Whatever Lupe Fiasco does, it always seems to strike controversy. Recently, Lupe released his new record entitled "Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)" where he sampled Pete Rock's classic Hip Hop record ""T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You)." Pete Rock wasn't happy with the decision. He took it to twitter to express his anger stating he was unaware of the sample and that the record should of been left alone. His twitter statements can be read below:
You can read more of what Pete had to say after the jump.Pete Rock: "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! 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."
Pete Rock: "This business can be so lame, sometimes I make beats blindfolded with one hand tied behind my back and still these cats can't be original to," he wrote. "So untalented and unoriginal. Makes me feel like I'm truly the best that ever did it. Yo hev and t-Roy I love and miss da shit outta y'all."