Free's involvement in mainstrem music can be traced back to the
early 1990's. She began showing her talents as a budding female
rapper with the Wyclef Jean's Refugee Camp group.
In 1998 she appeared
on Canibus's debut album, Can-I-Bus with a verse on the opening
song, "Partriots." She would later appear with Canibus again,
this time joined by Lenny Kravitz on Pras's track, "Can't Stop
the Shining," from his debut album, Ghetto Supastar.
Free also had a
verse in the 1998 update of Queen's "Another One Bites The
Dust," featured in the Small Soldiers movie soundtrack.
After '98 Free
started recording under the pseudonym, Marie Antoinette. She
continued to support Wyclef in his solo career, rapping on
his remix of the song "New Day," from the Life movie
soundtrack, and then later again on Wyclef's Solo album, The
Ecleftic, on the song, "Da Cypha," her last mark on the rap
world before becoming a co-host on BET's 106 & Park.
During her time with 106 & Park, Free signed to Elektra
Records. She wrote tracks for her upcoming album but the
record label Elektra went belly up. She was then put into
production with Motown Records, where Sylvia Rhone (former
owner of Elektra) led her. Free did not feel that this was
the right label for her, so she left and signed to
Underground Universe records. Free and Sylvia still remain
good friends. She later sold her album to Def Jam Records.
She was in the
process of being signed, but due to pregancy rumors
involving C.E.O. Shawn Jay-Z Carter nothing came of the
deal. In 2004, Free released her first mixtape called "Free's
World" which was sponsored by D.J. Enuff and Kast One. In
2007, Free signed to The Inc. record label. Free has been
working on her new album which is rumored to be called
"Pressure Free". In 2004, a song called "Gotta Leave" was
featured on a mix tape along with other solo debuts like
LeToya & Omarion.