|Freeway Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||August 6, 1978|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Freeway is an American rapper who is best known as a member of the rap group State Property, whose other members have been Beanie Sigel, Peedi Crakk, Young Chris, Neef Buck, Omillio Sparks, and Oschino Vasquez. State Property has released albums, tracks, and mixtapes like The Lost Files, State Property OST, The Chain Gang Vol. 2, Gang’s All Here, The Return Of State Property, Out on Bail, Roc the Mic, The Chain Gang Vol.3, and Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop. Freeway has also worked as a solo artist and his discography consists of albums, mixtapes, extended plays, and songs such as Philadelphia Freeway, Philadelphia Freeway 2, Free Will, Think Free, Free at Last, Diamond in the Ruff, Black Santa, Line ‘Em Up (ft. Young Chris), Roc-A-Fella Billionaires (ft. Jay-Z), Beautiful Music, Jungle, What We Do (ft. Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel), Alright (ft. Allen Anthony), Finally Free, Escalators, Flipside (ft. Peedi Crakk), and Lights Get Low (ft. Rick Ross and Dre).
Leslie Edward Pridgen
North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Roc-A-Fella Records, Roc Nation, Rhymesayers, Ca$h Money, Real Talk, Babygrande Records
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
90 kg or 198.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Note – Freeway had a son named Jihad Pridgen who passed away in 2020 and the following year, he lost his daughter Harmony.
Race / Ethnicity
Sports a beard
- He spent his childhood years growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- He adopted his stage name “Freeway” from the name of the infamous drug trafficker “Freeway” Rick Ross after he realized that no one wanted to listen to a rapper named “Leslie”.
- On February 25, 2003, Freeway released his debut studio album titled Philadelphia Freeway through Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. It included songs like Hear the Song, We Get Around (ft. Snoop Dogg), What We Do… (ft. Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel), Free, Don’t Cross the Line (ft. Faith Evans), You Don’t Know (In the Ghetto) (ft. Omillio Sparks), Victim of the Ghetto (ft. Rell), and All My Life (ft. Nate Dogg).
- His album Philadelphia Freeway peaked at #3 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) chart and at #5 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
- Freeway released his 2nd studio album Free at Last on November 20, 2007, and the German hip hop magazine Juice called it “The Album of the Month”. It included songs like This Can’t Be Real (ft. Marsha Ambrosius), Baby Don’t Do It (ft. Scarface), Take It To The Top (ft. 50 Cent), Reppin’ The Streets, Still Got Love, I Cry, and When They Remember. The album peaked at #5 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) chart and at #42 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
- In June 2009, it was revealed that Freeway had signed a deal with Cash Money Records. Later, he confirmed the start of his own label, Free Money.
- In 2015, Freeway was diagnosed with kidney failure and he later underwent a kidney transplant in February 2019. He wrote about his experience with kidney failure in his 2016 album, Free Will.
- Freeway has served as an ambassador for the Kidney Foundation.
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