After recently releasing his new single "Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)," which samples Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s classic track "T.R.O.Y.," Pete Rock took to Twitter to express his discontentment with Lupe utilizing the instrumentals. Shortly after that, it was then rumored that the two had reconciled their differences, but apparently that is not what happened. Fiasco spoke with MTV's Sway earlier today, where he said that the issue has yet to be resolved and that Rock was not supposed to reveal their plans of working together. Check out a bit of what Lupe had to say below.
"We wanted to rap over the original. The original music. We were trying to get the original files, the original sound, you couldn’t find that shit no where. When we rapped over the original instrumental, we sent it to go get cleared, Warner Chappell tells us – now this is the publishing company – they tell us, ‘You can’t clear that. That is unclearable. They have portions of that song that have never been cleared ever.’ You have to remake, right? You have to remake it. These are the people that are supposed to clear it, and they telling us we gotta remake it. We being told from Pete Rock that we got his blessing to go rock with it."
"Then he comes on Twitter the day after the joint released, on the same day it is released, and bodies me like that? And my team? Bodies my crew like that? And just shits on us like that? That’s foul. And then when we got on the phone, we didn’t have a conversation. We didn’t go on the phone, ‘Oh, I love you Pete.’ At the end of the day, I was hot. My crew was hot. The people who put it together was hot. The record company was hot. He wasn’t just on the phone with me; he was on the phone with six people. Like Pete what’s wrong with you? We are trying to pay homage to you."
Source: Rap Radar