The 23-year-old rapper made history recently when he became the first independent artist to win a Grammy award. At this year’s ceremony, the Chicago rapper managed to snatch three different awards – Best Rap Performance, Best New Artist, and Best Rap Album.
Chance has always been a proud independent artist, and he frequently notes in his music that he will never sign to a label. And it looks as if he’s going to stay true to his word, even if the labels try to put ridiculously huge offers in front of him. The Chicago rapper has previously noted that he wishes to remain independent in order to avoid having to compromise the quality and direction of his music. Another reason why he wants to avoid signing to a record label is so that he can release all of his music for free.
Chance the Rapper become popular after releasing his second mixtape, “Acid Rap,” back in 2013. In May 2016, he gained even more recognition after putting out his third solo mixtape, “Coloring Book.” It was reported that before the Grammy Awards, record labels were offering him $5 million advances, but that the price doubled after Chance won three Grammys.
Chance has previously explained that he still makes money from his music, even though he doesn’t sell his projects. According to him, he makes money from touring and selling merchandise. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, the Chicago rapper has said: “And I honestly believe if you put effort into something and you execute properly, you don’t necessarily have to go through the traditional ways.”
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