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Tory Lanez leaves Interscope Records and announces Toronto 3 mixtape


Taylor Hill/WireImageIt”s official: Tory Lanez has finished his deal with Interscope records. The Canadian rapper took to Twitter on Monday to share his excitement over the news and announced his upcoming new Toronto 3 mixtape, expected in March.

Lanez said he’s more than fulfilled the requirements of his deal and has “no bad blood” with the label.

“I had a 5 album deal…I gave them 12 projects/albums if you include all the mixtapes with original music,” he writes. “I can officially go on record and say I exceeded that 5 album mark and I’m still just getting my feet in the water.”

Responding to a fan about no longer being limited in the music he releases, Lanez said,”I haven’t dropped the music that I REALLY wanted to for the last 4 years,” giving the world freestyles and songs just to “get you by” — until the moment he decided to kick it into to gear by “at least go 60%,” worrying about people thinking he was “super trash.”

Tory channeled that pressure into creating some of his best work, the 2000s-inspired Chixtape 5, which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200. Just one month after its release, the 27-year old threatened to “expose” Interscope in a now-deleted Instagram post, due to him allegedly losing money to cover the cost of clearing samples. 

Released in November, Chixtape 5 is the fifth installment of the Chixtape series featuring samples of popular R&B and hip-hop hits from the 2000s. Lanez also recruited the song’s original artists to join him on remixes, including AshantiT-Pain,Trey SongzSnoop DoggLil Wayne, and samples from Pretty Ricky, Mario, Ludacris and more.

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