Atlantic Records Is Fucking Clueless

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Earlier today I got an email from an attorney representing Atlantic Records threatening me with legal action if I didn’t immediately remove the Lupe Fiasco video I posted a couple of days ago. Nevermind that the video is hosted on Youtube, and that all I’m doing is posting a link to it, Atlantic Records is seriously ready to sue me for what amounts to free promotion for their artist.

Now I know Lupe stays on the internet, and I know he understands and reads blogs, because he writes one. My message to him is: you better tell somebody at Atlantic something. I’m over here providing you with free promotion and exposure and this is the thanks I get? Legal action?! Get the fuck outta here. Do you have any idea how many emails I get everyday from publicists asking me to post about music I wouldn’t listen to even if it was the last available entertainment on the planet?

Now consider the countless people who’ve contacted me thanking me for putting them on to this kid with the wicked flow from Chi-town who they NEVER WOULD’VE EVEN HEARD OF if it wasn’t for my site. You see where I’m going with this? I don’t care if the video isn’t supposed to be out yet, or if it wasn’t meant to be aired in the States, this is 2006 and you clueless idiots better get with the program real quick if you think you’re gonna be able to maintain in the Myspace/Youtube/Google Video age. 

The saddest thing (for Atlantic) about all this that I was all ready to tell people to run out and cop Food & Liquor even if it ends up leaking (gee do you think it will?) early and they can find it online. I figured that if this type of music does strong numbers, it will send a message to the majors that there is a market out there for hip hop that isn’t defined by fake drug dealers and imitation gangsters.

Who the fuck was I kidding? The majors are just as clueless as ever. Lupe could go diamond his first week and they’ll probably miss the whole point and run off to sign the first kid with a skateboard and anything resembling a hot 16. I’m going to stop short of telling people not to buy the album, because I really do want Lupe to win, but I would also suggest that if they do, it be the last Atlantic record they buy. Ever. 


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394 Responses to “Atlantic Records Is Fucking Clueless”

  1. luis Says:

    esGay, stop being a fucking cry baby meng! it is what it is, and you can’t do shit about it…..and it sucks! it’s VERY RARE that I co-sign with your bitch ass BUT i feel you esGay, hence i co-sign with you JUST THIS ONCE! the nerve of those assholes at atlantic, FUCK THEM HOES AND THE POWERS THAT BE!!!! At the end of the day, Lupe will win. Give them hell esGay, I’m sure you will!

  2. yachtkid Says:

    is anyone honestly surprised by this, the majors dont get it

  3. Willie H. Holla Says:

    I already got the Lupe leak, and it was ok. Not a fan of his image, but i like his shit (no homo). Far as this atlantic shit goes, fuck ’em. Repost the link and see what the fuck they do next. They got a prob, tell them to holla at youtube, and as soon as youtube takes the vid down, you’ll take the link off…..

  4. Engineer Says:

    @ coldplayReggaetonslasher Says:

    I mean niggas in the hood got no identity, scared to rock somthing they might like in fear of being clowned, thats why all you see is the same uniform in the hood, boots jeans fitted white tee, …Dare to be different homey.

    Everybody loves Dave Chappelle right?

    Everyone laughs at how he clowns rappers and hip hop in general right?

    because it’s ridiculous!!!!

  5. ------------ Says:

    I KNOW I DAMN SURE WOULD’NT KNOW WHO THE FUCK LUPE FIASCO WAS IF I DIDNT COME HERE AND STREAM HIS MUSIC.

  6. Cali_Native Says:

    whoa, maintain low tones…calm down about the shit.

  7. grumblemouse Says:

    So well put – these guys really need to realise that people like you are working for fucking free out of love for great music – but yeah you put that really well – big ups

  8. syncity Says:

    yeah that shit happened to me. and try to say they was gon get a lawyer and everything too!!!

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  10. Vicki Lynn Says:

    Ummm Lupe is good. I first heard of him off of Jet Phynx’s album.

    Kids With Guns…it’s pretty good

  11. Nah Right » Blog Archive » Video: Lupe Fiasco - I Gotcha Says:

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      …is up on Youtube. I’d post it or put up a link, but you know how that goes. Good luck finding it, since it […]

  12. applesauce Says:

    this is ridiculous. I been searching ridiculous 2 find the daydream video, and now this. maybe its a sign and i just wasn’t supposed 2 see it. oh well.

  13. the gooch Says:

    the vid is for international use only….that’s the way the artist want it

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  15. Shaft Says:

    Youtubes a bitch man..whatcha gonna do.

    BUt its necessary..so really..what the hell are ya gonna do.

    ive had two youtube accounts banned already for supposed, “copyright infringement”…its homosexual.

