B Free: Straight Outta East Detroit

AllHipHop caught up with B Free to discuss the reality of the D, his independent grind, and a dream collaboration with Eminem.

B Free is a rapper who stands out with his versatile flows, unique style, and unmatched stage presence. Hailing from Detroit and having family members who fell victim to the streets, real name Brentan Freeman chose a different path.

That path has everything to do with music and his love for creating records with emotion and passion.

Most recently, the 23-year-old unleashed his single “Rojo,” which had fans saying his name from “Detroit to Compton.”


AllHipHop: For those who don’t know, who is B Free?

B Free: S##t, I’m a lit ass n##ga. I’m trying to rage, trying to do some crazy s##t. I’m trying to go viral, that’s the plan. [chuckles] I’m not trying to do s##t for likes and comments, just let people know “yo I deserve your attention.” You should definitely tune in to see what the f##k’s going on.

AllHipHop: At what point did you realize you wanted to get into music?

B Free: Probably when I was in high school, so 2008 or 2009 when I started taking it super serious.

AllHipHop: What happened?

B Free: The typical soft n##ga s##t: fall in love with a girl. She don’t f##k with you like you f##k with her, heartbreak. You’re like “yo, f##k these hoes!” Then just go and do you.

AllHipHop: You just released “Rojo,” what was your mindstate creating this one?

B Free: With “Rojo,” I just wanted to get as environmental as possible. I’m from the East Side of Detroit, it’s really one of the roughest parts. Even though when you look at me, you be like “oh this n##ga from the burbs, he had both his parents” — that’s not the case. I wanted to showcase my versatility and be as city as possible, if that makes sense.

AllHipHop: Were you in the streets?

B Free: I wasn’t really in the streets. I had family in the streets so I was always around that, but I was never part of it. n##gas serving up on the block, f##king with crackheads and prostitutes, I seen that s##t but I didn’t want to be a part of it. I knew just seeing what my cousins and family went through, I’m like f##k that, I’ma do some productive s##t.

AllHipHop: Talk about being independent and the grind.

B Free: I’m signed to an independent label, Federation Music Group is who I’m signed to. I’m also in a group called Forever Golden, shout out to Forever Golden. Man, it’s been a ride. My whole team has been with me since birth, like this is my family. My brother does all my production. My cousin who’s also my manager, we all grew up together. My entire team are my best friends from elementary school, we just stuck together and put our time into the same mission.

AllHipHop: Dream collab?

B Free: Eminem. People be like “oh what?” I don’t freak out when I meet celebrities — like not at all, nothing — but if I met Em though, I’d be like “bro you’re the reason I do music.” Hell yeah.

AllHipHop: Anything else you want to let us know?

B Free: If you got beef with me, f##k you. If you love me, I love you too. If you wanna see me fail, haha I‘m winning. Get lit and drink water.