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Freeway is back with The Roc.
The former Roc-A-Fella Records MC has reunited with his longtime mentor Jay Z through a new joint venture deal with Roc Nation and his own Newrothchilds imprint. Speaking to Billboard, the State Property rapper explained how the deal came together.
“We’ve always maintained a good relationship with Jay and everybody over there,” he said. “We did the “B-Sides” concert with him — I think that was probably like two years ago. When I was there with him, I gave him some music, just continuing the grind and everything. He was fucking with the music, and everything was all good. So then when I saw him again backstage at the Beyoncé concert in Philly, I was like, ‘Man listen, Jay. I need this. I’m ready! I need this.’ He was like, ‘It’s nothing. Let’s get it done!’ And that’s it!”
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Now, Freeway says he’s finishing a new album with “incredible music” that he’s been recording independently and fans should expect some big names on it. “I got some crazy features on my first project,” he said. “I got [Lil] Wayne on there, I got Lil Uzi [Vert] on there, and it’s a couple other features that I’m trying to pull together.”
Outside of music, Freeway continues his work as an official ambassador for the National Kidney Foundation after being diagnosed with end-stage renal failure. “I have to do dialysis three times a week, four hours a day,” he explained. “I’m on a list waiting for a transplant. So until I get a transplant, that’s a part of my life. Health care is definitely very important.”
His work on this front will include a documentary titled Free Will. “It’s basically the story of my fight with kidney failure,” he said. “We’re going to premiere that [at The Kidney Walk on April 30 in Baltimore], and then give a performance. I invite everybody to come walk with us. It’s going to be an exciting day, and we need all the support that we could get. We’re walking for a good cause.”