just murder on the strings, Charles Manson on the snare
    I'm hungry; the game's like a food court
    I just gave y'all a loose hundred: Newports

    [Outro: Joell Ortiz]
    Chea
    Joell Ortiz
    Who feel they, who feel they better?

  25. Ronald Shelley

    Oct 2019 and still kill this track on a regular

  26. Grand Theft Auto World

    Ma adesso parliamo di tutti questi pagliacci provenienti da Gemitaiz per Gemitaiz anziché per la canzone in sé

  27. Willy Dakid

    This 1 of the best songs ever he just murders it

  28. DeuceBooty

    "flow outta the box yours chicken and a biscuit"

  29. Yeeet Yeeet

    Lil pump could learn thing or two about hip hop from him

  30. Mario Toledo

    God dammmm

  31. Jose Rodriguez

    People sleep on Joell but im wide awake homie.

  32. Jessica Henriquez

    2019 still fire.

  33. Malik Arvette

    Fire pure fire yo this dude is fuckin amazing RT HE KEEP GUTTER NOT LIKE THE MUMBLE SINGERS CANT EVEN CALL NEW CATS RAPPERS

  34. Outd0rsman

    Effing dude is unbelievable.... What a MALIEN (MONSTER+ALIEN)

  35. A N

    This guy SPITS HOT FIRE DAMN!

  36. DjDrDust - The Umpire

    Monster

  37. Aaron

    One of the most lyrical songs ever...nothing but bars, fuck a chorus.

  38. Jackson

    Guys, listen vmpsb of gemitaiz, he did a mixtape in 2013 whit this song, it is very good

  39. Arizzle 804

    The amount of disrespect these views show. I’ve come back to this vid plenty of times, can’t believe after all these years it’s only at 2.3 mil

  40. andrea !

    Vivere male per scrivere bene

  41. Discgolf Wisco

    Even a deer 🦌 can run the jungle, tell a lion 🦁 comes around. 🤣🤷🏽‍♂️💪🏽🤙🏽
    #StillBangingIn2019

  42. Andile Madywabe

    In 2019 almost 2020 still this fire can't be put out!!!!

  43. Sergio Pardo

    This a classic and Joell bro I don't if the world will but I give you your flowers bro. Easily one of the best to ever rap period! Thank you for this real music as there are still some that i appreciate the real hip hop sound and not this new school bs

  44. Aiden Neke

    DOPE MC But studio wise is KAKA. I have a beat for you hood shit

  45. quietblazing2

    Damn...Joel Ortiz is a BEAST

  46. Louis rodriguez

    BARS!!!!!!!!!

  47. Sam Caraballo

    Straight legend status poricos finest "Yaowa!!!"

  48. Tshepo Parleigh

    9 Years later and i'm still here

  49. bajansixfooter

    Celebrate that new album Monday... came here to pay homage to a rap top 3

  50. High INtelligence comes with a curse

    Bars for days!! #Yaowa

  51. Billy X

    August 2019 and this is STILL hotter than 98% of the stuff that's out now 🔥

  52. Mike Jones

    2019 a lot cant get this

  53. Allan Hernandez

    I came back from the future...this still banging in the year 3459

  54. Cory o'malley

    I'ma always be in first like the clutch broke 🔥

  55. Colin Lewis

    Dammmmmn, FIRE!!!! UNBELIEVABLE, NICE

  56. ARIEL GOLD

    This really Ortiz magnum opus imo

  57. bozacstaxzilla

    Bars were adequate, but that beat is just noisy. Barely made it through the second minute - Not worth it

    Chris Scimone

    U sound stupid as shit

  58. ErPanettiere Syd

    Gemitaiz is better

  59. Monsa Nieves

    🗣 shhhhhh1 of my old Favors💯🔥🔥🔥

  60. Hip Hop Fan

    why tf am i barely hearing this in 2019 ????🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Jonathan Beason

    I was wondering the same thing i was sleepin on him this shit flames

  61. Artūrs Rikmanis

    2019 and this ir BANGING! 👽

  62. Jeremiah Washington

    Be honest. Emcees like this are deliberately boxed out from mainstream audiences. U can't manufacturer talent.

  63. the Dawn y` & i Sea

    oOher gLss=s Y' - aeni` marcinou

  64. hjhuorrrfnt

    9yests later..this shit in my mind

  65. ric vas

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  66. Kid K

    craziest bars ortiz ever spit! classic💪🏻

  67. JOEL KAHIGA

    Producer: how hard do you wanna go?
    Ortiz: *Like an inmate's d**k*

    Freshprinceeggtv

    Son pause wtf

  68. K.C.O. JoUrNeY!!

    JUST BACK TO SAY HI . NEEDED BARS GRACIAS GRRRRRRR

  69. K.C.O. JoUrNeY!!

    JUST BACK TO SAY HI . NEEDED BARS GRACIAS GRRRRRRR

  70. K.C.O. JoUrNeY!!

    JUST BACK TO SAY HI . NEEDED BARS GRACIAS GRRRRRRR

  71. MrSwipper6

    2019 Still listening 👂

  72. moblacker

    Real rap, no mumble shit. Get up get out and do something.

  73. Chuck White

    There’s just levels he doesn’t even need to rap no more he made his point

  74. doughboy 03

    Fire🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  75. Mike Murray

    All u do is wine like Jamaican ass 😩😩🤣

  76. Mike Murray

    Murder lines 😩

  77. Fortune Thusi

    Dope but he just made it . Joell I harder than this. It's all about beats. Always choose s best that does you Justice. This beats is commercial but Joell is strained and rushed. The impact bid lost because of tempo. . South Africa

  78. TheMasdamind

    2019 this is still 🔥

  79. Tony Thibedau

    The 397 people that disliked it are inbred🐸☕

  80. Stefano Preziosi

    Gemitaiz
    grazie.

  81. Newyork914 Ny

    Joel is 🔥 that big pun tribute straight fire

  82. Philip Haller

    Best 100 bars track ever

  83. BK 215

    "I just gave yall a loose hunnid, newport" yaooowwwaaaa

  84. 1 _fl0ww

    2019 still 🔥🔥🔥

  85. RMN Troyce

    2019 and this shit STILL BANGS. #REALBARS

  86. john choppin

    Here in 2019

  87. Johnny Montalvo

    Bars. Bars! More bars. Bars. Bars. More bars. Bars never stop! 🔥🔥

  88. Jaystar ✔️

    Cooper projects

  89. verblvik

    This dude should be locked for murder. BARS ON BARS, so good. Fuck this new mumble xanax BS. Eat dicks and maybe one day you'llhave command of the English language like he does.

  90. carlos palomino

    This is real hip hop 2019 n still bumping to this

  91. G-Dub 85

    I can’t even pick which bar is my favorite 🔥🔥🔥 jeeez

  92. MumblzDelusional

    Best punchlines ever!!! 💯🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  93. michael Excel6325 gonzalez jr

    I'm a product of the Reagan era

  94. Chris Francis

    Still listening spring 2019.
    Mf doom, consider a mash with Joell/Pun

  95. Levon Avetisian

    Who's in 2019!!!

  96. Jack Marchetti

    394 dislikes from young thug and migos fans

  97. Sonar Eskoh

    *₱UM¶|N'!!!👤👮🔫🔪💣💉💊🚬💰💲💵💸🎲⭐🔥👑🎤🌎'* THE BROOKLYN* *#BORICUA**!*[email protected]!* from *D.R.!* 💎💎💎💎💎