In other news, a brief twitter exchange between Freeway and Just Blaza bodes well for the future of all humanity.
Dude, if you want to make people excited about buying a physical product, THIS is how the fuck you do it. Just pre-ordered both the vinyl and the cd from Fifth Element. I don’t even care if the music sucks (everything I’ve heard has been good so far though!), the packaging is amazing. This shit is officially available for purchase everywhere February 16th. Support artists with your money!
I always wonder who owns/sells/buys famous pieces of art. Last year Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich Sold Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Untitled”(The Boxer) for $13.5 Million in a New York auction, after owning it for 10 years. He had this to say about art collection…
“I have a lot of faith in the art market,” It’s perhaps the last frontier where the best of the best will not go the way of the rest of the economy.“
alright, that free shit came out last week. and oh yeah, that shit is blazing. the hectic news is that supposedly Beans’ shit has already leaked. DAMN!!! i was waiting all year bitching about albums not coming out and now i don’t even have time to listen to them all. jay–>free–>beans..
definitely can’t complain though. in fact i want to shoot you a link of the og track that was used for my current favorite song on the album(freeway’s)- “this can’t be real”. it is a gil scott heron track entitled “did you hear what they said?” of course i wouldn’t be posting it if it wasn’t dope itself.
also- WTWB/Emynd and Bo Bliz have lots of dope things happening soon.
next friday the 7th is WTWB at the Arts Garage. the day after we are in brooklyn at savala’s with our homie caps. the next saturday after that(dec. 15th) we are back at the barbary- which is quickly turning into philly’s hottest venue. the very next saturday(dec. 22nd) after that we are back at the mad pussy party @ transit. big ups to paper street and simplefly for turning that shit into something really big that is consistently dope.
for more info check our This is a link to MYSPACE!!!
Victim of the Ghetto feat. Rell
Yeah I know, this is just a plain ole album cut. But we have put a lot of random shit from Freeway during this countdown and I don’t want to neglect his bread and butter. This is it right here. He stays focused and just kills all three verses mostly on some story telling shit.
8 Days left!
Sorry about the hiphopgame drops. Song is hot nonetheless.
Freeway featuring Rick Ross “Lights Get Low”: DOWNLOAD
FIENDS COMIN’ TO COP, FREE DUCKIN’ THE COPS…
Sorry for missing a post yesterday. Your boys were busy at work, but we’ll make up for it with a big week next week.
I don’t think this song came out because of sample clearance. That’s just a guess though. If it didn’t, I hope Mr. Richie has some type of problem with the fact that his most publicized contribution to this world is currently that bony little smut jawn and not this STREET BANGER.
The adlibs at the beginning of this track are pretty hilarious, but Free sounds dope on them uptempo hyphy keyboards.
Turf Talk featuring Freeway “Minnie Minnie”: DOWNLOAD
Free’s love song to…. THE BLOCK. Some ol’ mix tape shit.
This song was floating around on a couple mixtapes about a year ago and is a rather obvious attempt to make a sequel to “Flipside.” It’s aesthetically really similar and lyrical references to the OG are made throughout the song, most notably the hook. As contrived as it sounds on paper, I still think this song works. I play it pretty often in my opening sets when DJing and while it doesn’t have the obvious recognition that “Flipside,” it still works alright in a club setting. But, really, hearing Free, Peedi, and Just Blaze together is always a good look.
Freeway featuring Peedi Crack “Hood on Froze”: DOWNLOAD
ONLY 18 DAYS LEFT! GYEAH!
I’m not even sure if anyone cares about our little countdown here because people are scared to post comments, but we’re going to keep this thing moving forward because that’s what Freeway would want (WWFD?). In other words, leave a comment, I don’t care what it says.
Anyway, this is a dope remix of Kelis’s already dope song “Stick Up” from her underrated album “Tasty.” The song is produced by Dame Grease who’s claim to fame is producing the “Get at Me Dog” beat. I didn’t even know that until I peeped his discogs page. But, eff Kelis and eff Dame Grease because this is about Freeway. Peep.
Kelis featuring Freeway “Stick Up”: DOWNLOAD
Couple more Free-related joints. First, a pretty bad rip I made of the Miracles song that Kanye sampled for the State Property anthem that Bliz posted yesterday. I ripped it from my portable turntable. Sorry. It’s still an amazing song and Kanye did a great job with the samples. To this day, it’s probably my favorite Kanye beat. The Miracles song is really beautiful, too.
– Miracles “Nowhere To Go”: DOWNLOAD
And, as a bonus beat, my man Nick Catchdubs from Fool’s Gold Records hit me off with this funky blend of “What We Do” that he did for the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. It’s fun and got a much different vibe than the original. Shit is really dope.
– Freeway, Jay, Beanie “What We Do” (Catchdubs Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Blend): DOWNLOAD
it seems like we grind from the bottom…
I guess you could say this is beans’ track cause he has two verses on it, but knowing what Freeway does on the third verse it’s hard to really say that. This shit is ridiculous. He didn’t rap a lot on the first State Prop album(besides international hustler) but stuff like this made it clear why he was in the front of the line for solo albums.
21 days left!
Below I’ve posted a great song with Free and Peedi off an old Peedi mixtape. Some old sample where dude is singing about weed and cocaine and both Free and Pedro kill it. Don’t complain about the 128 kbps. This jawn is rare and I’m shocked I even have it.
featuring Peedi Crack “Weed & Cocaine”: DOWNLOAD
We here at Crossfaded Bacon love us some Leslie Pridgen. So much so, in fact that starting today, I’m going to be posting one Freeway-related song per day (BUSINESS DAYS ONLY… I’M
BUSY HUNGOVER ON WEEKENDS) until this dude’s album drops. The song might be a Freeway song, a song featuring Freeway, the original sample of a song Freeway raps on, or something else entirely. I dunno. Whatever.
The point is, “FREE AT LAST” has finally been given a release date (NOVEMBER 20th) and I pray to god it doesn’t get pushed back indefinitely. If it does, rest assured, I will be making “FREE FREEWAY” shirts ASAP.
Anyway, here’s Day 1’s contribution. A track from the album called “It’s Over” and it’s a banger.
“It’s Over”: DOWNLOAD