October 28, 2011
ASAP Rocky Talks Record Deal; Elaborates On 3 Million Dollar Deal
A few weeks ago news broke that Harlem new school rapper ASAP Rocky signed a major record deal with Polo Grounds/ RCA. The rapper is buzzing heavy right now, but has very few songs out let alone an official mix tape out. It was assumed he got caked out from the deal, but woah, not this much. Check out ASAP elaborate on the Kreayshawn x3 deal below.
Pitchfork: A lot of rappers are moving away from big record deals and, as recently as last month, it seemed like you didn’t want to sign with a major, either. What changed your mind?
A$AP Rocky: About three million dollars. [Other rappers who don't sign] are smart, but I feel like Sony/RCA is a family and the people there actually care about me. When I came to meet [Polo Grounds Music founder] Bryan Leach, I got to know him on a personal level– he would set up car service for me to go to other labels. He wanted to see me make it. He’s from Harlem. I’m going to have creative control; there’s no bullshit. The situation is almost unrealistic. I mean, five months ago I had about $3,000 in my bank account. Now I’m worth $3 million. Nobody’s gotten a deal like that since 50 Cent.