Freeway - Paper Gangsters

Posted 8 years ago
Tags: Freeway
Album:
Free At Last

The Godfather trilogy (well, parts 1 & 2, anyway) is widely considered the quintessential gangster film series; it was only a matter of time before a major-label rapper would heavily interpolate it’s theme song, Speak Softly LoveRoc-A-Fella‘s Freeway is the first to do so on Paper Gangsters, right down to an Italian-sounding hook and Marlon Brando impression in the intro.  During the three verses, Free calls out the fakes, haters, and snitches; letting the listener know that he shares most other rappers’ contempt.  Keep an open ear for more street anthems when Free At Last is released on November 20th.

Freeway

Written by
Posted 8 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from Freeway

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

Vic Mensa Cancels “Traffic” to Make More Personal Album

Vic Mensa completely scrapped his upcoming "Traffic" album to start over on a more political and personal project. Read More
Posted about 39 minutes ago by William E. Ketchum III

Chance the Rapper’s Music Festival is Presented by Bud Light, What’s “Indie” Mean Again?

Chance's festival is backed by some of the largest corporations in the country - not bad for an "indie" rapper from 79th. Read More
Posted one hour ago by Nathan S.

J. Cole, Wale, Plies & More All Had Singles Go Platinum in 2016

New streaming rules mean that both Desiigner and N.W.A., Nelly and Kid Cudi have all gone platinum this year. Read More
Posted 2 hours ago by William E. Ketchum III

Tyler, The Creator: Pharrell’s “In My Mind” Helped Launch Odd Future

Many consider Pharrell’s "In My Mind" a failure, but it helped Tyler, The Creator launch his career. Read More
Posted 4 hours ago by William E. Ketchum III

Chuck Inglish: Anyone Who Says All Lives Matter is a Dick

The reunited Cool Kids emcee sits down with DJBooth for a passionate talk about the Black Lives Matter movement and beyond. Read More
Posted 5 hours ago by Nathan S.

How Royce da 5’9” Had the Best Album Rollout of 2016

In the age of the surprise release, album roll outs still matter and Royce da 5'9" did it best with "Layers." Read More
Posted 21 hours ago by Yoh
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.