Talk to me about what happened when you met the Gray family.
It was, you know, surreal. I got there early in the morning before the cameras and security and all that was out there. I went to their hood, I went to their projects. I was with Freddie’s cousin, godbrother. I walked through their neighborhood and listened to some of the issues that they had. Basically, it was just talking to the people. It was good to get their point of view of everything, telling me how the media was blowing everything up making it seem like just a bunch of people going crazy. They were telling me that, if you notice, the main thing that the people were stealing when they were looting was basic necessities. Like, they were stealing clothes and water and food — stuff that they need.
What’s the situation like in Philly?
Same as everywhere else. Like I said, they killed my cousin. All they got was desk duty for maybe like a week or two, and then they were right back in the field. That’s another reason why I felt like it was important for me to go to Baltimore. It’s similar to Philly. We did a march through Baltimore. We marched like three and a half miles from the Town Hall meeting to this park where we performed at. Even marching through the city, I had seen a lot of similarities like the boarded up houses. It reminded me a lot of Philly and where I’m from.
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Freeway hits the streets of Baltimore to take part in protests over Freddie Gray’s death.