Born Leslie Edward Pridgen, but we all know him by his stage name of Freeway. The biggest reason for his fame is being part of the rap group State Property. Freeway is one of the most famous rappers in America.
As of 2024, Freeway's net worth is estimated to be $1.6 million.
|Leslie Edward Pridgen
|Source(s) of Fame
|Date of Birth
|August 6, 1978
|Place of Birth
|North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Freeway was Leslie Pridgen in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US on 6 August 1978. He adopted the stage name ‘Freeway’ from the infamous drug trafficker as he thought that more people would listen to Freeway rather than Leslie.
When he was in High School, Freeway started to take part in freestyle battles. When he was rapping on a stage in his hometown nightclub, he met fellow Philadelphia native Beanie Sigel.
Freeway started his music career on 25 February 2003 when he released his first album titled Philadelphia Freeway. This album featured many rappers from Roc-A-Fella and was produced by people affiliated with Roc-A-Fella.
Afterwards, Freeway and Beanie Sigel compiled the people from Philadelphia into the group called State Property. The album produced the biggest hits of the entire music career of Freeway, the two singles “What We Do” and “Flipside”. The former one features Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel, while the latter one features Oeedi Crakk, a member of State Property. This album made a record of selling more that 500,000 units in the US.
When State Property faced problems, Freeway compiled another crew based in Philadelphia and named it Ice City. Their first album titled Welcome to the Hood got little attention from the people.
Freeway was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2015 and he shared his experience with the world in his 2016 album, Free Will. It was released independently and this made him an official ambassador for the Kidney Foundation and he had to wait for three years to get a kidney transplant.
Jay-Z had made an entertainment company and Freeway came back to work with him after years of parting ways. Freeway released his sixth solo album on June 22 working alongside Jay-Z.
Now Freeway is planning to release a detailed documentary about his experience with Kidney failure and getting a kidney transplant.
The famous American rapper is a secretive person. He doesn’t disclose about his personal life on social media and we don’t know whether Freeway is married or engaged to anyone.
The famous American rapper has a huge fan-following on his social media accounts. Currently, Freeway has 62K subscribers on YouTube. In addition, he has 517K followers on Instagram and 176.3K people follow him on Twitter. Not just this, but another 168K people follow him currently on Facebook.
Freeway rapper is a renowned American rapper who has worked with various bands to produce many successful albums. He has formed two bands during his career namely State Property and Ice City. Both of these feature people from Philadelphia. The current net worth of Freeway is estimated to be $1.6 million.