Leslie Edward Pridgen (born 6 August 1978), better known by his stage name Freeway, is an American rapper. Best known for his tenure on Roc-A-Fella Records and his affiliation with Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel. He is aMuslim. Like Rick Ross, his moniker is derived from the name of the infamous drug trafficker "Freeway" Rick Ross. He was a member of the rap group Ice City, is a member of the rap group State Property and was briefly signed to Cash Money Records a year and a half. Freeway is currently with Rhymesayers Entertainment.