On the new Lupe Fiasco single “Around My Way” (Freedom Ain’t Free) producers Simonsayz & B-Sidet liberally recreate the beat to Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth’s “When They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y).” Nodfactor’s Twitter timeline has been lit up with angry producers, including 9th Wonder, who feel the song should not have been touched in this way.
“This really aint no argument man,” he wrote. “If you ridin with that sloppy remake of a beat, cool….I’m bout to watch the game..”
To be clear, this song is not beat simply sampling Tom Scott, it’s a direct recreation of Pete’s beat.
For his part Pete is not upset with Lupe personally, but feels the beat was not done justice. He spoke out on his twitter account stating:
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
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. U guys have been violated with no Vaseline. So fucked up this business smmfh!!! And I don’t care who got something to say about it, kiss my.. I’m not flattered @ all. Dat shit is wack, and the producer should be ashamed of his fuckin self. Smh That record is dear to me yo fuck deez niggas!!!! I’m still Dat nigga out here believe it or don’t. Ur ignorance not mine, lame duck bullshit. 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. (Copy and pasted from RapRadar’s copy and paste)
“And let me be clear cuz a lot of y’all don’t know this,” Pete wrote concluded. ” But Tom Scott himself gave me an approval for TROY, told me I did a great job!!”
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