Song: Beautiful Music
Album: Diamond in the Rough
Producer: Jake One
Label: Rhymesayers Ent.
Genre: Hip Hop / East Coast Rap
Notes: First single from 4th solo LP
Analysis: 6.0 [Freeway’s a legit survivor, the one member of the fallen Roc-A-Fella empire not named Jay-Z or Kanye who has managed to carve out his own musical island to stand on. His story’s always been interesting for me and I’ve always rooted for the guy, though it’s not hard since he makes some genuinely dope music. ‘Beautiful Music’, with its gun threats, hard-time woes and beware-the-groupies warnings, isn’t bringing any new flavors to your hip hop palette (unlike The Stimulus Package), but its still the type of nourishment that your rap diet needs.]