Philadelphia Freeway

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Philadelphia Freeway
Studio album by Freeway
Released February 25, 2003
Recorded 2002
Genre East Coast Hip hop
Length 70:27
Label Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Producer Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter (exec.), Damon Dash (exec.), Kareem "Biggs" Burke(exec.), Just Blaze, Kanye West, Bink!, Melvin Carter, Black Key
Freeway chronology
Philadelphia Freeway
(2003)
Free at Last
(2007)
Singles from Philadelphia Freeway
  1. "What We Do"
    Released: September 4, 2002
  2. "Flipside"
    Released: February 25, 2003
  3. "Alright"
    Released: June 3, 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews (7/10)[2]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]
USA Today 3/4 stars[5]

Philadelphia Freeway is the debut album from Philadelphia rapper Freeway. It was released under Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. The most successful single was "What We Do" which featured Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel. Another single that was released was "Flipside" which featured Peedi Crakk. Most of the songs were produced by Just Blaze while some were produced by Kanye West & Bink.

Reception[edit]

The album received positive reviews and on Metacritic the album gathered a score of 74 out of 100 based on 7 reviews.[6] The album also reached gold sales, selling over 500,000 copies.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "Free"   Just Blaze  
2. "What We Do..." (feat. Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel) Just Blaze  
3. "All My Life" (feat. Nate Dogg) Bink!  
4. "Flipside" (feat. Peedi Crakk) Just Blaze  
5. "On My Own" (feat. Nelly) Just Blaze  
6. "We Get Around" (feat. Snoop Dogg) Just Blaze  
7. "Don't Cross the Line" (feat. Faith Evans) Just Blaze  
8. "Life" (feat. Beanie Sigel) Ruggedness  
9. "Full Effect" (feat. Young Gunz) Just Blaze  
10. "Turn Out the Lights (Freewest)"   Kanye West  
11. "Victim of the Ghetto" (feat. Rell) Bink!  
12. "You Don't Know (In the Ghetto)" (feat. Omillio Sparks) Black Key  
13. "Alright" (feat. Allen Anthony) Just Blaze  
14. "Hear the Song"   Kanye West  
15. "You Got Me" (Bonus track, feat. Mariah Carey & Jay-Z) Just Blaze  
16. "Line 'Em Up" (Bonus track, feat. Young Chris) Just Blaze  

Samples[edit]

Free

What We Do

All My Life

Don't Cross The Line

  • "To Get Love You Must Give Love" by T.U.M.E.

On My Own

Life

Victim Of The Ghetto

You Don’t Know (In The Ghetto)

Alright

Hear The Song

  • "Will You Cry(When You Hear This Song)" by Chic

Turn Out the Lights (Freewest)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 5
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3

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