Flying Lotus Fires Off Scathing Critique Of Rapper/Producer Relationships
"When a rapper invites u to the studio and asks u to make beats on the spot. Tell them to pay your fee on the spot, cuz fuck that"
Hey rappers, looking to get beats on the cheap? Well, Flying Lotus is not here for it. And if he had it his way, ya'll would be paying him up front before you even said word over his or anyone else's productions. Yesterday in a fairly uncharacteristic Twitter rant, FlyLo aired out his grievances with the current state of rapper/producer relations, putting emcees on blast for taking advantage of today's often overworked and, sadly, abused smiths of the beat trade.
FlyLo's clearly speaking from experience here, but stops short of actually naming names. He does, however, cite Metro Boomin's rise in the shadows of Future in a tweet that has since been deleted. Is this the end of the oh-so-coveted Flying Lotus collaboration? Probably not. But your boy certainly raises some important points for established and fledgling producers alike. Read what's left of FlyLo's words down below and head over to FACT for the full script. It should be noted, that Flying Lotus has promised a new record by year's end (whether it will be a wholly-solo outing or not has yet to be determined) and is slated to release new music via Adult Swim's summer singles campaign.