Freeway has recently sat down with VLAD TV where North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-born rapper talked about jumping on a track “8 Miles and Runin'” with Jay-Z for Eminem’s 8 Mile: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture album.
“I remember when Jay put me on that joint. I came to studio and he was like ‘I got something for you, come here.’ He put the beat on and he’s like ‘yeah this is for 8 Mile soundtracks for Eminem’ and told me to put the verse on it. I’m in there, taking my time. I didn’t know if Eminem’s gonna be on the record, I just knew what he told me. So, I’m like, I gotta take time for this joint. So I’m in there, probably working like an hour and then Jay comes in the room like ‘do you need weed man, what’s wrong with you, what it taking you so long?'” said Freeway.
Then he continues: “And then I finished that joint up. Got it done and he actually brought me some weed too because he must have thought I was sleeping a little bit. I actually wanted to take a time with it because I knew it was going to be a special joint. It’s a blessing to be on there.”
“One thing about big hommie [Jay-Z], he always gave us fair shot and that was a fair shot for me to take off.” he added.
You can watch the interview below and listen to the song after the jump below:
“8 Miles And Runin'” is an Eminem-produced song by Jay-Z, featuring Roc-A-Fella Records-signed rapper Freeway, from 8 Mile soundtracks album. In the song, Hov reminisces the times when he was broke and how people act have changed since then. The name of the song “8 Miles And Runnin’” is a reference to the N.W.A song “100 Miles And Runnin’”.