@VADO_MH had the streets on fire from 2009-2011, releasing the Boss Of All Bosses and Slime Flu mixtape series. He eventually went on to sign a record with Interscope, alongside Dipset under the wings of Cam’ron but somehow over the last year and a half, Vado has been less visible and active.

Today in an interview with XXL, the Harlem rapper explains the situation and why he parted ways with Interscope. Slime Flu 3 is however on the way and should be released soon.

“The Interscope deal, if you want me to be honest with you, I feel like I shouldn’t have even went all the way to the West Coast,” he said. “I feel I should’ve stayed grounded with the New York labels. They understand and know me so they know how to handle me, they know what to do. You go all the way over there; they don’t know what’s going on. So now, I gotta fix everything up and I gotta work with their music. It was just a whole big difference to the point that I had to ask for my walking papers.”

Vado, who is currently prepping his Slime Flu 3 project, said that Interscope was “under construction” and that the label let him go without any trouble. “Never. I was never dropped. They gave me too much money. I walked off. They gave me the opportunity to leave so I left. They [weren’t] helping me in no shape or form. For example, with Chief Keef, they just threw his album out there without even building it or nothing. Interscope is the type where you just got to do it on your own. So you know like, TDE is helping Kendrick, Game is doing everything on his own, from getting the features and beats and putting it out on his own, so it’s sort of like play at your own risk over there. So I had to get back over here. I’m not over there on the West, I’m over here with people that’s seen me grow up at these labels. This is where I wanna be and they want me here.