Video: Freeway - Early (Live on Sway in the Morning)
The album, Free's first real solo venture since 2009's Philadelphia Freeway 2, reunites Freeway with legendary super producer Just Blaze, the man behind Free's biggest single to date - "What We Do" (from the now-classic Philadelphia Freeway back in the golden days of Roc-A-Fella).
After Sway and Co. are treated to an awesome live performance of "What We Do", Freeway drops some quick knowledge regarding his album release (and a Roc-A-Fella reunion show!) before world premiering the Just Blazed produced cut "Early." It's evident from jump that Freeway's wordplay and energy are definitely still on point. The song has an infectious, grimy feel, as evidenced by how out of breath the out-of-nowhere Shawn Wayans is upon it's completion.
Afterwards, Wayans hits the nail right on the head. "That's good hip hop. We don't have enough of that right now."
Diamond in the Ruff is out November 27th and features production from Jake One, Bink!, Needlz and of course Just Blaze, among others.