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Philly Freezer drops off the video for “Primates” with the following message…

When Freeway proclaims “The beast has awoken!” at the outset of his new “Primates” video, you know that it’s about to get live in these visuals. And sure enough, the Philly Freezer takes viewers on a rowdy tour of Amsterdam, and that includes a wild live show and plenty of mobbing in the streets and subways.

Capturing it all is director Ed Jansen (Ruste Juxx, Rockness Monsta), who follows the rapper and his crew to visually represent their trip overseas. As mentioned, this included a clearly bonkers performance for an equally energetic audience along with some time in the studio with Big Ape. And it’s really the best representation of “Primates,” because the track itself is overflowing with vigor, from Freeway’s bravado-centric bars to Big Ape’s brassy instrumental.



Freeway returns after a relatively tough 2015 that saw him deal with some health issues and the loss of his friend Tha Jacka. His new project Fear Of A Free Planet finds the bearded emcee getting some soulful production from the likes of Jake One and Don Cannon along with a Dilla track and features from the likes of Styles P and Memphis Bleek. The Compound breaks it down below and you can stream the project now.

The Compound links up with Philadelphia Freeway in a time where the world is in a bit of chaos. With America in a funny, yet uncomfortable political race for the next president, and wars brewing globally, there is a need for substance in entertainment. The music game has a void, and Freeway is here to fill it.

Taking it back to the essence with soulful samples and legendary lyrics, Free blesses us with his new body of work including production by some of Hip Hop’s greatest producers. With sounds from Don Cannon, Jake One and Merc Beatz, this project is not missing a beat. Then, to hear Freeway rocking over a J Dilla track is simply a gift in itself. Features with artists such as Styles P and Memphis Bleek also contribute to making this project a classic. Lastly, we get to experience Freeway’s story about his kidney failure on a bonus track through the eyes of his artist Scholito. Hopefully, Fear of a Free Planet, aka The Free Tape, will inspire peace and positivity for listeners searching for a bit of hope in this crazy world.



In support of his Tidal streaming service, Jay Z took to New York to perform a concert full of “B-Sides.” Of course it was amazing and featured the likes of Memphis Bleek, Freeway, Jeezy, Young Gunz, Jay Electronica & Beanie Sigel. You can watch it in its entirety right here.

B-Sides Set List

“Dynasty Intro”
“Young, Gifted & Black Freestyle”
“Pump It Up Freestyle”
“Streets Is Watching”
“Friend Or Foe”
“Where I’m From”
“Say Hello”
“Tidal Freestyle”
“Politics As Usual”
“Guess Who’s Back”
“Show You How”
“Jigga My N*gga”
“Hovi Baby”
“22 Twos”
“U Don’t Know”
“A Million And One/Rhyme No More”
“So Ghetto”
“Marcyville” over a reworked “Murder Was The Case”
“This Can’t Be Live”
“Party Life”
“Ignorant Sh*t”
“Grammy Family Freestyle”
“You, Me, Him, & Her” with Memphis Bleek & Beanie Sigel
“What We Do” (Freeway)
“We Made It Freestyle” with Jay Electronica
“Exhibit C” (Jay Electronica)
“Go Crazy” with Jeezy
“Who Dat” (Jeezy)
“Can I Live”
“In My Lifetime (Remix)”
“Feelin’ It”
“Imaginary Player”
“Dead Presidents pt.1”
“It’s Like That”
“Never Change”
“Momma Loved Me”
“The Thrill Is Gone” (BB King Tribute)
“National Anthem” (Jimi Hendrix)