Rapper Leslie "Freeway" Pridgen is a Philadelphia-based rapper who cut into the scene with a shrill vocal tone and an aggressive rap style. He was introduced to Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records by hometown rapper Beanie Siegel. His first album, Philadelphia Freeway, was released in 2003 and sold morethan 500,000 units. His follow-up, 2007's Free at Last, was created while he was in talks with 50 Cent to record under 50's G-Unit label. A practicing Muslim, Freeway took a break from rap to make a pilgrimage to Mecca. He is currently preparing his newest disc, Diamond in the Ruff, to be released in 2012. 

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Freeway to Participate in 2015 Philadelphia Kidney Walk

Former Roc-A-Fella MC continues to raise awareness for health disorder.

Freeway Reflects on the Up and Down Year He's Had

The Philly rapper makes life changes to stay healthy and strong.

Music News: Freeway Feels Better Than Ever After Kidney Surgery

Philly MC faces new challenges following health scare. (9/28/2015)

Freeway: 'I Didn't Know What It Was'

Rapper suffered kidney failure earlier this month.

Music News: Freeway Talks Kidney Failure Surgery

Rapper details his road to recovery in BET exclusive. (9/26/2015)

Report: Freeway Diagnosed With Kidney Failure

The Philly rapper is currently undergoing treatment.
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