Back in the day it used to be so easy. In fact, the recipe is so straightforward it’s hard to see why so few manage it these days. What am I on about? Getting a decent rapper and a decent DJ/ Producer to actually work together of course. Jake One’s 2008 drop White Van Music was one of that year’s better hip-hop releases and the Freeway track How We Ride was one of the better tracks on it. Expectations are high then, for the pair’s collabo The Stimulus Package, released 15 February this year on Rhymesayers. In the meantime check out Jake One’s bad man wagon on the Hands On video – he’s so G he rolls in a hatchback. Better than a white van though…oh yeah and have a free mixtape on the pair of them and DOWNLOAD – The Beat Made Me Do It mixtape HERE.
Press release and tracklist beneath the video…
(PRESS RELEASE) February 17th, 2009 in an effort to stimulate the U.S. economy President Barack Obama signed into law The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus package. On February 15th of 2010, another bad brother Philadelphia Freeway, seizes the moment and sets out to stimulate the Hip Hop industry by signing into law the Hip Hop Recovery and Reinvestment Act with the release of his third official studio album “The Stimulus Package”.
Produced entirely by veteran G-Unit producer Jake One, “The Stimulus Package” showcases some of Freeway’s most dynamic and engaging work to date. The collaboration of these two heavyweights along with the strength of independent powerhouse Rhymesayers Entertainment [home to Atmosphere, Brother Ali and MF Doom] makes The Stimulus Package already one of the year’s most anticipated releases.
Since his breakout Roc-A-Fella debut “Philadelphia Freeway” in 2003, which achieved gold status selling over 500,000 units, Freeway has consistently been regarded as “your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper”. Releasing his sophomore follow up “Free at Last” in 2007, which featured the Jake One produced classic “It’s Over”, Freeway has kept his skills sharp recording numerous mixtapes, unofficial albums and online leaks all while playing hundreds of shows across the country.
Jake One & Freeway – The Stimulus Package – Tracklist
1. STIMULUS INTRO feat. Beanie Sigel
2. THROW YOUR HANDS UP
3. ONE FOOT IN
4. SHE MAKES ME FEEL ALRIGHT
5. NEVER GONNA CHANGE
6. ONE THING feat. Raekwon
7. KNOW WHAT I MEAN
8. THE PRODUCT
9. MICROPHONE KILLA feat. Young Chris
10. FOLLOW MY MOVES feat. Birdman
11. SHO’ NUFF feat. Bun B
12. FREEKIN’ THE BEAT feat. Latoiya Williams
13. MONEY feat. Omilio Sparks and Mr. Porter
14. FREE PEOPLE
15. STIMULUS OUTRO