Days before the presidential election rapper Freeway had just announced he lost his teenage son Jihad, which lead to an unexpected call from Vice President Biden. The two bonded over the loss of a son, with the 41 year old rapper saying, “At that moment it was stripped away. It was two fathers, two men. I didn’t even see color, I seen a father that dealt with what I dealt with before me and I felt his embrace and his sincerity.”
In his interview with Philly’s WPVT, Freeway said, “I look forward to working with him and trying to strategize and find ways to help our community the best that I can.” The conversation with Biden was important as he said, “Being a father is definitely the biggest accomplishment I have achieved.” And you can tell he meant it even by going back through history. He had both of his children in his first major music video for his song What We Do when they were just toddlers at the time.
“As a father, you always have high hopes for your children and expect your children to be successful, have successful lives. You never expect to have to bury a child.” He went on to say “It’s been hard for me, hard for my family. It’s rough but we are dealing with it.”
We wish Freeway the best in coping with his family, including his 20 year old Harmony who was just diagnosed with cancer this past September.
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