Joell Ortiz "House Slippers" Release Date, Cover Art, Tracklist & Stream

UPDATE #3: Listen to Joell Ortiz's "House Slippers."

Joell Ortiz, one quarter of Slaughterhouse, has announced his upcoming House Slippers album. 

"I'm in a comfortable place," he says of the album title in an interview with Complex. "I'm at home with this album." 

The project, set to be executive produced by The Heatmakerz, is also slated to feature a different perspective from Ortiz than the outlook he's shown in past efforts. 

"I decided to clean my life up," he says. "In the process of doing all that, I started seeing better. Things started clearing up for me...Things are different for me and I'm excited about how people receive it."

In January, Ortiz spoke about changing his life through getting in better shape. 

"I learned a lot about weight loss, what weighs and what doesn’t," he said in his January HipHopDX interview. "Muscle is heavy. At first, I took off like 50 to 60 pounds, scale-wise. When you are training and changing your body, you lose everything fast, because your body is reacting. It’s like, 'Oh man, I guess this guy wants me to shred,' so it’s eating up fat. As soon as you start weight training, you put on weight because of muscle mass, but you look the same as you did when you took that drastic weight off. I look exactly how I did 20 pounds ago, but it’s in muscle definition and muscle weight. Initially, I took off like 50 to 60 pounds, but now I may only be 30 pounds from where I started, but I look like a different person."

Beyond his solo work, Ortiz has also been crafting Slaughterhouse's Glass House

 

 

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  • Super Nigga

    Worse cover ever LMAO, this nigga getting old SMH. Look like one of those old albums that sit in Walmart.

  • wedad

    the production kinda weird, like the drums are muffled on most songs

  • Anonymous

    the cover is mad wack, features could be better, like featuring Chino XL, Chris Rivers (Pun's son), Immortal Technique, etc.

  • young cop killah

    features are beyond wack and so is the cover

  • Drakes cool tho

    i hate white rappers

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  • Anonymous

    with the great legacy of Puerto Rican artists... ** this ** is the fucking garbage this clown puts out? Really? What an embarrassment. 40 year old man finally realized he shouldn't be wasting $$$ and time in idiot strip clubs, wow, he's "evolved"! Maybe he'll read a book this years and really blow minds.

  • moresickaMC

    haha. obviously the cover is supposed to be generic and simple on purpose. he's in a new space, he's a normal/regular/round the block dude. he's not tryna be extra. I'm more interested in the music, im sure it will be good.

  • Anonymous

    That shirt looks really small.

  • Anonymous

    just something about a fat dude who loses weight that makes his head look big....NO HOMO

  • Anonymous

    Joell - you agreed/didn't contest this photo for you album? You're my dude, but you like you have a load in your pants.

  • tcruz

    sad to say i haven't heard anything impressive from this guy since like 2010 battle cry.... 3 albums in 7 years and the first two were ehhh....hopefully this one is decent but he just doesn't sound hungry anymore

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  • DUH

    Not sure why some of you are getting so worked up by the cover . The albums called (House Slippers) not (Guns Or Butter) or (Nightlub Dreams) It's obviously supposed to be simple and more grown up . You trolls are so simple minded.

    • Anonymous

      wow! its come to this!!!? trolls taking shots at the cover!!!???? mutha fucka this is hip hop!!

    • Joel

      I think a better cover art would have been(in black in white)Ortiz laid back in the recliner, puffing a cigar with his robe and HOUSE SLIPPERS on reading the newspaper. The newspaper has SLAUGHTERHOUSE clearly visible

    • Anonymous

      He's bent over like he's taking a shit. This album cover is weak. I love dude, support his music and the whole nine. I just don't understand what he's pushing this time around. So far, the music is average. I understand dude "has arrived", but still, you're from Cooper fam. Grow up and move up, but this is hip-hop. You have to remain ill. So far, these first three released tracks are just "cool." Don't let those house slippers fool you. In other words don't overestimate success or confuse who you are musically.

    • not a troll

      naw man look at that cover. i understand its supposed to be simple and what not, but they just took a lame picture and slapped some generic font on it. he looks like hes at the mall waiting for his girl to finish trying on clothes in the dressing room, all miserable and shit. name the shit house slippers but hes dressed like hes goin to a fancy dinner. gotta say i disagree with ya bruh.

