Free at Last (Freeway album)
|Free at Last|
|Studio album by Freeway|
|Released||November 20, 2007|
|Genre||Hip hop, East Coast hip hop|
|Label||Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam|
|Producer||Bink, Chad "Wes" Hamilton, Cool & Dre, Dame Grease, Dangerous LLC, DJ Noodles, Don Cannon, J. R. Rotem, Jake One, Karma Productions, Needlz|
Free at Last is the second studio album by rapper Freeway. It was released on November 20, 2007 in the United States. The album features production from J. R. Rotem, Needlz, and Cool & Dre, among others. Guest appearances include Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Jadakiss and other notable rappers.
In a recent interview, Freeway stated why he took such a lengthy hiatus. He had this to say:
I just been grinding you know the whole Roc break up really took a toll on me and kind of even held my career up a little bit, but I been working and I'm ready to get back out. It was a couple of things. The whole family structure wasn't in place like it was. There was a time when I could just go to Bassline [studios] and knock it out but it wasn't like that this time.
Free at Last was called "The Album of the Month" by the German hip hop magazine Juice, aiming 5 of 6 "Crowns". In the 01-02 / 2008 Issue (# 104).
Free at Last debuted at number 42 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 36,000 units during its first week. As of April 2, 2008, the album has sold 100,206 copies in the United States.
|1||"This Can't Be Real"||Ron Fair & Carvin & Ivan (Karma Productions)||Marsha Ambrosius||3:44|
|2||"It's Over"||Jake One||3:40|
|3||"Still Got Love"||Bink||3:45|
|4||"Roc-A-Fella Billionaires"||Dame Grease||Jay-Z||3:41|
|5||"When They Remember"||Bink||3:43|
|6||"Take It To The Top"||J. R. Rotem||50 Cent||3:42|
|7||"Spit That Shit"||Dangerous LLC||3:43|
|8||"Reppin' The Streets"||Chad "Wes" Hamilton||3:59|
|9||"Free at Last"||Double O||3:38|
|10||"Baby Don't Do It"||Chad "Wes" Hamilton||Scarface||3:27|
|11||"Nuttin' On Me"||Needlz||2:55|
|12||"Walk Wit Me"||Don Cannon||Busta Rhymes & Jadakiss||4:06|
|13||"Lights Get Low"||Cool & Dre||Rick Ross||3:47|
|14||"I Cry"||DJ Noodles||3:11|
This Can't Be Real
- "Did You Hear What They Said?" by Gil Scott-Heron
- "The Masquerade Is Over" by David Porter
- vocals by Sean Michael from "Encore"
Still Got Love
- "Keep On Keeping On" by Curtis Mayfield
- "Hey Big Spender" by Shirley Bassey
When They Remember
- "The Way We Were" by Gladys Knight and The Pips
Reppin' The Streets
- "Ill Be the Other Woman" by Soul Children
Free At Last
- "I Want To Write You a Love Song" by David Oliver
Baby Don't Do It
- "Overture of Foxy Brown" by Willie Hutch
- "I Cry" by Millie Jackson
|U.S. Billboard 200||42|
|U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||5|
|U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums||2|
- About.com review
- AllHipHop.com review
- Allmusic review
- Entertainment Weekly review
- Pitchfork Media review
- Rolling Stone review
- Pop Matters review
- USA Today review
- Lyrical Thought (November 17, 2007). Freeway Talks About His New Album 'Free At Last'. Def Sounds. Accessed November 19, 2007.
- Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 11/25/07 | Hip Hop News > HipHopDX.com
- Katie Hasty, "'Oprah' Visit Helps Groban Soar To No. 1", Billboard.com, November 28, 2007.
- Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 3/30/08 | Hip Hop News > HipHopDX.com