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)Free at Last2007
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
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews(7/10)[2]
Robert Christgau(1-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[4]
USA Today3/4 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 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]

No.TitleProducerLength
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

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)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]