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
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
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.


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]

DJ Russell Westbrook of THEHIPHOPREVIEWS Instagram said "Freeway's debut. His style is passable at first pero it gets repetitive over time. He more than makes up for that with his impressive features including Jay Z and Nelly. The beats are also repetitive. It's good that he worked w/ one producer for over half the album pero still. Decent album at 6/10 good job fucker"

Track listing[edit]

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



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)

Chart positions[edit]

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