Atlantic Records and Lupe Fiasco released a new song last night “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)”
The single is a direct re-make of the Hip Hop classic “T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You),” by Pete Rock & CL Smooth.
Shortly after the song hit the net, Pete Rock expressed some of his feelings via twitter.
“No disrespect to lupe fiasco and i like him alot but TROY should be left alone. Feel so violated,the beat is next to my heart and was made… Outta anguish and pain. When it’s like that it should not be touched by no one!” he wrote. “It’s so hard for folks to make original music, I possess that, but these dudes are scared of that and this is supposed to be HIP HOP?
“Man I’m a lupe fan and everything but TROY was my homie man. I think about him and Hev every fucking day!!!! Smh,” he continued. “Who ever Re-created that didn’t do a good job @ all. #nohate.”
Listen to Lupe’s version here:
Here is the original from Pete Rock & CL Smooth: