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Lupe Fiasco Drops Video For Controversial Single [Video]
Lupe Fiasco came out with the visuals for his controversial track “Around My Way [Freedom Ain't Free]“
The song brought controversy after Pete Rock went on Twitter in disapproval of the track which sampled his hit single with C.L. Smooth titled “They Reminisce Over You.”
” 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?”
Atlantic Records released a statement shortly thereafter to clear up any confusion on the record.
“Since there appears to be a great deal of confusion online, we want to make it clear that ‘Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)’ was in all respects fully and legally cleared,”
“Out of respect, we did reach out to Pete Rock prior to and during the recording process. We truly support Lupe Fiasco as one of our preeminent artists and look forward to the release of Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1.”
That lead Pete Rock to clear the air with everybody about his beef with Lupe.
“There is no Pete Rock vs. Lupe Fiasco and there never was. Lupe called me last night for the first time about the remake of my song and we worked out our differences.”
Around My Way is the first single off his upcoming album titled “Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1″
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