Flying Lotus on Rapper/Producer Relationships: "Hella Rap Artists Are Rape Artists... Most My People Behind the Scenes Is Broke"

Flying Lotus on Rapper/Producer Relationships: "Hella Rap Artists Are Rape Artists... Most My People Behind the Scenes Is Broke"
The relationship between MCs and producers is a vital one within hip-hop, though Flying Lotus feels it can become a little one-sided at points. Taking to Twitter today (June 15), the experimental beatsmith aired some grievances about working relationships that have come from personal experience.

"Very important to know your worth," he stated before tweeting, "To producers. 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. Lots of rappers genuinely think they doing us favors by fuckin w us." 

Production duo Brasstracks, who recently produced Chance the Rapper's popular "No Problem," chimed in to say the producer taught them to be aware of this during a studio session together in January. 

"Hella rap artists are rape artists," FlyLo continued. "Taking advantage of abilities thinking its a good look for us! Most my people behind the scenes is broke."

When questioned for his use of the word, he responded "Don't b a PC pussy. We get fuked w no vaseline."

Taking a popular rapper/producer pair in Future and Metro Boomin, FlyLo added the young beatmaker is largely the one who "makes that shit what it is."

"A 'business man threatened one of the greatest creative relationships I've witnessed. Because I asked for fairness," he then revealed. "Was it worth it? Really?"

Here's hoping that FlyLo was compensated fairly for recently scoring films for Eddie Alcazar and Alma Har'el.

Read the series of tweets below.

As previously reported, Flying Lotus will play Levitation Vancouver on Saturday (June 18).