For over a decade, Freeway has been Philadelphia’s mouthpiece in chronicling the city’s balance of blue-collar work ethics and vigilant street-corner credos within one of the world’s most diverse and storied backdrops. The local favorite was mentored under the careful and critical eye of Beanie Sigel, ultimately winning the praise and endorsement of Jay Z — and a record deal with Roc-A-Fella Records. After standout features on Beanie Sigel’s “Think It’s A Game” and Jay Z’s “1-900-HUSTLER” posse cut, Free was a critical role-player within State Property’s debut album, namely on Philadelphia classic “Roc Da Mic.” Freeway followed shortly after with the 2003 release of his now-classic debut album, Philadelphia Freeway, which featured involvement from Kanye West, Just Blaze, and Mariah Carey & yielded the timeless outcry, “What We Do” with Free’s mentors Jay and Beans.
After Free’s label home, Roc-A-Fella, split up, Free released his second solo album, Free At Last, and followed that album with Stimulus Package, released via Rhymesayers Entertainment in 2010, an album produced entirely by Jake One, created from a relationship forged during the making of Free At Last. After three years of being a dedicated father, working within his community, and touring, Freeway prepared his fourth studio album, Diamond In The Ruff, finding a new label to call his home, Babygrande Records. Reunited with the sounds of Just Blaze, Bink!, as well as a heavy hand from Jake One. Diamond In The Ruff was released on November 27, 2013 via Babygrande Records.
Early 2014 saw Freeway team up on five songs with acclaimed electronic “mash-up guru” producer/DJ Girl Talk for the Broken Ankles EP, which was released for free via DatPiff.com to much critical acclaim, & also features verses from Waka Flocka Flame, Jadakiss & Young Chris. Freeway is set to release his new album, Free Will, on April 29, 2016, which features production from Girl Talk, L.E.S., & others.