Lupe on how he dealt with Atlantic passing on his version of “Nothing On You” and giving it to B.o.B.

  • “That was the tipping point. It was less about the bruised ego but more the audacity of it. It was mentally destructive. I say it with a certain laissez-faire now because I’m past it, but back then, hearin’ that s**t, it f**ked me up. I was super-depressed, lightly suicidal, at moments medium suicidal – and if not suicidal, willing to just walk away from it all completely.”

Lupe also countinues to go in on his own album:

  • “I hate this album. I don’t hate the music, but I hate the process. When I look at it, I don’t see song titles and artwork, I see the fight – I see the emotions, the blood, sweat and tears. There are a couple of songs on there that I love; but Lasers is a little bit of what you love, a little bit of what you like, and a lot of what you had to do.”

The people over at Atlantic Records are probably breaking their back trying to work this record right now.  Ohh that’s right they don’t have money for employees because Lyor & Bronfman are pocketing all the company’s resources even though Warner isn’t profitable.

Spotted at NB via The Guardian.