Freeway’s Soulful Mixtape Features Beats By J Dilla & A Jake One Reunion (Audio)
It has been nearly four years since Freeway released an official mixtape. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MC and State Property member returned to the medium in early 2016 with Fear Of A Free Planet. Following a year that witnessed Freezer publicly battle kidney disease and lose close friend and collaborator The Jacka, the themes of this tape are stripped down in many places, with the onetime Beanie Sigel protege reassessing life, and its pleasures.
Fear Of A Free Planet features a stylized Roc-A-Fella Records reunion with Memphis Bleek on “The Dynasty Continues.” There is also a Soul-drenched continuation of Free’s work with producer Jake One on the Styles P-assisted “Friends.” The veteran MC also hops on a J Dilla donut in “Girls.” Notably, Freeway Ricky Ross (who helped inspire Freeway’s stage name, as well as Rick Ross’, hops in on an interlude).
As Beanie Sigel made a pointed return on Pusha T’s new album, is Freeway set for his own reclamation?