Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco isn’t the biggest Spotify fan. The hip-hop veteran has weighed-in on the digital giant and the music industry’s revenue system.

Lupe went to Instagram Wednesday (August 8) to explain why entities like Spotify do not ultimately benefit musicians.

Earlier this year, Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame singled out streaming giant DatPiff for alleged shady business practices.

In June, Hustle Gang leader T.I. applauded Top Dawg Entertainment for taking a stand against Spotify over a censorship policy dispute.


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A few days prior, TDE’s Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith admitted Spotify’s censorship policy rubbed him the wrong way and prompted serious action.

“I reached out to Troy [Carter, Spotify’s global head of creator services] over there, we had a conversation and I expressed how I felt about it, about censorship, how you can’t do artists that way,” Top explains to Billboard. “I don’t think it’s right for artists to be censored, especially in our culture. How did they just pick those [artists] out? How come they didn’t pick out any others from any other genres or any other different cultures? There [are] so many other artists that have different things going on, and they could’ve picked anybody. But it seems to me that they’re constantly picking on hip-hop culture.” (Billboard)