Philadelphia meets Harlem when Freeway and Dave East connect for “Hold The Fort Down,” a track off Free’s upcoming project Fear Of A Free Planet 2. The veteran rapper, who also signed to Roc Nation last month, and East spit rhymes about holding down their respected hoods over a DJ Skizz-produced beat.
“Lead blocks, I’m nasty with the hooks like a Hakeem shot/Shot him talkin’ on his iPhone, guess that’s a screenshot/How the fuck you screamin’ thug life? ain’t never seen Pac/Papi ain’t got shit up in the store this shit a weed spot,” raps Dave East.
Freeway explained the thought process behind the record. “This song is basically me and Dave East doing what we do — holding the fort down for the streets and for the hood,” Freeway tells Billboard. “The juxtaposition of my hustling and then working in politics is a testament to my wearing multiple hats since I first came up in the game.”
The track is off Freeway’s Fear Of A Free Planet 2 mixtape that’s dropping in May. The upcoming project will tackle the political climate in America right now.
“Fear Of A Free Planet 2 is basically about what’s going on in the climate of the world right now — from the streets to the politics,” Freeway adds. “I just wanted to feed my fans before my first official Roc Nation release.”
Listen to “Hold The Fort Down” below.
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