Steven J. Horowitz

Steven J. Horowitz is a music journalist based in New York City. He currently serves as News Editor at HipHopDX.com and previously served as Associate Editor at YRB Magazine. He's contributed to Billboard, VIBE, RollingStone.com, VillageVoice.com, SPIN.com, and more.

Freeway Hooks Up with Babygrande For Fourth LP

Freeway Hooks Up with Babygrande For Fourth LP

With more than a decade in the rap game, Freeway still has a hustler's spirit. The Philadelphia native broke into music as one of the flagship members of Jay-Z's Roc-a-Fella Records, and his 2003 debut, Philadelphia Freeway, bowed at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 542,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. After 2007 follow-up Free at Last, and his release from Roc-a-Fella and Def J
Future Finds New Life in Old Sounds

Future Finds New Life in Old Sounds

Future is one of the few artists to get another shot at making a first impression. The Atlanta native spent the past two years releasing a handful of mixtapes ahead of his debut album, Pluto (Epic/A1/Free Bandz), that arrived in April. The LP rode the buildup from buzzy street singles "Magic" and "Tony Montana," bowing at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 with 41,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen So

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