Exactly what they hated is exactly what I needed
Likely a reference to Lupe’s tension with Atlantic records.
Likely label heads didn’t want him to take risks and try different things, like the hard ass tracks on this mixtape—they won’t make the radio and make green. But they are the tracks that Lupe needs to put out.
Alternately, Lupe’s last proper album, Lasers received a lot of negative attention from fans who felt it was overly commercial, poppy, and dumbed down, yet it may have been a necessary move in terms of carreer and fan base building
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