    • Anonymous

      It could use a little more work, you gotta admit. Looks like a mixtape cover.

  • worst album cover in a long time

    Gotta say like everyone else what the fuck is up with that cover yo? im sure the bars n beats are gon be fire but why the album cover lookin like he tryin to sell me a knockoff shirt at the dollar tree store

  • Anonymous

    damn nigga. that album cover sucks. the albums gonna be tight but put more creativity into the album covers my nigga. that shit is part of the art 2

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. This is a horrible album cover. He looks pensive, like "will this album smash?" Granted, he shouldn't be in a hoodie and Timbs, but the setting/wardrobe/body position is just "off." He looks like he's waiting for his date to come out the bathroom in Cheesecake Factory while he's holding in shit cramps so he can beat it later that night with a clean ass.

    • Anonymous

      You mean too thought I would correct that for you.

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  • NECOHE BITCHIE IS THIS WAY -->

    You cornballs are so cheesy ...If you are only interested in the album covers you effeminate cornballs will absolutely love the "Mariah Carey" album cover "Glitter" it's very sparkly and glittery .LOL

  • DS

    album cover is absolute shit

  • graphic designer

    I am a graphic designer and I would have done it for free. One of my favorites emcees and this is the best album cover they come up with? I'm upset with the decision...LOL!

  • Anonymous

    for all the great graffiti heritage of NYC... that's what this clown comes up with? and what font is that anyway, Joell? nice handstyle sweetcheeks! can I get a poster too?

  • Anonymous

    Who cares what it sounds like-- can Joell Ortiz ever be "interesting"? I think not... But the cover art is DREAMY!! You get 'em Joell. Maybe next time you can be barefoot in white pants, your boat shoes casually kicked off to the side.

  • Aim80

    They should've hired a graphic designer for that album cover instead of Joell's mom. I'm sure she did her best though... I'll do it next time, pro bono, just call me: NextExitGraffics(dot)com

  • stop it

    oh wow the cover looks stupid... the font is stupid... who the FUCK cares?! it'll be a dope album, he's in a whole other state of mind, fuck wrong with y'all? go listen to Battle Cry get a real opinion of dude... y'all buggin over an album cover LMAO

    • Anonymous

      exactly. the hip hop "fans" online are pathetic. people here going crazy over the art cover. wow. irrelevant

  • PEOPLE WANT THE TRUTH

    Joell blew his album budget on the features and production that he didnt save any for the album cover. Haha he used Microsoft Paint for this WOAT cover. Shady is the illest but a TERRIBLE Label Boss.

    • IM IZ THE TRUTH NOT YOU

      I am not joell Ortiz my good man nor was I butthurt over a comment it was simply a response to your ignorance sir good day!

    • RETURN OF THE TRUTH

      @THE TRUTH You must be Joell Ortiz cause nobody would get that butthurt over a comment. But since you comment of this site, you the weakest in your group bruh.

    • THE TRUTH

      here i'm is!!! slaughterhouse is signed to shady as a group not as solo artists they drop their solo shit independently or through E1 records and who really gives a fuck about the cover art being simple its not like you were gunna buy it anyway Bye bye!

  • da1

    This has to be the plainest cover art ever. I seen mixtape covers that had more quality then this. It looks like a modeling ad from Old Navy. Hopefully he doen't rap as lazy as this cover looks. Spitting Burlington Coat Factory bars. At least show us some slippers.

  • Anonymous

    only good thing about #MIKE BROWN is he didn't have to see or hear this album... Joell actually made a half-good album, once, it's called "The Brick"... Ever since then it's been one embarrassment after another.

    • Anonymous

      word. that album is a classic. this album cover sucks balls but the brick is a dope ass album. idk wtf happnd wit free agent but there was a couple good songs on that too especially battle cry

    • Anonymous

      half good? that album is an instant classic. not one wack track on there.

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  • Anonymous

    I hear Joell is a seasonal employee at Old Navy.

