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Tonight the Live In The Cipher Show reviews former member of State Property and Roc-A-Fella recording artist Freeway latest release Diamond In The Ruff. Join us as we see if Freeway can continue to put out the quality music he is known to deliver, with that aggressive attack the track style of rapping.
Artist Review: Freeway
Freeway, is an American rapper, best known for his tenure on Roc-A-Fella Records and his affiliation with Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel. He is a believing Muslim. Like Rick Ross, his moniker is derived from the name of the infamous drug trafficker "Freeway" Ricky Ross. He was a member of the rap group Ice City, is a member of the rap group State Property and was briefly signed to Cash Money Records a year and a half. Freeway is currently with Rhymesayers Entertainment.
On February 25, 2003, Freeway released his debut album, Philadelphia Freeway. The album was produced primarily by Roc-A-Fella-affiliated beatsmiths Just Blaze, Bink! , and Kanye West and featured a large number of Roc-A-Fella rappers. Many of them also hailed from Philadelphia, and were soon compiled into the group State Property led by Freeway and Beanie Sigel. The album had two singles, the biggest hits of Freeway's career thus far: "What We Do," Featuring Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel, for which a video was released showcasing most of the Roc's roster at the time, and "Flipside", featuring State Property member Peedi Crakk ; both records were produced by Just Blaze. The album also reached gold sales of over 500,000 units