Potholes Podcast (Freeway)

Potholes Podcast (Freeway)

Today marks the release of Freeway‘s latest project, Diamond in the Ruff. And to celebrate, we linked up with the Philly representative to find out which tracks have helped shape his career, style, and sound. That’s right, the Freezer is the latest artist to take part in our ongoing Potholes Podcast series and like some before him, he took the time to explain each and every selection. This one’s sure to please all the hip-hop heads out there, especially those of you looking to relive the ’90s and late ’80s on this November morning.

Track listing:

  1. Nas – “Life’s a Bitch” F. AZ
  2. Black Sheep – “The Choice is Yours”
  3. Ice Cube – “It Was A Good Day”
  4. Jay-Z – “Lucky Me”
  5. 2Pac – “Hellrazor”
  6. The Notorious B.I.G. – “Juicy”
  7. Ghostface Killah – “All That I Got Is You” F. Mary J. Blige
  8. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – “Summertime”
  9. Snoop Doggy Dogg & Dr. Dre “Nothin’ But a G Thang”
  10. Method Man – “M-E-T-H-O-D MAN”
  11. Raekwon – “Glaciers of Ice”
  12. Naughty by Nature – “OPP”
  13. Apache – “Gangsta Bitch”
  14. Run DMC – “Down With the King”
  15. Kris Kross – “Jump”

Breakdown of why he choose each track:

  1. I loved the combination of him and AZ. It was pleasing to the ear.
  2. It was fresh and new for hip-hop at the time.
  3. A lot o people felt how we felt going through the day.
  4. People from the outside looking in don’t always see it.
  5. He killed those verse. I felt like every teen from the hood. He spoke to us.
  6. It was that feel-good record that put the East Coast on the map. With that record, every rapper felt like that at one time.
  7. Another hood record that touched on poverty.
  8. It’s a Philly classic they will play forever and he did use profanity. It shows you can still make a great record and keep it clean.
  9. It was that infectious West Coast sound and a young hungry Snoop.
  10. It was fresh for hip-hop and a new twist for rap.
  11. Classic Rae raps.
  12. That was the anthem for the streets.
  13. That “talking that talk” of the Gs.
  14. What’s not to like about the pioneers of hip-hop?
  15. They were young, creative, and you couldn’t get the chorus out of your head.

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