The Stimulus Package

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The Stimulus Package
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Studio album by Freeway and Jake One
Released February 16, 2010 (2010-02-16)
Genre Hip hop
Length 55:03 (standard edition)
60:54 (deluxe edition)
Label Rhymesayers Entertainment
Producer Jake One
Freeway chronology
Philadelphia Freeway 2
(2009) Philadelphia Freeway 22009
The Stimulus Package
(2010) The Stimulus Package2010
Diamond In the Ruff
(2012) Diamond In the Ruff2012
Jake One chronology
White Van Music
(2008) White Van Music2008
The Stimulus Package
(2010) The Stimulus Package2010
Singles from The Stimulus Package
  1. "She Makes Me Feel Alright"
    Released: 2010
  2. "Know What I Mean"
    Released: 2010
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 78/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[2]
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau B[4]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork 6.5/10[6]
PopMatters 9/10 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[8]
Spin 3/5 stars[9]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3.5/5 stars[10]
URB 4/5 stars[11]

The Stimulus Package is a collaborative studio album by Philadelphia rapper Freeway and Seattle producer Jake One.[12] It was released on Minneapolis indie hip hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment on February 16, 2010.[13] The album included 2 singles, "Know What I Mean" and "She Makes Me Feel Alright", both of which have had videos made for them.[14][15] The package was designed by Brent Rollins of the ego trip collective.[16]

Freeway and Jake One are working on a sequel to the project.[17]

Reception[edit]

The Stimulus Package has received generally favorable reviews from critics. Metacritic gave the album a score of 78/100, based on 15 reviews.[1]

The album debuted at number 63 on the Billboard 200,[18][19] selling over 9,000 units in its first week.[20]

AllMusic named it as one of their "Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Albums of 2010",[21] while DJ Premier named it as one of his favorite 25 albums of 2010.[22]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Stimulus Intro" (featuring Beanie Sigel) 1:54
2. "Throw Your Hands Up" 3:45
3. "One Foot In" 3:30
4. "She Makes Me Feel Alright" 3:37
5. "Never Gonna Change" 3:46
6. "One Thing" (featuring Raekwon) 3:48
7. "Know What I Mean" 2:17
8. "The Product" 3:39
9. "Microphone Killa" (featuring Young Chris) 3:30
10. "Follow My Moves" (featuring Birdman) 4:07
11. "Sho' Nuff" (featuring Bun B) 4:15
12. "Freekin' the Beat" (featuring LaToiya Williams) 4:24
13. "Money" (featuring Omilio Sparks and Mr. Porter) 3:56
14. "Free People" 3:01
15. "Stimulus Outro" 5:34
16. "African Drums" (deluxe edition bonus track) 3:07
17. "Always-N-Forever" (deluxe edition bonus track) 2:44

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[23] 63
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[24] 5
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[25] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Stimulus Package - Freeway & Jake One". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ Adaso, Henry. "Freeway / Jake One - 'Stimulus Package' (Rhymesayers)". About.com. Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ Brown, Marisa. "The Stimulus Package". AllMusic. Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Freeway & Jake One". Robert Christgau. Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  5. ^ Tardio, Andres (February 16, 2010). "Freeway & Jake One - The Stimulus Package". HipHopDX. 
  6. ^ Breihan, Tom (February 18, 2010). "Freeway / Jake One: The Stimulus Package". Pitchfork. 
  7. ^ Amidon, David (March 18, 2010). "Freeway & Jake One: The Stimulus Package". PopMatters. 
  8. ^ Rosen, Jody (February 16, 2010). "The Stimulus Package". Rolling Stone. 
  9. ^ Herzog, Kenny (February 16, 2010). "Freeway, 'The Stimulus Package' (Rhymesayers)". Spin. 
  10. ^ Embling (February 19, 2010). "Freeway and Jake One - The Stimulus Package". Tiny Mix Tapes. 
  11. ^ Glave, Trav (February 26, 2010). "Freeway & Jake One – The Stimulus Package (Review)". URB. 
  12. ^ Paine, Jake (February 1, 2010). "Freeway & Jake One Unveil Tracklisting For The Stimulus Package". HipHopDX. 
  13. ^ Barshad, Amos (February 16, 2010). "Freeway on His New Album and Being Caught in a Jay-Z–Beanie Sigel Beef Sandwich". Vulture. 
  14. ^ Mizell, Larry (December 18, 2009). "Jake One & Freeway - "Know What I Mean" VIDEO". The Stranger. 
  15. ^ Reynaldo, Shawn (May 3, 2010). "Video: Freeway & Jake One "She Makes Me Feel Alright"". XLR8R. 
  16. ^ Breihan, Tom (March 12, 2010). "Take Cover: Freeway and Jake One's The Stimulus Package". Pitchfork. 
  17. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (November 27, 2012). "Freeway Talks Babygrande Partnership & 'Diamond in the Ruff' Album". Billboard. Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Information Not Found". Billboard. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  19. ^ "BEP Knocks Lil Wayne Out of the Top Spot". XXL. February 24, 2010. 
  20. ^ Jacobs, Allen (February 24, 2010). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 2/21/2010". HipHopDX. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  21. ^ "AllMusic's Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Albums of 2010". AllMusic. December 16, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2017. 
  22. ^ Cooper, Roman (January 9, 2011). "DJ Premier Lists Top 25 LPs Of 2010". HipHopDX. Retrieved July 2, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Freeway Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  24. ^ "Freeway Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.
  25. ^ "Freeway Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.

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