A$AP Rocky is been proving to be the next big thing out of Harlem
, and his newly signed record deal is just more evidence of his growing buzz. With rumors of a multi-million dollar record deal in the air, A$AP revealed in a recent interview with Pitchfork how much he actually signed for. He also elaborates on why he chose to go with Polo Grounds/ RCA Records:
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 $3 million. Nobody’s gotten a deal like that since 50 Cent.
Check out A$AP Rocky's breakthrough video "Purple Swag" below.