You might have heard Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky’s name buzzing as of late, and it looks like Polo Grounds has seen that too as they have signed him to a $3 Million deal.
To break down the deal with the Sony/RCA subdivision Polo Grounds Music for the $3 million, it will be $1.7 million for his solo output and $1.3 million to fund a group label called A$AP Worldwide.
A$AP Rocky chops it up with Pitchfork and speaks on the new deal:
Pitchfork: A lot of rappers are moving away from big record deals and, as recently as last month, it seemed like you didn’t want to sign with a major, either. What changed your mind?
A$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.
To read Rocky’s full interview with Pitchfork, go here.