Lupe Fiasco held nothing back when fellow MC Torae asked about his relationship with Atlantic Records on The Tor Guide radio show on SiriusXM Radio’s Hip Hop Nation.
“Bad, to keep it a thousand. I can’t wait to get off,” said Fiasco, referencing his strife with the company’s CEOs. But the Chicago rapper kept it positive as he continued, “Even with that said, I’m coming with the biggest records of my career over the next two albums just to set myself up for that post-Atlantic Records career.”
Later in the convo, Fiasco explained the root of the discord between he and the label. “I don’t have a 360 deal, so since they can’t eat off of my merchandise and my publishing and my touring, they treat me like a third-class citizen up there,” he said.
With his Tetsuo & Youth album, featuring songs like “Mission” and the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted record “Next To It,” on the way, Fiasco is focused on the stride of good records he’s making and those to come. “I don’t even think about it anymore. I just go ahead,” he related.
Hear Fiasco speak more in the footage below.