In a recent interview with the UK’s newspaper Guardian, the Atlantic Records artist Lupe Fiasco talks about his not idyllic relationship with the record label world and in particular about a meeting in which an Atlantic executive called “wack” his demo for “Labels”.
After that meeting he contemplated suicide, also due him loosing the hit “Nothing On You”, which was handled over to B.oB…. Particularly, after recording “Nothing On You” which eventually became a worldwide hit for labelmate B.o.B and Bruno Mars, Lupe Fiasco had originally recorded the song, but the chairman of Atlantic Records told him his verses and performance on the song were “wack”.
“It was less about the bruised ego but more the audacity of it, Lupe said. “I was super-depressed, lightly suicidal, at moments medium suicidal – and if not suicidal, willing to just walk away from it all completely.”
We love you Lupe, but life is too precious to throw it away!
Probably he might be better suited on an independent label and to tell the truth there are several failed attempts at parting in this way. Lupe just hopes his remaining years with Atlantic Records are easier…
All the best Lupe.. Make sure you grab Lupe’s new album “Lasers”, in stores From TODAY!!!