Lupe Fiasco Sunk His Own Albums To Punish His Label

Lupe Fiasco Sunk His Own Albums To Punish His Label

Lupe Fiasco Sunk His Own Albums To Punish His Label

Lupe Fiasco’s issues with Atlantic Records are long and well documented.

While it was believed 2015’s Tetsuo & Youth was Lupe’s last album with the label, he was actually still under contract when he dropped DROGAS Light earlier this year.

The project was a commercial flop (14K first week), and Lupe was surprisingly hard on the effort when he put on his journalism hat and reviewed his own album.

During a recent show in Seattle, Lupe admitted he didn’t give it his all on DROGAS Light — and a few other of his albums.

“DROGAS Light was a compilation of old ass songs we just had laying around,” Lupe revealed.

“Around [the 2011 album] Lasers, I knew there was going to be some bullshit,” he continued.  “So, I was like, you know what? I will never, ever, ever, as long as I’m on this label, give this label my heart. What I truly believe and what I really feel. Cause I feel like when you work for somebody, they have to show you some love back; show that they deserve your worth. So, since Lasers, I’ve never really put my all into a project because I feel like Atlantic doesn’t deserve it. So I took an L.”

This means that not only did Lupe half-ass DROGAS Light, but he gave less than his best on Lasers, Food & Liquor 2 and Tetsuo & Youth.

What do you think of Lupe’s admission? And if you bought one of those albums, do you want your money back?

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