The Promise (Freestyle Fellowship album)

The Promise is the fourth studio album by American hip hop group Freestyle Fellowship.[8] It was released on Decon in 2011.[9]

The Promise
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 18, 2011 (2011-10-18)[1]
GenreHip hop
ProducerOmid, Eligh, Exile, Kenny Segal, Myka 9, E. Super, Bionik, JMD, Black Milk, Biz One, Josef Leimberg
Freestyle Fellowship chronology
The Promise
Professional ratings
Review scores
Mishka NYCA[5]
Potholes in My Blog[6]
Spectrum Culture3.7/5.0[7]

In September 2011, Prefix premiered "Step 2 the Side".[1] In November that year, Prefix premiered the music video for "We Are".[10]

Critical reception

Jason Lymangrover of AllMusic gave the album 3 stars out of 5, saying, "futuristic beats by Black Milk, Eligh, Kenny Segal, and Exile provide an updated setting for the dexterous wordplay."[2] Luke Gibson of HipHopDX said, "The end result of The Promise sees a legendary group that can still deliver inspired music."[4] Scott Thill of Wired described it as "a healthy reminder of what hip-hop can do when its rhyme machines boast big brains as well as balls."[11]

Track listing

2."We Are"Eligh2:43
3."This Write Here"Omid3:32
4."Step 2 the Side"Exile3:30
5."Ambassadors"Kenny Segal3:57
6."Dart"Myka 94:24
7."Gimmee"Kenny Segal4:12
8."Government Lies"E. Super2:38
11."Candy"Black Milk4:03
12."Know the Truth"Myka 91:16
13."Popular"Biz One3:35
14."Promise"Josef Leimberg4:59


  1. Martin, Andrew (September 21, 2011). "Freestyle Fellowship: "Step 2 The Side" (Prod. Exile)". Prefix. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  2. Lymangrover, Jason. "The Promise - Freestyle Fellowship". AllMusic. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  3. Quinlan, Thomas (October 18, 2011). "Freestyle Fellowship - The Promise". Exclaim!. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  4. Gibson, Luke (November 1, 2011). "Freestyle Fellowship - The Promise". HipHopDX. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  5. Gnou (October 7, 2011). "Review: Freestyle Fellowship – The Promise". Mishka NYC. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  6. Castano, Fred (October 30, 2011). "Freestyle Fellowship – The Promise". Potholes in My Blog. Retrieved May 21, 2017.
  7. Kangas, Chaz (November 14, 2011). "Freestyle Fellowship: The Promise: Review". Spectrum Culture. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  8. Hughes, Josiah (July 27, 2011). "Freestyle Fellowship Return with 'The Promise'". Exclaim!. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  9. Breihanon, Tom (July 25, 2011). "New Release: Freestyle Fellowship: The Promise". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  10. Martin, Andrew (November 22, 2011). "Freestyle Fellowship: "We Are" (Video)". Prefix. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  11. Thill, Scott (October 19, 2011). "Freestyle Fellowship's Brain-Hop Delivers on Promise". Wired. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
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