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Lupe Fiasco - Around My Way [Freedom Ain't Free]

by Lupe Fiasco • 4,525,651 views

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Kendrick getting all the credit that Lupe deserved first. Kendrick is incredible but Lupe was promoting social, political and racial issues years ago.
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I've been saying this since I was 10: LUPE WILL EAT HALF THESE MOTHERFUCKERS ALIVE!!
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This video got 4,500,000 views but Nicki Minaj got 479,000,000 views... America needs help.
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+Moses Barrymore all about the way its portrayed. just by those #'s you know how fucked up shit is.
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+Ray Bayley it's more than music.
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One of the most under rated lyricists out there.
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+DodgeVino So I just listened to the song again, and while its a great sounding song, I just cant get behind it too much, the feeling that came from songs like "B** Bad" or "Lamborghini Angels" was clear, and I got a sense of something from those, this is just too many "metaphors" (I use the quotations because I'm not sure if that the right word, maybe similes ). Also the constant 1 second loop of a piano sound doesn't help my mind focus any more, plus 8 minutes is a long time for my head to space off, and I'm probably just stupid and don't understand it, I'm not hating on Lupe or the song, I love both, but I would have to say I find this song weak personally.
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Pete Rock & C. L. Smooth "They Reminisce Over You" XD I see what you did there Lupe.
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+Ty Franklin Lupe Fiasco - Prisoner 1 & 2 (Fort Minor - Believe Me beat) So this is not the first time. Lupe is more like a mixtape artist..
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+OneFromNothing  I know lol... I wasn't surprised that he sampled someone XD
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Anyone remember this beat from NBA Street Vol 2 ?
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They Reminisce Pete Rock
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I wonder what independent Lupe will sound like
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{The antithesis of Lasers, the freshness of Tetsuo ~ The darkness of The Cool and the vibes of Food and Liquor bro}
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Doooooope boooooy streets is calling youuuuu
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Lawd that's a short classic....
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+eduardo leon Lupe Fiasco fans are almost as bad as Eminem fans. Almost.
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+eduardo leon dick riding is a terrible thing. there is no 'worse' if ur riding someone else's dick to begin with. that's why I ride my own. XD
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lupe paying homage to the classic from Pete Rock & C. L. Smooth..Got love it...
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WHO IS PLAYING THE SAXOPHONE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE VIDEO???
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Darude. You may have heard him from such a song called Sandstorm.
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I'm from the south and I usually don't like most rappers but some rapper like Lupe I like because he raps about true things that are happening today . Some of my favorite songs by Lupe are " the show goes on " around my way". keep up the good work Lupe .
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Haha the last part, "thanks i gave them what they wanted, a dude driving around in a fancy car, that isnt mine"
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he realizes its all some people care about and would rather see that
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kevin chambers Shared on Google+ · 2 months ago
Lupe Fiasco - Around My Way [Freedom Ain't Free] https://youtu.be/S77zUWqawag via @YouTube
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Lupe Fiasco - Around My Way [Freedom Ain't Free]: https://youtu.be/S77zUWqawag
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as real as a rapper can get
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Isn't he Muslim? Then why's he drinking liquor and wearing a cross?
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because its a music video and its all fake
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Lee W. Shared on Google+ · 4 months ago
Lupe Fiasco - Around My Way [Freedom Ain't Free] #NowPlaying
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This beat is from Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth's 1991 song Reminisce over you
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I just discovered him, wow im getting his songs directly! what a nice flow and wise words!!
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+Nick G Yep, Deepest rapper in the game real shit, if you really listen to all his songs you get such deep messages... one of my favorite songs is Next to it, because everyone thinks its some mainstream song, but hes actually talking about how you can easily fool people into being puppets by showing them what they want to see
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Just in time for the 4th of July.
