Chance the Rapper wanted to clear the air on that Apple Music deal he had for his latest album, Colouring Book.
On Friday, the rapper took to Twitter to explain he’s still an independent artist despite the Apple Music deal.
Chance declared himself an independent artist before his release of the album exclusively on Apple Music for two weeks before it became available on other streaming services.
He is not affliated with any labels and the album was self-released.
No Explanation Needed
But does Chance really have to explain himself? I mean just look at his track record…
Coloring Book became the first streaming exclusive album to hit the Billboard Top 10 album chart. And that’s not all.
Following the 2016 mixtape’s release, the Grammys allowed streaming-only projects and free mixtapes to be considered for nominations (HUGE NEWS). This lead to the rapper securing three such awards earlier this year, including best new artist.
Future Album Plans
In his latest interview with Complex, Chance did mention he would be open to selling the follow-up to Coloring Book, his debut album.
“I might actually sell this album,” he said. “That’s, like, a big step in itself. I kind of hate the fact that I can’t chart, really. I can chart, but the way they have the streaming sh-t set up is weak as f–k. It’s unfair. 1,500 streams is the equivalent to one [album sale], and that’s just that’s unfair. Nobody listens to their songs [1,500] times when they buy it—f–k outta here! So, it makes it hard. I can’t really compete with other people. Not that the charts matter at all, but c’mon.”
There seems to be no barrier Chance can’t break. So what if he made a deal with Apple Music, a guy’s gotta eat…
And the fact that he took to his personal account to clear the rumours just makes him that more authentic as an artist.
To listen to the full Coloring Book album, click here.
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