A few eyebrows were raised following Atlantic Records’ decision to sign fouled-mouth teen Danielle Bregoli under her Bhad Bhabie moniker last month. Now, it looks like sought after Hip Hop producer Metro Boomin is calling out the label for “stealing souls” and several artists are backing him up, including Joe Budden.
Metro kicked off his lengthy Twitter tirade on Wednesday (October 18) with what he dubbed a public service announcement.
“PSA to producers everywhere, don’t let @AtlanticRecords steal your soul.”
The tweet was linked to a photo of a text message exchange between a consultant who goes by Noahxzark and an unidentified person asking him for a list of Atlanta producers to prepare for a meeting with an Atlantic A&R.
Metro clarified who was referring to in his initial tweet and named Warner Music Group’s Mike Caren and the Artist Publishing Group (APG) Division. He accused them of robbing talented artists.
“It is just so demeaning to take advantage of hungry artists/producers/writers who put their whole life into their music just 4 u to rob them,” he wrote.
The always outspoken Joe Budden threw in his two cents, writing via Twitter, “Still preparing my Mike Caren expose, he’s been trash for awhile now …….”
“Factual, Caron looked 2012 Mike Will in the eyes after hearing my whole catalog and said you don’t have ANY hits but we can help u wit that,” Mike Will wrote.
Metro followed up with, “They basically just want to slave you and steal your music to make hits.”
London On Da Track replied, “That’s all they want to do.”
On October 10, Caren tweeted a link announcing a new social-media talent search. Subsequently, Metro retweeted Caren’s post and warned against it.
Metro also listed a few names of executives he feels are better suited for the job in an attempt to help those burgeoning artists.
“Dallas Martin, Orlando Wharton, and Lanre Gaba are good friends and black execs who do great business and wanna help us win,” he wrote.
HipHopDX attempted to reach out to Caren, but he was unavailable.
Check out the tweets above.