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My Playlist of Truth: Lupe Fiasco - #1234 Kendrick Lamar - HiiiPower Lupe Fiasco - Bad Bitch Lupe Fiasco - Around My Way Nas - Africa Must Wake Up Tupac - Changes comment more that you think should be added
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+Alejandro Silva Kanye West - Touch The Sky Childish Gambino - You See Me Logic - Buried Alive
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Tupac- keep ya head up
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@Clockwork Indigosim this was on food and liqour right
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Wise words Lupe.
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damn Lupe that White Lamborghini Aventador tho!!!!!
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Pete Rock & CI Smooth - They Reminisces Over You (T.R.O.Y)
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These lyrics are pretty much perfect.
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Video is a bit unfocused but those bars? RAZOR sharp.
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+Aaron S In fact, fuck razor -- LASER.
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+Aaron S unfocused? the video is crystal clear!
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How embarrassing! Loved this song and beat. Didn't even take the time to appreciate the artist or recognise it was Lupe! I've fallen so far off I'm in the abyss! #prayforme 🙏
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I like how he pointed out the exotic car rental place. Most these rappers, nah ain't doing that. straight frontin. Lupe from Coast To Coast I always fucked with him. He so underrated smh
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Kemah Mabullu Shared on Google+ · 1 month ago
Lupe Fiasco - Around My Way [Freedom Ain't Free]: http://youtu.be/S77zUWqawag
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name 5 under rated rappers
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@ahhimazombie you'll see, soon plus he had a new mix tape come out
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Someone Help me. Just heard this song on JJJ Radio and it gave me goosebumps from the memories of Late 80's, early 90's Rap Music & Metal Music Era. WHAT WAS THE SONG OF THE ORIGINAL Background Music this song ripped off?
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Pete Rock & CL Smooth - T.R.O.Y
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+George Stoimenovski Going back further....Pete Rock - TROY sampled Tom Scotts - Today...if your looking for the ORIGINAL ORIGINAL...then listen to Jeffersons Airplanes - Today
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Shout out to the clarinet player
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WHO IS PLAYING THE SAXOPHONE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE VIDEO???
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+edson adrega its a tom scott sample, dont know who the guy in the video is tho
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4.288.233 Pete Rock tears...
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Pete Rock & C. L. Smooth "They Reminisce Over You" ??
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+Othmane kadri hassani "Better than Lupe" when Pete Rock & C. L. Smooth also sampled 2 different songs in TROY - The sax being one of those parts. Get educated
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i think joey badaas idolize him 
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Refreshing every time I hear this
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I think it was very genius for Lupe to make the song freedom ain't free and make so many references to the native American culture in the same song. Even threw removing Columbus Day in there. This dude is a fuckin astronaut!!!!!!!!! Very intelligent artist. Every artist should follow his lead.
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As much as i think Lupe is a good lyricist, this song is a fucking rip off and should be boycotted. PR AND CL FOR LIFE
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One of the illest ever NY nigga chi town what up
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A friend request - follow - and a hash tag Now everybody want it like the last laugh A Michael Jackson jacket or a daft mask Purple Jordans or the mixed girl in your math class
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I reminisce, I reminisce ;)
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The beat i remember this song!! dope for sampling it! I forget the name though uhg lol
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Great Artist; love the messages!!!  Keep Yo Flow 'baby'!  U rock on....
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Pete Rock´s Reminiscence Over You  forever & ever & ever
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Is it me or does Lupe sound similar to Childish Gambino?
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Lupe plugged with the real hood yall sleep video shot on Madison & Pulaski he is a uplifting artist but he with shits dont get it twisted
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And they think that retarded Kendrick Lamar got flow lol ... ffs this guy is way better than most of the cats these dayz . He is doing it for the people!
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Finally you hear music speaking true besides all that fake shit!!!
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This is the stuff that deserves to be "mainstream"
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"Depart from Martin connect on Malcolm X tip" Every time I listen to his albums and hear lyrics like this I just put my face in my palms....
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but i feel i'm inhale every time i breathe
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It's 2015 and I just discovered this guy and truth be told HE IS FUCKING AMAZING AND HAS BEEN GREATLY UNDERRATED!!!!!!!
