Philadelphia Freeway

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Philadelphia Freeway
Philadelphia Freeway.jpg
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 "Flipside", which featured Peedi Crakk.The single debuted at #95 on The Billboard 100 music chart. Another 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 Kanye West & Bink.

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] achieving Gold status

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "Free"   Just Blaze 3:25
2. "What We Do..." (featuring Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel) Just Blaze 3:49
3. "All My Life" (featuring Nate Dogg) Bink! 5:31
4. "Flipside" (featuring Peedi Crakk) Just Blaze 3:57
5. "On My Own" (featuring Nelly) Just Blaze 4:09
6. "We Get Around" (featuring Snoop Dogg) Just Blaze 3:56
7. "Don't Cross the Line" (featuring Faith Evans) Just Blaze 4:03
8. "Life" (featuring Beanie Sigel) Ruggedness 4:32
9. "Full Effect" (featuring Young Gunz) Just Blaze 4:50
10. "Turn Out the Lights (Freewest)"   Kanye West 3:59
11. "Victim of the Ghetto" (featuring Rell) Bink! 5:12
12. "You Don't Know (In the Ghetto)" (featuring Omillio Sparks) Black Key 4:13
13. "Alright" (featuring Allen Anthony) Just Blaze 5:26
14. "Hear the Song"   Kanye West 3:36
15. "You Got Me" (Bonus track, featuring Mariah Carey & Jay-Z) Just Blaze 4:15
16. "Line 'Em Up" (Bonus track, featuring Young Chris) Just Blaze 4:48

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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