Since coming up big at the Grammys last Sunday winning Best New Artist, Chance the Rapper has had record label A&Rs running behind him with contracts in hand like kids missing the school bus. But the ever-successful independent MC intends on remaining a free agent.
The New York Post reports that the Chi-Town emcee is turning down $10 million in offers from record labels. One insider told the NY Post, “Every label is still trying to get him. He’s making too much on his own … He was turning down $5 million advances before, and now it’s like $10 million.”
Chance is notoriously anti-label. He released Coloring Book, the mixtape that would win him Best Rap Album, exclusively on Apple Music in 2016. It was the first ever album to break the Billboard 200 solely on streams and it’s the first streaming-only album to win a Grammy. “He may do something with Apple” in the future, the source tells Page Six, “but not a label per se…He is going to remain independent.”