1. Sh*t Producers Tweet: Pete Rock Reacts to Lupe Fiasco’s Remake of “T.R.O.Y.”

    It’s one of the most moving recordings in hip-hop history, and now it’s the center of a debate. The song is “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.),” Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth’s heartfelt 1992 musical tribute to their departed dear friend, dancer Trouble T. Roy of Heavy D & the Boyz . An acknowledged classic, “T.R.O.Y.” is as widely beloved and revered for its musical sophistication – a brilliant showcase for the production prowess of then 21-year-old boardsman Pete Rock – as its timeless emotional resonance. So when Lupe Fiasco decided to remake “T.R.O.Y.” as his new single, “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” from the forthcoming Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album , maybe it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that some folks didn’t exactly love the idea or its execution.

    PETE ROCK’S TIMELINE UPDATED ON 5.23.12. SAYS HE WILL WORK WITH LUPE FIASCO.

    Folks like, well, Pete Rock , who took to The Twitter on Monday to do some venting on the topic – touching on his assessment of Lupe as an artist, and even revealing how jazz saxophonist Tom Scott ( whose track “Today” Pete sampled liberally for “They Reminisce” ) feels about “T.R.O.Y.” Peep Pete’s tweets (and compare “Around My Way” with “T.R.O.Y.” for yourself)…

    Lupe Fiasco – “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)”


    Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth — “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)”


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    UPDATE FROM PETE ROCK’S TIMELINE 5.23.12

     


    UPDATE 5.22.12:
    Producer of Lupe Fiasco’s “T.R.O.Y” Remake Responds.



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