Lupe Fiasco‘s and his problems with Atlantic Records have been well-documented, and the relationship between the two have been contentious to say the least. But now it looks like their union may come to an end.
The Chicago rapper took to social media to let fans know that he’ll probably release one more album on Atlantic, then he’ll either head somewhere else or go the independent route. He says his manager is currently in negotiations.
“Chill is still negotiating the terms but it’s looking like ‘Tetsuo & Youth’ will be my last album with Atlantic Records,” he tweeted to his fans.
Fiasco joined the label back in 2005, and since then there have been a ton of album delays and arguments that went public between him and Atlantic. Thankfully, Fiasco’s loyal fans have been fully supportive of him, and actually held a protest back in 2010 to get his 2011 album ‘Lasers’ released.
Earlier this year in an interview with Power 106's Rikki Martinez, the Midwest spitter said he wanted to release ‘Tetsuo and Youth’ just to get off the label.
“Personally, for me, I’d rather just be done,” he said. “I’d rather walk into the sunset and be up out of here. Unfortunately, my record label keeps me in a position and the greater drive is to get off my label so I can get out these contracts, as opposed to retiring under these contracts and being with these people. That’s the greater drive to get it out. It’s not even about, ‘Let me please the fans.’”
Let’s hope that Fiasco can work out something with Atlantic Records and continue to make great music.
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Chill is still negotiating the terms but it's looking like Tetsuo & Youth will be my last album with Atlantic Records.
— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) December 8, 2014