Freeway featured on CNN's Belief Blog - "How Islam shaped one rap artist"
"Itâ??s noon on a Friday, and the parking lot at Al-Aqsa Islamic Society in NorthÂ Philadelphia is quickly filling up.
One of Philadelphia's best-known rap artists, Freeway, jumps out of a blackÂ sport utility vehicleÂ and dashes through the pouring rain to the prayer hall inside.
Islam has been a part of his life sinceÂ he was a teenager.Â Yet it wasnâ??t until adulthood that his faith changed who he was an artist.
'My faith means everything to me; itâ??s the thing that keeps me going every day,' the father of two said. 'Itâ??s my core, itâ??s my soul.'"