Free at Last (Freeway album)

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Free at Last
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 20, 2007
Recorded2005-2007
Genre
Length51:01
Label
Producer
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

Free at Last is the second studio album by rapper Freeway. It was released on November 20, 2007 in the United States by G-Unit Records, Roc-A-Fella Records, and Def Jam Recordings.

Background[edit]

In a recent interview, Freeway stated why he took such a lengthy hiatus.[2] 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.

Production[edit]

Free at Last features production from Bink!, J. R. Rotem, Needlz, and Cool & Dre, amongst others. Guest appearances include Marsha Ambrosius, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Scarface, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, and Rick Ross.

Commercial performance[edit]

Free at Last debuted at number 42 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 36,000 units during its first week.[3][4] As of April 2, 2008, the album has sold 100,206 copies in the United States.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com4/5 stars[6]
AllHipHop.com8/10 stars[7]
Allmusic4/5 stars[8]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[9]
Pitchfork Media(7.7/10)[10]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[11]
PopMatters7/10 stars[12]
USA Today3.5/4 stars[13]

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).

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."This Can't Be Real" (feat. Marsha Ambrosius)3:44
2."It's Over"Jake One3:40
3."Still Got Love"Bink!3:45
4."Roc-A-Fella Billionaires" (feat. Jay-Z)Dame Grease3:41
5."When They Remember"Bink!3:43
6."Take It To The Top" (feat. 50 Cent)J. R. Rotem3:42
7."Spit That Shit"Dangerous LLC3:43
8."Reppin' The Streets"Chad "Wes" Hamilton3:59
9."Free at Last"Double-O3:38
10."Baby Don't Do It" (feat. Scarface)Chad "Wes" Hamilton3:27
11."Nuttin' On Me"Needlz2:55
12."Walk Wit Me" (feat. Busta Rhymes and Jadakiss)Don Cannon4:06
13."Lights Get Low" (feat. Rick Ross)Cool & Dre3:47
14."I Cry"DJ Noodles3:11
Total length:51:01

Sample credits[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

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Free at Last - Freeway". Allmusic.
  2. ^ Thought, Lyrical (17 November 2007). "[News] Freeway Talks About His New Album 'Free At Last'". Def Sounds. Archived from the original on 4 December 2007. Retrieved 19 November 2007.
  3. ^ Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 11/25/07 | Hip Hop News > HipHopDX.com
  4. ^ Katie Hasty, "'Oprah' Visit Helps Groban Soar To No. 1", Billboard.com, November 28, 2007.
  5. ^ Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 3/30/08 | Hip Hop News > HipHopDX.com
  6. ^ About.com review
  7. ^ AllHipHop.com review
  8. ^ Allmusic review
  9. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  10. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  11. ^ Rolling Stone review
  12. ^ Pop Matters review
  13. ^ USA Today review Archived 2008-10-04 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ "Freeway Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Freeway Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.
  16. ^ "2008 Year-End Charts – Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2016.