September 30, 2013
Chance The Rapper Says: “Music Industry Is Dead… I Might Never Ever Drop A For-Sale Project”
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Chance The Rapper spoke about his past year along with his future. The 20 year old rapper touched on the possibility of signing to a major record label, along with releasing a retail project.
Have you thought about signing with a label?
There's no reason to. It's a dead industry.
Is it also because you like maintaining direct control over your career?
I don't really have control over my direct impression on people anymore. I used to be the person putting my CD in people's hands. But I'm kind of a mainstream artist now. Not by choice. Not by what I make or anything. But just by that ripple-effect shit.
When will we get an Acid Rap follow-up?
The whole point of Acid Rap was just to ask people a question: does the music business side of this dictate what type of project this is? If it's all original music and it's got this much emotion around it and it connects this way with this many people, is it a mixtape? What's an album these days, anyways? 'Cause I didn't sell it, does that mean it's not an official release? So I might not ever drop a for-sale project. Maybe I'll just make my money touring
You can read the full interview right here.