Twitter was on fire yesterday, thanks to Rusko. As you'll know, his new album “Songs” is coming out on Mad Decent next week. The thing is, Mixmag offered up a stream of the entire album yesterday, with the OK from the label. Rusko was not amused, tweeting: “Try and keep something under wraps for months and then the fucking label allows a full live stream. Congrats @maddecent it's everywhere now”. He went on: “U fcking useless numbskulls @maddecent all the hard work keeping it off radio, no djs, off YouTube, till release day was for nothing. Thanks”. Before the more to the point: “Cunts.”
Mercer's ire was such that he threatened to upload the album himself, once his contract with Diplo's imprint finishes: “27th March I'm free. I might just put the album for free on my website to fuck em. I just want u guys to have it. […] I'm gonna post the fucking torrent links day of release. No $ for u @maddecent”.
After a couple of hours, the label decided to take down the stream from Mixmag, which pleased the producer only half. “The streams been taken down. Job 1 done. Job 2, I have to wait til I get back to the US. I may go to prison for job 2 ;@)”. We'll see what happens next Tuesday.