Philadelphia Freeway

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Philadelphia Freeway
Philadelphia Freeway.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 25, 2003
GenreEast Coast Hip hop
LabelRoc-A-Fella, Def Jam
ProducerShawn "Jay-Z" Carter (exec.), Damon Dash (exec.), Kareem "Biggs" Burke(exec.), Just Blaze, Kanye West, Bink!, Melvin Carter, Black Key
Freeway chronology
Philadelphia Freeway
Free at Last
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
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(1-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[4]
USA Today3/4 stars[5]

Philadelphia Freeway is the debut studio album from Philadelphia rapper Freeway. It was released under Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. The most successful single was "Flipside", which featured Peedi Crakk.The single debuted at #95 on The Billboard Hot 100 music chart. It can also be found in the soundtrack to Bad Boys II. The lead single that was released was "What We Do", which featured Beanie Sigel & Jay Z. The single debuted at #97 on The Billboard 100 music charts. Most of the songs were produced by Just Blaze while some were produced by Bink! & Kanye West.

Critical 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]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album sold over 500,000 copies,[7] in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

1."Free"Just Blaze3:25
2."What We Do..." (featuring Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel)Just Blaze3:49
3."All My Life" (featuring Nate Dogg)Bink!5:31
4."Flipside" (featuring Peedi Crakk)Just Blaze3:57
5."On My Own" (featuring Nelly)Just Blaze4:09
6."We Get Around" (featuring Snoop Dogg)Just Blaze3:56
7."Don't Cross the Line" (featuring Faith Evans)Just Blaze4:03
8."Life" (featuring Beanie Sigel)Ruggedness4:32
9."Full Effect" (featuring Young Gunz)Just Blaze4:50
10."Turn Out the Lights (Freewest)"Kanye West3:59
11."Victim of the Ghetto" (featuring Rell)Bink!5:12
12."You Don't Know (In the Ghetto)" (featuring Omillio Sparks)Black Key4:13
13."Alright" (featuring Allen Anthony)Just Blaze5:26
14."Hear the Song"Kanye West3:36
15."You Got Me" (Bonus track, featuring Mariah Carey & Jay-Z)Just Blaze4:15
16."Line 'Em Up" (Bonus track, featuring Young Chris)Just Blaze4:48



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


Victim Of The Ghetto

You Don't Know (In The Ghetto)


Hear The Song

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

Turn Out the Lights (Freewest)



  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ RapReviews review
  3. ^ Robert Christgau review
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review
  5. ^ USA Today review
  6. ^ "Philadelphia Freeway Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Retrieved 2012-01-07.
  7. ^ "The Stimulus Package". AllMusic. Retrieved January 7, 2012.
  8. ^ "Freeway Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Freeway Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "2003 Year-End Charts – Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  11. ^ "2003 Year-End Charts – Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2016.