Free at Last (Freeway album)

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Free at Last
Studio album by Freeway
Released November 20, 2007
Recorded 2005-2007
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
Freeway chronology
Philadelphia Freeway
(2003)
Free at Last
(2007)
Philadelphia Freeway 2
(2009)
Singles from Free at last
  1. "Roc-A-Fella Billionaires"
    Released: July 10, 2007
  2. "Lights Get Low"
    Released: November 20, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[1]
AllHipHop.com 8/10 stars[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B−[4]
Pitchfork Media (7.7/10)[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]
Pop Matters 7/10 stars[7]
USA Today 3.5/4 stars[8]

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.

Background[edit]

In a recent interview, Freeway stated why he took such a lengthy hiatus.[9] 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).

Sales[edit]

Free at Last debuted at number 42 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 36,000 units during its first week.[10][11] As of April 2, 2008, the album has sold 100,206 copies in the United States.[12]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Featured guest(s) Time
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

Samples[edit]

This Can't Be Real

It's Over

  • "The Masquerade Is Over" by David Porter
  • vocals by Sean Michael from "Encore"

Still Got Love

Roc-A-Fella Billionaires

When They Remember

Reppin' The Streets

Free At Last

Baby Don't Do It

I Cry

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 42
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 5
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 2

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