Freeway | Interview
Freeway is an emcee from Philadelphia, PA. His career began in high school, competing in freestyle battles and meeting Beanie Sigel during a nightclub performance. Sigel later signed to Roc-A-Fella Records and spread the word about Freeway, who made his first appearance on Jay-Z’s 2000 album The Dynasty: Roc La Familia. Freeway signed to Roc-A-Fella and released his debut album in 2003, titled Philadelphia Freeway, produced by Just Blaze, Bink, and Kanye West. Soon after, the group State Property was formed with Philadelphia emcees Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Peedi Crakk, Omillio Sparks, and Young Gunz. The 2002 self-titled album included the classics singles “What We Do” and “Flipside”, helping the album reach gold sales of over 500,000 units. In 2007, Freeway recorded his second album, titled Free at Last, with features from Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Scarface, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, and more. In 2008, Freeway initiated a series called Month Of Madness, where he released a song each day for the entire month of December and later packaged the songs as a mixtape. Philadelphia Freeway 2 was released in 2009 and that same year, Freeway released a mixtape titled The Beat Made Me Do It. He signed with Rhymesayers Entertainment and released an album in 2010 with Jake One, The Stimulus Package. In 2011, Freeway recorded an EP with Statik Selektah in a 24-hour period, called Statik-Free EP.