Lupe Fiasco's new single samples "T.R.O.Y.," however Pete Rock feels disrespected by the sample.
[Lupe Fiasco- "Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)"]
Pete Rock took to Twitter to say he wasn't flattered at all by the sample, "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!" he tweeted. "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?"
He continued, "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."
He continued to blast the music industry, "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."
I think lupe is a great artist, I'm that angry with him but it's a major label idea. I can feel it.— TheRealPeteRock (@PeteRock) May 21, 2012