Roc-a-Fella may have broken up, but Freeway wants to help the label's legacy live on. The Philadelphia native, who rode shotgun with Jay-Z, Kanye West, Dame Dash and Beanie Sigel during the Roc's heyday in the early part of the last decade, says he's working an a new documentary that will tell the story of the fractured collective.
“It’s basically my point of view of Roc-A-Fella. Roc-A-Fella from when I was there to the end up to what’s going on with me right now. It’s my whole point of view of everything, I’m gonna give it to y’all raw,” he said in an interview with ThisIs50’s Maya the B.
Freeway, who has put out albums independently since the Roc dissolved, said that although his film won't sugarcoat the bitter realities, he'll be sure to tell the whole story, including the positives.
“They always talk about the negative things — and I’ma talk about that, too — but I’m going to let y’all know about the good times we had. I’m going to let y’all know about the positive things, I’m about to let y’all know about how I was fresh out of jail and I didn’t know where my next dollar was coming from, because I was on house arrest. I couldn’t hustle no more. As soon as I came off house arrest, I got on ‘1-900-Hustler’ and it changed my life. It’s not only me, it’s everybody else that’s from the hood that was part of State Property and how they changed they life too. I’m going to give y’all the outlook on how things is now and everything,” he said.
Freeway's last album, The Stimulus Package with Jake One, came out last year on Rhymesayers Entertainment.
(Photo: Terrence Jennings/PictureGroup)