  16. STONEY XL Says:

    Love your BLOG, fukk Atlandick, they been the wackest label ever, worse than Capitol. Can’t wait for the Revenge of the Independents…but I’ve been telling my dumbass industry friends that “the ‘net is your friend” since ’95 and really tried to get them to understand that they needed to make a deal with Napster or it’ll be the wild, wild west out here…oh well, guess they should’ve listened…damn, when is the last time I went to the movies???

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  18. NYColdskool Says:

    YO Fuck Lupe the boy Jet Phynx is where its at he’s the hood version………………u can relate man………….he’s the future of rap………Lupe cant keep up………we already know that when Jet made him look stupid on Rise of the Phynx…………………anyone know when Jet Phynx album come out……………..Amber Glow Light?

  19. Jay Hova Says:

    Yea i heard about that.Jet Phynx is hott yo he was doing the skateboard thing too but he got issues to get to. i only know him from the myspace . his track are hott

    check em out http://www.myspace.com/jetphynx

  20. jjevens Says:

    does anyone know where to get Rise of the Phynx

  21. krockkid Says:

    mixunit.com………….rise of the phynx is mixtape of the year. jet phynx is doin his thing

  22. calihop Says:

    we dont get much news of east coast rappers out here but from what i see lupe better watch out cus jet phynx is coming. he is better and he owns his label, nobody is tellin him wat to do

  23. TK2002 Says:

    Wikapiedia says that Jet Phynx has a movie coming out. Does anyone know where the fuck this kid came from?

  24. JCMAttack Says:

    He’s a Delaware boy. I got the mixtape for a dollar out front of penn station in NY from a bootlegger……..that shit is fire. i know that album is gonna do well. Lupe Doesnt have a chance

  25. Killakid Says:

    Jet Phynx and lupe sound good together on them tracks. why you guys hatin. remeber lupe is signed jet is not. money is a big deal in music jet will never be abel to reach that many people

  26. Javajones Says:

    yo dogg ur fuckin stupid. yea it is about money but what about the movement. jet phynx stands for something lupe is a faggot. the kid can rap but hes gay. jet phynx will be the future in 2 years . he might be a little ahead of his time

  27. thegod Says:

    Jet Phynx is the shit, i cant beleive he’s so exposed with no label
    mixunit.com
    http://www.myspace.com/jetphynx

    Lupe Watch out jet phynx is the truth

  28. Phylly76 Says:

    I heard Jet Phynx’s single came out the other day its on the myspace
    http://www.myspace.com/jetphynx

    its called Ball For Life that track is hott as shit, way better than kick push
    everyone check it out.

    does anyone know if its really out i cant find it anywhere

  29. Phylly76 Says:

    the album comes out in Feb 07
    shit is gonna be hott
    amber glow light
    cant wait

  30. katie123 Says:

    who is jet phynx

  31. Roco Says:

    Amber Glow Light comes out febuary 11th
    Cashmire records is the shit

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    With just two deals, I’ve profited over $17,000!

  35. Tax Foreclosures Says:

    With just two deals, I’ve profited over $17,000! In real estate

  36. Tax Liens Says:

    I would never think of earning 5 figure income in real estate

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  38. Ducasse Says:

    Keep doin’ what you’re doin, man. The industry’s running on fumes with these “legal threats” and subpoenas and shit, and they’re just proving your pull in affecting artists’ take-home. Keep doing it.

  39. Michael Says:

    I can appreciate what you are saying, and that you believe that you are helping the artist, but at the end of the day in surely in the only stakes that matter to the corporate Music world- album sales, you have done considerably more damage, and that is directly hurting Lupe himself who you profess to want to help so much.. Lupe has only sold 11 thousand albums, how many of those people who looked up your link then went and downloaded his album illegally and all this before it was even released?
    Yes, the record labels need to catch up in this the digital age and I can appreciate you can’t understand what their problem with you is; and you obviously don’t, seeing you consider yourself to be the new free saviour slash messiah of Music publicity but all your really doing is encouraging robbery, and theft from the artist not the label, sooo whatever really, stop throwing your shit out the pram, just apologise and hopefully they won’t sue you.

  40. eskay Says:

    How is giving an artist that alot of people had never heard of free promotion hurting him? you can’t be serious. all publicity is good publicity, whether it infringes copyright or not. people are gonna go out and buy albums if they like the artists and feel like he’s somebody they should support period. don’t talk to me about any of this release date nonsense and try to convince that because the fucking video leaked 3 days before it was supposed to that I had anything to do with the lackluster sales. Cuz at the end of the day, I could really care less what any artist sells, it’s just that I felt like Lupe deserved to at least go Gold.

    And for your info, he has sold way more than 11,000 records, get your facts straight buddy.

  41. KDBOO Says:

    you guys dont get it do you. lupe didnt sell cus he’s not that popular, is a good guy, he’s tryin to be the hero, nobody likes the hero everyone likes the bad guy…………..you’ll see what happens to the game lupe meet his oppistie , they will both blow up and take over, but in the end lupe will ultimatly loose because of what he is………..the darkness coming soon enough

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