By Amanda DeSilva
Chance the Rapper is currently one of hip-hop’s fastest rising artists. The Chicago rapper doesn’t need a record label to become successful, though. The three time Grammy winner has reportedly turned down $5 million dollar advances prior, and now, post-Grammys, has been offered deals from various labels accumulating $10 million dollars in total, which he turned down as well.
“I think the music industry is something that’s very separate from music, so by always staying on the music side of it, I’ve found success.” Chance recently said to ABC host and reporter, Robin Roberts in an interview. “I wanted to give the idea of freedom back to artists and one of the biggest things is control of how you release your music.”
It goes without saying that Chance the Rapper is one of the biggest game changers within the music industry at the moment. He’s kicked off 2017 by winning the grammy awards for ‘ Best New Artist’, ‘Best Rap Album’, and ‘Best Rap Performance’ solely off of his free, stream-only album, Coloring Book. It was just announced that the rapper has also been nominated for ‘Best New Hip-Hop Artist’ for the iHeartRadio 2017 music awards.