By Rob Markman
After celebrating the one-year anniversary of “RapFix Live” in grand fashion, MTV News’ live hip-hop show returns for year two with Freeway on Wednesday.
Last week, Lloyd Banks, Maino, Diplomats capo Jim Jones, Consequence, the Outlawz, Reek Da Villian, Superstar Jay and DJ Love Dinero all crashed the couch and toasted to “RapFix Live” and the year that was. Now, Philadelphia MC Freeway will set off year two. In 2003, Free dropped his debut album on Roc-A-Fella Records and, in the label’s heyday, stood as one of the Roc’s most loyal soldiers. Through his career, Philly Freezer has earned a rep as one of the game’s most-skilled spitters, going head-to-head with rappers like Cassidy and Jaz-O.
Post-Roc-A-Fella, the State Property MC carried on, releasing his sophomore album, Free At Last (though the record technically came out on the Roc, Jay-Z and Damon Dash had long disbanded), as well as a number of critically acclaimed independent projects like The Stimulus Package with producer Jake One.
While a Roc reunion is highly unlikely, Freeway and his State Property brothers came together for a concert this past July and are now planning a comeback project. “When we got together, we had our meeting, our initial conversation about doing what we thought was necessary for us and for music, for everybody’s careers as State Property the group and solo careers,” Beanie Sigel said when he appeared on “RapFix Live” in July.
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Catch Freeway on “RapFix Live” on Wednesday, September 21, at 4 p.m. ET on MTV.com!