In an effort to stimulate the US economy President Barack Obama signed into law The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus package on February 17th, 2009.
One year on, February 15th 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 favourite rapper’s favourite 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.
Freeway & Jake One went all out with the exclusive CD package: four Freeway Bills, four Jake One Bills, with lyrics and liner notes on the back, a wallet to stuff them into, plus a download card with the Instrumentals.
The unique package was put together by Hip-hop’s Iconic Designer, Brent Rollins. Check out the video (1.14mins for the unveiling of the dope CD package).
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