While the Internet has undoubtedly sparked many feuds in hip-hop, at times, it can help unite old friends. Count former Roc Boys Freeway and Just Blaze in that list. Free recently reconnected with Just over Twitter after years of not speaking because of a misunderstanding.
XXLMag.com recently spoke to the Philadelphia MC about his reconciliation with the superproducer.
“As far as the Freeway/Just Blaze situation, Just did a lot for me,” he said. “As far as my career, you know, he did, basically what me and Jake [One] doing now. The whole Philadelphia Freeway he did 10 tracks on that joint… And as far as the outside things that I did, the “Burning Up” thing [with Faith Evans], the Mariah Carey thing, like Just did all that. He didn’t have to pull me in on those joints. Those was people that was reaching out to him for tracks and he pulled me in. And he’s just a cool dude. He’s always thorough; we used to be in Baseline like comparing gadgets and all that.”
“But we fell out,” he continued. “[Because of] a lot of things going on behind-the-scenes, like people was saying this and that. But it’s all love though. I just had to reach out and tell him how I felt. Let him know that I really appreciate everything he did for me as a man.” [Watch below]
The question now is will Free and Just unite in the booth anytime soon. “We probably gotta do a Freeway/Just Blaze album sponsored by Twitter,” he joked. “Let’s get it crackin’.”
Free and Jake One’s collaborative album The Stimulus Package is in stores now on Rhymesayers. —Jesse Gissen, with additional reporting by Anslem Samuel