Freeway is currently on the promotional grind for his new album Diamond in the Ruff, which landed in stores yesterday. During an interview with ThisIs50.com, he looked back on his career, recalling his rumored G-Unit signing surrounding the release of his 2007 sophomore album Free at Last.
Free explianed that he was in fact in talks to sign to the imprint but that the deal fell through. He says that he has no problems with 50 Cent and went on to recall how they came up together.
“At the last minute, everything fell apart. It is what it is. I still got a lot of love for Fif, he still did a lot for me. That’s the big homie, too,” he said. “When I was coming up and when Fif was coming up, we was doing a lot of shit at the same time. We was on tour together doing a bunch of different shit, we always just bumped into each other and it was just a mutual respect. We dropped and he skyrocketed. Once he got his shit popping, he was like, ‘Damn Free, whatever I can do to help y’all, I’ll make it happen.’ So we came up with the idea of him and Jay both executive producing my album.”
Jay-Z and 50 didn’t end up sharing a co-executive production credit on the LP, a product of industry politics. “You know how it is, it’s politics and all that shit. They tried to make that happen but it didn’t work it. But it still was good for me anyways, so it’s still all good.”
Watch the interview below, where Freeway also drops a freestyle.