By now you have most likely heard POUND CAKE, Drake’s single featuring Jay Z all over the radio, in the clubs, etc. If you listen to mix tapes, underground, independent or SiriusXM stations you probably have also heard The L.O.X over the same beat on their HOOD CAKEFreestyle. I liked the original when I first heard it, but I personally believe The L.O.X bodied the track incredibly, leaving me with no further interest in hearing Drake or Jay on the song anymore. But I can listen to the HOOD CAKE version all day and not get tired of it.
But some of my colleagues over here at MCMIreport.com don’t agree. They say either the original holds up well and liek both tracks equally or they think that the original still holds reign, either for Drake’s contribution, Jay’s verse or both.
What do you think? Both tracks can be found after the jump, so you can listen before you cast your vote.
Lupe Fiasco hit’s us with a new record entitled “Around The Way” Â (Freedom Ain’t Free), where the producer re-did the classic Pete Rock & CL Smooth record T.R.O.Y (They Reminisce Over You), which was a dedication to theÂ Heavy D and The Boyz member Trouble T-ROY. The song has a message and is very positive, something we need in the culture right now. So with that being said, I was on twitter when I saw the legendary @TheRealPeteRock tweet
“No disrespect to Lupe Fiasco and I like him alot butÂ T.R.O.Y should be left alone. Feel so violated,the beat is next to my heart and was madeÂ Outta anguish and pain. When it’s like that it should not be touched by no one.Â It’s so hard for folks to make original music, I possess that, but these dudes are scared of that and this is supposed to be HIP HOP?Â Man I’m a lupe fan and everything but TROY was my homie man. I think about him and Hev every fucking day!!!! Smh”….
And he continues to state that the producer should be ashamed of himself that the beat is “Wack”. So people, we will let you be the judge – do you think that T.R.O.Y is that classic that should have never been re-done or touched? Or, based on the positive message that Lupe is sending out on his song “Around The Way”, do you think it’s ok? Â You decide.
* Just so it’s known, we at MCMI Respect both artists for their body of works throughout the years.
UPDATE: We had GMS, LR Blitzkrieg, PackFM, MrMecc & Poison Pen debate and discuss results of this poll on MCMI RADIO: Real Hip Hop. Real Talk. Ep#2. You can hear the show in the player below.Â