East Coast rapper Joyner Lucas is putting his career into his own hands. The hip-hop star has announced an unexpected departure from Atlantic Records.
This past Sunday, Lucas hit up Instagram to announce his reenergized indie hustle plans.
— SOHH (@sohh) December 24, 2018
Earlier this month, Lucas responded to his hip-hop pal Tory Lanez suggesting he won their publicized fall rap battle.
— SOHH (@sohh) December 13, 2018
In November, Tory went to his Instagram Live to react to Lucas’ battle record.
The same week, various hip-hop veterans like Ras Kass and Mysonne dropped Lucas-targeted battle records.
“They asking me if you bashed Ras well why don’t we ask Joyner salute or a fast jab,” Ras raps. “No need to debate over missing the context wasn’t you dissing Lanez? Can’t play if the game’s over and Luke can’t train Yoda/I’m in Australia 19 hours ahead, came back from the future to tell you that you’re already dead/Sorry, you didn’t make it, killed ya self like Looper/Attack or Titan, I f*ck up some Oompa Loompas/Stupid as Super Troopers/I school shooter the groupers/I love the smoke, I got more flavors than hookah/Hate to ash my stogey in your plate or burn at the workplace/I’m just taking a smoke break/Warning shot, but even a flare gun is hot/Aimed at your left eyebrow ’cause that X marks the spot/Battling’s good for the culture/Plus it brings out your best/So the answer is yes/Challenge accepted” (“Smoke Break”)