Metro Boomin Slams APG Division of Atlantic Records for Being "Vultures"

Warns producers to not let them “steal your soul.”

By //Music

Metro Boomin is warning those looking to get into the music industry to stay clear of Atlantic Records — the longstanding imprint that houses some of hip-hop’s hottest acts including Gucci Mane, Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black, Cardi B and D.R.A.M. amongst others. The Atlanta hitmaker who’s had a hand in producing a plethora of smash-hits for Future, Drake and many others has taken to Twitter to warn fellow producers about some of the alleged unethical business practices that go down within the APG (Artist Publishing Group) division of Atlantic Records, specifically singling out the head of Atlantic’s APG division, Mike Caren. “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.”

In his series of tweets, Metro also clarified it wasn’t the entire label he had issues with, praising the work of Dallas Martin, Orlando Wharton and Lanre Gaba. Other producers such as Mike WiLL Made-It and London On Da Track also backed Metro’s statements by sharing some of their own underhanded business dealings with Mike Caren and the APG division. Back in the summer, fellow Atlanta producer Sonny Digital also spoke up for producers like himself who received unfair compensation for their efforts and even announced plans to start a union to protect music producers in the coming months. Meanwhile, Atlantic Records has yet to issue a statement regarding the matter.

Check out all of the tweets below and be sure check out Metro Boomin’s latest Travis Scott-assisted single, “Blue Pill.”

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