Freeway Talks Producers On ‘Diamond In The Ruff’; Re-connecting With Just Blaze

Freeway is set to release his new album Diamond In The Ruff on November 27th featuring guests such as Marsha Ambrosius, Wale Vivian Green, Neef Buck and Musiq Soulchild. Peep the full track list here if you missed it earlier.


In this interview with Vibe, Freezer reveals the producers he worked with on the album which includes Just Blaze, Bink! and Jake One. Freeway also addresses his past issues with Just Blaze which were fueled by misunderstanding.

VIBE: What was your mindset like going into this joint? I know you were working on several mixtape at the same damn time.
Freeway: Yeah, I did so many. I’m always working, so I would do a record and put it to the side for the album, and that’s how I’ve been working. I got a chance to work with Just Blaze again. We got a record on the album called “Early.” I got three records from Jake One. You know we got crazy chemistry.

What other producers did you snatch up?
I did three records with Bink, who helped me create history during the Roc days. A couple tracks from Needlz, a couple new producers, my man Mike Jerz, one of my in house producers.

Tell me how you reconnected with Just Blaze.
I don’t remember exactly when but I had reached out to him and apologized for everything that happened with me getting upset with him because he wasn’t on my Free At Last album. That was childish of me. It was actually egged on by people around me. I got nothing but respect for Just. He did a lot for me for my career; he opened up a lot of doors for me, and gave me a lot of good records. He gave me a lot of good situations like the Mariah Carey record.

That was on her album, too
Yeah, the Faith record he put me on that. He didn’t have to put me on it. He gave it to them with my verse on it already. He presented a lot of opportunities for me.

Read full interview here.

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