There are four artists under this name: 1. Freeze is a rapper from Akron, Ohio. Signed to First Family. 2: Joshua Alexander Israelievitch, aka Freeze, was born in St. Louis and moved to Toronto before his first birthday. Growing up in an artistic family with a dedicated concertmaster for a father, he developed a passion for making music. "For me," he explains, "music is not only a form of expression and entertainment, but also a way of life and a medium for communicating a message of reality and positivity.