News: Pete Rock Furious Over Lupe Fiasco Sample, "I'm Not Flattered At All. Dat Sh*t Is Wack"
Monday, May 21, 2012 10:36PM
Legendary producer Pete Rock has stepped forward to go after Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco's team over the release of an unauthorized record which samples his 1990's classic, "T.R.O.Y."
Furious over the sample, Rock took to Twitter to lash out his issues.
"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," he tweeted May 21st.
"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"
"Who ever Re-created that didn't do a good job @ all. #nohate"
"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"
"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" (Pete Rock's Twitter)
He also made sure to remind fans his issues are not directly aimed at Fiasco.
"U guys have been violated with no Vaseline. So f*cked up this business smmfh!!! And I don't care who got something to say about it, kiss my"
"I'm not flattered @ all. Dat sh*t is wack, and the producer should be ashamed of his f*ckin self. Smh"
"That record is dear to me yo f*ck deez n*ggas!!!!"
"I'm still Dat n*gga out here believe it or don't. Ur ignorance not mine, lame duck bullsh*t."
"I think lupe is a great artist, I'm that angry with him but it's a major label idea. I can feel it."
"And y'all need to stop the childish games, I'm a fan of lupe and he is a great artist and a great person."
"And let me be clear cuz a lot of y'all don't know this. But Tom Scott himself gave me an approval for TROY, told me I did a great job!!" (Pete Rock's Twitter)
Fiasco's new record started circulating online Monday (May 21) evening.
"Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)" drops tomorrow on iTunes, but without Fiasco and his label butting heads like the old days, what would the end product sound like? Everything the rapper has done post-LASERS has been met with trepidation although the free release of his Friend of the People mixtape should have put all the stress to rest. If it didn't, Fiasco fans can check out an excerpt of "Around My Way" and decide on what direction it hints the album will go. At first listen, early signs are very encouraging. The track summons Pete Rock & CL Smooth's "They Reminisce Over You(T.R.O.Y)" with an amped up take that hits harder on the drums and bass. This is definitely not the Modest Mouse samplings of LASERS' first single "The Show Goes On." (OC Weekly)
Check out Lupe Fiasco's "Freedom Ain't Free" snippet below: