Freeway Receives a Kidney Transplant

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State Property rapper Freeway received a kidney transplant on Monday morning (February 5th) after being diagnosed with kidney failure several years ago.

Freeway posted a video of himself getting prepped by nurses at the hospital on his Instagram, he was in good spirits as he thanked fans for their prayers and support.

Freeways manager, Sherman Byers, posted an update on the rapper’s condition on Monday afternoon writing, “It gives me great pleasure to announce Freeway’s surgery was a success, he is now in recovery. He thanks you all for your prayers!”

Our prayers are with Freeway and we wish him a speedy recovery.

Freeway & Dave East “Hold The Fort Down” New Music Premiere

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More big tunes on this Tuesday, first we get the visuals for “DNA“, now we get the collab the streets have been waiting for as Freeway and Dave East link up on this new banger “Hold The Fort Down“.

Freeway spoke with Billboard about the record and his upcoming project:

The cut is a part of the second installment of Freeway’s Fear Of A Free Planetmixtape series (with creative brand Compound) coming in May, where the politically striking visuals from art house Urban Medium are equally as potent as the songs within the project.

“Fear Of A Free Planet 2 is basically about what’s going on in the climate of the world right now — from the streets to the politics,” Freeway adds. “I just wanted to feed my fans before my first official Roc Nation release.”

Peep the new track out below and be on a look out for new music from Freeway all spring & summer long!

Ed Lover & Monie Love Remake Freeway’s “What We Do” [EXCLUSIVE AUDIO]

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Ed Lover and Monie Love have a knack for free-styling hilarious remixes of great hip-hop songs. This time, Ed got candid about over-eating habits in a hilarious detailing of his difficulties restraining from chowing down on just about everything in sight.

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While Monie and the rest of the cast held down the background vocals, Ed had them struggling to keep up between giggles. Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive clip from the “Ed Lover Show.

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2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers: State Property, Lil Wayne, Young M.A, Jidenna, & More

The 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards made its return last night. The annual award show was filmed in Atlanta on September 17, but after much editing, the award show aired last night (October 4).

One of the highlights has always been the hip-hop cyphers, and last night’s cyphers were no exception.

Sponsored by Sprite and backed by DJ Premier, DJ Drama, and DJ Scratch, this year’s cyphers featured veterans like Lil Wayne, Philly’s State Property (Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Omillio Sparks, Peedi Crakk), dead prez, members of New Edition, and newcomers like Young M.A, Dave East, Nick Grant, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Jidenna, and so many more.

Check out this year’s BET Hip-Hop cyphers up top and below.

Kent Jones, Nick Grant, Russ, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Don Q

Dave East, Young M.A, Ms. Jade, Sam Black, Kur

Locksmith, Oswin Benjamin, dead prez

New Edition’s Mike Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe, Empire’s Yazz the Greatest, and Bre-Z

Jidenna, Aaron Cooks, Consequence, 3D Na’Tee, Rain 910

Lil’ Wayne and Kevin Hart aka Chocolate Droppa

VIDEO SOURCE: BET

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#TBT Beanie Sigel Talks Jay-Z, Rocafella, And State Property Reunion [FULL INTERVIEW]

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May 26th 2015: Monie Love kicked of her new morning show Monie In The Mornings with a long sit down with Philly rapper Beanie Sigel to talk about everything from Jay Z and Rocafella Records, to why some people get rich and leave the hood.

He also brought Freeway and the real Rick Ross to the studio to talk about their upcoming projects.

Check out some video below!

 

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MIDNIGHT MUSIC STREAM: Freeway Drops “Kodak” And More!

 

 

Freeway is back with brand new heat for his upcoming album Free Will. “Kodak” hosts a still hungry Freeway doing what he does best on the track. The Philadelphia bred rapper spoke to FADER about what inspired the song. “As human beings we’re God’s only creation, and we have a choice to do right or wrong,” Freeway tells FADER. “Those choices… affect your life and your afterlife. I touch base on many of the choices I made in my life and reveal how those choices affected me.” The album will be out on April 29th.

