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

by Lupe Fiasco • 4,474,556 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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One of the most under rated lyricists out there.
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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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+Waldo No, the impact from the bullet hitting the human body at high speeds followed by extensive bleeding kills people. People have been shot without dying.
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+jetsterx bullet fragments ricochet around the body damaging vital organs or causing blood loss. You're probably better of getting that high speed pass straight through bullet than a bullet that is stuck inside.
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+TheJozuki allowing the fans to allow you to stop listening to something just shows that you are not a true fan... If I payed attention or even looked at the fans of wiz khalifa then I probably wouldn't listen to him cause I'm sure they some dumb muthafuckas not that Wiz looks like the brightest man in the world neither
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+Kurt Witte half a million sold= flop?
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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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Anyone remember this beat from NBA Street Vol 2 ?
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+Damian Mancini Fo sho , that was the shit back then
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+EGLANDJOSEPH for real. I loved that game.
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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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lupe paying homage to the classic from Pete Rock & C. L. Smooth..Got love it...
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I've been saying this since I was 10: LUPE WILL EAT HALF THESE MOTHERFUCKERS ALIVE!!
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Just in time for the 4th of July.
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Lenard White Shared on Google+ · 3 months ago
Lupe Fiasco - Around My Way [Freedom Ain't Free] #NowPlaying
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kevin chambers Shared on Google+ · 1 month 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]: http://youtu.be/S77zUWqawag
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Lupe Fiasco - Around My Way [Freedom Ain't Free]: https://youtu.be/S77zUWqawag
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Isn't he Muslim? Then why's he drinking liquor and wearing a cross?
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+Osman Siddiqi I think it's supposed to be symbolic towards the greed and gluttony of America. Also, they could easily have put coloured water in there, or ice tea and it would look the same.
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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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Pete Rock & CI Smooth - They Reminisces Over You (T.R.O.Y)
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Wise words Lupe.
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Kemah Mabullu Shared on Google+ · 1 week ago
Lupe Fiasco - Around My Way [Freedom Ain't Free]: http://youtu.be/S77zUWqawag
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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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Shout out to the clarinet player
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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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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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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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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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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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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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damn Lupe that White Lamborghini Aventador tho!!!!!
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4.288.233 Pete Rock tears...
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i think joey badaas idolize him 
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These lyrics are pretty much perfect.
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WHO IS PLAYING THE SAXOPHONE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE VIDEO???
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Great Artist; love the messages!!!  Keep Yo Flow 'baby'!  U rock on....
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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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Greatest Hip Hop rendition ever.
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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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One of the illest ever NY nigga chi town what up
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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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Pete Rock´s Reminiscence Over You  forever & ever & ever
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I reminisce, I reminisce ;)
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Is it me or does Lupe sound similar to Childish Gambino?
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If only the album was as good as this song.....
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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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+Craig Mullaney At the end of the videos he returns the lambo so maybe that might explain something
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Boomdog got it spot on )
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Finally you hear music speaking true besides all that fake shit!!!
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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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Lupe is my favorite rapper. Good flow, positive lyrics, nice beat. Shit can't get any better !
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Sebastian Ruiz Shared on Google+ · 5 months ago
Ponernos un poc de rapper´s para este martes 
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but i feel i'm inhale every time i breathe
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Anybody know T.R.O.Y. By CL Smooth and Pete rock
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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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dis n touch da sky sweet tunes bru
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This is the stuff that deserves to be "mainstream"
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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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Where's pine ridge?
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This is my favorite Lupe Fiasco song the true man his speak the true with style 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼😎
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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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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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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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Extremely inspirational when I was down a few years 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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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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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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Freedom isn't free................. it costs $1.05
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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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Lupe is the only person that can kill a beat twice in two entirely different ways lmfao
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This song introduced me to Lupe Has and allowed me to become a fan 😊
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Pete Rock & CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You
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Amy Lee 32 Shared on Google+ · 3 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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I liked how sampled the beat from T.R.OY. .... I like it!!!
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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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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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Wow, just heard a few pieces, the Wu-Tang follow made me cream. Damn, Lupe you have that!
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Everybody get on zro- happy alone
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i think that he sings about relistic stituations
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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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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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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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