In anticipation for his forthcoming album, “Diamond In The Ruff,” Philly lyricist Freeway catches up with longtime collaborator and acclaimed producer Just Blaze. After performing his latest single “Jungle,” Free chops it up with Just Blaze, before Free reveals some more details on “Diamond In The Ruff.”
“Diamond In the Ruff” hits stores worldwide November 27, 2012 via Babygrande Records.
Freeway Reveals Tracklist for “Diamond In The Ruff”
DIAMOND IN THE RUFF TOUR DATES:
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For over a decade, Freeway has been Philadelphia’s mouthpiece in chronicling the city’s balance of blue-collar work ethics and vigilant street-corner credos within one of the world’s most diverse and storied backdrops. The local favorite was mentored under the careful and critical eye of Beanie Sigel,ultimately winning the praise and endorsement of Jay-Z — and a record deal with Roc-A-Fella Records. After standout features on Beanie Sigel’s “Think It’s A Game” and Jay-Z’s “1-900-HUSTLER” posse cut, Free was a critical role-player within State Property’s debut album, namely on Philadelphia classic “Roc Da Mic.” Freeway followed shortly after with the 2003 release of his now-classic debut album, Philadelphia Freeway, featuring involvement from Kanye West, Just Blaze, and Mariah Carey yielded the timeless outcry, “What We Do” with Free’s mentors Jay and Beans. After Free’s label home, Roc-A-Fella, split up, Free released his second solo album, Free At Last, and followed that album with Stimulus Package, released via Rhymesayers Entertainment in 2010, an album produced entirely by Jake One, created from a relationship forged during the making of Free At Last. After three years of being a dedicated father, working within his community, and touring, Freeway prepares his fourth studio album, Diamond In The Ruff. Reunited with the sounds of Just Blaze, Bink!, as well as a heavy hand from Jake One, Diamond In The Ruff will be released November 27th via Babygrande Records.