With his signature voice, Freeway was a staple of Roc-A-Fella Records and State Property throughout the 2000s. With one of the most memorable debut verses ever, he announced his arrival in grand fashion on “1-900-Hustler” off of JAY-Z’s The Dynasty album. Since then, he went on to have a stellar career dropping Philadelphia Freeway in 2003 which debuted on the top 10 on the Billboard album charts. While he would only record two more solo albums during the 2000s after Roc-A-Fella, his output would pick up during the 2010s releasing a slew of LPs throughout, including the Jake One collaboration The Stimulus Package (2010) and the reinvigorated Diamond in the Ruff (2012). Freeway reunited with JAY-Z on Rock Nation to release ThinkFree in 2018. After suffering from kidney failure in February 2019, Freeway underwent a kidney transplant that saved his life.
Beanie Sigel discovered Freeway at a rap battle in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He adopted his moniker from the name of the infamous drug trafficker "Freeway" Rick Ross.
He hails from North Philly.
Briefly, Freeway was signed to Cash Money and Real Talk Entertainment.
Yes, he’s a follower of Islam.
Freeway and most of the members of State Property have reunited and gone on tour.
Real name: Leslie Edward Pridgen
Aliases: Philly Freezer
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News | Nov 15, 2023, 1:00 AM PST
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News | Nov 14, 2023, 10:45 AM PST
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News | Jul 24, 2023, 1:30 PM PDT
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News | Apr 29, 2023, 4:00 AM PDT
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News | Mar 28, 2023, 4:30 PM PDT
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News | Mar 1, 2023, 9:48 AM PST
Freeway Reunites With State Property & Just Blaze At ‘Philadelphia Freeway’ Concert
News | Feb 27, 2023, 4:32 PM PST
Freeway’s Debut ‘Philadelphia Freeway’ Is A Road Map To His City 20 Years Later
Editorials | Feb 25, 2023, 8:15 AM PST
Freeway Credits His Faith For Helping Him After Losing Both Of His Children
News | Feb 22, 2023, 5:21 AM PST
Freeway Admits Dissing Nas During His Beef With JAY-Z Was ‘Painful’
News | Feb 19, 2023, 3:36 PM PST