SOURCE: Miss Info

It looks like everything’s set for a Digable Planets reunion tour. The group announced that they’d be traveling to various cities around the southeast and Mid-Atlantic portion of the United States. The tour will kick off on May 28th in George, Washington and end in Utah on August 18th with special guest Pusha T. “Formed in the late Eighties by Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler, Craig “Doodlebug” Irving and Mary Ann “Ladybug Mecca” Vieira, Digable Planets scored a Top 20 hit with their 1992 single, “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat),” and went on to release two LPs before disbanding in 1995.”

SOURCE: Rolling Stone

Afropunk’s 2016 lineup has been announced. It’ll be headlined by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ice Cube and include Cee-Lo, George Clinton, and Tyler the Creator. The event will be held in Brooklyn, at Commodore Park in Fort Greene, on August 27th and 28th.

SOURCE: NY Times

VIDEO: Youtube

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Hip-Hop and Dealing With Diabetes

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With the sad news in hip-hop today losing legendary rapper Phife Dawg possibly to type 1 Diabetes and Philly native Freeway and his recent diagnosis with Type 2 Diabetes; I found it necessary to share a few tips on ways to help prevent or deal with for those currently living with the disease . If you’re unfamiliar, Diabetes is a result of too much sugar in the blood or high blood glucose. When your sugar is high or not producing insulin, it causes the blood to become thick (like syrup) making it difficult for blood to pass through your arteries.

Type 1 Diabetes (formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes) is usually diagnosed in young children when the body doesn’t produce insulin at all, Type 2 Diabetes (the most common) is when the body causes blood sugar to rise to higher levels than normal.

Diabetes can be prevented by not smoking, getting your blood pressure checked regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, staying physically active, and making healthy food choices.  For more information if you’re living with diabetes visit The American Diabetes Association ‘s website.

 

 

 

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VIDEO: Freeway On His Road To Recovery From Kidney Failure….

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter & Jay-Z Announce The Budweiser Made In America Music Festival

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Earlier this month, Philly MC Freeway was diagnosed with kidney failure after undergoing a routine checkup after which he was rushed to the hospital.

Since then, the Philly rapper has shared several Instagram posts about his treatment and recovery. Now, he’s opened up about the health scare and his journey so far in an interview with BET.com.

 

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Breaking News: #FreeFest Still Going Down, Wu-Tang’s Own Raekwon Now Headlining!

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BOOM 107.9 ANNOUNCES FREE FEST STILL ON- STARRING RAEKWON

(PHILADELPHIA, PA… September 18, 2015) – Radio One Philadelphia’s BOOM 107.9 FM empathetically shares with our listeners that Philly’s own hip-hop sensation, Freeway, became ill earlier this week and will be unable to appear at FREE FEST. Freeway was planning to headline the FREE concert to the public – on Saturday, September 19th at the Electric Factory 421 N 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123. BOOM 107.9 is proud to provide a FREE festival to the fans who have welcomed the new “Throwback hip-hop” station to Philadelphia with open arms. Hip-hop legend RAEKWON will now headline FREE FEST hosted by the Monie Love Morning Show, co-host Uncle O, and Afternoon Host Al B Sylk. The outdoor festival is from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and the indoor concert with RAEKWON is from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. (must be 21+, ticket required for entry). Radio One and BOOM 107.9 asks the public to continue to keep Freeway in their prayers for a full recovery. Listeners can post on boomphilly.com their #GetWellFree messages.

FREE FEST is expected to attract several thousand attendees. The outdoor festival will feature Philadelphia’s finest vendors, a DJ Showcase, and hot hip-hop performances by local artists.
“I can only imagine what Freeway is feeling right now. I personally witnessed all the effort he put in with numerous rehearsals with a full band, and all of the push for this show on his social media,” said Darrick “Brown” Williams, Operations Manager for Radio One Philly. “It makes me sad that the city will not witness the gift he was going to give Philly tomorrow, but our hope is that when he is ready we can finish what we started with Freeway and friends.”

FREE FEST gives our growing BOOM audience an all-day, live and home-grown adult hip-hop experience that can only come from the City of Brotherly Love – – and it is all free!”

