Metro Boomin Warns Producers "Don't Let Atlantic Records Steal Your Soul"

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Metro Boomin Warns Producers "Don't Let Atlantic Records Steal Your Soul"

Long-running label Atlantic Records has quite the stable of rappers on its payroll, including Lil Uzi Vert, Cardi B and D.R.A.M., but in-demand producer Metro Boomin is warning others to be wary of signing with the label.

The producer, who can count Drake, Future and 21 Savage as collaborators, took to Twitter today (October 18) to warn fellow beatsmiths about not letting Atlantic "steal your soul." The tweet came in response to another user publicizing an A&R meeting for the label to take place in Atlanta next month.

In a follow-up tweet, Metro clarified that he was looking out for the future producers because "they didn't look out for us." He then took aim at industry organization APG (Artist Partners Group and Artist Publishing Group) adding, "What I said about Atlantic was directed at Mike Caren and the APG division who deals directly with producers and songwriters...stay away from APG. They play by their own rules."

It's been well-documented that producers don't get the same recognition as the artists using their material, at times receiving unfair compensation for their work. Earlier this year, fellow producer Sonny Digital floated the idea of starting a union of beatmakers and engineers in an effort to ensure fair compensation and recognition.

Atlantic has yet to publicly address the tweets. Metro Boomin recently delivered a new Travis Scott-assisted single titled "Blue Pill." You can find his tweets below.