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Drake gives a few great words of endorsement and inspiration for Harlem’s ASAP Rocky and explains why he believes in the music and fights to bring out new artist like Rocky and Kendrick Lamar.
New York rapper ASAP Rocky was just starting buzz when he signed his deal with Polo Grounds Music/RCA earlier this month.
So what made the NYC newcomer sign his name to the dotted line so quickly?
Well, according to the rapper, “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,” ASAP Rocky said to Pitchfork.
“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.”
To breakdown Rocky’s deal, $1.7 million goes towards his solo projects, while $1.3 million will fund his A$AP Worldwide imprint.
“I’m going to have creative control; there’s no bullsh*t,” he said.
“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.”
A $3 million record deal for a kid that’s only really been out for a few months? What recession?
ASAP Rocky’s LIVELOVEA$AP mixtape is scheduled to drop on Monday.