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Lupe Fiasco Signed to Atlantic Records Because Jay Z Lied

Lupe Fiasco current situation at Atlantic Records is not a good one, he's saying he was never happy with them and that executive level dont like him. During a interview Lupe’s former partner Charles “Chilly” Patton talks about how the two ended up on the label thanks to Jay Z.

“This is how it went. I’ll never forget it,” Chilly recounts in the interview. “Jay Z hit me like, ‘Yo, I’m coming to Atlantic Records. I’m going to to be the president of Atlantic Records.’ LA Reid was my man. I introduced LA Reid to Jay Z. That’s how they got tight. So Jay’s like, ‘I’m coming to Atlantic. I need you and Lupe over at Atlantic with me.’ I’m like, ‘cool.’ I’m thinking Jay’s coming to Atlantic so I do the deal.”

“Bad, to keep it a thousand,” Lupe said when asked how things were going at Atlantic. “I can’t wait to get off. 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. I’ve had a very interesting run for various reasons. I don’t even think about it anymore. I just go ahead. I rock with my homies at the label who are my homies…but that executive level don’t fuck with your boy too heavy. And it’s good, it is what it is.”

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