News: Freeway Preps Special "Freelapse" Mixtape, "It's A Tribute To Eminem"
Thursday, Nov 12, 2009 5:15PM
State Property's Freeway has announced plans to drop a new mixtape called Freelapse which will pay homage to Eminem's platinum-certified Relapse album.
According To Freeway, the motivation to make a project based off Em stemmed from a freestyle by Slim Shady.
"I'm dropping the Freelapse it's a tribute to Eminem using all of his beats," Free explained in an interview. "What happened was Em did a freestyle and he was like 'I disappeared I was hiding in Freeways beard,' so I sampled that, made it a hook, and used it for a song. After that, I came up with the idea. Eminem is a talented emcee, he's got a lot of hot beats, and another artist would probably be scared to rap to his beats because he's murdered every beat. So I felt that it was a challenge for me to try to live up to the expectation." (All Hip Hop)
Aside from the mixtape, Free recently spoke on the status of State Property.
"We all family," Free promised in an interview. "Beans is on [my new] album, Young Chris, Omilio Sparks. It's still all love. In the future, we'll definitely do another State Property album. We just got to find a nice situation for it and we'll make it happen." (XXL Mag)
He also hinted at an upcoming record label deal with Birdman's Cash Money Records.
"I been f*cking with Cash Money," he said in a June interview. "You know, me and Wayne did a joint for the last album, but we couldn't get the sh*t cleared in time and all that. We just throwing around some ideas. And I'm launching a label, Free Money, so what better home for it...My man Ceelo, he worked with Baby, so he really basically connected us like that. But, right now everything is still in preliminary...It's still Roc-A-Fella for life. That's something that's not going to leave me...Everything still preliminary. Jay give me his blessing with whatever I want to do. Jay want to see n*ggas making moves." (Rap Radar)
Freeweezy previously announced his collaboration Stimulus Package album last spring.
"It's official, I got the album coming this summer," Free said in a recent video blog. "Freeway. Jake One. The Stimulus Package. It's gonna be crazy, y'all gonna love it. We calling it The Stimulus Package 'cause we stimulatin' hip-hop. We're bringing it back to the real hip-hop...It's gonna be crazy. One producer. One emcee. Y'all gonna love it, trust me man. We putting it together right now." (YouTube)
No further details on Freelapse have been revealed as of now.
Check out a recent Freeway interview below: