Lupe Fiasco Says "Let Time Reconcile" Rift With Pete Rock

Lupe Fiasco says that a little "time and distance" will heal his feud with Pete Rock

Back in May, news broke that Pete Rock took issue with Lupe Fiasco's re-purposing of his and CL Smooth's seminal track "T.R.O.Y," titled "Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)." Now, in a recent interview with CNN's Marquee Blog, the Chi-Town emcee updates fans on his relationship with the famed producer.

Lupe explained that the two artists still haven't reconciled their differences over Lupe's recreation of Pete's iconic ode to Trouble T-Roy. He said that he never intended to steal Pete's original music for the track, but rather bring it into the limelight for a new generation. Despite their issues with each other, Lupe said that he's going to let time heal the rift between them.

"It definitely wasn’t like, ‘Hey, I’m going to steal that, and nobody’s going to know.’ The original ‘T.R.O.Y.’ came out in 1992, and it was like a 20th anniversary kind of thing,” he said. “All of those intentions were there for it to be resurrecting a classic for a new generation...I tried to honor it. Of course, there was homage being paid, but certain logistics of the record didn’t go through as [Pete] wanted, and then his backlash, and then my explanation, and then there was supposed to be a public kind of mending of the situation on his behalf, which didn’t occur."

He added, "I’ll just wait this one out, see what happens. Let time reconcile this, time and distance. I still big him up. Shout to Pete Rock, shout to CL Smooth in everything I do because at the end of the day, it is his record."

Back in June, Pete Rock said that despite their issues, he'd love to work with the Food & Liquor rapper. DX will keep you updated as more info comes to light.

RELATED: Lupe Fiasco & Pete Rock Issue Over "T.R.O.Y." Sample Still Isn't Resolved


  • The G.O.D.

    PEACE Time and DISTANCE, uh-wow, basically telling Pete off. Pete, you're a legend bruh, worked with real Mcs, you don't need no skinny jeans wearing, gender confused cat to stay 'relevant' PEACE

    • The G.O.D.

      PEACE Nah, Fuck you, caveboy; pull your panties up and before you respond to my comment or any and all comments learn how to write and read since you cannot do either. I Self Lord And Master would knock the shit out of you on any city-street corner. Oh, I forgot, you live in the burbs (white only)... your mom's basement(30+ years old?).... no girlfriend ( your dickbeaters and your sister and the family cat don't count) friends (your laptop does not count) social life (Facebook does not count) no job (paper route doesn't count), 30+ years old...done. PEACE

    • Anonymous

      Your stupid. Pete is mad bc he doesn't own the rights to the beat and somebody else got paid for that sample. It's not Lupe's fault. he actually reminded niggaz of how tough that sample is. Fuck you nigga, you aint no God

  • JETLIFE116

    I thought niggas been put this shit behind them u_u, i don't even think this is news

  • ihateeverybody

    There isn't much outside of this being a disagreement between two of hip hop's honorable mentions. However, it does expose the ever trending bitch-ism in those who like to anonymously dish dirt on those who are considerably more accomplished. Every-time you type comments like the ones below your skirt goes up and your pussy is exposed. Maybe that's your way; today's generation seems to be OK with gender bending so keep your thongs tight and your tampon ready you little internet bitches! -gone

  • Lube Fiasco

    Lube Fiasco is a bitch and you can tell he's still mad cause he keeps talking about It.



  • Anonymous

    Pete is mad because he doesn't own the rights to his classic track and somebody else got paid for that sample. Don't hate the playa, hate the game

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