Freeway’s New Freestyle Shows He Is 100% Back & At Peak Powers (Video)
Compared to his mid-2000s run, Freeway has been out of the spotlight lately. From health concerns to label shifts, he has his reasons. However, the Roc Nation MC snatched it right back the best way he knew how. The Philly spitter, accompanied by fellow Roc-A-Fell Records alum Pain In Da Ass, made a visit up to Funk Masterflex’s HOT 97 studio for a bar session, and he certainly didn’t disappoint. Pain gave a trademark intro, which in a way, reintroduced his cohort and let everyone know what’s he’s gone through recently.
“We’re gonna take it back,” he said. “Life hit us pretty hard recently, health issues and all, but like Free told me, ‘It ain’t about how hard they hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.’
“Now if you know what you’re worth, go out and get what you’re worth, but you gotta be willing to take the hits,” he continued. “Not like these other suckers, fingers at everybody ‘cause they didn’t make it. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that.”
Then, the parade of bars followed. Perhaps most noteworthy was what he said about what’s next, personally. “Flex, ain’t this 2018?” he raps. “I’m ’bout to put a new project out. New deals on the table no fable, new video on cable no doubt / Ferris Bueller, no days off no drought, new Slick Rick The Ruler no gold mouth / I’m ’bout to come at you ni**as, no holds barred / It be P. Diddy in the fam, no way out.”
Being from Philadelphia, Freeway also gave a shout-out to another rapper from his hometown: “I’m watching channel 6, trying to see how you made out / First the Eagles done it, Villanova did it / Six’ is up next, ni**a we coming for the chip / I’m from Philly where the fiends got skills / Out the window of the truck, screaming ‘Free Meek Mill!’”
Before starting his Flex freestyle, Philly Freeway announced that he has a new album coming out. Think Free will be the MC’s sixth solo studio effort and is slated for a June 8 release date. It’s Freeway’s first project drop since 2016’s Free Will. Since then, Freeway reunited with JAY-Z and Roc Nation. This freestyle shows that Freeway has returned to great form in the booth.