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Chance The Rapper to Close $500k Deal

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Apple Music paid Chance the Rapper $500,000 to exclusively stream his album for two weeks.

The 23-year-old rapper – who has not signed a record deal and releases his music through streaming sites such as SoundCloud – revealed he made the deal with Apple for his latest record ‘Coloring Book’ because it was too good to turn down.

Chance the Rapper/Credit: WENN.com

He tweeted: “I never felt the need to correct folks on my relationship with @apple but now that more people have tried to discredit my independence, I wanna clear things up.

“@apple gave me half a mil and a commercial to post Coloring Book exclusively on applemusic for 2 weeks. That was the extent of my deal, after 2 weeks it was on SoundCloud for free.

I needed the money and they’re all good people over there. I feel like if I didn’t clear it up people would keep trying to discredit all the work we did to make Coloring Book what it became. I think artist can gain a lot from the streaming wars as long as they remain in control of their own product.

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