  • Anonymous

    this looks soooooooooooooooooooooooooo shit

  • Anonymous

    cover look like he tryin to sell me a button up

  • Yeah I Said It

    Joe Budden is WAAAAAYYYYY overrated

  • Anonymous

    Fantastic artwork! Joell's albums just get worse and worse... Wonder what he thinks about #MIKE BROWN on Twitter? Oh, nothing, huh? Funny that's where his priorities are, or aren't.

    • ^sheeeeeeep

      oh wow he didn't say anything about #mikebrown on twitter?!?! fuck him I hope he gets aids lololol what did you do about #mikebrown? talk about it on twitter for an hour? you makin a realll change out there bruh bruh

  • Pisstol

    Used Windows Paint I see Joell well done

  • Anonymous

    If the album is anything like the cover or his facial expression this is going to be the worst record of all time.

  • Anonymous

    This must be the cheapest cover-art in history!

  • Anonymous

    What about Mike Brown, Joell? You KNOW better but all you can do now is pimp this dogshit?

  • Anonymous

    Heatmakerz? Fuck off! DJ Mustard thats what he needs

  • CornyHouse

    Can't say that I'm looking forward to this pile of dirt.

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  • Young Lou

    I'm looking forward to the album. Joell is a great rapper. His FREE AGENT cd is still a top notch album when I listen to it now.

  • Anonymous

    Ortiz is the Sheek Louch of Slaugtherhouse. If he dont use DJ Mustard beats he will flop. Also he need a Whiz Khalifa feature or a Drake feature.

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully no Alchemist production, he should stick to actually good (not overhyped bullshit producers like Alc) producers like Premier and Large Professor. Even Em makes better beats than Alchemist, and that's a very sad thing (we all heard Slaughterhouse's album... Terrible beats!).

    • Anonymous

      He has made a couple of okay beats, but about 99 % of his "beats" are just like DJ Mustard's bullshit 8 bar loop beats. He just uses different samples and no trap drums.

    • Anonymous

      For real, every Alchemist beat I ever heard sounded like some simple simon ass shit. Find a sample, Loop 4 bars of it up, throw stock drums behind it = Alchemist beat

  • 24

    Brother's Keeper featuring Slaughterhouse BASICALLY

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully the producers alongside The Heatmakerz will be the likes of DJ Premier, The Alchemist, Large Professor, Nottz & Mr. Porter

  • Anonymous

    this dudes 3rd best in his group....but thats only because crooked and royce are 2 of the best in the whole game in my opinion....joell is a beast, no doubt

  • Its Um

    Finally something from Joe Ortiz.

  • Daniel Clemente

    tanto odio pa los boricuas, y a mi gatos estan al tanto, pero me gusta su envidia jodidos

  • Anonymous

    i want glass house then joells lp then royces lp then joes lp then crookeds lp

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  • Anonymous

    Puerto Ricans are American and Joell's slippers are the ** cutest ** !! I hear he gets pedicures too, sweeeeet.

  • Anonymous

    yea spyccck, keep slippin on da street and real nikkas will murk u and deport the corpse back to puerto rico

  • Anonymous

    Lable? Besides frog voiced cornball fake Brooklyn 'Rican? Hi coqui!!

  • casper21

    Dude looks a lot healthier, good for him. Looking forward to hearing some new material. Trolls...im glad u have a hobby.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, never seen a rapper take steroids, HGH, testosterone before... Which is probably a better combination than 'blunts,' strip clubs & fast food but still... I hope Joell wears his pink fuzzy slippers on the album covers, that'd be sweet.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Joell, what weights more, a ten pound of feathers or ten pounds of shit? Also, why doesn't this article say what label this is on? Puerto Rican women are nice... when they young!

  • DJ Game

    i cant stand puerto ricans. that being said, fuck this clown.

  • Anonymous

    Joell Ortiz is nice, should be a solid album shame it won't do more than 25k

    • Anonymous

      as long as im one of those 25k, i could give a fuck less...album sales dont mean shit, the quality of it is all that matters

  • Anonymous

    Album should be dope. Be sure to checkout thegrandreport, they have some good hip hop and viral videos on there

  • Anonymous

    That DX troll who dedicated his life to bashing this guys weight is probably crying right now.

  • Anonymous

    That's a really corny album title. They need to stop putting "House" in their project titles and expecting people to think it's clever.

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