Not many artists can say they’ve done it all. Toured the world, collaborated with the greatest rappers of all time, sold millions of records and still received love from the hood. North Philly native Freeway can.
The former Roc-A-Fella Records signee has a story to tell, and the next chapter will continued with the Streetz Is Mine, an upcoming album set for November.
Having seen a lot since the 2003 release of his gold-selling debut, Philadelphia Freeway, Free was greeted with equally heavy doses of critical acclaim and hood love. A lot has changed since then and through it all, Freeway has remained on his grind waiting four years to release his sophomore effort, Free at Last, his final album on Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam.
Once again, Freeway was caught in the middle of several label shake ups at Def Jam. With mentor Jay-Z leaving his post as president of the label, the rapper seemed destined for a permanent spot on the shelf. Following the untimely death of Jay-Z’s replacement Shakir Stewart, Freeway had been fighting for his contract release.
Late last year, he was granted his release from Def Jam and celebrated with his ground breaking Month of Madness project. And earlier this year, the recent buzz on the streets was that Freeway is signing to Lil Wayne’s Cash Money Records. A partnership that is sure to rock the hip-hop world.
While being a free agent, Freeway now has the ability to finally give his fans what they want and it resonates through every beat and rhyme on Free’s fourth project Streetz Is Mine.
The first single is titled “All Night Long,” and you can get a taste of it right here, via RBC Records.
Streetz Is Mine is set to drop November 10th