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9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

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  • Summary: First appearing on Jay-Z?s The Dynasty, rapper Freeway finally arrives with his full-length debut, which features appearances by Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Faith Evans, Nelly, and Mariah Carey.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 91
    The rare hip-hop debut that does justice to its buzz. [Apr 2003, p.104]
  2. Freeway's strangled voice and tortured delivery convey gut-bucket desperation even when he's rapping about the good life.
  3. He's supported by the most accomplished set of beats in recent hip-hop memory.
  4. Works its way up to a lively, beat-wise sleekness.
  5. 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.
  6. Comes laden with flashy A-list cameos. [Jun 2003, p.96]
  7. Freeway is great on guest appearances, but it seems that he can’t string together an entire song by himself.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. DeAngeloM
    Apr 2, 2003
    10
    It`s the best shit i ever heard
  2. vincetheprince
    Jun 15, 2005
    10
    best album last year
  3. johnnys
    Apr 20, 2003
    10
    Freeways dope. Buddys got skillz he fresh and all his tracks are tight. buy this shizznit
  4. ToddL
    Jun 23, 2003
    10
    This CD has the best beats than any other CD I have ever listened to in my life
  5. coreyk
    May 3, 2005
    10
    the best cd from the best rapper!!!
  6. malcolmSamsonite
    May 7, 2003
    9
    It's proper bo!
  7. PhiladelphiaFamilyCourt
    Aug 14, 2005
    0
    All we want to know at Philadelphia Family Court is, if you're such a playa, why don't you pay your child support. Don't worry All we want to know at Philadelphia Family Court is, if you're such a playa, why don't you pay your child support. Don't worry about your new car, your children need to eat... Expand

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