Condolences go out to Leslie “Freeway” Pridgen and his family. On Thursday (October 29), the Philadelphia-bred rapper took to Instagram to let the world know he recently lost his 19-year-old son Jihad aka recording artist SnowHadd.
God knows I try my best to be strong, but this right here is a pain like I never felt. Please cherish your time and your love ones because we’re not promise the next breath. I Pray Allah forgives my son for all Of his sins and I pray that Allah grants him the highest level of paradise. Ameen[crying face emoji] Please make dua for him & my family.
As of press time, Jihad’s cause of death has not been publicized. The devastating news of his passing came after fellow former Roc-A-Fella Records rapper Oschino Vasquez also revealed his son recently died too.
Oshino wrote on IG:
I WOULDNT WISH THIS ON MY WORST ENEMY!! DEVASTATION AT ITS FINEST. MY LIFE WAS PERFECT LAST WEEK. MY MIND WAS CLEAR MY MONEY STRAIGHT MY KIDS COOL MY HOUSE IN MY NAME MY ART POPPING THEN BOOM 5 STEPS FORWARD 1000 STEPS BACK!! @phillyfreeway CAME TO MY SON JANAZAH THEN I GOT THE BAD NEWS WHAT IS THE CHANCES OF THAT BOTH LOSE OUR SONS . F### RAP BEEF THATS FAKE S### THIS REAL LIFE IVE NEVER BEEN DEPRESSED BEFORE BUT IM NOW. WHEN I FIRST WAKE UP I FORGET THAT IT HAPPENED THEN BOOM THAT S### HIT ME LIKE A TON OF BRICK.
Freeway and Oshino were both a part of the Hip Hop group known as State Property. The Philly collective released several projects such as 2003’s The Chain Gang Vol. 2. They also starred in the 2002 movie State Property which featured Roc-A-Fella co-founder Jay-Z in a cameo role.