New Lupe Fiasco Track
2012-05-22 by El. Psy. Congroo. | 27 Comments

Lupe Fiasco has released the first single, called "Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)," from his upcoming album Food & Liquor II:
The Great American Rap Album (Part I)
, due out September 25th. The song uses the well-known Pete Rock sample from the song
"T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You)," and is available on iTunes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aOjcm0zYUs

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cagedescending
May 22nd 2012

4124 Comments


dat album name

Sirob
May 22nd 2012

2653 Comments


this > lasers

but the song went off when he said "a couple croissants shy of a continental breakfast"

Hep Kat
May 22nd 2012

15006 Comments


Lupe's back.

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PistolPete
May 22nd 2012

3556 Comments


Lupe Fiasco's Pathway of Redemption version 2.0 Part I of V ...the prequel.

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Masochist
May 22nd 2012

7961 Comments


"Lupe Fiasco's Pathway of Redemption version 2.0 Part I of V ...the prequel."

^^^LOL

To explain Lupe's album title, though: it's the first part of a planned double album, like 'Mezmerize' is to 'Hypnotized'. And probably a continuation of the 'Food & Liquor'/'The Cool' storyline.

If the rest of the album is this good, it'll be on my year end list for sure. Between this, Killer Mike and Nas, this is shaping up to be a good damn year for hip-hop.

Pete Rock ain't too happy about the use of that beat, though, from what I've read.

PistolPete
May 22nd 2012

3556 Comments


It's a good song besides that album title, sounds like older Lupe which is fine by me.

bloc
May 22nd 2012

34679 Comments


That is one ballsy album title.

First Food was fantastic, this sounds like it will be a worthy continuation.

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chesse13
May 22nd 2012

2326 Comments


thank god! i loved the cream reference

auberginedreams
May 22nd 2012

5989 Comments


"Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album (Part I)"

actually lol'd when i read that.

PistolPete
May 22nd 2012

3556 Comments


Hahaha a snide remark from none other than ASnideRemark. Kinda works with your avatar.

InFiction
May 22nd 2012

3638 Comments


The original Food and Liquor was amazing, so I'm hoping this is too.

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jimmykidd
May 22nd 2012

528 Comments


welcome back lupe

gabethepiratesquid
May 22nd 2012

4521 Comments


this is neat, much better than any of lupe's last two releases.

xfearbefore
May 23rd 2012

1245 Comments


Good stuff, though that's mainly for the beat. Really, really lazy production though, ripping one of the most famous beats in hip hop.

Tom Scott's cover of Jefferson Airplane's "Today" is what the sample is from btw if anyone cares.

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qwe3
May 23rd 2012

21353 Comments


when this guy is on he is one of the best in the world pity that isnt that frequent

i mean shit he even has a good BEAT on this

qwe3
May 23rd 2012

21353 Comments


also "Food & Liquor II:
The Great American Rap Album (Part I)"

that has to be irony right

Scoot
May 23rd 2012

17681 Comments


stoked, lasers sucked but hopefully he gets back on his feet

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YouGotLucky
May 23rd 2012

946 Comments


Great song. lasers was horrible.

gabethepiratesquid
May 23rd 2012

4521 Comments


"Tom Scott's cover of Jefferson Airplane's "Today" is what the sample is from btw if anyone cares."
actually it's an homage to TROY and there are no samples, the producer got a legit sax player to come in and play it and stuff. Pete Rock got really pissed at this tho.

I liked this but I kind of feel like Lupe was really kind of forcing the political stuff to be forced like, "I'M BACK GUYS AND AS DEEP AS EVER C'MON I KNOW I FUCKED UP BUT PLEASE LIKE ME AGAIN? POLITICS?"

Esky
May 23rd 2012

166 Comments


Made me happy - after all the label bullshit surrounding Lasers, this is really good.

Loved Food and Liquor, really enjoyed The Cool. And I kind of like the album name.

simonpettersen
May 23rd 2012

272 Comments


dat album name [2]

mrbloke
May 23rd 2012

200 Comments


I didn't even have to listen to Lazers to say it was bad; all it took was "The Show Goes On" to see what was up.

This is pretty tight though. Loving the beat, and I'm liking the chorus.

Sleaper
May 23rd 2012

3321 Comments


the show goes on was actually alright but the rest of lazers was simply awful

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Idnuf
May 23rd 2012

1491 Comments


not very good, and using the same melody as such a legendary track is an awful idea

people say this often but it's very much true here: this song just makes me want to listen to the original

lyrics are boring too. just bad all around honestly

RosaParks
May 23rd 2012

14592 Comments


this is okay at best

gabethepiratesquid
May 23rd 2012

4521 Comments


yeah, people don't seem to get that these tracks will never be memorable because all they'll sound like is an homage, and that's it.

xfearbefore
May 25th 2012

1245 Comments


"actually it's an homage to TROY and there are no samples, the producer got a legit sax player to come in and play it and stuff. Pete Rock got really pissed at this tho."

Well the original beat from TROY is sampled from Tom Scott's cover of Jefferson Airplane's "Today", so I assumed they just re-sampled the same shit instead of hiring a new sax player to come in and try to mimic the original. I guess it makes sense from a legal standpoint though.



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