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+Andrew Ogundele Basically it has to do with how big an artist fan base is or their sales. Lupe for example: Lupe's first album sold over 500,000 copies is gold, Second album over 500,000 copies is gold his third over 1 million copies is platinum. his 4th is just under gold with 400 something thousand sold
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Ahh I see... I have my own idea of what is considered mainstream but I think your concept is a bit more accurate as it definitely pertains more to sales. I just think of guys like young thug or Gucci who are considered mainstream but their income isn't as close to ppl like drake/lupe/kendrick yet are still considered mainstream as well
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If only the album was as good as this song.....
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Sebastian Ruiz Shared on Google+ · 6 months ago
Ponernos un poc de rapper´s para este martes 
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Where's pine ridge?
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Lyrically one of the best rappers I've ever heard, reminds of Mos Def with that kinda old school beat
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Excuse my ignorance, but Lupe is Muslim (and on repeated occasions, states that he doesn't drink nor smoke) so why is he shown sipping a 40oz @1:30 in the video? There must be a deeper meaning to this that I'm not understanding..
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Boomdog got it spot on )
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peace, from me in canada, hope things is good with u, yo papi, chilin, thanks for all ur real words, motivation, muslim sunnah, thanks. your 1/infinity of God`s grace, power, yusuf was 1/3rd of creations beauty, waterfalls, children smiles.  ill see u in jannah, seen, peace my brother, love, thanks for keeping it real in the trenches, see u on the park benches full wit grapes and the unimaginable , from ur video, i sen you`ve did this before, aa
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dis n touch da sky sweet tunes bru
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Extremely inspirational when I was down a few years ago.
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i think that he sings about relistic stituations
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Your music reminds me of what I call 'rap' but it probably had another name.... Melvin Van Pebbles and of course!!! Gil Scott Heron. I liked your lyrics too. Finally! some rap I can get into (at 66) (but probably won't, cuz I'm 66). :)
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This is my favorite Lupe Fiasco song the true man his speak the true with style 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼😎
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dudes dope fuck all the rest
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Has anyone heard this from the game Street ball on gcube or ps2
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Freedom isn't free................. it costs $1.05
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I liked how sampled the beat from T.R.OY. .... I like it!!!
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Whats up everyone!!!Lookin to discover a dope new artist with great music?!?Be sure to checc me out then,my style is very unqiue and I have tons of music videos for you to watch,all I ask is for you to give me a chance to be heard and youll be glad you did,help keep real hiphop alive!!Thanks yall!!! 
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Lupe..True lyricist !!
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Anyone knows what glasses is he wearing ?
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don't give up lupe we with you
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Pete Rock & CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You
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Amy Lee 32 Shared on Google+ · 4 months ago
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I don't fuck with hip hop today but I'll fuck with Lupe. Good track. Classic sample
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Pete Rock sample - check it out
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Wow, just heard a few pieces, the Wu-Tang follow made me cream. Damn, Lupe you have that!
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great beat and lyrics but the video ruins it, typically most rap videos do, here is a prime example..
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That was the whole point. It was satirical in nature, a tongue-in-cheek reference to the modern hip hop community you see on mainstream media every waking moment. Pay attention to the lyrics first before judging him on a video (that also went over your head).
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+Nevoexpo I'm very surprised that this vid went over your head. As others have mentioned, it's a satirical video showing the dangers of a materialistic society. And of course, it pokes fun at the typical rap video that has drugs, alcohol, and material goods.
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Everybody get on zro- happy alone
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Best bars i ever heard this dude spit was in the cypher with my man ghost and papoose. That shit went hard, thank me later
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could someone pls let me know what the origional song that sax is from, thanks.
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Pete Rock & CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
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The original is "Today" by Tom Scott
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You Must Write ''T.R.O.Y. cover''
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cover is when you just sing over the beat with the original lyrics. Lupe has his very own lyrics and the beat has been modified quite a bit so mayb along the lines of a mixtape. This song is OG Lupe back when he used to make mixtapes over classic smooth beats like these. can't wait for his new albummm!!
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