Because of the constant delays of his second album with Aftermath, he decided to leave the label. He would end up returning to E1 to release his album. The motto at the independent label is that all an artist has to do is record their album. Joell Ortiz did this two years ago and his album still has not been released. Fans of the rapper are questioning what the holdup is.
Answering all of those questions is Ortiz. He said that the reason that his album has yet to come out is because the label feels that he is unknown. Despite them calling him "unknown," Ortiz has two singles in rotation and he has filmed a video. No matter what he does, the label will not release his album unless he decides to create a feud. Joell Ortiz plans to release new music regardless of his label situation.