Joyner Lucas burst on the scene with his acclaimed mixtape Along Came Joyner. Then he appeared on the 2015 BET Cipher on the BET Hip-hop awards, solidifying him as an up and coming to MC to watch. His early success led to him singing with Atlantic Records.

Now after just two years ago, MC Joyner Lucas has decided to leave Atlantic Records and take his talents elsewhere. Joyner did not give details on his departure.

The “I’m Not A Racist” rapper took to Twitter to announce his new-found independence away from the record industry behemoth Atlantic Records. He said, “ The face of a 2x Grammy nominated, platinum selling, stress free rich nigga,” he started. “Did I forget to say I’m now 100% Independent? which means im no longer signed to ATLANTIC 🙏🏽 great record label and great people so it’s always love. I just wanted to be back on my Independent wave ❤️.”

During his brief tenure with the label, Joyner released the 508-507-2209 album. He also received two 2019 Grammy nominations for Best Music Video for his visual for “I’m Not a Racist” and Best Rap Song as featured artists on Eminem’s track “Lucky You.”

Lately, Joyner has been embroiled in a war of words with rapper/singer Tory Lanez. Now as a free agent, we look forward to the next move from the Worcester MC.