Lupe Fiasco Defends Sampling Pete Rock’s ‘T.R.O.Y.’

By Rob Markman

On Monday night Lupe Fiasco dropped his new single “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free),” sampling Pete Rock and CL Smooth’s classic “T.R.O.Y.,” and although Lupe maintains that his reworked version is a tribute to the original, Pete Rock is upset about the remake. “All the credit goes to my partner and manager Chill, he just felt like it was time to bring back a joint,” Lupe explained. “Go back and take one of the iconic records of Hip Hop and put a new spin on it and put it back out there.

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