Freeway has gone through constant battles throughout his life. While some have been the stuff of legend (his verbal spat with Cassidy will forever remain a part of hip hop lore), some have been tragic (the loss of his friend The Jacka earlier this year). His latest fight, however, takes a seriously darker turn: he has been diagnosed with kidney disease for the last few months.
He now reveals his struggles with his first new song since his diagnosis, the Merc Beatz-produced “Heaven.” With a sped-up soul sample, it’s Free at his most vulnerable, revealing that despite his health issues he remains positive and confident. Pouring his heart out on the beat, this is one of Freeway’s better songs of the year. Listen below.