Freeway Speaks On Dealing With Ups & Downs In His Career, Meaning Behind "Diamond In The Ruff" Title

Freeway links up with The Come Up Show to discuss his 10 years in the business, "Diamond In The Ruff" and more.

It’s no secret that Philadelphia rapper Freeway has dealt with a lot during his over decade long career in music. Despite the circumstances and situations the rapper’s dealt with he’s still somehow managed to keep his head above water.

Freeway recently spoke on overcoming the odds and more during an interview with Canada’s The Come Up Show.

“You know what’s crazy? I’m just starting to realize it now. Cause like me just being me going through my everyday life I’m always moving and I’m always working so it feels like a constant movement,” said Freeway when asked how he’s managed to overcome his circumstances when other artists may have given up. “So just like recently a lot of people been like ‘Oh, I been listening to your music since I was a kid and this and that.’ Ya’ll make me feel old man. But we here man. 10 years strong, I’m still going. And the key to it is just staying true to yourself and just making that real music that you know people gonna feel, that’s what I do.”

The rapper also provided some insight into the title of his upcoming project, Diamond In The Ruff, revealing that his music career has been a lot like a diamond in the rough.  

“The diamond goes through a lot to shine. First of all you gotta go in the cave and dig the diamond out then you gotta polish it. And you gotta go through a lot of things to make a diamond shine, but once the diamond starts shining it never stops shining. And I feel as though it’s symbolic to my career,” Freeway explained. “I’m a diamond in the rough. I’m still shining throughout all the stuff that I went through. The Roc breakup, personal things, losing family members. Life just period is an everyday struggle. Even just being famous and maintaining, staying on top of your game. It takes a lot. And through all that I’m still shining so we chose Diamond In The Ruff.”

Lastly Freeway addressed the reason why he’s so intent on updating fans when it comes to his music and projects.

“My fans love me. They’re with me. We’re a movement so I feel as though if you’re a part of my movement it’s important for me to let you know what’s going on so that’s what I do,” said Freeway.



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  • Meela Dymme

    meh. Freeway you had your "new guy" shine back with Jay-z after that you went kinda meh. You did good on that album wit 50 cent. You need to get back in circulation do some mixtapes(shit is free to do) niggas aint tryin to be stuck on old shit forever you gota keep your fans updated wit shit. What he lookin like when a guy comes in n be like you heard that new "Sorry for the wait" by lil wayne and your boi like yo you heard that freeway(from 2005) nigroooooo plz

    • rufkky22

      @bowski gotta do your homework Free ain't put nothing hot out in years. now you look stupid. but I agree with shawty he just don't put out enough work. maybe a mixtape once a year but they get no shine

    • Bowski

      @ Meela Gotta do your homework before you start making untrue statements, makes you sound stupid. Freeway is one of the hardest working cats in today's hip hop. Did you miss all the mixtape & album covers they showed during the interview? BTW - ALL his music is dope, not some but ALL of it. Keep doing your thing Free, we see you!!

    • Robert ProfessorNumark Watts

      if u knew anything, Free's had tons of mixtapes out. maybe they don't sell em where u from.....smh

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