Lupe Fiasco's new single "Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)," which contains the same Tom Scott sample used in Pete Rock & CL Smooth's classic "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)." Shortly after the release, Pete Rock took to Twitter to express his disapproval of Lupe's use of the sample. He made it clear that he is a fan of Lupe Fiasco, but feels that the "T.R.O.Y." sample should be left alone.
TheRealPeteRock ✔ @PeteRock 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 TheRealPeteRock ✔ @PeteRock Outta anguish and pain. When it's like that it should not be touched by no one! TheRealPeteRock ✔ @PeteRock Man I'm a lupe fan and everything but TROY was my homie man. I think about him and Hev every fucking day!!!! Smh TheRealPeteRock ✔ @PeteRock I'm not flattered @ all. Dat shit is wack, and the producer should be ashamed of his fuckin self. Smh TheRealPeteRock ✔ @PeteRock I think lupe is a great artist, I'm that angry with him but it's a major label idea. I can feel it.