Neil Drumming
November 16, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

Free at Last

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Freeway
genre
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a B-

Freeway Free at Last (Roc-A-Fella) Rap

On Freeway’s sophomore album, Free at Last, he laments a bad breakup. ”I’m back without a Just track/Tried to reach out and work/But he ain’t chirp back.” So who’s been dodging his calls? Just Blaze, who produced more than half of the rapper’s underrated ’03 debut, Philadelphia Freeway. Without Blaze’s meticulous mixes to rein him in, Freeway’s raspy, erratic gun talk veers out of control. Behind-the-boards stalwarts like Bink and Dame Grease provide plenty of soulful hip-hop, but the chemistry isn’t quite the same. That’s often the way with rebound relationships.
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