Not even an appearance on Mariah Carey's Charmbracelet was able to squelch anticipation for Freeway's 2003 Roc-A-Fella debut. With his hustling put on ice, Freeway delivers a strong album that should lay to rest the speculation that his unique vocal style -- alternating between a scratchy crack and an anything-but-gruff shout, filtered through a consistently high pitch -- would have difficulty remaining tolerable across a full album. Although his experience on the streets is tempered by his Muslim roots, the rough edges are never compromised. A lengthy supporting cast includes Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Snoop Dogg, Faith Evans, Nelly, and -- returning the favor -- Mariah Carey, but Philadelphia Freeway is clearly the domain of the State Property member; none of his thunder is stolen.
Performance CreditsFreeway Primary Artist
Mariah Carey Background Vocals
J. Smith Multi Instruments
M. Aj Vocals
Technical CreditsSnoop Dogg Composer
Mariah Carey Composer,Producer
Dana Jon Chappelle Engineer
Doug Wilson Engineer
R. Foster Composer
Damon Dash Executive Producer
Shawn Carter Composer,Executive Producer
Carlisle Young Engineer
Kanye West Producer
Paul Gregory Engineer
R. Harrell Composer
Kareem "Biggs" Burke Executive Producer
J. Smith Producer
Tia Johnson Art Direction,Cover Montage
M. Davis Composer
Nathaniel Hale Composer
Shane "Bermy" Woodley Engineer
Black Key Producer
Geroid Roberson Producer
Justin Smith Composer
Brian Stanley Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Philadelphia Freeway based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
This ablum was so good that I had to go out and buy it. I give him between 2-3 weeks to start shining. Anyone who think otherwise must be crazy!!!
It was gangsta but at the same time had something to think about.
This album, by one of the most unique rap artisto out of N.Y., is well over due. This album will definately put "Freeway" on the map.
I think this is the hottest album since his label mate Jay z came out with The Blueprint 1. So go cop dat album it wont be a waste of money cause every track is banging.Put it like this you could just let it ride through the whole cd without turning.
free is ill.. but where my man PEEDI CRACKK albuM... PHILADELPHIA MIXTAPE KING!
this artist from PHILADELPHIA has done it like no other rocafellian. def. the best of the crew.
I LIKE DA ALBUM, IT'Z HOTT AND DA R.O.C. IZ DA TRUTH CAN'T NOBODY HOLD EM'