Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky has never sold a single song of his own. All right, he’s not the only one.
Paltry as that might seem, this output has earned him a $3 million record contract with Sony/RCA Records subdivision Polo Grounds Music, according to A$AP Rocky himself.
In an interview with Pitchfork, Rocky said he signed for $1.7 million for his solo work and $1.3 million for the music of him and his associates, A$AP Worldwide.
Attempts to reach Polo Grounds Music to confirm the numbers have been unsuccessful.
It remains to be seen how A$AP Rocky tries to appeal to a major audience. Early results haven’t been good — the quaking, Houston-by-way-of-Harlem hip-hop on tracks like “Peso” and “Purple Swag,” which worked in their weird charisma, has disappeared from his efforts since the deal.
Supposedly, his debut mixtape “LiveLoveA$AP” comes out this Halloween, so we’ll have more to work with soon.
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