For general information and FREE tickets visit boomphilly.com or call 610-538-1100.

#GetWellFree | Fans Share Condolences To Freeway |

Get Well Freeway

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Freeway had to under go emergency surgery yesterday, and we want to put together a compilation of messages for Freeway too view. Use the #GetWellFree on Instagram and Twitter and we will repost YOUR message on our page to share with Freeway and his camp!

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Freeway Suffers Kidney Failure, Undergoes Emergency Surgery

Freeway Confessions

Source: Blogzworth / Radio One

We want everyone to keep Freeway in our thoughts and prayers, he recently found out after a check-up appointment with his doctor, that he was having kidney complications, and was rushed into surgery, according to sources in his camp. He is due for another appointment today, Sept. 18th.

Freeway will be unable to hit the stage due to this, but Freefest will go on, and more announcements and details will be given to you the listeners and attendees throughout the day today. So keep it locked to boomphilly.com and Boom 107.9 for details. #GetWellFree

Freeway Shares His Mitchell & Ness Memories & Gets Laced For Freefest {Exclusive}

Freeway stopped by the Mitchell & Ness Boom 107.9 studios to announce Freefest, and before he left, shared some memories from the past about Mitchell & Ness and gets laced with some new gear before hitting the stage Saturday, Sept. 19th at the Electric Factory! Tag @Boomphilly and #mnBOOM and share some of your best Mitchell & Ness gear and we will share it!

 

Boom 107.9 Presents: FREEFEST- Free Ticket Stop Locations

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There are two ways to get into #FREEFEST, you can win tickets by keeping it locked and calling the Boom lines and win a pair of tickets, OR you can come out and meet the promo team at various locations throughout the city!

The entire day is a free event, 21+ to enter, but you must have a ticket to get into the concert that evening! So let us hook you up with free tickets! Keep it locked, or come see us, but either way, this is an event you do not want to miss! Listen & check social media for location times!

FREEFEST INFO HERE

Locations 

 

WEDNESDAY 9/16 TBD – Philadelphia Community College
THURSDAY 9/17 – Metro PCS – 5430 N 5th St (1-2pm) | Metro PCS – 4099 Lancaster Ave (4-5pm)

Freeway Announces Boom 107.9’s “FREEFEST” During Freestyle {Exclusive}

Philly’s own Freeway stopped by the Boom 107.9 Mitchell & Ness studio’s during the #MITM show to help announce this years first “FREEFEST” going down Sept. 19th at the Electric Factory! This is a FREE event, however, you must get a ticket to enter the concert that night!

More info for you coming this week, but keep it locked to win you free tickets! For now, check out Freeway’s exclusive freestyle, with some help from Uncle O!

Freeway Drops New Freestyle Over Kid Ink and Dej Loaf’s “Be Real”


With Kid Ink and Dej Loaf’s “Be Real” being one of the hottest songs of the summer, it’s only right that Freeway and Scholito hop on the beat to feed the streets and continue the “Freemix” tradition.

From “Monster” to “U Mad,” the pair has been on a tear as of late with a constant flow of remix’s with bars and dope visuals to match. Freeway and his artist Scholito roam around the city of brotherly love, as the protege holds his own on wax against the Philly Legend.

If Freeway is spitting like this on his upcoming LP Free Will, rap fans are in for a treat.

 

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Erykah Badu Brings Out The Lox and Freeway During Roots Picnic Set

Roots Picnic 2015

Source: blogzworth / Radio One

On May 30th 2015, Philadelphia’s Festival Pier turned into an eclectic shuffle of the iTunes as music lovers of all ages packed into the tiny space to hear the sounds from some of their favorite artist. The 8th Annual Roots Picnic was once again a success as the sold out show didn’t end till somewhere near midnight.

The Roots & Erykah Badu stole the show when they did a rendition of “Love Of My Life,” which included the likes of The Lox, Freeway, YG and more. Check out some flicks and video below…

Roots Picnic 2015

Source: blogzworth / Radio One

Roots Picnic 2015

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