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

by Lupe Fiasco • 4,366,264 views

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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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Lenard White Shared on Google+ · 1 month ago
Lupe Fiasco - Around My Way [Freedom Ain't Free] #NowPlaying
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Anyone remember this beat from NBA Street Vol 2 ?
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+Damian Mancini I never thought i hear this sound again
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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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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 they reminisce over you
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Damn he is good
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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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Lupe Fiasco - Around My Way [Freedom Ain't Free]: http://youtu.be/S77zUWqawag
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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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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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+Bilzy90 Either that or it was water with food coloring or special effects.
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One of the most under rated lyricists out there.
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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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Lupe is the only person that can kill a beat twice in two entirely different ways lmfao
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but i feel i'm inhale every time i breathe
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THANKS LUPE FOR STYING TRUE. YOUR WORDS MEAN ALOT IN THIS HIP HOP THING, SO SAD YOU'RE TRUTH IS NOT WHAT THE LABELS WANT TO PUSH.
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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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I think he did that on purpose to attract certain type of people. Sooner or later they'll get the message lol.
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+Nevoexpo you obviously didn't see the symbolism behind the video....
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Greatest Hip Hop rendition ever.
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4.288.233 Pete Rock tears...
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One of the illest ever NY nigga chi town what up
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I reminisce, I reminisce ;)
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I liked how sampled the beat from T.R.OY. .... I like it!!!
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WHO IS PLAYING THE SAXOPHONE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE VIDEO???
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Sebastian Ruiz Shared on Google+ · 3 months ago
Ponernos un poc de rapper´s para este martes 
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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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More truth in this song, then all others combined... Have to pay the Government to own property, If you work a job you have to give them a piece, Want to buy something ? Government gets a piece of that to.....
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+xXxTr0nxXx I do ?!?! What are you talking about ? The Government don't pay for shit,  I do, get real
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+MrFixIt I said who does. Not who pays for it. I think it's pretty funny if people hate about the government but do not even understand the concept of it. You pay so the government builds things which are there for everybody, streets, healthcare etc. Otherwise we would have private streets-->even more rising companies.
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Extremely inspirational when I was down a few years ago.
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only real rappers rapping now kendrick imortal tech kendrick meek lupe rip to the old real rappers tupac and eazy like for respect
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+mitchelllydon​ Iggys better than Meek. 😂😂😂
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damn Lupe that White Lamborghini Aventador tho!!!!!
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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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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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Kanye west - I wonder Kanye west - Family business Nas - it ain't hard to tell Lauryn hill - that thing Kendrick Lamar - sing about me/dying of thirst
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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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i think joey badaas idolize him 
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Where's pine ridge?
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Has anyone heard this from the game Street ball on gcube or ps2
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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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Anyone knows what glasses is he wearing ?
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This song alone is a whole lot better than chief keef's whole career.
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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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Lupe is my favorite rapper. Good flow, positive lyrics, nice beat. Shit can't get any better !
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don't give up lupe we with you
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Amy Lee 32 Shared on Google+ · 1 month ago
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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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T.R.O.Y (They Reminisce Over You) by Pete rock and CL Smooth.
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Is it me or does Lupe sound similar to Childish Gambino?
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I must not be vanilla because I sure ain't got no privilege. But maybe that's not what he's singin' about. Maybe I am from a specimen of Vanilla planifolia and he sings about that artificial factory-made chemically induced stuff that stinks but they put in a suit and try to sell to use any way.  Either way, I still enjoyed the song.
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"the android man, walk silent and talk science"
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LOL! Wtf artificial factory made chemically hahahaah
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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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Pete Rock & CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You
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if you didn't hear him say " First off say peace to Pine Ridge " .....  theres no peace, we're fucked ... but thanks for the shoutout c: 
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Cause the horn of Africa is starving to death.!
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Hip hop is the lifestyle rapping is what you do when your making a song. Theres one genre no pop rap there wack rap and there dope rap that's it. Don't try and make this like heavy metal where they go 20 different genres and all the shit is the same.
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+Reconis Taray lyrics are easy to find on a website, i was offering an alternative. like what you wanna like, i wasn't making that comment as an attack on you. just.. music made only with the intent of 'selling records', not for creative expression, is senseless.(lupe fiasco's music - creative expression and with a purpose). some 'heavy' or heavy-ish bands off the top of my head. novelists, erra, embracer, i am waves, napoleon, dance gavin dance, oceana, lower definition, of machines, being as an ocean, the tale of my defeat, outline in color, prepared like a bride, the color morale, saviour, the word alive, in hearts wake, rosaline, 
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Pete Rock sample - check it out
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Johnny Riva Shared on Google+ · 1 week ago
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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 song introduced me to Lupe Has and allowed me to become a fan 😊
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Peace 2both Lupe & the Boi Wonda' Hip Hop I Reminisce, I Reminisce over you... My God!
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VERI NICE 👍👍👍👍!!!!
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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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They don't promote him because it's too truthful
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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 love this song lupe sign me and my partner im metro t and he is Triple d i be honered if u sign us we can be the next big thing
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Niggas complain about the state of rap and hip hop today and how it used to be so much better, then when a rapper like Lupe fiasco makes a throwback tune like this they be complaining that he ripping off a classic tune. 
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And ironic thing is, those tunes from back in the day were rip offs of other tunes from even further back in the day! lol. Hip Hop was birthed from sampling tunes, so it's beyond me how people who claim to be real rap fans don't even know and recognize that fact, and then exactly like you said, get mad when an artist does it today, and does it superbly, I might add. Niggaz are retarded. 
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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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Anybody know T.R.O.Y. By CL Smooth and Pete rock
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Lupe..True lyricist !!
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Lupe is awesome, clever lyrics with a message
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dudes dope fuck all the rest
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i think that he sings about relistic stituations
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If u like lupe you guys should check out Andy Mineo and Lecrae theyre underrateed rappers who make sick music
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i saw andy on sway in the morning,ur right he's dope,he prolly not as big as he should be,prolly all tha religeousness but hopefully ppl will be more open in....THE FUTURE!!!
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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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Hit like if your know that you have to be wise to understand Lupe's message.
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Everybody get on zro- happy alone
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they reminisce over you this is a rip off
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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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One second away from 420 dam lol
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Who gives a shit if he used the sample from T.R.O.Y. Atleast it was a real rapper like Lupe that used it.
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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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damn this guy is good am a fan now
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WHO IS PLAYING THE SAXOPHONE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE VIDEO???
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Pete Rock > Lupe nuff said .-.
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Pete Rock would be proud.
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Actually Pete Rock hated this version and dissed Lupe and the producer. They made up though and Pete and Lupe should have something together.
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+יוני ארליך you wrong, Pete dissed Lupe label and said Troy should not be touched because the beat was near and dear to his heart, he didn't disrespect Lupe for this he went at the label
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Only rapper in this generation i can fuck with, Rest are shit. 80s and 90s era was the best
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I am a rapper that wants to inspire others. I'd appreciate anyone who checks out the music on my channel
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